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Managing Director Institutional Research

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Job Duties

Position Summary

Texas Tech University invites applications for the position of managing director of Institutional Research. The managing director works collaboratively with academic and business units to enhance institutional data quality and the capture of elements required for regulatory reporting, managerial decision support and policy development. As the functional owner of the data warehouse, manages content of this essential resource with the goal of enabling data availability to support data informed decision making. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented and service focused.

Essential Functions

Ensures that institutional data are collected accurately, analyzed rigorously, and shared with key stakeholders to assist in the data informed needs of the university.

Ensures that all regulatory data reporting requirements to state and federal agencies as well as publishing companies, are met for TTU and the regional campuses. Ensures accurate representation of the institution to potential students and their parents by participation in a variety of college guides.

Guides the preparation and distribution of institutional reports for both internal and external uses, by extraction, manipulation, and conversion of data to informational format specific to target audiences, based on required definitions. Responsible for managing projects and conducts research in support of academic, human resource, financial aid, research, enrollment or other areas of interest to institutional administrators. Oversees environmental assessment through generation of peer comparisons, bench marking studies, and analysis of national reports and trends, to assess relevance to the competitive position of the institution.

Serves as a member of key institutional committees, task forces, and councils. Also contributes to data management, data integrity, and data governance efforts, as assigned. Provides institutional information and analytic support to the University’s administrative decision makers in order to facilitate strategic planning, policy-making, enrollment management, and other processes requiring sound strategic analysis. Oversees the production of routine reports for strategic enrollment management.


Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Must have experience with IPEDS, Common Data Set, USNWR, and other external publishing houses and regulatory agencies.  Must have five years managerial support of an Institutional Research Organization, higher education preferred.

Institution Description

Texas Tech University is a comprehensive, Carnegie Research 1 university. Texas Tech University is a part of the comprehensive state-supported Texas Tech University System, that also includes Law and Medical Schools on a single campus. Lubbock is a community of 250,000 people, located at the southern edge of the Texas Panhandle. Lubbock’s altitude and semi-arid climate are conducive to outdoor activities. The city hosts frequent musical, theatrical, and sporting events. Lubbock offers numerous options for shopping and fine dining. A wide variety of other cultural and recreational opportunities, including several major metropolitan centers, natural attractions and wilderness areas, and skiing, are easily accessible by car. Lubbock is served by several major airlines, operating to and from Lubbock-Preston Smith International Airport. The cost of living index has historically been low compared to national norms.

TTU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We welcome applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


Full vacation/sick leave and retirement benefits.  Full health insurance coverage at no cost for an individual employee and a modest cost for dependents.
Application Due Date: 2020-06-26
Job Start Date: 2020-08-17
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Lubbock
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: Texas Tech University
Reports To: Office of the Provost
Staff # Reporting to Position: 16
Reports In Office: Office of the Provost

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