Questions regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.
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The Director of Institutional Research supervises and is responsible for all institutional research activities which provide information to support institutional planning, policy formulation, decision-making and manages data collection, analysis, research activities related to institutional research and directs reporting of institutional information for institutional leadership or required by external agencies to comply w/ local, state and federal requirements. Responsible for providing expertise in researching institutional and related databases, information repositories, and other information resources for the purpose of providing needed or required information. Reports to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.
Supervises and is responsible for the collection, analysis, reporting, and maintenance of institutional information needed by institutional leadership. This information includes but is not limited to that information contained in college data bases, received from a variety of college units, available from the U.S. Census and other governmental agencies, and created by the institutional research unit using surveys and questionnaires of various types. From time-to-time additional information not already housed in existing sources will need to be collected using mail, telephone, web, and electronic methods of receiving opinions or information from faculty, staff, students, alumni, county residents and other individuals.
Provides direction and supervision for the Research Associate (RA) including designating type and volume of tasks, reviewing the RA’s products for accuracy and quality, provides opportunities for training and professional growth.
Directs and manages the extraction of information from the enterprise-wide relational data base; access information contained in web-based U.S. Census data and other sources; provide basic descriptive, correlations and predictive statistical analyses using various statistical analytical tools, and provide presentations using PowerPoint or similar data display systems. This position is responsible for collection and dissemination of key institutional indicators; for collection and display of information needed by accreditation organizations, state oversight agencies, senior management, and others with a bona fide right to access that information. Provides information, expertise and support for major institutional initiatives such as the Quality Enhancement Plan, Strategic Plan and new reporting mandates. The director will supply information as needed by the president, vice presidents, deans, and other members of the institution’s senior management team.
Initiates and responds to requests for studies on program evaluation, administrative issues, demographic data, workforce trends, enrollment, enrollment trends/projections, information for grant applications, and variety of related information used to enhance long range planning and decisions directed at university improvements and accountability. Responsible for student satisfaction and outcome assessments. Maintains a central repository of research data; collects, analyzes, and publishes statistical data.
Assists in the adoption and implementation of software and technologies closely related the institutional research needs.
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Master’s degree in Statistics or a research related field with a minimum 5 years experience in institutional research.
Doctorate in statistics or research related field is strongly preferred with some or all experience gained in a college or university environment.
Sul Ross State University in Far West Texas and the Middle Rio Grande Region boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.
The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. It is situated in the Davis Mountains and overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs. With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine and about 1,000 students at the other campuses, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff.