Job Board

Director of Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

Job Duties


Reporting to the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management, the Director of Institutional Research will design activities to accurately collect, analyze and publish data and information required for compliance with federal and state reports, institutional effectiveness, institutional advancement, enrollment management and retention and all other research and survey initiatives as required.

This position supervises at least one full-time Research Analyst and a part-time IR Assistant. As a supervisor, this position serves as back up support to its direct reports. May serve as a back up to critical IT functions as designated by supervisor and/or designee.

The Office of Institutional Research is the College's central point of contact for data and information. As such the Director of Institutional Research is expected to participate actively in establishing a culture of evidence throughout the Cecil College community. Additionally, the Director of Institutional Research is expected to transform the Office of Institutional Research to improve interaction among Cecil constituents to better articulate data requirements, ensure data integrity, participate in data security standards and establish reporting standards.

Due to the need of interaction with employees, students and college community this position requires in person presence. The position will require 4 days in person a week and may be eligible for up to 1 day of telework dependent on the needs of the department as determined by the supervisor and/or designee. 

Job Qualifications


  • Education: Master's degree from an accredited institution in one of the following: education research, organizational development, management, information science, mathematics, or related field.
    • Will consider applicants who are currently enrolled in an accredited master’s degree program; applicants will need to provide proof of progress and are expected to complete a master’s degree within two years of hire.


  • Five years of experience in operational and strategic planning or designing, planning, coordinating, and implementing research projects.
  • Prefer higher education experience, specifically in a community college setting.
  • Experience and knowledge of ERP systems and SQL. Use of Jenzabar preferred.
  • Experience in and knowledge of local, regional, and national assessment issues.
  • Experience using relational database systems.


  • Demonstrated expertise in the application of statistical/analytical methodologies
  • Hands on experience with Sybase (Infomaker), SPSS, SAS, COGNOS or equivalent statistics software and other computer software applications to support research and assessment.
  • Ability to train end-users in use of reporting tools and reporting methodology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.


  • Ability to function independently.
  • Relationship building.
  • Obtaining consensus.
  • Excellent analytical/data interpretation skills.
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to present design and prepare research and assessment studies, surveys, and reports and then present results in a customer-friendly manner that enhances usefulness of the information and facilitates follow-up action planning.

Institution Description

Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been serving the community and shaping its future for more than 50 years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware.

With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.

Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Benefits for more information
Application Due Date: 2021-11-01
Job Start Date: 2021-12-01
Salary: $75000 - $85000
City: North East
State/Province/Region: MD
Institution: Cecil College
Remote Work: 4 days a week onsite with potential for 1 day a week remote.
Reports To: Vice President of Student Services
Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

Search for openings in IR, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields at higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad. 

Top of List   Post a Job