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Assistant Director, Institutional Research and Assessment

Application Procedure:

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You will be asked to complete an application and submit a cover letter and resume.  Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.

 If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-5282 or
 It is the policy of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University to conduct pre-employment background checks.  
 Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

Job Duties

Position Summary

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. This position works collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, and academic committees/groups in the areas of institutional research and effectiveness, including supporting internal and external data reporting, leading survey research, and creating analyses that demonstrate college performance and respond to environmental issues.  

  1. Report and present quantitative and non-quantitative information to state, federal, and regional regulators and accreditors, and ensure that external reporting requirements are met in accordance with the department calendar.
  2. Lead, prepare, and/or support research studies and analysis related to enrollment, completion, outcomes, satisfaction, marketing, and finance, as well as regional and national trends in economics, demographics, and other issues related to higher education.
  3. Collect and extract data from university systems and satisfaction surveys maintain databases and data infrastructure, in cooperation with Information Technology Services.
  4. Collaborate with and support the efforts of team members who focus on academic assessment and program review, student success, and institutional planning.
  5. Hire, train and supervise student employees in support of work of department. 
  6. Perform other duties, such as representing the Director/Office at meetings, conferences, and institutional committees, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as mathematics, statistics, informatics, research, social science, economics, or business).
  2. Experience in institutional analysis, planning, and/or research, including expertise with a range of quantitative and non-quantitative research methods.
  3. Experience in using statistical software and other tools appropriate to institutional research.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively through multiple forms of presentation.
  5. Effective organizational, time management, problem-solving, and interpersonal communication skills, and exceptional attention to detail.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with team members.
  7. Ability to supervise student employees.
  8. Ability to work with minimal supervision and manage multiple priorities.

  1. Master’s degree or graduate certificate in a relevant field.
  2. Experience in higher education, compliance reporting, or accreditation.
  3. Experience with institutional research, strategic planning, academic assessment, and/or program review.
  4. Expertise in survey design and analysis.
  5. Advanced knowledge of student information systems.

Institution Description

Together, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), for women, and Saint John’s University (SJU), for men, form a one-of-a-kind partnership of two top colleges – combining the abundant opportunities of a larger university with the small class sizes and personal attention of an exceptional liberal arts college. The 3,000 undergraduate students attend classes and participate in activities together, and students from both colleges share academic, athletic and dining facilities on both campuses.  Limited graduate programs are also offered.

The two campuses are set on 3,300 beautiful acres of central Minnesota woods, lakes and prairies – just west of Saint Cloud, Minn., (150,000 area population) and an hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The campuses include 22 miles of hiking trails, a natural arboretum and a private beach.

The colleges offer a deeply engaging, highly residential, educational experience. Nearly all students are full-time, undergraduate and traditional age. With an average class size of 20 and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, classrooms are challenging and interactive. All classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. 87 percent of professors are full time.

Through our global focus, two thirds of CSB/SJU students study abroad – ranking the colleges among the top undergraduate colleges for the number of students completing semester-long international study. CSB/SJU offer 18 semester-long programs on six continents and short-term programs around the world.

CSB/SJU are Catholic Benedictine colleges, founded and enriched by the Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint John’s Abbey. The CSB/SJU experience affirms the harmony of faith and reason, honors the full dignity of each person, and seeks to promote justice and the common good. Students have abundant opportunities on both campuses to explore and practice their faith, through liturgy, retreats, service and immersions, sacraments, and more. Students and employees of all faith traditions are welcomed.

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers. We strive to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce. Women, people of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University provides a comprehensive fringe benefit program.  Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, supplemental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, flexible spending and health savings accounts, vision plan, tuition remission, tuition assistance, vacation, parental leave, sick leave, employee assistance, and retirement contributions.  A more detailed description of benefits is available at the link listed in the “Application Procedure” section.

Application Due Date: 2021-11-15
Job Start Date: 2021-11-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: St Joseph
State/Province/Region: MN
Institution: College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Assessment

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