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Institutional Researcher

Application Procedure:

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Application Submission: Click on the "Apply" button to complete an application and attach the following required documents.

1) Graduate and undergraduate transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (copies of transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.)  Academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will NOT be acceptedTranscripts must be attached to receive credit for degree(s).  Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc., verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. Expense of the evaluation shall be borne by the applicant.
2) A cover letter explaining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications of the position
3) Resume
4) Names and contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references
All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. The application will be considered incomplete if material is unreadable. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time in the search process.
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Inquiries: Human Resources Office; 808-245-8372
Please REDACT references to social security numbers and birth date on submitted documents. All requested documents/information become the property of the College and will not be returned.

Kaua‘i Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please contact:  Isaiah Ka‘auwai (TIX and EEO/AA Coordinator), (808) 245-8260,  (808) 245-8323, Kaua‘i Community College, One Stop Center, 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy, Lihu‘e, HI  96766. 

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Plans and conducts various institutional research studies, activities, and analyses as they relate to planning, management, decision-making and evaluation of the College and its programs.
  2. Designs and implements techniques to support annual and comprehensive program reviews that includes benchmarking, and other evaluation measures.
  3. Provides institutional research support and analysis to assess and promote strategic initiatives, accreditation, enrollment management, and operational improvement.
  4. Conducts ongoing studies to evaluate such areas as student demography, enrollment trends, socio-economic factors, student learning outcomes, retention and graduation trends, transfer rates, and instructional and student services effectiveness to inform and support strategic planning.
  5. Provides faculty and staff interpretation on use of data and/or analyses provided.
  6. Applies analytical techniques to data analysis. Conducts research using quantitative statistical methods and software.
  7. Creates and maintains dashboards for data visualization.
  8. Implements assessment methodologies, analyzes data, creates reports, and delivers findings in response to requests from campus administration, governance bodies and other constituencies.
  9. Works with staff and faculty in developing and implementing scientifically sound surveys for use in evaluating effectiveness of institutional programs, projects, and services.
  10. Collaborate and lead faculty in effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
  11. Collaborates in the design and implementation of effective questionnaires and other assessment tools for use in surveys and collecting data to support external grants development and assists with evaluation of grant activities and outcomes.
  12. Develop expertise regarding institutional review board criteria and concerns.
  13. Collects, compiles, summarizes, and communicates data for reporting related to accreditation, campus, UH System, Legislative, State, and Extramural funding reports.
  14. Responds to ad-hoc requests for institutional and system data from faculty and staff.
  15. Plans, designs, conducts, and organizes complex research studies, such as comparative analysis of teaching methodologies or recruitment/retention studies, in response to evaluation questions raised by the College and its administrators.
  16. Works with faculty, staff, and administrators in developing proposals and applications for external funding.
  17. Serves on appropriate college and UH System Committees.
  18. Other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in applied mathematics or statistics, data science, management information systems, data analytics, business intelligence, or related field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for administrative, educational, and program research analysis; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in institutional research as demonstrated by the broad knowledge and understanding of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with institutional research and data governance.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Supplemental Minimum Qualifications
  1. Considerable knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.
  2. Experience using programming languages, (SAS, SPSS) to extract, evaluate, and manipulate datasets for reporting and analysis.
  3. Experience using data visualization software.
  4. Proficient in oral and written communication.
  5. Ability to apply complex methods and techniques of statistical analysis to a wide variety of research and assessment problems.
 Desirable Qualifications
  1. Master's degree in statistics, data analytics, or closely related field.
  2. Experiences with data visualization tools, SQL, and relational databases.
  3. Experience with current software supporting data collection, management, and analyses.
  4. Experience in higher education and/or planning and research.
  5. Strong analytical and research skills including critical thinking and attention to detail.

Institution Description

Kaua‘i, with a population of about 72,000, lies 100 miles northwest of Honolulu, the State capitol and major population center of Hawai‘i. The island retains many aspects of rural island life. The northernmost and oldest of the major Hawaiian islands, it is 627 square miles in area with a diameter of 32 miles, yet the climate varies dramatically from desert to rain forest with altitudes ranging from sea level to 5,243 feet. The beauty, the diverse cultures, and the climate are major island resources.

Kaua‘i Community College is one of 10 campuses in the University of Hawai‘i System. There are seven community colleges (one on Kaua‘i, four on O‘ahu, one on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, and one on Maui, which also services Lana‘i and Moloka‘i) and three universities (Mānoa, West O‘ahu, and Hilo).

Kaua‘i Community College, a two-year public community college, is the only college on the island of Kaua‘i.  Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Līhu‘e. The College began in 1928 as a vocational school and became a comprehensive community college in 1965.


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Application Due Date: 2022-10-15
Job Start Date: 2022-11-01
Salary: $57144 - $144972
City: Lihue
State/Province/Region: HI
Institution: Kaua`i Community College
Reports To: Director of Institutional Effectiveness and University Center
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness

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