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Institutional Research Director

Application Procedure:

Application Procedure: 

Email cover letter, current resume, academic transcripts, and the completed Employment Application (available at at the top of the Human Resources page) to; or mail to Human Resources Office, Western Nebraska Community College, 1601 East 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1815; or fax to 308.635.6161.

Job Duties


The Institutional Research Director collects, develops, analyzes, and communicates institutional data and other information to constituents both external and internal to the college, to support and enhance informed decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, policy development, and institutional self-assessment, curricular and co-curricular assessments. Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Administrative Services, this position performs applied research, and designs, executes, and evaluates analytic and statistical studies, reports, and/or institutional self-assessments. Designs and manages information systems and databases to support institutional research activities. Identifies and displays relevant data to ensure the use of data to make informed decisions.

Job Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited higher education institution in higher education, social research, data science, or a related field. OR an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above.  Master’s degree in a higher education research field is preferred. 

Minimum of five (5) years’ work experience with a combination of duties that include collecting and analyzing data and managing high-level projects in a higher education setting. Experience in utilizing computer applications and database software in query building, data extraction and analysis. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel’s pivot tables, graphs, charts, and macros. Proficiency with ERP/student information system Ellucian/Colleague, basic coding languages (SQL, JAVA, or similar) and analytic software (SPSS, SAS, or similar) is desired. Working experience in institutional research or higher education research setting is a preferred. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record that does not exclude the driver from coverage under WNCC’s vehicle insurance.

Institution Description

Bring your passion for higher education to Western Nebraska Community College!  For over 90 years, WNCC has served the Nebraska Panhandle region with our caring and committed faculty and staff.  With campuses in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney, Nebraska, WNCC provides the highest quality of instruction and offers our students the opportunity to experience cutting-edge educational technology including our new Anatomage Table and Interactive Digital iWall.  These are exciting times for WNCC!

Our Scottsbluff Campus recently completed an $18 Million renovation project including a new performing arts center, student success center, and learning commons for our students and community. Located three hours northeast of Denver, Colorado, WNCC is in a safe, affordable, family-friendly community that offers two newly renovated high schools, a Level II Trauma Center/regional medical center, and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including relocation funds and competitive salaries.  Come and join us as we live our mission:  WNCC assures learning opportunities for all – enriching lives, invigorating communities, creating futures!


Comprehensive benefits package including moving expense reimbursement.
Application Due Date: 2022-10-21
Job Start Date: 2022-11-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Scottsbluff
State/Province/Region: NE
Institution: Western Nebraska Community College
Reports To: Vice President of Administrative Services
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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