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Director of Institutional Research and Analysis

Application Procedure:

For more information and to apply, go to: Be prepared to upload, cover letter, resume, and contact information for professional references. Application review will begin, November 15, 2022.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

Job Duties

The State University of New York College at Cortland invites applications for the position of Director of Institutional Research and Analysis. Responsible for providing the campus with data and analysis to inform planning, decision-making, and assessment of institutional effectiveness; the director of Institutional Research and Analysis, provides leadership for: the systematic collection and organization of data; utilization of data warehouse and reporting systems to facilitate campus-wide access to official data; and ensuring timely and accurate reporting to external and internal constituents. The director will coordinate all reporting to state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies, as well as coordinate and support responses to other data requests. The director will also provide data to internal constituents including standard reporting (e.g., faculty workload, certification test score results) and design of studies to inform campus planning and assessment.


Major Responsibilities: Coordinate and manage the preparation, accuracy and submission of all academic reporting of the College for state and national agencies. Serve as the liaison to SUNY System administration requests and primary point of contact for both external and internal information requests; Collect, maintain, and disseminate accurate and reliable research and assessment information that informs institution-wide planning and reinforces the mission and continuous improvement of all academic and administrative entities; Collaborate with Information Resources and primary offices responsible for operational data (Registrar, Admissions, Financial Aid, Human Resources) in order to ensure that database systems meet institutional reporting needs; Coordinate with Information Resources in the utilization of data warehouse and reporting systems to provide campus-wide access to standard, consistent and timely data reports; Support assessment of student learning, program outcomes, and institutional benchmarks for accreditation by providing data, consulting on metrics, and serving on leadership teams for assessment initiatives; Coordinate support for the development, administration, and/or analysis of standardized and local surveys and additional research design consultation; Conduct data analyses supporting institutional effectiveness, such as trend analyses, regression, and other multivariate studies.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships: Staff supervision includes two professional staff and one administrative staff. The Director reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness and works closely with offices within the academic affairs division and throughout the campus.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Master's degree; Experience with institutional research and educational assessment; Evidence of expertise or critical knowledge of research methods, design and analysis including understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches; Evidence of ability to maintain and utilize complex database systems and data warehouses; Experience generating and reporting organizational data and addressing ad hoc requests for information; Evidence of ability to coordinate and prioritize concurrent projects, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree; Proficiency with BANNER student data system; Supervisory experience; Academic or professional publication, presentation, or grant experience.

Institution Description

State University of New York College at Cortland traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers programs leading to the award of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, bachelor's and master's degrees in the arts and sciences, education and in professional studies, as well as certificates of advanced study.

SUNY Cortland is a moderate-sized institution with approximately 6,300 undergraduate students and more than 500 graduate students. State assisted; Cortland is a charter member of the State University of New York. In its 153-year history, SUNY Cortland has graduated more than 84,000 students, and alumni live in all 50 states and more than 55 countries.

The campus is located in Cortland, a small city in the geographic center of New York state, adjacent to the Finger Lakes and within an hour's drive of Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton.

The campus covers 191 acres located within walking distance of the city of Cortland's business district.


Questions regarding benefits may be directed to or 607-753-2302.
Application Due Date: 2022-12-12
Job Start Date: 2023-01-05
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cortland
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: SUNY Cortland
Reports To: Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 3
Reports In Office: Vice Provost, Academic Affairs and Insitutional Effectiveness

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