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Assistant Director, Office for Institutional Research

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Job Duties

Job Summary
  The Assistant Director supports and leads aspects of the Institutional Research team and is responsible for managing complex data and analytical projects in order to support university compliance, accreditation and inform strategic decision making. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Job Duties
  Serves as a member of the Institutional Research leadership team.  Leads data extraction, compilation, coding and analysis in order to make recommendations and/or present data to University leadership. Reviews and validates critical data and information for submission to the State and the Federal government, the Clemson Board of Trustees, SACSCOC and other agencies such as the US News and World Report. Creates data visualizations for presentation to campus constituents.
  Responsible for critical data, data processes in relevant information systems, and addressing data governance issues that arise. Serves as the IR subject matter expert for new system integration, process automation, and meta-data management, integration and processes.
  Leads external benchmarking surveys and data exchanges. Manages, reviews and validates data submissions. Develops analytic products to summarize findings and communicates insights to inform University strategic planning and operations.
  Facilitates continuous improvement processes to enhance IR services.  Manages the IR website and coordinates information updates. Assists with the redesign and development of applications and ensures high quality of user experiences.

Job Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree and five years’ relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  Master’s or a PhD degree in a field directly related to data and analytics, quantitative research, or management.
  Proficiency with data retrieval using tools such as ACCESS, SQL or other data query tools.
  Experience designing, maintaining and publishing data dashboard tools; especially Tableau.
  Proven excellence in project management.
  Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software products such as SPSS, SAS, R or Python.
  Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  Progressively responsible professional/administrative experience, in a field related to Institutional Research or Institutional Effectiveness; with 2 years in a managerial role.

Institution Description

Clemson University is a public R1 university located in the beautiful city of Clemson, South Carolina, enjoying the benefit of being at foothill of the Appalachian mountains and a few hours from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.  The University is ranked as being one of the top public national universities by the US News and World Report.


As a state public agency, Clemson University offers excellent benefit for our employees and their families. You can find information on the benefits offered through Clemson University employment in the Position Categories Guidance for Faculty and Staff.

Application Due Date: 2023-06-09
Job Start Date: 2023-08-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Clemson
State/Province/Region: SC
Institution: Clemson University
Reports To: Director, Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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