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Assistant Director of Institutional Research

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Job Duties


The Assistant Director of Institutional Research will work collaboratively with the Director of Institutional Research and the Provost/Dean of Faculty to collect, organize, produce, analyze, and report institutional data, assist with other research projects, and support campus decision making.  


  • Assist the Director of Institutional Research in research on institutional effectiveness.
  • Assist the Provost/Dean of Faculty in preparing and analyzing budgetary issues and other issues related to the administration of the academic programs.
  • Assist the Provost/Dean of Faculty in the maintenance, organization, and analysis of data related to faculty issues.
  • Support the Director of Institutional Research in the design, administration, and analysis of campus surveys.
  • Initiate, lead, or organize new research and projects.
  • Assist campus offices in data maintenance, reporting, and assessment.
  • Support the Director of Institutional Research in researching, preparing, and submitting reports to external agencies.


Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Broad skills in social science research methodology, including survey design, administration, data analysis, and report preparation.
  2. Experience with statistical and spreadsheet software.
  3. Ability to work with, develop, and manipulate spreadsheet datasets.
  4. Knowledge of multivariate statistical methods.
  5. Ability to produce data visualizations.
  6. Efficient organizational abilities.
  7. Strong writing skills.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of relevant analytical research experience or related graduate assistantship.


  • Master’s degree   
  • Advanced level experience with Excel, Tableau or other data visualization software, and with SPSS, R, or other statistical analysis software.

Institution Description


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman’s vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe.  With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.  

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO) .



Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic lifeaccidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: 20 accrued vacation days12 accrued sick days13 paid holidays.

Tuition Remission – Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program

Learn more about benefits eligibility here

Application Due Date: 2023-06-02
Job Start Date: 2023-07-20
Salary: $69000 - $72000
City: Walla Walla
State/Province/Region: WA
Institution: Whitman College
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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