Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research

Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research

Department Summary:
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide accurate data and analytical support for official institutional reporting, university planning and to improve institutional effectiveness by initiating and conducting original studies that inform University policy development, academic programs and the BSU environment.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director is responsible for designing research studies and the quantitative and qualitative collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data that support decision-making and planning at the University as well as mandated reporting to state and federal agencies.

This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

Position Type: APA Professional

Essential Duties:
1. Responsible for the submission of data for mandated reporting to state, federal, and other external agencies, including HEIRS II and IPEDS.
2. Conduct qualitative and quantitative institutional research studies that support continuous improvement, data-informed decision-making, and strategic planning at BSU.
3. Analyze qualitative and quantitative data using appropriate statistical methods, interpret research findings and use appropriate methods to report such findings.
4. Develop, administer, analyze, and report on various institutional surveys, including the Graduating Senior Survey, Campus Climate Survey, CIRP and NSSE.
5. Write reports and prepare presentations based on research findings.
6. Research and mine higher education information sources for benchmarking or student outcomes data, including IPEDS, COGNOS and National Student Clearinghouse.
7. Provide support for the University Data Stream project through planning, organization, and data validation.
8. Perform other duties as may arise, especially related to the strategic goals for the Division of Academic Affairs and the University.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree with a focus on quantitative analysis and/or educational research required, or directly related job experience.
• Minimum three years related experience in institutional or educational research is required
• Experience in survey research including research methods/design, instrument design, sampling methods, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis
• Knowledge of basic and advanced statistical methods
• Strong analytical skills with ability to handle and interpret complex statistical data as they relate to policy implications.
• Must possess proven written and verbal skills as it related to generating reports and presenting material
• Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills are required. A high level of attention to detail is critical.
• Demonstrated knowledge of online survey technology, SPSS, and Microsoft Office is essential.
• Must possess interest in new technologies.
• Knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of BANNER preferred.

Work Environment:
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.

Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000
Posting Number: S00210P
Open Date: 07/06/2017
Close Date: 8/20/2017
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.


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