Institutional Research - Assistant Director or Associate Director

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Aug 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant or Associate Director will assist the Director of Institutional Research with information requests and research for decision support, strategic planning and external reporting mandates.

Specific Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following.

  • Work with the director to design and execute research projects using appropriate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical techniques to ensure validity and reliability
  • Create data sets from institutional databases and assist with maintaining and updating the Institutional Research SQL data warehouse
  • Manage the Institutional Research and Consumer Information websites including timely updates of information
  • Assist with the update of the University’s longitudinal trend analyses and fact sheets
  • Coordinate and prepare report submissions to IPEDS, New York State, and NCAA
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information, including support for assessment, grants and accreditation
  • Disseminate findings in narrative, tabular and graphical form including key visualizations
  • Providing research support and advice to other offices across campus
  • Work collaboratively with departments across campus
  • Supervise student workers
  • Assist with other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience including research design, evaluation methodology, qualitative research and statistics, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with relational databases and other applications
  • Knowledge of web page design
  • Knowledge of multivariate statistics and statistical modeling, incl. experience with statistical software such as SPSS or equivalent
  • Knowledge of SQL, Colleague, and BI tools such as CROA preferred
  • Proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Access, PowerPoint
  • Scrupulous attention to detail
  • Ability to organize, analyze and summarize data and information for multiple audiences
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and contribute to a team-based environment
  • Ability to handle confidential materials discreetly and professionally on a routine basis

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Christine Zimmerman, Director of Institutional Research, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.