Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (RE-POSTED)  

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Research Professional AD  

Job Title:

Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (RE-POSTED)  

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Institutional Research and Effectiveness  

Nature of Work:

The Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting internal and external data to support institution-wide, evidence based decision-making under the direction of the VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives.  

Training and Experience:

Terminal degree preferred in Educational Research, Statistics, Social Science or a related field that includes heavy data analysis. Master's Degree considered if supplemented by exceptional research or data management experience from an accredited institution. A minimum of 5 years of experience in higher education policy research, and/or analysis required; Must also have experience analyzing data to support institutional, system or state policy making or planning, and supervision of personnel. Ideal candidate will also have at least 5 years of progressive experience in an Office of Institutional Research. Proficiency in the use of the Banner enterprise system, statistical software (e.g. SPSS) and other software (e.g. Microsoft applications.). Excellent project management, communication, problem solving, quantitative and organizational skills. Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with management, students, staff, and general public. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Maintain a high degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information. Demonstrated experience in managing multiple concurrent projects, establishing and meeting deadlines, and setting priorities, and commitment to confidentiality, maintaining FEPRA and the ethical uses of data. Ability to extract and analyze large data sets used to establish and address institutional priorities, assess institutional performance and improve institutional outcomes. Produce reports and presentations that easily display and summarize data in graphic and narrative format relative to student characteristics, faculty and staff demographics, enrollment, retention and graduation trends, research and scholarship productivity, etc. Define, develop and implement data warehouses, data marts, dash board indices and other data structures needed to support automated reporting. Provide training and technical support to institutional research personnel to further the understanding of data, data extraction and analysis, data limitations and the appropriate uses of data. Ability to work across locations and departments in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position and in assisting administrators, faculty, and staff in interpreting and utilizing data as needed. Skilled in establishing and maintaining a system for receiving and responding to both regular and ad hoc data requests. Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education which impact institutional effectiveness. Ability to create a synergistic relationship with faculty, staff and administrators which supports the identification and utilization of data in program design, implementation and evaluation. Ability to maintain and regularly update institutional research, planning and assessment website for both internal and external use.  

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Illustrative Examples of Work:

The incumbent provides strategic vision for the Institutional Research staff, and Assessment Coordinator. 
Provides support for institutional strategic planning. The position works collaboratively with officials within the Division of Academic Affairs and across the university so institutional data is available to support all components of the university's institutional effectiveness framework. 
Activities directed by this office will include, but are not limited to, technical data assistance for accreditation, assessment, survey development and analysis, academic program and administrative support unit reviews, strategic planning and evaluation of institutional effectiveness. 
The incumbent will be responsible for providing accurate and timely data required to maintain institutional compliance with the University System of Georgia, other state, federal and national entities/agencies that report and manage student data. 
Performs other duties, as assigned.  

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Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)

Open Until Filled



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Funding Source:

General Operating (State)  

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If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:

Generating Operating (State) and Title III  

Fringe Benefits:



Commensurate with qualifications and experience  

Physical Demands


Facts About the Institution:

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Remission after six months of employment. 

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: 

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, B.C. Black Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources at 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  

Disability Statement:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2  

Required Applicant Documents:

Curriculum Vitae  

Application Types Accepted:

Staff Employment Application 




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Job No: Posting Number: 0600674
Posted: 3/19/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience