Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Duties and Responsibilities - Coordinating the collection, analysis, interpretation and application of all relevant institutional data and the preparation of documentation, reports, and survey responses for characterizing institutional profile(s), strategic planning, decision support, assessment, continuous improvement and overall institutional effectiveness; - Supporting data collection, review, organization, recording, conversion and related activities in areas related to accreditation, and overall institutional effectiveness; - Serving as an essential and strategic team member in helping to realize Fairmont State University's goals as it relates to effective institutional practices and protocols; - Coordinating and/or conducting institutional studies and assessment including enrollment trends, retention and degree completion; developing, implementing, and maintaining systems for collecting and generating vital statistics; analyzing and interpreting, and producing reports for planning, policy making, and quality assurance. - Collaborating with the appropriate faculty and staff in developing methods for collecting, analyzing and reporting data needed for institutional assessment including course and program learning outcomes, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, and program evaluation purposes - Supporting and recommending processes, procedures, policy and professional development for effective course, program, and institutional assessment.- Coordinating the development of an annual institutional facts report.- Coordinating work elements and making recommendations that ensure data integrity, effective institutional research, and the overall improvement in all types of institutional data quality. - Continually evaluate and recommend adjustments as it relates to tools and plans to ensure the continuous improvement of the institution's effectiveness.- Participation in related institutional committees and projects as needed for fulfillment of institutional metric targets, activities, and objectives designed to achieve system-wide goals - Coordinate with senior leadership in special initiatives and collaborative approaches to effect the achievement of institutional goals, objectives and strategic initiatives - Remaining current with accreditation and data reporting requirements of the HLC, HEPC, IPEDs and other receivers of institutional data.- Disseminating or otherwise making available to the public institutional data, program student learning outcomes and other relevant information. - Performing special studies and projects, leading institutional initiatives and/or performing other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Operations.- The supervision of any assigned staff.
Minimum Required Education Master's degree in an appropriate field
Required Licenses and/or Certifications None
Type and Amount of Experience Needed Five (5) or more years in higher education experience that includes analysis of a variety of institutional data (ex: enrollment, student achievement, faculty, financial, utility and other types); with practical experience and/or training with management information systems, teaching and learning assessment, program and regional accreditation reporting. Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required.Applicant should be credentialed to teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses offered by the University.
Preferred Qualifications Doctoral degree in an applicable field earned or in progress preferred.
Notes To Applicants All applicants MUST complete an online application; paper applications cannot be accepted. Please note that candidates invited to interview are required to bring copies of all academic transcripts to the interview event.