Director of Institutional Research & Planning

Director of Institutional Research & Planning

Position Information:
  • Position Purpose This position serves as the College's primary resource for all institutional research, reports and planning efforts. This position's major responsibilities are to provide valid and reliable information to support informed decision making by the College administration and faculty, and direct college-wide master planning. The position reports to the President and works very closely with other personnel and committees to facilitate group processes, furnish data, and conduct research related to strategic and master plan development; accountability initiatives; enrollment management, sustainability; internal reports and surveys; institutional and programmatic accreditation; and other emergent research needs. The annual salary range is $60,000 to 70,000.
    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Develop and prioritize projects and proposals to seek grant funding in accordance with College objectives: meet and work with staff and faculty to elicit projects and programs that need support: manage monthly meetings to vet projects and programs and set priorities for funding alignment with college goals.
    • Develop and foster relationships with grant funders
    • Provide stewardship for grant funders.
    • Develop grant proposals for: projects and programs: institutional, government, foundation, and individual funders.
    • Write proposals for budgets, reports and other materials in support of grant applications.
    • Research and propose grants to support College objectives.
    • Work with faculty to research and write grants to support College objectives.
    • Manage existing grant by: tracking's grants, developing internal reporting systems, writing reports, maintaining excellent historical records, working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
    • Assist in the implantation of the grants, ensure compliance requirements are met, and establishes outcome reporting measures and documentation.
    • Develop a planning process that includes all constituent groups.
    • Organize the planning process and format, and provide for a collaborative decision making model.
    • Direct college-wide planning and research efforts, including but not limited to strategic and master planning for academics, technology, facilities, diversity, sustainability, and enrollment management.
    • Coordinate these processes for/with the President and other administration team members as appropriate.
    • As required, make presentations to the campus community and external groups on master planning/plans.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Coordinates and responds to administrative requests for institutional research, using system-wide and institutional databases, and exterior resources as necessary, to collect data, analyze results, and create summary reports.
    • Meet all recurring and emergent informational needs for administrative decision-making, including but not limited to the following efforts: (a) program efficiency reviews; (b) periodic program reviews; (c) institutional databooks; (d) measures of student success; (e) assessments of student outcomes; (f) graduate placement data; (g) annual enrollment projections; (h) regional labor projections, and (i) sustainability efforts.
    • Direct and manage the collection of data for HC's internal dashboards.
    • Coordinates and responds to external requests for institutional research, using both system-wide and institutional databases to collect data, analyze results, and create summary reports.
    • Meet all recurring informational needs for external agencies and organizations, including but not limited to the following: (a) IPEDS; (b) Higher Learning Commission (c) the CCSSE Survey of Student Engagement (d) others
    • Participates on and provides research and informational support to standing college committees.
    • Provides consultation and research support to college committees focused on (a) enrollment management; (b) institutional effectiveness; (c) assessment of student outcomes; (d) academic planning; (e) staff and faculty development; (f) “green” and sustainability initiatives, and (g) institutional accreditation.
    • Designs, implements and summarizes qualitative research studies using information drawn from students, staff or community members through survey, focus group or interview methodologies.
    • Develops and implements an annual plan for institutional research activities.
    • Consult with administrative team, outside agencies, and college committees to establish an annual list of institutional research priorities, including both recurring and emergent research needs.
    • Provide periodic reports to the President on progress of approved plan.
    • Issue annual Institutional Research reports, summarizing the final products, studies and reports generated by the institutional research office.
    • Seeks continued, professional development through participation in periodic educational opportunities.
    • Attends all staff and faculty professional development events.
    • Maintains membership in professional organizations dedicated to institutional research and planning (e.g., SCUPS, AIR).

    Position Requirements:
  • Qualifications - Education and Experience
    • Master’s degree in Higher Education
    • Minimum three years’ experience with grant writing development and management
    • Experience with proposal writing
    • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for grant prospecting and research
    • Experience with planning and project management utilizing data- driven decision-making
    • Experience with College’s Database System (currently, Datatel Colleague)
    • Experience analyzing data and developing reports and implementing processes
    • Knowledge of strategic planning efforts, and accountability systems.
    • Knowledge of data privacy laws (e.g., FERPA), campus policies and procedures.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including both verbal and written.
    • Attention to detail and accuracy is imperative.

    How to Apply:
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    Reasonable accommodations may be requested and reviewed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.
    Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services.
    When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

    Contact Information:
    Human Resources
    3301 Hocking Parkway
    Nelsonville, OH 45764
    [email protected]
    FAX: 740.753.7039

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