Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

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Director, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Job no: 493548
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Indianapolis
Categories: Administrative

Position Overview

This position provides leadership for the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. The Director will contribute to and support Butler’s strategic evolution as a data-driven organization that acquires, processes, and applies data in a timely fashion to uphold its mission to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct daily operations of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment: analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing/refining standards, evaluating progress, ensuring compliance with institutional reporting requirements, and employee development and evaluation
  • Define, monitor, and support the delivery of key institutional metrics to decision makers
  • Ensure accurate and timely institutional data to meet external reporting requirements
  • Provide direct data support for institutional priorities, including university wide accreditation, programmatic accreditation, and program review activities
  • Coordinate the identification, development, administration, and analysis of surveys and other data collection efforts to meet institutional priorities
  • Oversee activities related to the delivery and analysis of student evaluations of instruction
  • Collaborate with other institutional leaders to ensure an effective system of academic and administrative assessment is carried out
  • Partner with individuals in IT who have direct responsibility for capturing, storing, and processing relevant data and for data governance (i.e., the IT “data team”)
  • Assist in the clarification of research questions and hypotheses that arise during institutional strategic and annual planning; perform ad hoc statistical analysis and interpretation to facilitate strategic decision-making
  • Communicate with scholars and practitioners, representatives of peer and aspirant institutions, vendors, and professional organizations to stay abreast of industry trends and disruptions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Collaborative and consultative approach to ensure a wide range of campus constituents are able to provide input, feedback, ask questions, and express concerns.
  • Proactively develop working relationships with University faculty, staff, and administrators to facilitate a strategic emphasis on the utilization of data to address institutional concerns. 

  • Understanding of higher education institutions, of the role of faculty in such institutions, and of shared governance.
  • Philosophy of servant-leadership.
  • Understand and model best practices in effective customer service.
  • Understand and apply project management skills to create efficient processes and streamline existing processes.
  • Understand and apply best practices in planning and assessment to inform decision- making processes.
  • Foster a collaborative, future-oriented work environment that encourages creativity.
  • Understand and apply best practices in professional development for oneself and for those whom one supervises.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in higher education, measurement and statistics, or related area, required (terminal degree preferred)
  • Five years effective work experience in academic environments, required
  • Demonstrated understanding of both academic and administrative strategies, goals, and approaches
  • Progressively responsible experience related to strategic planning and the development and maintenance of a data-informed organizational culture.
  • Demonstrated competence in developing and supporting inclusive environments in which a diverse range of individuals can thrive

Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Advertised: September 17, 2019
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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 10/4/2019
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