Executive Director of Institutional Research

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC
Closing date
Jul 23, 2022

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The Executive Director of Institutional Research reports to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and is responsible for a broad range of activities involving data collection, analysis and reporting in academic and administrative areas. The Executive Director plans, prepares, and produces a variety of regular and ad-hoc queries, reports, and publications to meet external reporting requirements, such as IPEDS, accrediting agencies, state reporting, etc.; and internal informational needs, including environmental factors affecting the University. The individual in this position performs statistical analysis to support institutional planning, analysis, process improvement and decision making. Manages and responds to internal and external request for institutional data.


Provide information and data governance oversight to support decision making, planning and evaluation. 


Maintain and disseminate institutional data and information in compliance with applicable regulations including the Common Data Set. Coordinate survey efforts, prepare and present study results and complete data requests.

  • Manage the University’s reporting requirement to state, federal and external agencies.
  • Respond to internal and external request for institutional data. Conducts educational research and generate needed reports to include advanced statistical analysis and database report writing.
  • Develop and manages the University’s Fact Book, and Resource room.
  • Develop analytical studies and reports to facilitate decision-making.
  • Manage accreditation database and provide accreditation support as appropriate.
  • Assist the Vice President of Planning, Assessment and Information Services with special projects, grants and reports. Assist the AVP as needed with administration of other surveys and testing initiatives.

Other projects as assigned by supervisor within the scope of the position.

  • Must possess excellent computer skills and familiarity with Higher Education Enterprise Systems and data analysis software such as SAS, Excel, and Access.
  • Earned Doctorate in relevant field of study preferred, Master’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research, statistical analysis, and reporting.
  • Working knowledge of current trends and issues relating to federal and state reporting; accreditation requirements; current and innovative practices in the development and assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes; current theory and practice in institutional research; the development of assessment tools and methods of measurement; research design; data warehousing, management information systems.


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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