Director of Institutional Research

Sul Ross State University

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Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Director of Institutional Research




Institutional Research

Posting Date:


Until Filled:



Commensurate with Experience


Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 5 years experience in institutional research related field.


Doctorate in statistics or research related field is strongly preferred with some or all experience gained in a college or university environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Director of Institutional Research supervises and is responsible for all institutional research activities which provide information to support institutional planning, policy formulation, decision-making and manages data collection, analysis, research activities related to institutional research and directs reporting of institutional information for institutional leadership or required by external agencies to comply w/ local, state and federal requirements. Responsible for providing expertise in researching institutional and related databases, information repositories, and other information resources for the purpose of providing regional, state, or institutional reporting. Designs research methodology and engages in data collection and analysis using mail, telephone, web, and electronic methods of receiving opinions or information from faculty, staff, students, alumni, county residents and other individuals. Reports to the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness.

Supervises and is responsible for the collection, analysis, reporting, and maintenance of institutional information needed by institutional leadership. This information includes but is not limited to that information contained in college data bases, received from a variety of college units, available from the U.S. Census and other governmental agencies, and created by the institutional research unit using surveys and questionnaires of various types. From time-to-time additional information not already housed in existing sources will need to be collected using mail, telephone, web, and electronic methods of receiving opinions or information from faculty, staff, students, alumni, county residents and other individuals.

Provides direction and supervision for the Research Associate (RA) including designating type and volume of tasks, reviewing the RA’s products for accuracy and quality, provides opportunities for training and professional growth. Directs and manages the extraction of information from the enterprise-wide relational data base; access information contained in web-based U.S. Census data and other sources; provide basic descriptive, correlations and predictive statistical analyses using various statistical analytical tools, and provide presentations using PowerPoint or similar data display systems. This position is responsible for collection and dissemination of key institutional indicators; for collection and display of information needed by accreditation organizations, state oversight agencies, senior management, and others with a bona fide right to access that information. Provides information, expertise and support for major institutional initiatives such as the Quality Enhancement Plan, Strategic Plan and new reporting mandates. The director will supply information as needed by the president, vice presidents, deans, and other members of the institution’s senior management team. Initiates and responds to requests for studies on program evaluation, administrative issues, demographic data, workforce trends, enrollment, enrollment trends/projections, information for grant applications, and variety of related information used to enhance long range planning and decisions directed at university improvements and accountability. Responsible for student satisfaction and outcome assessments. Maintains a central repository of research data; collects, analyzes, and publishes statistical data. Assists in the adoption and implementation of software and technologies closely related the institutional research needs (for example: Qualtrics, Tableau).

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information:

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferable work. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.


Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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