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Director - Institutional Research and Analytics

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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The Director, Research and Analytics drives the overall vision of the Office of Institutional Research by implementing effective strategies for data management, data science, and data analytics to support the centralized collection, management, governance, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data information and evidence for making data-informed decisions. Provides counsel to institutional leadership and faculty on data requirements and institutional research initiatives that support continuous improvement from institutional effectiveness to student learning. Employs innovative strategies that respond to and capitalize on changing technologies (e.g., Artificial Intelligence) to increase efficiencies. As a champion for data-informed decision making, facilitates the use of data in planning and assessment and to ensure compliance with state and federal reporting obligations and accreditation requirements. Builds and implements critical aspects of operations for data governance policies and vision. The ability to engage the College in the pursuit of continuous program improvement and present information in a meaningful modality to the user is critical.


Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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