Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Mount Vernon, Linn County
Jul 20, 2014
Cornell College invites applications for a full-time, 12-month assistant director of institutional research and assessment. The assistant director will assist the director in the day-to-day operation of Institutional Research and Assessment; coordinate data management efforts; coordinate the College’s external reporting efforts; design and implement research studies, particularly those pertaining to student retention and success; assist with College assessment activities; and support the overall institutional research effort. Cornell College: Cornell College is a highly selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum. The academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility offered by this distinctive approach attract an ambitious student body from 47 states and 17 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, aU.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fisk Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an area related to institutional research (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, etc.) and comparable data management, analysis and reporting experience are required. Enrollment in a relevant master's degree program (e.g., educational measurement and statistics, higher education, psychology, sociology, etc.) will be considered in lieu of years of experience. Master's degree in relevant field and experience in research methodology, statistics, and assessment practices are preferred. This position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. To apply, send resume, letter of application, and contact information for three references to: Email (preferred): Mail: Cornell College Attn: Human Resources 600 First Street SW Mount Vernon, IA 52314 Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act and participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility.