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Director of Institutional Research

Company: Creighton University
Location: Omaha
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Report a probelm Originally Posted : February 16, 2021 - Expires : February 16, 2022 The Director of Institutional Research (DIR) is responsiblefor the development and maintenance of a comprehensive institutional researchprogram including the systematic collection, evaluation, and distribution ofuniversity data to provide a complete picture to guide decision-making andsupport institutional improvement, policy and planning, and reaccreditation ina timely and effective manner. The DIR will also coordinate institutional reporting to both internal andexternal audiences. Additionally, the DIR will collaboratewith campus data stewards to contribute to an institution-wide data strategy,supporting easy and appropriate access to data, and to assure data qualitywhile deepening the institution's analytical capabilities. Essential Functions:

  • Process institutional data (collecting, cleaning,recoding, organizing, extracting, analyzing, and summarizing data) for internaluse, external surveys (i.e., U.S. News and World Report, college guidebooks,rankings) and government and agency compliance reporting (e.g. CDS, IPEDS, NCAA).
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of regular and ad hocreports and publications (i.e., Profile, Fact Book, and state/federal reports).
  • Establish standards and processes for documentation,presentation, and quality review of IR team deliverables by participating inthe institutional data governance committee.
  • Respond to time-critical internal and external ad hocrequests for institutional information and analyses.
  • Conducts complex statistical analyses of data and prepareanalytical reports and institutional dashboards using KPIs to interpret resultsand share findings.
  • Seek and validate data, including outside benchmarks orcomparative data, to support or refute institutional decision-making processes.
  • Develop, administer, and manage surveys; prepare reportsfrom internal surveys (i.e., climate surveys, alumni surveys, student surveys).
  • Oversee and manage the Institutional Researchwebpage/landing page.
  • Support grant development by assisting with writing andreporting, conducting research, and preparing and maintaining documentation.
  • Support the coordination and implementation ofevaluation, accreditation and assessment activities.
  • Represent the Office of Institutional Research atregional and national meetings, conferences and workshops.
  • Collaborate oninitiatives such as data governance and dashboard management. Serve on keyinstitutional committees.
  • Supervise Senior Institutional Research analyst.
  • Conduct other duties as requested/assigned. Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree in quantitativesocial sciences, education research or related field; Doctoral degree withemphasis in research and evaluation preferred.--
    • Five or more years'experience working in a higher education environment in a role requiring useand/production of university reports and statistics (i.e., applying complexstatistical and research methods).--
    • Knowledge of andfamiliarity with higher education enterprise data systems and the ability toextract data and translate into useful academic reports.
    • Advanced proficiency in SPSS and/or R, and MicrosoftOffice Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
    • Experience with data visualization software (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau), and National Clearinghouse services (i.e. Student tracker) a plus
    • Expert knowledge of researchand design, including standard statistical procedures relating to sampling,correlation analysis, projections, instrument design, and qualitative measuresapplied to educational and social science research.
    • Demonstrated ability to use the Web to distribute data toend-users and work collaboratively across campus
    • Demonstrated ability toclearly organize and communicate complex research designs, analytic frameworks,and statistical results to diverse campus constituencies.--
    • Strong interpersonalskills, including a demonstrated ability to establish collaborativerelationship. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.--Impeccable degree of confidentiality. Physical Requirements: --Hearing: 75 - 100% --Standing/Climbing/Mobility:0 - 24% --Lifting/Pulling/Pushing:0 - 24 % (pound: 10 lbs.) --Travel: No --Exposure to BloodBorne pathogens: No AAP/EEO Statement: --CreightonUniversity is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educationaland employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hiresqualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability,citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteranstatus, or other status protected by law. Its education and employmentpolicies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, areadministered without unlawful discrimination. DisclosureStatement:-- This description describes thegeneral nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive listof all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essentialfunction and all employees are required to follow any other job-relatedinstructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by theirsupervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal workinghours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate.--A complete description is available in the Human Resource officelocated at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. CreightonUniversity reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activitiesat any time with or without notice.

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