Director of Institutional Research
Company: Creighton University
Posted on: February 23, 2021
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: 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
- Establish standards and processes for
documentation,presentation, and quality review of IR team
deliverables by participating inthe institutional data governance
- 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
- Develop, administer, and manage surveys; prepare reportsfrom
internal surveys (i.e., climate surveys, alumni surveys, student
- Oversee and manage the Institutional Researchwebpage/landing
- Support grant development by assisting with writing
andreporting, conducting research, and preparing and maintaining
- 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
- 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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