The Director of Institutional Research will establish and provide direction and leadership for the university’s institutional research associated with student success and institutional effectiveness.
In collaboration with senior staff, defines and reviews institutional research priorities; and in collaboration with the Division of Information Technology and other appropriate offices, helps to set data definitions and to interpret data to promote standard institutional reporting. Provides direct support for the assessment of student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. Collaborates with faculty and staff to establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) designed to measure institutional progress toward strategic goals and objectives. Provides technical support and consults on data collection, analysis and reporting for: internal/external information requests including surveys, enrollment forecasting, environmental scanning, and program reviews. Provides research support in the development of university grant proposals. Is a member of university-wide committees in areas such as: strategic planning, assessment, data management, and the institutional review board (IRB). Provide research and support for federal, state, and accreditation compliance requirements and responsibilities. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice-President for Academic Affairs.
Requires a master’s degree within a related field. Must have experience in institutional research and planning, especially with student outcomes models. Must demonstrate high-level skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis including the capacity to manipulate large data sets. Must have expertise in designing and producing data-driven reports. Must have excellent interpersonal relationship skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills with both experts and beginners at technology. Must evidence a collaborative work style and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as benefit eligible, exempt. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance