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Job Title: Assistant-Director of Institutional Research

Department: Institutional Effectiveness

Reports To: Associate Dean of Academic Assessment

Job Type: This is a full time, exempt position.

General Description:

Reporting to Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness,  the Assistant/Director of Institutional Research (IR) analyzes university-wide data and information to fulfill internal and external requests for compliance and actionable use by decision-makers. Additionally, as a member of the Academic Affairs team, the Assistant/Director of IR supports the university’s mission and strategic goals by working directly with key stakeholders to support their understanding and use of data that comports with higher education standards and norms for internal and external use. The Assistant/Director will serve as the central source for institutional data and reporting.

*in person is preferred  but remote candidates will be considered with occasional travel required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


§  Reporting and Compliance

o   Identifies, collects, organizes, analyzes, interprets, and reports information to comply with and fulfill routine and/or specific internal and external requests.

o   Prepares data analyses, coordinates and submits external reports and surveys such as IPEDS, NSSE, Higher Learning Commission, NC-SARA, college guidebooks, etc. Serve as IPEDS Keyholder.

o   Maintains a data dictionary and procedural standards for consistency in gathering and maintaining institutional data.


§  Research:

o   Leverage quantitative and qualitative information from internal and external resources to create actional reports in a variety of formats for action by decision-makers. Report formats include: executive summaries, PowerPoints, interactive dashboards, infographics, etc.

o   Prepare ad hoc reports to provide information to senior leadership as needed.

o   Works proactively with relevant stakeholders to identify their needs for data to support decision-making. Anticipates questions through review of institutional data, as well as relevant external research and policy studies.


§  Surveys:

o   Develops survey questions, administers surveys, and analyzes results for university-wide surveys of students, faculty, and staff.

o   Provides consultative support and recommendations to decision-makers to enhance survey questions, survey administration, and results.

o   Analyze qualitative information for action by decision-makers.

o   Coordinates and makes recommendations for participation in external student surveys such as NSSE. Conducts analyses and prepares reports using the survey results for internal actionable use.


Position Requirements:

? A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; master’s degree preferred.
? Intermediate or higher skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
? Excellent writing and analytical skills with the ability to compile and analyze data and prepare reports in relation to questions, research purposes, and strategic planning efforts. This includes but is not limited to: assessments in areas related to student success, student data analysis (such as enrollment, retention, graduation, and time to degree), and academic data analysis. Familiarity with Jenzabar 1 preferred.
? Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, and to work collaboratively and/or independently toward project completion.
? Prior higher education leadership experience in this or a closely related area of expertise.
? Demonstrated success in communicating with and/or coaching a range of stakeholders as well as facilitating the use of data to inform actionable decisions.
? Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner.
? Ability to establish and maintain effective, collegial working relationships with campus constituents.


Work Schedule:

This is an exempt position requiring 40+ hours per week, 12-month position with evening or weekend work as needed.

William Woods University is an independent institution chartered by the State of Missouri with main campus facilities in Fulton, MO.  It has been operating continuously since 1870, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993.  Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 35 states and approximately 11 foreign countries.  William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs.  With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. Its graduate education program figures strongly in the administration and leadership of Missouri's state school system.  William Woods University is governed by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, and remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

William Woods University is an Equal Opportunity Employer