Director of Institutional Research and Predictive Analytics
Park University - Parkville, MO

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The Director of Institutional Research and Predictive Analytics is responsible for coordinating the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, both internal and external, to drive institutional decision-making. This includes peer comparison, bench-marking, enrollment evaluation and forecasting, strategic planning, trend analysis and on-going evaluation of institutional effectiveness. The Director of Institutional Research and Predictive Analytics serves all units of Park University as an expert consultant to establish and measure institutional progress and outcomes. This position handles all internal and external requests for institutional data, including governmental agency reporting requirements, ranking entities, IPEDS and all other accrediting or reporting agencies and
duties as directed.


Coordinate and supervise data collection and processing that supports decision-making of the institution
Supervise and report data as per annual state and federal reporting requirements for accreditation (e.g., IPEDS, etc.)
Recommend changes to data collection, maintenance and use to improve data quality and integrity.
Assist and consult in accreditation visits for institution and select programs
Coordinate the data input for dashboard generation for the strategic priorities of the institution
Analyze data for trend analysis to drive various program initiatives of the institution
Develop an annual operating budget for the office, supervision of administrative assistant, and coordination with other data collection entities on the campus


A Master's degree is required in a relevant discipline. Doctorate preferred.
At least 5 years of relevant experience relevant to the position (e.g., SPSS, Oracle, SQL programming language)
Ability to effectively collaborate and consult with institutional leadership
Excellent project management skills
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of higher education data systems
Ability to interpret statistics, design surveys and data analysis

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