The Director of Institutional Research, under the direction of the President, will serve to develop the Institutional Research Department in support of the University's short-term and long-term strategic goals. This position presents the opportunity for a creative and entrepreneurial individual to develop a comprehensive program of data collection and analysis that will support the University’s Affordable Excellence initiative, summarized above. Emphasis is on enhancement of forecast models, statistical and trends analysis, assessment of learning outcomes and accreditation, and evaluation and recommendation of process and procedures. The successful candidate will work with a dynamic senior leadership team committed to achieving its ambitious goals through data-informed decision making and rigorous assessment.
Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
a. Work with senior level administrators to identify and accomplish a research
program appropriate to University priorities
b. Coordinate the collection and maintenance of an integrated institutional data set
c. Design and conduct studies to address critical issues of institutional concern
d. Oversee the design and administration of internal and external surveys
e. Develop the University's Fact Book.
Federal Reporting --
a. Oversee and ensure the accurate and timely submission of all federal reporting
related to RWU trends and benchmark data.
Program Development --
a. Develop the department through evaluation of current processes, procedures, and
policies to better serve the University.
Staff Supervision --
a. Manage the department staff to include review of daily work, problem resolution,
and motivation to achieve results.
b. Encourage staff to develop professionally and produce a high caliber work product.
Budget Management --
a. Oversee the department budget to ensure that University fiscal policy and
procedures are followed.
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A Master's degree in a related field of study from an accredited educational institution is required as well as direct experience with forecast, logistic, and multiple regression modeling. Three or more years of institutional research or related experience in an academic setting is a must. To be successful, candidates must have the ability to design and execute complex research projects, understand federal and accreditor reporting requirements, and to present complex information in different formats to various audiences. Strong leadership skills are necessary in addition to excellent time management and project management skills.
A Doctoral degree is preferred and experience working in a University environment is a plus.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.
Roger Williams University - 22 months ago
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