Director for Institutional Research
Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City, OK

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Position Summary: The Director for Institutional Research is responsible for developing and maintaining the institutional research function including creating surveys, preparing reports, interpreting data, supporting accreditation applications, and providing support to academic and administrative units. The Director for Institutional Research reports to the Assistant Provost.


A master's degree in quantitative social science area such as educational statistics, sociology, psychology or related field, with a strong background in statistics is required; doctorate preferred.

At least three (3) years demonstrated proficiency in applied research and data analysis, preferably in higher education or a related setting required. Experience with survey design, analysis, and reporting required. A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered to meet minimum requirements.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and maintain the institutional research function at the university
  • Guide the strategic planning process
  • Develop and prepare a variety of reports for the university community including the board of trustees
  • Assist faculty, staff, and administrators with the interpretation of data
  • Support accreditation applications, reports and external surveys
  • Establish and maintain a web-based distribution system for institutional data
  • Provide support to Academic Affairs as needed
  • Serve on university committees as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Advanced computer skills including knowledge of database management statistical software packages and presentation software
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and analytical skills including research design, survey methodology and statistical methods for data analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and present data in a meaningful and user-friendly manner
  • Demonstrated ability to use the Web to distribute data to end-users and work collaboratively across campus
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills required.
Physical Requirements:

1. Manual/finger dexterity enough to operate a computer keyboard and other office machines.
2. Near vision enough to read written communications and computer display screens.
3. Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.
4. Must use computer keyboard at least seven hours per day.
5. Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.

Working Conditions:

1. Work is primarily indoors, but at times may be required to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
2. Will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.
3. Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; some overtime may be required.
4. Off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.

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