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Director, Institutional Research

Company: La Sierra University
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Director of Institutional Research is responsible for identifying, collecting, organizing, and publishing data concerning various operations and characteristics of the University.

  • Prepares and manages an annual calendar for the collection and publication of the various data required for standard reports to university administration, the Board of Trustees, state and federal government agencies, accrediting organizations, denominational entities, and other organizations to which the university has agreed to submit such reports.
  • Provides data and reports as requested by various university entities, such as the Strategic Planning Committee, the Assessment Committee and the schools.
  • Provide special data support to university entities that periodically prepare materials for initial accreditation visits and subsequent visits for reaccreditation.
  • Develop and maintains a dictionary of the data types and categories used by the university.
  • Provides unsolicited data and interpretative reports related to the university and its various environments to university administrators and committees.
  • Prepare and publishes annually a comprehensive data report of a wide range of university operations and characteristics.
  • Researches and implements best practices in the field of institutional research for universities.
  • Performs other duties as are appropriate to her or his office and as the Provost may authorize or request.

    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Education/Experience: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent, Doctorate degree preferred, with a minimum of five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.
    Math Ability: Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.
    Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
    Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Spreadsheet software, Database software and Banner (preferred).
    Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Keywords: La Sierra University, Riverside , Director, Institutional Research, Executive , Riverside, California

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