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Last updated 9.25.2023

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Hampden-Sydney College 

Hampden-Sydney College is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the College mission in three key areas: 1) institutional research, 2) institutional accreditation, and 3) academic and non-academic assessment.  Position available January 2, 2024.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree strongly preferred. At least two years of experience in reporting, data analysis, or related field. Experience with the Jenzabar/InfoMaker platform is strongly preferred. The qualified candidate must have a strong understanding of the complexities of data management and transformation of databases/data analysis techniques, and experience with quantitative analysis. Experience in analyzing higher education data in an institutional research or related setting preferred. Experience in institutional and/or specialized accreditation reviews with experience with SACSCOC accreditation strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel. Must have strong analytical skills, strong writing skills, a sharp memory, strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Must have demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and to work effectively with a variety of people within and outside the College.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply at our website You may also mail your application to Hampden-Sydney College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 25, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943.

Hampden-Sydney is one of three liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications for this position from historically underrepresented groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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University of Vermont

The University of Vermont seeks candidates for an Executive Director of Institutional Research and Assessment. Reporting to the Provost, this position is responsible for leading the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) and designing comprehensive research and assessment programs that support data-informed decision-making, strategic planning efforts, and contribute to overall institutional effectiveness. The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) is responsible for the University’s official institutional data and statistics regarding students, faculty, and staff.

In collaboration with administration, faculty and staff, the Executive Director will:

· Develop and lead strategic research activities that help to inform senior university leadership on progress associated with the university’s mission and strategic goals;

· Design and oversee the infrastructure needed for accurate data collection and analyses to support high priority institutional projects and requests, external requests and to meet the regulatory, reporting, and public relations needs of the University;

· Apply expertise in research, analysis, reporting and interpretation of institutional data to support University planning and decision-making and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness of various programmatic and institutional policies;

· Provide leadership on assessment strategies and analytics to support academic and administrative units in the interpretation and application of assessment data relative to instructional quality and effectiveness;

· Guide the design and administration of internal surveys; participate in the development of performance metrics; gather and interpret benchmark information;

· Lead the collection and maintenance of University data; develop and maintain data sources and databases; and maintain appropriate architecture to create, store, manage, and report on data elements within the University;

· Direct and manage staff Research Analysts that support institution-wide data, analysis, and reporting objectives, assigning primary project leads;

· Organize and prioritize the workflow, staff assignments, office budget management to attain department and divisional goals. The Executive Director will develop means to evaluate workflow, productivity, and communication efficacy and use those tools to regularly assess and improve team performance. As part of this responsibility, the Executive Director will work with other Directors/Vice Provosts to ensure coordination of tasks and responsibilities of OIRA; and

· Serve as a member of ongoing and ad hoc leadership groups, taskforces, and other University committees.


· A master’s degree or higher in data management, computer science, statistics, educational research or a related field;

· At least five years of significant and relevant experience in a higher education management role that includes experience in supervising employees, building teams, and planning and executing data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting;

· Demonstrated expertise in institutional research and reporting and in qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis;

· Broad and deep understanding of data and methods of data management and analysis in a university environment;

· Experience with research software applications (e.g. SAS, SPSS) and integrated higher education management software;

· Familiarity with data warehousing, business intelligence systems, and trends in data storage;

· Proven ability to present detailed and complex data in different formats and/or to present media to different audiences;

· Skilled in statistical analyses and software applications designed to extract and manipulate data;

· Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures;

· A comfort with and demonstrated commitment to diversity and fostering a collaborative multicultural environment;

· Ability to work independently, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, and to deliver accurate results and meet deadlines;

· Intellectual vigor and a professional reputation to merit credibility and respect with a wide range of audiences;

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a complex organization; and

· Strong oral and written communication skills.

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Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)

Job Summary

Under general direction, conducts institutional research activities to support University planning, decision-making, and process/program improvements; applies methods of social research and statistical analysis to issues related to student success, faculty compensation, student matriculation trends, and program review, extracts, analyzes, and reports University data to internal and external constituencies. Manages the collection and compilation of data required to perform internal university research and communicates results of the qualitative and quantitative research to internal stakeholders in the form of written reports and data visualizations containing complex and statistical data analysis.

Job Duties

  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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