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Associate Director, Institutional Research & Planning

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-The application includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired. -The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references. -Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade / Rank 14NC
Min Salary 64070
Max Salary 98031
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA / ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Associate Director, Institutional Research & Planning
Department Name Institutional Research and Planning
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area

Full-time, 35 hours per week

Academic or Calendar Year Calendar
Number of Employees Supervised 1-4
Position Overview

The Associate Director is responsible for meeting internal and external reporting requirements, as well as performing research, administrative and analytical tasks to support the operational, planning and management decisions of the college. The Associate Director also takes a lead role in ensuring the integrity of the college’s official data.

Primary Purpose

The Associate Director is responsible for meeting internal and external reporting requirements, as well as performing research, administrative and analytical tasks to support the operational, planning and management decisions of the college. The Associate Director also takes a lead role in ensuring the integrity of the college’s official data.

Essential Duties

• Manage the college’s official data files by ensuring that they are complete, accurate, and timely.
• Collaborate with the Director and other offices to develop and execute policies and procedures that ensure the integrity of the college’s data.
• Collaborate with the Director, office staff, and others to develop and deploy strategies (such as new technologies) to manage and report on the college’s data more efficiently and effectively
• Maintain compliance with IPEDS and other federal and state reporting requirements.
• Respond to requests for information from publishers of college guidebooks and other surveys.
• Provide responses to ongoing and ad hoc requests for institutional information.
• Produce and update the college Fact Book, Quick Facts and other standard reports.
• Conduct research (through surveys and other instruments) on the characteristics of the institution, to include students, personnel, operations and finances.
• Prepare and deliver presentations of research findings.
• Work jointly with college administrators, faculty, and staff and external institutions and agencies as required.
• Supervise and mentor junior staff and/or graduate assistants.
• Engage in continuing professional development.
• Help maintain the office web site.

Occasional Duties

• Perform other related duties as required or as assigned by the Director of Institutional Research and Planning.
• Provide next line leadership in the absence of the Director.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Skilled at working with large databases, including merging files and developing and maintaining queries.
• Ability to maintain and enhance the integrity of data on databases.
• Capacity to use technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness of data maintenance and reporting.
• Exceptional attention to detail, coupled with the ability to see the broader purpose of projects.
• Knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, sampling and survey techniques.
• Knowledge of research design, including planning studies and investigations; determining variables; developing bibliographical and other sources of data; and preparing research reports.
• Ability to gather, compile, and analyze research data and present data in tabular, pictorial, and graphic form.
• Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
• Ability to work independently and manage research projects with minimal supervision.
• Ability to work in multi-project environment and meet concurrent deadlines.
• Proficiency with MS Office, statistical software packages, and web survey technologies.
• Ability to guide and help develop junior staff and graduate assistants.

Required Qualifications

Education: Master’s Degree.

Experience:

• A minimum of five years of experience in a comparable research-related position.
• Experience in maintaining and ensuring integrity of databases..
• Experience managing IPEDS and other reporting requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences, education, economics, statistics or other quantitatively-oriented discipline.
• Experience in institutional research.
• Experience working with an ERP system, such as PeopleSoft.
• Experience with business intelligence/data visualization tools (Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Services, Microsoft BI, Tableau, etc.)

Environmental Conditions

The employee is not exposed to known adverse environmental conditions.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number NC00160
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section President's Office
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Position Status Continuing Position
Union Status PSA
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

-The application includes an optional button for candidates to upload additional documents, if desired.
-The application requires candidates to provide names and contact information of at least three (3) current references.
-Upon hire, candidate will be required to arrange for an official transcript of highest degree earned to be mailed/transmitted directly from the institution to RIC.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1 (see special instructions)