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Institutional Researcher

Kauai Community College
Lihue, Hawaii
$57,144 - $90,132 per year + benefits
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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The Institutional Researcher plans and conducts various institutional research studies, activities, and analyses as they relate to planning, management, decision-making and evaluation of the college and its programs. This position provides research support and analysis to assess and promote college activities including accreditation, assessment, enrollment management, program review, strategic initiatives, extramural funding, and operational improvement. This role is a central point of contact with faculty and staff, particularly at the programmatic/unit level, and represents the college in system initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans and conducts various institutional research studies, activities, and analyses as they relate to planning, management, decision-making and evaluation of the College and its programs.
  2. Designs and implements techniques to support annual and comprehensive program reviews that includes benchmarking, and other evaluation measures.
  3. Provides institutional research support and analysis to assess and promote strategic initiatives, accreditation, enrollment management, and operational improvement.
  4. Conducts ongoing studies to evaluate such areas as student demography, enrollment trends, socio-economic factors, student learning outcomes, retention and graduation trends, transfer rates, and instructional and student services effectiveness to inform and support strategic planning.
  5. Provides faculty and staff interpretation on use of data and/or analyses provided.
  6. Applies analytical techniques to data analysis. Conducts research using quantitative statistical methods and software.
  7. Creates and maintains dashboards for data visualization.
  8. Implements assessment methodologies, analyzes data, creates reports, and delivers findings in response to requests from campus administration, governance bodies and other constituencies.
  9. Works with staff and faculty in developing and implementing scientifically sound surveys for use in evaluating effectiveness of institutional programs, projects, and services.
  10. Collaborate and lead faculty in effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
  11. Collaborates in the design and implementation of effective questionnaires and other assessment tools for use in surveys and collecting data to support external grants development and assists with evaluation of grant activities and outcomes.
  12. Develop expertise regarding institutional review board criteria and concerns.
  13. Collects, compiles, summarizes, and communicates data for reporting related to accreditation, campus, UH System, Legislative, State, and Extramural funding reports.
  14. Responds to ad-hoc requests for institutional and system data from faculty and staff.
  15. Plans, designs, conducts, and organizes complex research studies, such as comparative analysis of teaching methodologies or recruitment/retention studies, in response to evaluation questions raised by the College and its administrators.
  16. Works with faculty, staff, and administrators in developing proposals and applications for external funding.
  17. Serves on appropriate college and UH System Committees.
  18. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in applied mathematics or statistics, data science, management information systems, data analytics, business intelligence, or related field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for administrative, educational, and program research analysis; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in institutional research as demonstrated by the broad knowledge and understanding of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with institutional research and data governance.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

Supplemental Minimum Qualifications

  1. Considerable knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.
  2. Experience using programming languages, (SAS, SPSS) to extract, evaluate, and manipulate datasets for reporting and analysis.
  3. Experience using data visualization software.
  4. Proficient in oral and written communication.
  5. Ability to apply complex methods and techniques of statistical analysis to a wide variety of research and assessment problems.

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