Director of Institutional Research
- Johnson C. Smith University
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Posted Date
- Jan 31, 2023
- Position Type
- Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning
- Employment Level
- Employment Type
- Full Time
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT: INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
DIVISION: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
OPEN DATE: OCTOBER 10, 2022
CLOSING DATE: REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, the Director of Institutional Research is responsible for developing, leading, and managing a comprehensive institutional research program in support of the University’s short-term and long-term strategic goals. Under minimal supervision, the Director has broad responsibility for the analysis and reporting of data for strategic planning, academic and administrative decision-making, and assessment. S/he works across departments to build and maintain strong research enterprises and deepen a culture of academic assessment and evidence-based decision-making at the University. The Director also serves on accreditation-related committees involved in assessment and planning, monitoring departmental reports, and completing assessment reports for academic programs and support units. The Director performs related administrative and supervisory work as required.
Qualifications: A master’s degree is required, or higher, in higher education, statistics, marketing research and analysis, or research-oriented field, with a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in institutional research and assessment in a higher education setting. The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered. Other skills and experience needed include:
- Strong quantitative, analytical, and research design skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in research and statistical methods, survey design and report writing.
- Knowledge of higher education accreditation requirements, research methods, and continuous assessment and improvement practices.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data and communicate findings clearly and accurately, in written, oral and graphic formats, so that it is understandable by a variety of audiences, including senior management, faculty, staff and external individuals or groups.
- Expertise in working with electronic databases and software packages.
- Expertise in designing, conducting and analyzing surveys.
- Ability to work well with people at all levels in teams and communities, as well as a strong ability to work independently.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong leadership and management skills.
- Flexible and nimble, able to accommodate changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Finalists for this position are subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to (704) 330-1494: Use the Subject Line "Director of Institutional Research". Include a cover letter, resume, completed JCSU application, contact information for three professional references, and unofficial transcript(s). (Official transcripts will be required of the finalists).
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED - Please be sure to include all documents requested above when applying.
The above information may also be mailed to:
Director of Institutional Research
Johnson C. Smith University
Office of Human Resources
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte NC, 28216
About Johnson C. Smith
Johnson C. Smith University, a 155-year-old historically black liberal arts college dedicated to serving a diverse student body, is located in Charlotte, NC. The University has a rich history and is heralded as one of the best of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, serving 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional and adult programs. Johnson C. Smith University continues to gain a strong national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology. For more information, please visit https://www.jcsu.edu
Johnson C. Smith University, a 155-year-old historically black liberal arts college dedicated to serving a diverse student body, is located in Charlotte, NC. The University has a rich history and is heralded as one of the best of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, serving 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional and adult programs. Johnson C. Smith University continues to gain a strong national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology. For more information, please visit http://www. jcsu.edu
Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring. Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University
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