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Director of Institutional Research

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024
Reporting to the Chief of Staff & AVP for Planning and External Affairs (COS), the Director of Institutional Research leads the University’s institutional research activities and initiatives, including preparing routine and ad-hoc reports for internal and external stakeholders that support data informed decision making and assessment.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  1. Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and systems required to support the collection, organization, storage, analysis, and reporting of institutional data, and assure internal validity of institutional data.
  2. Coordinate, prepare and submit required federal, state, accreditation and other external reporting requirements in an accurate and timely manner.
  3. Prepare and respond to recurring and ad-hoc data requests from University stakeholders.
  4. Analyze current and historic data required to identify trends. Work with University stakeholders to interpret data in terms of value, meaning and implication. Develop required narrative reports, tables, charts, and graphs as needed to prepare materials required for presentations and publications.
  5. Develop research questions, design strategies and methodologies and implement research using contemporary analytical techniques.
  6. Ensure University data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is securely maintained in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and University policy.
  7. Provide research support for assessing campus institutional effectiveness in planning, accreditation, evaluation and program assessment activities.
  8. In collaboration with Information Technology and other University stakeholders, support the expansion of and maintenance of a University-wide database warehouse.
  9. Supervise, train, evaluate and maintain accountability of institutional research staff.
  10. Administer and oversee the institutional research office budget.
  11. Utilize the best practices in institutional research by keeping current with research literature, participating in institutional research professional associations and consulting with experience colleagues as appropriate.
  12. Serve on University committees, taskforces, workgroups, etc. as designated by the Chief of Staff.
  13. Performs such similar, comparable or related duties as may be assigned or required.

  • Knowledge : Master’s degree in data science, analytics, public policy, mathematics, related degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience : At least four years of progressively responsible professional experience in a similar field including knowledge of database management, quantitative analysis, and reporting methodologies is required. Experience in higher education and utilizing student information systems (e.g. Ellucian Colleague, EAB Navigate, Liaison EMP), data management tools (e.g. SQL, Excel, Business Objects SAP), and statistical software (e.g. SAS/SPSS/STATA) preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Skills/Aptitude :
    • Demonstrated ability to work with qualitative and quantitative data and an understanding of statistical concepts, including experience with research design and analysis.
    • Keen attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
    • Excellent data management skills using Excel and/or SQL data mining tools.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Excellent time management, organizational, and documentation skills.
    • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple, concurrent projects.
    • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others, including establishing positive working relationships with other University stakeholders.
    • Ability to produce reliable, accurate work with limited supervision.
    • Familiarity with terms, definitions, standards, and sources of information in higher education.
    • Discretion to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or personal information.
    • Strong technical skills and experience with analytical tools (SPSS/STATA/SAS, SAP, Tableau, etc.)
    • Advanced skills with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Working Conditions : Normal office environment (walking, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching, etc.). Light physical demands such as bending, carrying, kneeling, lifting, and pushing may be required. Some occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Other Requirements:

Training Requirements:

  • Preventing Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Title IX
  • Hazard Communication Right to Know
  • Active Shooter
  • Office Hazards
  • Mission Orientation

  • Other Responsibilities: This position is designated as a Responsible Employee (RE). A RE is required to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.

    Additional Information:

    Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

    For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO employer.

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