Director Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
This position will report directly
to the Office of the President.
The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is
the champion of institutional effectiveness, the strategic and
operational planning process and serves as the Office for
- Overseas strategic and operational planning process
- Directs research, planning and institutional effectiveness
- Takes primary responsibility for NECHE/ISO accreditation
- Demonstrates a long-term strategic focus that contributes to
the overall achievement of the University’s strategic
Essential duties and responsibilities
The Director of OIRE will:
- Work closely with all VPs, Directors, Deans, Chairs and Faculty
to ensure that a comprehensive program for institutional
effectiveness and research is designed to meet the ongoing
improvement of goals and standards for accreditation agencies.
- Support the University mission, vision, and values to internal
and external stakeholders.
- Prepare and manage the OIRE budget
- Review OIRE staff contracts, various leaves, travel requests,
manage Time and Attendance, performance and hire and separation
with HR department.
- Serve on applicable university committees.
- Work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, and
- Complete tasks in a responsible and timely manner.
- Provide oversight responsibilities and support to the
University’s programmatic accreditation process.
- Serve as the accreditation liaison officer with accreditation
agencies and regulatory bodies.
- Lead and coordinates the timely completion of all compliance
- Provide professional leadership in the planning, development,
promotion, and implementation of an integrated institutional
effectiveness system aimed at improving institutional programs and
standard operating procedures.
- Develop and implement strategies for evaluating key performance
indicators (KPIs) for institution wide excellence.
- Coordinate with VPAF to evaluate and deliver effective and
sustainable business operations
- Coordinate Enrollment Management and Student Life with VPAF on
effectiveness of university student services.
- Coordinates with VPAA regarding academic support and
To perform the job successfully, the Director of OIRE should
demonstrate the following competencies:
- Analytical: synthesize complex and diverse information.
Design workflows and procedures.
- Design: generates creative solutions, demonstrates attention to
- Problem solving identifies and resolves problems in a timely
manner, develop alternative solutions. Works in group to solve
- Project management: develop, coordinates, manage and evaluates
projects. Complete projects on schedule and within budget.
- Technical skills: development of self.
- Customer service AUIB and external stakeholders treats
colleagues, institution, external stakeholders, and accreditation
agencies as customers.
- External working relationship: develop and maintain external
relationships with important stakeholders of AUIB.
- Change management: develop workable plans, communicates change,
builds commitment over resistance to change, monitors and evaluates
- Managing people: staff planning, decision making, takes
responsibility for subordinates’ activities, provide performance
feedback, and continuously work to improve supervisory skills.
- Business acumen: aligns work with strategic goals
- Cost consciousness: works within approved budget.
- PhD/Masters or equivalent, 10 years’ experience in educational
- Fluent in writing, reading in English
- Academic background in educational research, statistics, and
institutional research, planning and institutional
- Experience in utilizing technology to generate reports,
databases, and spreadsheets.
- Analytic data driven analysis ability is required.
- Thorough knowledge of the methodologies of evaluation, survey
research, statistics, and data analysis, strong organizational,
analytical and communication skills.
Duties and Functions
(Association for Institutional Research)
Identify information needs
This functional area reflects the iterative process of
identifying relevant stakeholders and their decision support needs.
It includes anticipating questions through review of data,
information, and research and policy studies, including those
related to institutional, state, national, and international
conversations around higher education. It also includes assisting
stakeholders in developing and refining research questions.
Collect, analyze, interpret, and report data and
This functional area reflects the technical tasks employed by
institutional research to provide data, information, and analysis
for decision support. It involves an understanding of the data
available to answer pressing questions about student access and
success and institutional operations and the process by which
previously unavailable data are collected. The process of
collecting and reporting required and requested data is encompassed
in this area. This function also incorporates applied research
methods to analyze data to provide information for decision making,
including appropriate interpretation of analysis results.
Plan and evaluate
Planning may include operational, budgetary, and strategic
planning in which institutional research collaborates with other
units at the institution, state, or related organizations. It may
also include program review, particularly for accreditation
purposes. Formative and summative evaluation processes conducted at
an institution use institutional research (IR) data and analysis
for planning and decision-making purposes.
Serve as stewards of data and information
This functional area highlights institutional research’s role in
ensuring an institution-wide data strategy. Compliance issues such
as privacy and security and ethical issues such as determining what
data and information should be used for various purposes, and
whether interpretations are correct and appropriately used, are
also critical to this area. This area also includes the
contribution of IR to data quality assurance activities. IR’s role
in ensuring data is appropriately accessible and usable to those
who need them to make decisions is inherent in this function as
Educate information producers, users, and
This functional area encompasses the training and coaching
related to the use of data, analysis, and information to inform
decision making. Education can be focused on ensuring the ability
to collect, access, analyze, and interpret information
independently and in collaboration with other stakeholders. The
function also includes a collaborative role in convening
discussions related to information needs and connecting internal
and external producers and users of data with one another for
purposes of informing decision making. Scholarship to inform and
improve data, information, and analysis for decision support is
also included in this function.
Applications should include a cover letter addressing the
requirements of the position, a curriculum vita, and contact
information for three (3) professional references and copies of
degrees or certification. Applications will be accepted until
the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and
screening of candidates will begin immediately.
Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and
supporting documents to the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org with Karin.Jesuis@auib.edu.iq in