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The Director of Institutional Research at Claremont Graduate University is responsible for research design, data gathering, modeling, assessment, analysis, forecasting and reporting functions, all associated with institutional research and evaluation at CGU. CGU is a small, private, graduate-only institution and a member of The Claremont Colleges consortium. As part of a small team in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Director reports to the Associate Vice President of Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness. The Director of Institutional Research is an integral part of the assessment and planning process for the University.
Design, collection, analysis, presentation, and communication of demographic and academic data about the university as well as the trends of higher education in general.
Design and collection of data required for the university’s internal program reviews, strategic planning, and accreditation.
Coordinate and direct the collection, analysis, and reporting of data about the university to external and governmental agencies.
Coordinate and direct the collection and analysis of data for assessment of practices and activities related to the CGU academic plan, diversity and inclusion metrics, and other initiatives, in collaboration with Provost’s staff and others.
Responding to requests for data and reports from departments, schools, and central offices as needed, collaborating with directors and leaders on the use of data in decision making and institutional effectiveness.
Coordination, implementation, and analysis of student, faculty, staff, and alumni surveys.
Service on university committees, providing guidance on the collection and use of data for decision-making and planning.
Increase the institutional research capacity of the university through formal and informal professional development opportunities surrounding survey design, data collection and analysis, and assessment.
Participate in and contribute to institutional and academic assessment practices and initiatives for the purpose of institutional effectiveness and improvement.
Supervision of Institutional Research Staff (currently one half-time data analyst) and graduate student assistants.
Develop and maintain the Office of Institutional Effectiveness community site on the CGU portal.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Knowledge of relational databases and experience designing, maintaining and reporting from large databases and multiple tables. Ability to query enterprise databases using SQL queries, multilevel joins and parameters.
Ability to collect, analyze, and present institutional data for external and internal audiences. Ensuring privacy and security of institutional data, and complying with FERPA regulations and the Association for Institutional Research code of ethics.
Proficiency in survey design. Implementation and analysis for large organizations.
Expertise in statistical programs including SPSS and in data reporting tools such as Microsoft Excel and Tableau.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience with higher education institutional external reporting agencies, including IPEDS, highly desirable.
Understanding of current trends and needs in higher education in the U.S, including graduate education.
Ability to effectively communicate data findings through the use of written and oral presentations.
Ability to work independently and with a range of departments and personnel, managing and prioritizing multiple projects with the understanding of broader university goals and context of these projects.
Bachelor degree; Graduate degree preferred, in Education, Statistics, Social or Behavioral Science or other related field, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and ability. Four + years experience in institutional research and planning in higher education is desirable. Should possess a strong background in the design and conduct of inquiry in organizations, the ability to analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data, proficiency in statistical packages such as SAS, Stata or SPSS, experience and interest in policy and planning in higher education, organizational and administrative skills, ability to manage and prioritize projects, and excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills. Skill and experience in sophisticated statistical analysis and experience working with many kinds of data are required. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of PeopleSoft. Must possess a valid California Driver’s license and meet CGU’s authorized driver requirements. Successful completion of criminal background and DMV checks required for final candidate.
Institutional Research staff (currently one half-time data analyst) and graduate student assistants.
APPLICANTS ACCEPTABILITY FOR POSITIONS REQUIRING USE OF A COLLEGE VEHICLE IS CONTINGENT UPON A DRIVING RECORD ACCEPTABLE TO THE COLLEGE’S AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. PROMOTION FROM WITHIN IS ENCOURAGED WHENEVER QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES OF CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY ARE AVAILABLE. INTERESTED EMPLOYEES ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES IF QUALIFIED FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OPENINGS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT DEPARTMENTS DIRECTLY.
Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, Vietnam-era veterans and women.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.