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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Director of Institutional Research in Riverdale, New York

Employer Name: Manhattan College

Manhattan College is seeking a Director of Institutional Research to play a leadership role in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This position will play a key role in data management to help the college achieve its objectives articulated in its strategic plan. The Director will provide leadership in the generation, analysis, and dissemination of academic and administrative data for use in planning, policy-formulation, decision-making, and budgeting to ensure that there is reliable evidence that the College and all academic and administrative units achieve the objectives as articulated in the strategic plan. Responsibilities: Lead the Institutional Research (IR) & College Surveys side of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Provide data and support for Academic Assessment & Electronic Portfolios. Collaborate with a decentralized team in all planning, assessment and institutional research-related activities; IPEDS, HEDS (NY State), and US News, for instance, are compiled and submitted by the Provost's office, with data provided by the Institutional Research Office as well as other units across the College. Ensure data integrity by leadership in activities such as 'Census Day' working with the Registrar, IR and Information Technology Services (ITS). Recommend changes to data collection, maintenance and use to improve data quality. Support ITS implementation of report-writing software Argos. Provide expert consultation to academic and administrative units on research methodology, data management, and data analysis and interpretation for their own programs of self-study and work with the Assistant Director of Assessment on planning and assessment activities. Provide support for the strategic planning process by providing appropriate data and trend analysis for informed decision-making. Serve on the Strategic Plan Assessment Advisory Group (SPAAG). Supervise the administration and provide analysis of selected institutional surveys, including the College's Graduating Senior Survey (GSS), NSSE, Noel Levitz SSI, etc., and support the decentralized research and analysis activities of other college departments, including the development of surveys and other methods of data collection. Act as the liaison to the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS), to lead collection of surveys such a Title IX Campus Climate and Diversity. Conduct special studies as requested by Associate Provost and senior leadership of the college. Work with College assessment committees and Assistant Director of Assessment in analyzing and interpreting data for informed decision making and reporting. Qualifications Master's degree required in a discipline using statistical analysis. 3-5 years of experience in design and implementation of planning, research and assessment activities. Demonstrated knowledge of research design, sampling, statistical analysis and data interpretation including creating reports and presentation of results and recommendations. Ability to use integrated data bases such as Oracle (Banner SIS) and Excel and statistical software such as SPSS, Rapid Insight, Tableau, and survey software Qualtrics and SmartEvals student course evaluations. Preferred, working knowledge of SQL to support the College's ITS Banner team. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to lead and partner with the College's diverse stakeholders including faculty members, administrators, students and alumni. Ability to manage a complex set of projects with deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment. Salary Range: $125-150K Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V