Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

  • Bemidji State University
  • Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time Deans & Directors Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description





Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
Bemidji State University

JOB TYPE: 2-Year Fixed Term

POSITION PURPOSE:

Reporting directly to the Provost, the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provides leadership and serves as the most senior expert for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College relative to evidence-based measures of institutional effectiveness, assessment of academic and co-curricular programs, and compliance with governmental and accreditation accountability requirements.

The Director manages the projects and initiatives of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. This responsibility includes identifying and prioritizing institutional needs, determining research methods to be employed and directing the work of the office’s Assistant Director and student employees. This position also provides leadership in comprehensive data management for the University and College as well as for all areas of academic and student affairs.

The University expects to conduct a full probationary search for its Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness as the fixed-term position approaches its completion. The fixed-term incumbent will be welcomed as an applicant in that process.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

MINIMUM: (To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application/resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the following minimum qualifications.)

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an area directly related to data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Minimum of five years of direct experience in research surveying, assessment, statistical analysis, and data interpretation.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in applying research skills within a higher education environment.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Professional programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Power BI).
  • Experience using large enterprise database systems.
  • Ability to apply research methodology and statistical procedures to a wide variety of academic research questions.
  • Skill in the use of computer communication tools and application software to collect and analyze data, prepare reports and presentations that display data/results meaningfully.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong leadership skills, strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively one-on-one and collaboratively with faculty and a variety of people at different administrative levels.

PREFERRED:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an area directly related to data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in applying research skills within a higher education environment.
  • Experience with process improvement strategies, academic and co-curricular assessment, and strategic planning in higher education.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of, an interest in, or experience with, diverse cultures and populations.

 

Application Details

Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bemidji

A complete application will include the following attachments:

  • Cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and your specific interest in working at Bemidji State University.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names and contact information for three (3) people who can provide a professional reference.

Inquiries about the position:

Dr. Joseph Ritter, Dean of the College of Individual and Community Health, at Joseph.Ritter@bemidjistate.edu

If you have general questions about this posting, contact Teresa Hanson at teresa.hanson@bemidjistate.edu.

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