Director of Institutional Research and Records Management

  • Louisiana Tech University, Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning Office
  • Ruston, LA, USA
  • Jul 06, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors Institutional Research & Planning Other Executive

Job Description


Louisiana Tech University is seeking to fill the 12-month, full-time, on-site position of Director of Institutional Research and Records Management. The Director of Institutional Research and Records Management reports to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning.  This position is responsible for gathering data; preparing reports for leadership, academic support units, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholders; and managing documentation for archival purposes.

Job Duties

  • Produces accurate and timely reporting for internal and external reporting of the University to agencies including IPEDS, SACSCOC, Board of Regents, University of Louisiana System, etc.
  • Coordinates and completes all external instruments for student assessment including U.S. News & World Report, Noel-Levitz student satisfaction surveys, etc.
  • Establishes and adheres to development and reporting standards.
  • Provides data for ad hoc requests.
  • Develops the University’s Fact Book and Common Data Set.
  • Organizes documentation for archival purposes.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in higher education or a related field.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with MS Excel.
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills.
  • Highly developed organizational skills.
  • Experience in prioritizing multiple and varied projects and initiatives.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in higher education or a related field.
  • Experience in Institutional Research.
  • Experience with Tableau/Power BI.
  • Experience with the querying databases.

Salary is commensurate with experience and degree level.

Application Details

Application Process

Applicants must attach 1) a cover letter outlining relevant experience in relation to its applicability to this position, 2) a current resume’ which includes a chronology of employment, 3) the names, telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references, one of whom was a supervisor within the last five years, and 4) an unofficial academic transcript from the school from which highest degree was earned. 

Incomplete applications will not receive consideration. 


For questions, contact Dr. Sheryl Shoemaker, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning at

Note to Applicant:

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions at the Louisiana Tech University may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Louisiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer and places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.



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Application Deadline

Application will remain open until filled.