The Office of Institutional Research (IR) at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time (1 FTE), 12-month Coordinator for Institutional Research & Assessment. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Coordinator provides support to the office and leads certain tasks. A diverse range of specific tasks is performed by the Coordinator including, but not limited to: leading the submission of publisher guidebook/external surveys (e.g., US News, Princeton Review, etc.) and the facts/reports on the IR website; leading the course evaluation process; assisting with assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness initiatives; assisting with accreditation work (e.g., Middle States, etc.); assisting with internal ad hoc data/report requests; assisting with the administration of surveys to Skidmore students, alumni, faculty, etc.; maintaining the IR and Assessment websites; and providing general clerical assistance for budget, scheduling, etc.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a concern for accuracy and detail; be able to learn processes and procedures quickly; communicate clearly, professionally, and consistently; prioritize and observe deadlines; possess strong organizational skills; manage several projects simultaneously; work with other divisions, departments, and office in a collegial manner; work independently; and respect and uphold confidentiality regulations.
Associate's Degree or extensive work experience in a higher education setting (3+ years). Strong technical skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and Word) and Adobe Acrobat Pro at the intermediate to advanced level, manipulate spreadsheets, use email applications, manage databases, etc. Use of or interest in learning Cognos, Banner, Scantron ClassClimate, Tableau, and SPSS. Must demonstrate a concern for accuracy and detail, and must possess strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and be able to manage several projects simultaneously, prioritizing tasks that are deadline-driven. Must show an ability to work independently and to use good judgment in decision-making. Must perform all tasks in a confidential manner. Is expected to work collaboratively in a team environment with a good deal of flexibility.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 ...states and 46 countries.
In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.
The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100 places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.
The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!