About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College has a smoke-free campus.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Vassar College seeks a Director of Institutional Research for our Office of Institutional Research. Reporting to the President, the Director provides leadership in the development of a comprehensive institutional research and assessment program to support the College's mission and strategic goals. The Director partners with numerous academic and administrative units to help grow and sustain a culture of rigorous program evaluation and evidence-based decision-making to support curricular and program development, and provides data to support decision making by the President, senior administrative leadership, and Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for preparing and overseeing a variety of required federal and state reports such as being the institutional Keyholder for Vassar's annual submissions to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The Director serves as liaison with our regional accrediting agency. The Office of Institutional Research also supports the administration, analysis, and reporting of a broad suite of surveys (e.g., CIRP Freshman, HERI Faculty or FSSE, NSSE, COFHE Senior Survey, and COFHE Alumni Survey).
Qualifications At least a master's degree in an applied quantitative discipline such as applied statistics, economics, epidemiology, quantitative sociology, applied mathematics, computer science, or other field with an emphasis on quantitative research methods and statistics. Three to five years of working experience including use of a range of data management software, data analysis methods, and research methods. Experience in institutional research within higher education is not required but highly desirable. A thorough knowledge of general research methodology, including qualitative and quantitative techniques, survey design, and expert skills with data management and query tools. Expertise with descriptive and analytical data analysis using Excel, Access, SPSS, SAS, R, Stata, or other data analysis programs. Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite Programs, survey data collection and analysis software, and data presentation tools. Excellent project management and communication skills. Skills with Tableau, Banner, and/or Workday are preferred. Careful attention to detail and accuracy, creativity, and a high skill level in proactive problem solving. The ability to develop good working relationships with executive, academic, and administrative leaders and their direct reports Ability to work independently and with others, plan and organize multiple projects simultaneously, and set and meet deadlines.
Required Applicant Documents
Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your application, you will be required to attach your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references (Word or PDF format required). The position will remain open until filled.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.