ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH/IR ANALYST
January 9, 2018
Orange City, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Institutional Research
4 Year Degree
Northwestern College seeks a full-time associate director of institutional research or IR analyst beginning early or mid-spring 2018. Reporting to the director of institutional research, the position will work closely with the offices of academic affairs, admissions, financial aid and various academic departments, providing data, analysis and reports to guide decision-making, ensure compliance with external accrediting agencies, and assess the success of institutional and departmental programs.
The successful candidate will have:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a quantitative field, such as mathematics, statistics, computer science or social science.
Fluency in Microsoft Excel, statistics and quantitative research methods.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills, commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.
Experience in higher education (preferred).
Familiarity with statistical software packages such as SPSS or R, relational databases/SQL and web-based survey software such as Qualtrics (preferred).
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Toapply, send letter of application, résumé and Northwestern College application form to:
Our Identity: Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in the context of community among learners on campus and online. We offer bachelor's degrees in traditional and professional programs, as well as graduate degrees and certificate p...rograms.
Our mission: Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world. We approach learning and scholarship in conversation with John Calvin’s moving depiction of the “two books” of revelation, Scripture and natural knowledge. As Calvin writes: “Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” To which he adds, “in the first place, no one can look upon himself without immediately turning his thoughts to the contemplation of God, in whom he “lives and moves” (Institutes, I.1.1). The most important thing to take from this classic piece of Reformed theology is this: our very capacity to learn is itself a remarkable gift from God. Our commitment to pursue excellence in teaching students to live lives of meaning and purpose is grounded in the biblical claim that “all things have been created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:13-14; 16).