Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Services and Accreditation, the director of institutional research provides leadership and direction for the university in data-informed decision-making, data management, and meeting external and internal data reporting requirements. In collaboration with campus staff, the director is responsible for ensuring that university standards for data accuracy and integrity are clearly defined and followed, and responsible for the development and management of systems that ensure the accurate and timely submission of data reports. The director of institutional reporting is also responsible for the policies, procedures, and documentation of data for reporting as well as forecasting trends based on data to support planning and other institutional needs.
Master’s degree (preferred) in the social sciences, statistics, management information systems, business, higher education administration, or a related field with statistics and research methods course work.
A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working in institutional research, data analysis, and/or research design and implementation in an institution of higher learning or other similar setting.
Thorough knowledge of university data systems, databases, warehouses, reporting, and data and information management.
Robust project management and organizational skills, with attention to details and deadlines.
Exemplary communication skills (both oral and written), including the build strong relationships with and effectively communicate technical information in verbal, written, and graphic form to stakeholders and diverse audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the associate vice president and the director of institutional effectiveness, provide campus-wide leadership and support in the building of an assessment culture and the use of data for decision-making and planning.
Provide leadership to the CORE team, a campus team responsible for building and maintaining systems that ensure adherence to data standards and ongoing data accuracy and integrity.
Provide thoughtful data analysis to support decision-making, assessment, planning, and campus projects.
Coordinate with information technology, committees, data providers, and users to build a strong data and analytics request processing and management system.
Collaborate with the Office of the Provost, registrar, academic deans, and other university personnel, as appropriate, on all institutional reporting issues.
Develop, implement, and manage university-wide reporting strategies to fulfill requests for institutional data and analysis from both internal and external parties.
Balance the need to respond to data requests with the goal of proactively providing data and analysis, and identifying patterns/trends, for decision-making.
Complete external reports, which include but are not limited to IPEDS, Church of the Nazarene, the State of Tennessee, TICUA, SACSCOC, AAUP, CUPA, and other agencies that provide university data to prospective students.
Compile, disseminate, and maintain the data needs for program review by the Academic Council.
Work closely with the chief information officer and other Information Technology Services personnel to ensure that systems function to support the collection and reporting of data.
Provide requested statistical data, including data for the institution’s strategic plan and the provost’s annual report to the board of trustees.
Support academic deans, department chairs, and program directors with data requests and proactively work to develop plans and address these needs.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and staff across the campus, ensuring high levels of customer service and data integrity.
Participate in institutional research and/or other higher education professional organizations and keep abreast of national, state, and local issues that impact the work.
Serve as a member, and leader, of the Central Data Committee.
Make an annual written report to the university provost.
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the university provost and/or the associate vice president for academic services and accreditation.
Interested parties who are in agreement with the mission and values of Trevecca Nazarene University should send a cover letter, application, and resume/CV to: Dr. Jonathan Bartling JDBartling@Trevecca.edu
Please no agencies or telephone calls. EOE
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
About Trevecca Nazarene University
A Christian University in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevecca is a private evangelical university whose mission is to provide education for leadership and service for its approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Trevecca seeks to hire dynamic Christians who are professionally qualified and are committed to the educational mission of the university and its lifestyle expectations.