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Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (Remote, Hybrid or On-Campus)
Eastern Nazarene College
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Institutional Research
Telecommuting is allowed.
Eastern Nazarene College, a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, responsible for monitoring institutional effectiveness through the systemic analysis of data in support of decision-making, preparation of standard reports, as well as the design and implementation of an ongoing data reporting system. The Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provides relevant, timely and accurate information to the administration and faculty in support of program review and assessment, strategic planning, budgeting and decision-making processes at the College. Must support the traditions and values of Christian higher education.
Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a brief statement that describes your Christian commitment and your participation in a faith community.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Oversee the process for the accurate and timely submission of all reporting to Federal, State, and outside agencies (IPEDS, NCAA, DHE, NECHE, etc.);
Coordinate the collection and maintenance of an integrated institutional common data set, including enrollment, financial, and demographic historic trend data;
Fulfill both ongoing and ad hoc information requests from senior administrators in order to support management decision-making at the college;
Develop and maintain systematic reporting for academic program review and assessment;
Develop systematic reporting structures related to institutional effectiveness and the college-wide assessment plan;
Serve as a resource to faculty and staff as they develop and continuously improve their assessment plans;
Coordinate, interpret and present the results of institution-level outcomes assessments such as the National Survey of Student Engagement, CCCU Collaborative Assessment Project, and the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory;
Work cooperatively with ENC’s Information Technology Department to improve data analysis resources and campus access.
Serve on the ENC Institutional Assessment Committee, the ENC Data Governance Committee, and other college committees as assigned
Master’s Degree required.
Minimum 2 years applicable planning, assessment, or institutional research experience in higher education.
Experience with Ellucian is preferred.
Demonstrate an active relationship with Christ as expressed in faith and service and express a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the college’s Wesleyan tradition.
To be successful, candidates must have
Knowledge of Higher Education ERP systems, knowledge of Ellucian Colleague preferred;
Experience with Tableau and be able to manage end-user access and permissions;
Knowledge of college policies and procedures related to assigned work;
Knowledge of federal, state, and accreditor reporting requirements;
Ability to safeguard sensitive and confidential student and College information;
Analytical ability including finding, interpreting and presenting trends or patterns in data in different formats to various audiences;
Knowledge of statistics, software applications and technology, quantitative and qualitative research methods and reporting, sufficient to excel in the position;
Experience in using complex database management systems, spreadsheets, word processing and statistical software;
Skill in analyzing complex problems, identifying solutions and demonstrating critical thinking;
Proficiency in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other staff, faculty, students and the public;
The ability to design and execute complex research projects, manage multiple projects, adhere to deadlines, and prioritize tasks;
Must have well-developed listening, presentation, verbal and written communication skills;
Candidates must possess high value and appreciation for the Church of the Nazarene and a thoughtful understanding of the Wesleyan Holiness tradition;
A committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College.
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Mission Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Vision Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and ManualoftheChurchofthe Nazarene, including the Agreed Statement of Belief, The Covenant of Christian Character and The Covenant of Christian Conduct.The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes.
We, as a Christian community, commit ourselves to the admonition of the Apostle Paul that we build our community up in love for each other. We will actively endeavor to be supportive and caring for each other in spite of whatever differences may develop concerning the operation of the College. While honest differences may exist and be vigorously debated, the College will not condone personal attacks on other members of the community.
To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: engaging in sexual acts outside of Christian marriage as defined by the Church of the Nazarene, the use of pornography, any acts of abuse, bullying or harassment, the use of profanity, gambling, theft, dishonesty, using tobacco in any form, participation in the occult and any other behavior that is detrimental to authentic Christian community and the maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to abundant life.
The historic understanding of ENC and the Church of the Nazarene with respect to alcohol is that abstinence best reflects our commitments to Christ, to our community and to holy living. This position is rooted in our acknowledgement of the destructive consequences in individuals, families and communities that can stem from the use of alcohol and demonstrates our commitment to standing in solidarity with those who have suffered from these consequences. As a result, it continues to be our strong preference that all employees abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages. However, we respect the fact that our employees come from a variety of denominational backgrounds that may not share this commitment to abstinence. Our expectation, therefore, is that all employees will abide by the behavioral commitments of their local church, will avoid drunkenness, and will under no circumstances possess, use, promote or distribute alcoholic beverages on campus, at any college event, or in the presence of students.
Additionally, ENC prohibits the possession, use, distribution or manufacture of illegal drugs and recreational marijuana, and the misuse of prescription drugs.
The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask you to consider the larger picture that what we do and the manner in which we do it reflects on ENC and affects the life of our entire community. We encourage prayerful discernment in all decision-making, as our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Equal Opportunity Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.
Eastern Nazarene College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.” Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. As a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community. Visit www.enc.edu for more information.