Working Title: Coordinator, Institutional Research
Department: Institutional Research
This is a highly responsible research position performing a variety of data management, analysis, and reporting tasks.
Nature of Work:
The Institutional Research Coordinator performs applied research, program evaluations, community need assessments, cost comparisons, enrollment analyses, and similar projects. The Coordinator is also responsible for completing and submitting state and federal reports prior to deadlines.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Prepare an annual College Fact Book and provide a written copy to the President and Vice Presidents
- Provide the College President and Vice Presidents each semester data pertaining to enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation
- Conducts institutional research for both instructional and non-instructional programs and services. Prepares recommendations and presents reports as a result of research findings.
- Collects, analyses, and reports information related to academic activities, curriculum, student outcomes, matriculation, assessment, transfer and career planning, institutional planning system policy, and fiscal management
- Maintains a research database system and an indexed archive of institutional information
- Conducts on-going studies to evaluate student demography, enrollment trends, retention rates, and graduation rates
- Responds to requests for surveys, data, and information received from outside organizations, including state and federal agencies
- Serves on appropriate committees as requested
- Work as a team with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement to achieve the goals and implement the strategies to develop a comprehensive institutional advancement division for the College
- Be a strong representative of Darton College in the community
- Be an effective team member
- Other duties as assigned
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- Research design, scientific sampling, statistical analysis, and ability to interpret data, create information, and make recommendations
- Program review and evaluation of policy and practices in applied settings
- Computer-based statistical software usage and the interpretation of findings in applied research settings
- Community colleges, their mission and students
- Use statistical, presentation, word processing, database and spreadsheet software
- Evaluate programs and services, activities and policies for institutional effectiveness
- Develop effective policy and program recommendations based upon research findings
- Clearly and accurately communicate orally and in writing, complex and/or technical information to lay audiences
- Work in a multi-project, fast-paced environment and meet concurrent deadlines
- Establish and maintain effective collaborative and cooperative working relationships with all segments of the college and its community
Required Education and/or Experience:
- Earned Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
- Earned Master’s degree in research and statistics or relevant field of study preferred.
- Three or more years of demonstrated successful IR experience in an educational environment, including preparation of fact books, state and national reports, and other institutional research
- An understanding and appreciation of community college education
- Previous community college employment a plus
Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
Any corrections/updates to information listed on these pages are required to go through the contacts listed above.