Description: King University is accepting applications for the position of Institutional Research Specialist. The Institutional Research Specialist is responsible for planning and executing a coordinated strategy for institutional research that includes identifying data sources and performing research and analysis for a wide range of constituents and purposes. The specialist will collect and analyze data to be used for institutional planning; enrollment management; retention initiatives; student achievement; accreditation; and outcomes assessment for academic, administrative, and educational support. The specialist will conduct the research and reporting of official statistical and benchmarking data requested from both external agencies and internal constituencies. The specialist will play a key role in providing data, analysis, and interpretation for evidence-based, strategic decision-making and long-range planning. The Institutional Research Specialist will report directly to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, Master's degree preferred, with a minimum of three years of experience in higher education or equivalent experience. Candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated knowledge of assessment processes; proven ability to guide assessment efforts in general education; thorough knowledge of institutional effectiveness literature; strong collaboration skills and commitment to institutional governance processes. Candidate must also exhibit proficient computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and other technology skills to support the University's institutional effectiveness program. This position will require the ability to work independently and properly prioritize the work to be done. Occasional weekend or evening work is required. Must qualify to drive a University owned vehicle. The candidate must adhere to any and all King University policies as detailed for all employees in the Faculty Handbook, the Employee Handbook or specifically per any department, such as Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, etc.
Responsibilities: Oversee the collection, reporting, and distribution of institutional data as required for all federal, state, local, and accrediting agencies including but not limited to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), etc.
Serve as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) keyholder to coordinate data collection and reporting for the University. Oversee the completion of institutional surveys for external constituencies including but not limited to U.S. News & World Report, College Board, etc. Collect, analyze, and interpret relevant institutional data and key performance indicators to University leadership to support institutional decision-making. These data include but are not limited to student demographics data, GPAs, ACT/SAT scores, graduation rates, retention rates, etc. Analyze and interpret data garnered from key surveys and evaluation instruments including but not limited to Major Field Tests (MFT), National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), Adult Student Priorities Survey (ASPS), College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (CBASE), and IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction. Produce and distribute the biannual Institutional Research newsletter. Provide institutional research reports and performance dashboards to the campus community for department and unit-level planning and decision-making. Provide support to the Office of Academic Affairs to oversee student testing activities (such as Major Field Tests). Provide support to departments and units in completion of institutional and departmental self-studies, accreditation, assessment, program review, reports, and grant proposals. Represent the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness in campus activities and programs and serve on relevant committees and working groups. Perform other occasional duties and responsibilities as assigned
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