Faculty and Staff
Employment Opportunities

Date Posted: 4/7/14
Position Title: Director of Institutional Research
Location: Academic Affairs
Responsibilities: Will provide the leadership and development of a comprehensive institutional research program to support the University's mission and strategic goals. Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating a wide range of data related to the University's academic and financial enterprise, as well as providing critical decision support to University administration, the new Director of IR will provide a trusted, centralized resource for up-to-date information about the University and a proactive resource that supports the strategic direction of the University. The program will serve as the central source for institutional data and reporting requests from the University. Emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation, and help in identifying and framing critical issues within the framework of supporting continuous improvement. The Director of IR is expected to carry out duties in a team oriented environment providing leadership while working collaboratively with other University offices, and external agencies, as appropriate.
Requirements: A Master's degree in an appropriate academic discipline such as mathematics, computer information systems or related field with an emphasis on quantitative research methods and statistics, a sound knowledge of qualitative research methods and eight or more years of demonstrated progress institutional research experience in a higher education management/leadership role are required for this position.

The position demands strong statistical and analytical skills, demonstrated knowledge of financial modeling and trend analysis, and experience working with institutional research data and statistical analysis and programming software. The incumbent should exhibit effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work independently and manage several projects simultaneously to meet deadlines. The incumbent will be expected to have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work with diverse constituencies (i.e. faculty, staff, administrators, and students) to present data in a cogent and meaningful manner. Knowledge of the Banner system is preferred.
Experience: Relevant experience should include: data collection, analysis and interpretation, project management and assessment, data base management, and experience with institutional assessment and effectiveness.

Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, one of which is a previous supervisor, to Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802; or email humanresources@alfred.edu. Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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