Kutztown University of PA — Director of Institutional Research

The Director of Institutional Research is responsible for advancing the educational mission and institutional effectiveness of the university by providing creative and dynamic leadership for a comprehensive program of Institutional Research to support the strategic planning and direction of the university.

As a direct report to the University President, the Director collects and provides information, data analysis and projections for university planning, participates in long- and short-range planning and assists in the planning and executing strategic initiatives.

The Director provides leadership and guidance in the areas of institutional research, effectiveness, accountability, accreditation, information management, data reporting, and assessment. Through collaboration and communication with key campus constituents, the Director is responsible for research projects, campus assessment initiatives, analysis and reporting of institutional assessment data, generation of internal and external reports, and monitoring campus accountability and assessment measures including state-determined performance metrics.

This position assists campus leadership in the identification of issues, analysis of trends, and the understanding of outcomes (i.e., turning data into information for the university community), as well as contributing to the strategic planning, evaluation, and development of institutional policy. Inherent in these responsibilities is the expectation of working collaboratively with key campus administrators to ensure access to accurate data for the timely submission of all required federal and state reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five years’ experience in higher education institutional research and assessment
  • Strong communication skills in interpreting and presenting data to internal and external audiences.
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Advanced statistical analysis abilities
  • Advanced proficiency with a variety spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • Familiarity with educational technology and information systems
  • Expertise with analytical and presentation software
  • Understanding of trends in higher education and society
  • Effectively working with a diverse and multicultural student body, faculty, and community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with a state system.
  • Experience in working with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
  • Experience in the Middle States re-accreditation process is strongly preferred
  • Experience with reporting and/or dashboarding tools such as SPSS, SAS, Excel, etc.

Supplemental Information:
Applications & Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however; to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than close of business January 10, 2022. A complete application must include a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts and three professional references, including a current supervisor. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e-mail any documentation.

Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance) documentation of valid driver’s license, and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for this position.

The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

Kutztown University is an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and is very interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply

Non-Discrimination Statement
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700

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