Director of Institutional Research

Rhodes State College in Ohio

Date Posted July 6, 2017
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness/Assistant to the President for Planning.


APPOINTMENT PERIOD:                              

Twelve-month annually renewable appointment.



The Director of Institutional Research is primarily responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for research activities according to institutional priorities and mission. In addition, the Director is responsible for the compilation, analysis, and dissemination of data concerning the performance of the College in all operational areas. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to the following:


  1. Develops and implements an annual research agenda related to the strategic, operational and completion plans of Rhodes State College;
  2. Designs, implements and reports on a variety of assessment measures, including the institutional Common Data Set and assessment measures used within administrative units, academic programs, and course assessments used to determine levels of performance;
  3. Maintains regular publications describing the history, organization, programs, students, faculty, staff, finances and other information of the College;
  4. Manages student information system databases (Banner) to retrieve, clean, and organize data;
  5. Conducts and develops economic development, workforce development, and community impact studies;
  6. Coordinates with all departments in preparing reports, conducting analyses, administering surveys and providing professional development;
  7. Manages the coordination of federal, state, and other external reporting requirements;
  8. Maintains compliance of policies and reporting requirements of external agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Education, Ohio Department of Higher Education, Higher Learning Commission and other accreditation bodies;
  9. Produce clear and concise written and oral reports;
  10. Performs other duties as required.



Master's degree with coursework in discipline with research methods and statistical analysis required, preferably within higher education administration; PhD preferred.  Seven or more years of work experience in the collection, analysis and presentation of data.  Ability to effectively manage, ensuring quality, accuracy and timeliness of work products and processes. Demonstrated communication skills to successfully convey findings and trends to various audiences. Proficient in quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis. Working knowledge of SPSS, as well as Microsoft Excel, Access and Word. Experience; experience with Oracle and Microsoft SharePoint is a plus. Evidence of strong time-management, organizational and interpersonal skills required.


Commensurate with academic preparation and experience, plus full benefits package.


Submit materials electronically to the Office for Human Resources at Rhodes State College.  Applicants must include a letter of interest outlining background and qualifications, a resume and the names, position, email addresses and telephone numbers (work and home/cell) of at least seven (7) professional (management level) references.  References are contacted at the point when applicants advance through the interview process. Applicants who are invited to the interview process will be required to complete and submit a College employment application and undergo a background screening.

Rhodes State College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Rhodes State College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.

The Director of Human Resources, located in Room 223 of the Public Service Building, telephone 419-995-8302, coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

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