Assistant Director of Institutional Research

University of Connecticut in Connecticut

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 29, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

University of Connecticut


Job Summary:  The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, located on the Storrs campus, invites applications for an Assistant Director of Institutional Research.  Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut serves as the flagship for public higher education and the primary doctoral degree granting public institution in the state and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, five regional campuses throughout the State, a Law School, and Medical and Dental Schools at its Health Center.  The University, a Land Grant and Sea Grant college and Space Grant consortium institution, is consistently ranked the number one public university in New England and among the top 20 public in the nation.  The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 30,000 students, including more than 22,000 undergraduates and nearly 8,000 graduate/professional students.  More information regarding the University of Connecticut and the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) can be found at:


Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice Provost, the incumbent leads the institutional reporting functions of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness by proactively identifying the strategic data and information needs while ensuring that the analysis and reporting is done accurately and conforms to established protocols (quality and integrity) and deadlines.  As a member of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness leadership team, the incumbent also participates in the formulation of policy, is engaged in long-range planning for the office, and is accountable for the creation, development, and implementation of internal goals and strategies to meet the Offices objectives.  Within prescribed limits of authority, the individual acts on behalf of and makes decisions in the absence of the Assistant Vice Provost; plays a major role in personnel decisions, including hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and discipline of staff; makes salary recommendations; ensures that work assignments and work schedules effectively meet office operational needs; assists with resolving personnel problems; provides leadership to the staff for the development of institutional research related reporting practices by researching data, coordinating data collection, analyzing and generating reports.  In conjunction with the Assistant Vice Provost, the individual plays a significant role in establishing policy; develops office goals and ensures staff work strategies adhere to the Offices mission; prepares or leads in the preparation of research studies, reports, analyses, surveys related to academic affairs operations dealing with class size, student faculty ratio, enrollment trends and projections, faculty load and productivity, peer analysis and academic plan metrics; serves as a point person for all data reporting and analysis requirements for Next Generation Connecticut project; reviews and ensures that all external reporting conforms to established federal, state and other standard guidelines in institutional research practices; ensures that data standards and integrity are enforced in the UCONN  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and other institutional information systems and databases; ensures the appropriateness of data and information request from OIRE as well as the information provided by staff; assists the end users and offices in appropriate use of the data for decision support; stays at the forefront of emerging issues in higher education research and administration by actively representing the University at conferences or meetings which may require overnight stays; serves on various University committees as needed or required; and other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:  The ideal candidate must have a Doctoral degree in quantitative disciplines such as Educational Research, Measurement or Administration, Public Policy or a related discipline; three years of full time experience in institutional research or assessment related area; experience in using SPSS or SAS statistical analysis programs for decision support; knowledge of data analysis and research design methodologies; capacity for independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems; ability to work with data from multiple sources; excellent analytical and quantitative skills; and excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.


Preferred Qualifications:  Knowledge of programming in SQL or SAS; knowledge of business intelligence and reporting tools such as Tableau, SAS BI, or OBIEE; and working knowledge of ERP such as PeopleSoft, SAP or Banner.

Appointment Terms:  This is a full-time position.  Salary will be commensurate with background and experience and includes a full benefits package.


To Apply: Interested applications should upload a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references via Husky Hire (  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2015054)


At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.  We actively encourage women, people with disabilities, and members of minority groups to apply.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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