Director of Institutional Research & Decision Support
Georgian Court University
Location: Lakewood, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
This position conducts research, analyzes and reports measured progress in optimizing university performance. Develops, implements, and manages information systems to provide a basis for institutional planning, research and assessment. This position works collaboratively with all administrators of departments, offices, and programs of the university to ensure data-driven decision-making and continuous quality improvement by facilitating and coordinating systematic, integrated, research based institutional effectiveness planning and reporting. Maintains a data warehouse of institutional data used in surveys, reports, fact book, environmental scan, and dashboards. Uses existing network/warehouse databases and develops other information resources as needed to support the planning function and satisfies institutional reporting requirements.
Develop methods for gathering, tracking, and maintaining information; facilitate institutional research activities in the management, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of various data and information used internally in institutional planning and assessment, including those associated with student success, enrollment forecasting, and institutional effectiveness at all levels. Design and conduct research projects of importance and interest to the campus community and disseminates through various venues, including but not limited to, an IE website. Fulfill data and informational needs to support strategic and institutional planning efforts and decision making at multiple levels of the institution’s organizational structure.
Conduct analytical studies in response to internal and external data requests, particularly in the areas of administrative and professional employee compensation and organization; faculty salary and compensation; faculty characteristics; staffing trends; and salary increases.
Prepare responses to various State agency information requests. Participate in institutional data exchange activities. Design and conduct peer comparison studies and other special studies as required. Prepare statistical reports and analyze changes/trends in University resources. Prepare analyses to meet internal management information needs. Participate in committees as necessary.
Work as a team member to refine the unit’s research agenda based on scanning of national and state trends in key subject areas.
Responsible for the data warehouse design and configuration of the Institutional Research Information System (IRIS). Design and build relational databases for data storage or processing. Develop strategies for warehouse implementation, data acquisition, and archive recovery. Clean and maintain the database by removing and deleting old data. May evaluate new data sources for adherence to the university’s quality standards and ease of integration.
Install, deploy and upgrade data warehouse systems applications; maintain documentation, and perform routine systems administration maintenance activities. Develop data models and data maps for data warehouse system. Develop processes and applications for migration/transformation of data from university-wide systems to the data warehouse system. Develop and maintain data marts, data cubes, queries, and reports.
Manage dedicated server for research activities and imports data from PowerCampus, PowerFaids and works with other administrative systems.
Prepare federal and state reporting, internal requests and projects, and surveys from guidebooks, professional organizations, and research agencies.
Gather research data for Academic and Administrative departments.
Assist in publishing data, reports, and surveys in paper, digital, and web-based formats.
Participate and/or chair committees and task forces as requested.
Represent the university in organizations devoted to institutional research and assessment.
Perform other duties necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Integrate the core values of respect, compassion, integrity, justice, and service in all aspects of interaction.
A master’s degree in statistics, higher education or related field
Substantial experience in higher education required. Monitoring and analyzing the performance of data warehouse systems. Providing technical assistance to end users regarding data warehouse issues and problems. Creating and documenting database tables, views, data elements, and reports. Performing data warehouse maintenance activities such as data warehouse backups, creating accounts and enforcing data warehouse security.
Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.
Strong analytical, problem solving and data management skills
Background in statistical analyses.
Excellent written and oral communication.
Detail oriented with the ability to multitask.
Proficiency with database querying software such as Microsoft Access.
Knowledge of statistical software such as SPSS.
Experience with the web page design and maintenance desireable.
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic ExcellenceGeorgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men. Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broa...d enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.