Laramie County Community College Director, Institutional Research in Cheyenne, Wyoming
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
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Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Director, Institutional Research (IR), is responsible for the leadership and development of a comprehensive institutional research program to support the College’s mission and strategic initiatives. Additionally, this individual leads efforts of IR staff to empower LCCC’s community and external stakeholders to use and understand data objectively, consistently, and with integrity for planning and decision-making purposes. Essential functions fall into four major categories: reporting, research and analysis; data governance, quality and integrity; collaboration and committee service; and IR department operations.
Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.
Compensation: This is a Managerial 5 position. Starting salary: $66, 880-$71, 896.
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by July 8th, 2018.
Starting Date: September 9th, 2018.
For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome
Research, Analysis, and Reporting:
Develop, in consultation with college decision-makers, and implement an annual research agenda
Analyze academic, student and administrative data in support of data-informed decision-making
Conduct research and create reports on institutional effectiveness efforts, with emphasis on the College’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Proactively design and conduct, in collaboration with administrators, faculty and staff, research studies on issues related to continuous improvement efforts and in support of high-level planning and decision making
Query the college’s electronic database(s) to respond appropriately to ad hoc data requests from external and internal stakeholders
Data Governance, Quality and Integrity:
Chair the Data Quality Committee
Represent the College in state-level data governance, serving on the Wyoming Community College Data Governance/Institutional Research Council
Coordinate data changes, ensuring that both college and state processes are followed
Assist in identifying and correcting errors in the college’s electronic databases
Implement processes to ensure integrity, reliability, validity, accuracy, and confidentiality of data
Develop and implement systems and processes to ensure the availability of accurate, relevant information and data necessary for effective institutional planning
Collaboration and Committee Service:
Serve as a research/data resource person to governance committees, faculty, and staff
Serve as on the College Council, the Institutional Review Board, and other college committees as assigned
Serve as liaison with state and federal agencies and with statewide research organizations
Participate in institutional research professional organizations and keep abreast of national, state and local educational issues
Serve as the primary point of contact for requests from external entities for institutional reports
Collaborate with other members of the Institutional Effectiveness Division on division- and college-level assignments
IR Department Operations:
Maintain the highest levels of data management, including FERPA’s information privacy regulations, and institutional research ethical standards
Supervise all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the IR department
Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the work of departmental staff
Plan, develop, direct, and evaluate all Institutional Research functions, in collaboration with IR staff
Oversee the development and maintenance of documentation for IR office processes and reporting requirements
Develop and implement an annual IR office operational plan to support the College’s strategic priorities.
Prepare annual department budget request and oversee expenditures
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of evolving methodologies and practices in the field of institutional research, including analytical and presentation standards
An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:
Serve on committees not directly related to the essential functions of this position, such as screening committees
Participate in college-wide activities, such as the annual convocation
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Data, measures, and regular reporting cycles typical of higher education institutions
Research concepts, including data collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation methods
Current and emerging public policy issues in higher education, particularly as related to community colleges
Database systems, database and metadata management, and best practices in each of these areas
Project development and management principles and best practices
Data visualization concepts and resources
Relevant computer software applications, including spreadsheets (e.g. Excel), business intelligence packages (e.g. SAP Business Objects), data presentation tools (e.g. Tableau), or analytics software
Continuous improvement principles and best practices
Federal reporting regulations and confidentiality requirements, including, but not limited to, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
Skills and Abilities to:
Professionally and effectively communicate in writing, orally, and visually with diverse populations
Effectively choose and utilize appropriate presentation and communication tools
Compile and report accurate data to meet reporting deadlines
Accurately read, interpret, and explain data and research results in a variety of formats
Simultaneously and successfully manage multiple projects
Productively manage time, stress, and resources in a high-work-volume environment with strict deadlines
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties
Independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of data to the programs and services of the college
There may be daily instances of prolonged personal computer use that would include keyboard and/or mouse usage, viewing a computer monitor, and sitting for extended periods of time
While the essential functions of this position are mostly sedentary, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work space as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
There will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent demands on this position; therefore this position requires the mental ability to be flexible and adjust priorities rapidly to meet critical deadlines
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the ability to shift mental focus quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasks
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
Master’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in a research-intensive field, (such as, but not limited to, statistics, economics, social sciences, or information sciences), with at least six (6) graduate credit hours in statistics or research methods
At least three (3) years of directly related full-time experience working at a college or university
Demonstrated expertise in research design, particularly as it relates to continuous improvement efforts
Demonstrated expertise in conducting research on topics related to student success
Proficiency in working with relevant software applications, including spreadsheets (e.g. Excel), business intelligence packages (e.g. SAP Business Objects), data presentation tools (e.g. Tableau), or analytics software
Strong problem solving skills
Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong presentation skills, especially in regard to presenting data and statistical results to a variety of audiences
Three years of directly related experience working at a community college
Post baccalaureate certificate in institutional research from a regionally-accredited college or university
Experience in survey design and administration, including needs assessments for program development
Experience supervising personnel
Experience managing a department budget
Experience in data governance
Experience in policy development
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