Director of Institutional Research

Director of Institutional Research

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville seeks a Director of Institutional Research. The Director of IR conducts statistical and analytical studies that support the administrative decision making of the College and explains data to stakeholders. The director compiles and interprets information for enrollment analysis, assessment, planning and budgeting; prepares internal and external reports; assists in providing campus users and the public with timely access to data and information; and serves as liaison to a variety of campus groups. The director reports to the Vice Chancellor of Research, Planning and Assessment.

Specific duties include writing queries; extracting data; submitting data to comply with ADHE/legislative requests; coordinating the collection and submission of IPEDS data; compiling data to support grant applications; providing data to support reports to accrediting agencies; assisting with collection and reporting of assessment data; responsible for compiling data for Factbook and Division data pages; completing on-going and ad hoc data requests; coordinating the administration of CCSSE and other similar surveys; presenting data to campus groups, including weekly Data Bits and Bytes; reviewing practices and measures of institutional effectiveness and goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in math/statistics, education, business or social science; Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience collecting, analyzing and interpreting statistical data in a professional setting. Knowledge of institutional research or higher education reporting requirements preferred.
  • Strong analytical ability and experience with interpreting statistics
  • Advanced computing skills, especially with databases, spreadsheets, queries, and statistical software; experience with relational database such as Colleague preferred.
  • Strong problem solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills, especially in regard to presenting data and statistical results to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, deliver accurate results and meet deadlines; ability to work in a collaborative environment and interact effectively with different college constituencies preferred.

Salary commensurate with education and experience, with range in mid to high 40s.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted electronically at Applicants should be prepared to upload a letter of application (cover letter), resume, contact information for at least three professional references, and copies of all college transcripts. A State of Arkansas Application Form, Disclosure - Family Members Form and Disclosure - UA Board Policy 405.6 form are all included with the electronic application. If preferred, applications containing all of the items listed above may be mailed to: Alexa Smith, Human Resources, UACCB; P.O. Box 3350; Batesville, AR 72503-3350. A criminal background check will be performed. Review of applications will begin April 3, 2017; the position is open until filled. UACCB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.