Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Position ID: 45540
Albany State University
Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Position Description
Job Class: 
Director, Institutional Research
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Director of Institutional Effectiveness  

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Institutional Research and Effectiveness  

Nature of Work:

The Director reports to the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, and is responsible for integrating planning, organizing and coordinating assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. The Director of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership to support a culture in which assessment, continuous quality improvement, and planning activities are integrated, understood and practices in ways consistent with the University vision, mission and values. In addition, this position performs highly advanced research work that involves leading the development of research students to inform decision making and planning; designs and carries out research studies that contribute to the institution's decision-making capacity and mission; include the use of data visualizations and strategic analytics in preparing reports of the findings; oversees and participates in the institution's data collection, surveys, and reporting for a variety of purposes and audiences; and develops and/or maintains databases, programs, and documentation, as necessary, to ensure timely and accurate reporting.  

Training and Experience:


1. Master's Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Educational Research, Social Research, Psychology or Education Administration required.
2. Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in data analysis, statistical analysis, and qualitative research methods.
3. Supervisory experience preferred.
4. Experience in an institutional research or business intelligence setting at a University.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of research design, sampling, modeling, statistical analysis and data interpretation including creating reports and presentation of results and recommendations.
6. Experience analyzing and preparing data sets for IPEDS, the Common Data Set and other required official University reporting.
7. Strong analytical and organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to relate to a variety of individuals.
8. Excellent written and oral communication skills, time management skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.
9. Solid computer skills with experience using word processing and spreadsheet software.
10. Experience with data visualization or business intelligence software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, etc.) and statistical software (e.g. SPSS, R, etc.)
11. Successful completion of background information.  

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Illustrative Examples of Work:

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Oversees, plans, develops, and monitors research projects including in-house and national surveys, end of course evaluations, and focus groups.
2. Assists with facilitating the College's institutional effectiveness processes.
3. Collaborates with units on development and assessment of unit goals and outcomes.
4. IPEDS data reporting and coordinates institutional response for external surveys.
5. Supports University and individual program accreditation processes.
6. Evaluates and reviews the scope and methodologies of research projects and areas to be evaluated.
7. Develops and reviews policies and procedures in conducting and administering research and assessment activities.
8. Performs statistical analysis using SPSS to interpret results and findings.
9. Develops queries for data extraction utilizing tools such as Argos and SQL Developer.
10. Provides graphic and numerical display of information for presentation to a variety of audiences.
11. Reacts to and manages changes in priorities and workload.
12. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.  

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Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)

Open Until Filled



Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position requires a background check.  

Funding Source:

General Operating (State)  

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If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:

state funds  

Fringe Benefits:



Commensurate with qualifications and experience  

Physical Demands


Facts About the Institution:

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, K Building, Suite 111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442.  

Disability Statement:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3  

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter  

Application Types Accepted:

Staff Employment Application  

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Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Education, General
University Advancement & Development (Admin code)
Statistics, General
Educational Evaluation and Research
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Required Qualifications
3 years
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Annual Salary: 
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator