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Director of Institutional Research
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Jun. 27, 2019
Title Director of Institutional Research
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Department Strategic Research & Analysis
Application Deadline 9/30/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research

Director of Institutional Research

Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA002404

Department: 3900713100-Strategic Research & Analysis

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:

Institutional Research. Georgia Southern University seeks nominations and applications for the Director of Institutional Research. The Director serves as the University's Chief Institutional Research Officer and as a university-wide leader for issues related to institutional data analysis, standards, and data governance. The Director works closely with senior leadership to provide data, analyses and recommendations to support strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, resource allocation and decision-making to help advance the University's efforts in student success. Nominations should be submitted at

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates the collection and dissemination of statistical analyses of relevant institutional data and key performance indicators including enrollment, retention, recruitment, and assessment.
  • Serves as institutional key holder for IPEDS and coordinates institutional responses for external surveys.
  • Performs advanced descriptive statistical analysis and data mining activities using available tools (SPSS, SAS, etc.) to interpret results and identify trends.
  • Develops and validates predictive models for retention and enrollment.
  • Collects, analyzes, interprets, and reports data and information for decision support.
  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures for data governance, collection and reporting processes to ensure data integrity.
  • Assists with the administration and analysis of student, alumni, faculty, and staff surveys used to identify and improve organizational and institutional effectiveness. Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

Minimum Education Required:

Masters Degree

Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

Minimum Experience Required:

Five or more years of related work experience; demonstrated experience with data analytics and visualization; demonstrated ability to clearly communicate findings to a variety of audiences

Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment

Preferred Education:

Doctoral Degree

Preferred Experience::

Progressively responsible experience in institutional research conducting analytical studies in higher education; experience with predictive analytics, the use of key performance indicators, and dashboards; experience with Banner as a student information system; expertise in analytical/statistical software applications (SPSS, STATA, etc.); experience using national-level datasets such as IPEDS and National Student Clearinghouse

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Job Open Date: 06/25/2019

Job Closing Date: 9/30/2019

Special Instructions Summary:

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