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Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 8, 2017
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Bay State College is a private career-focused college founded in 1946 in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. With a Mission to prepare students for successful careers and global citizenship through academic rigor and individualized support, Bay State College seeks candidates who will be leaders in fulfilling that Mission.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of Institutional Research develops, conducts and coordinates the College's institutional research activities, supporting institutional effectiveness, enrollment management, grant support, planning and accreditation activities. The Director oversees the institutional research department, and supports quality improvement by working with decision makers across the College to enhance the understanding, collection, and use of data in decision-making; the Director coordinates the preparation of required state and federal reports.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

College Planning

In consultation with the VP of Academic Affairs

Lead accreditation self-studies for the college.
Oversee/monitor assessment of student academic achievement for all programs across the college.
Oversee/monitor assessment of non-academic effectiveness.
Serve as a resource for the development of course and program student achievement assessment plans.
Coordinate approvals by state and accreditation organizations needed for new programs, new delivery methods, and expansion to new sites.
Oversee the development of appropriate assessment surveys and the administration of these tests and results.
Oversee the statistical analyses and evaluation of data.
Write and present reports to regulatory agencies, staff and faculty.
Assist in new program market research for the College.
Direct and supervise the work of assigned staff.
Serve as a member of appropriate committees.
Work with other College departments (Academic Affairs, Student Services, Enrollment, Student Financial Services, and Center for Technological Support) to ensure highest quality educational experience for BSC students.
Oversee the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
Perform other related tasks as required.
REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Experience and knowledge of NEASC standards, policies and procedures;
Exceptional analytical skills to develop research that contributes to policy analysis;
A broad knowledge of outcomes assessment of both student learning and institutional effectiveness.
Experience gathering, editing, analyzing, and interpreting data and statistical reports.
Experience conducting research and communicating results for educational initiatives, planning, enrollment management, grants support, or institutional effectiveness.
Demonstrated involvement in new program development.
Skill utilizing computer software programs important to institutional research, such as data warehouses, presentation software, and data modeling software.
Experience with technological tools utilized in institutional research, i.e., integrated databases, data mining software, statistical packages, presentation software, etc.
A demonstrated ability to gather data from a variety of sources, synthesize and summarize the information, and clearly present the information to a variety of audiences in both verbal and written formats.
Supervisory experience and effective supervisory skills to include coaching and mentoring to support employees in achieving the college mission and their individual professional goals.
A demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
An understanding of contemporary higher education policy issues and how they impact institutional research and reporting requirements.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree with strong emphasis on institutional research, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or a related field with an emphasis on quantitative methods and analysis, or a
Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years relevant research experience providing leadership to an institutional research unit in an academic institution.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university with coursework that includes knowledge of research methods, statistics, and databases.
Five (5) years’ experience providing leadership to an institutional research unit in an academic institution.
Experience directing and supervising staff.
How to Apply: . Interested candidates should forward current cover letter and resume to William Carroll, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs at wcarroll@baystate.edu. No phone calls please.

• Location: Boston, Boston, MA

• Post ID: 53662162 boston
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