Position Title: Director of Institutional Research

Classification: Administrative Staff II

Status: Full-Time

Department: Institutional Research

Reports to: Provost

Mount St. Joseph University is accepting applications for the full-time, administrative staff, position of Director of Institutional Research. In this capacity, the successful candidate would be responsible for institutional research that proactively supports the planning, budgeting, decision-making, assessment, and student enrollment objectives of the Mount.  S/he will serve in a key role which will provide valuable insights that drive institutional effectiveness.  


  • Responsible for the successful identification, analysis, and dissemination of institutional research in support of the Mount’s planning, budgeting, decision-making, and assessment objectives.  Proactively identify and meet informational needs. 
  • Serves a key role in and drives institutional effectiveness.  Uses institutional data, peer benchmarks, and best practice data to initiate discussions with appropriate line officers and administrators. 
  • Extract data from various student systems to support the Mount’s student recruitment and retention efforts.  Actively work with external consultants to develop student financial aid models that will maximize net student tuition income.
  • Provide key information and process recommendations to the Academic Program Review Committee.  Compile program specific data to drive the program review process.  Support Ohio Board of Regents, Higher Learning Commission, and individual program accreditation reviews.
  • Aid the development of and support the Mount’s Strategic Plan.  Co-develop and update the Mount’s Balanced Scorecard which measures progress toward achieving Strategic and Annual Goals.
  • As requested, prepare and present institutional research results to faculty, staff, the Enrollment Management Team, Academic Leadership Council, President’s Cabinet, and the Board of Trustees.
  • As requested, coordinate the Mount's market research efforts in support of student enrollment goals.
  • Identify trends in institutional research, identify new kinds of information needs, identify and monitor benchmarks, support assessment efforts.
  • Prepare the annual FACT book.
  • Represents the Mount and the Department: communicates effectively and in a timely manner with internal members of the Mount community and maintains a professional network of external constituents including vendors, colleagues in higher education, and technology professionals; attends and contributes to professional conferences. 
  • Proactively contributes to team effort: welcomes new and different work requirements; explores new opportunities to enhance the services of the Department; helps others accomplish job related results as and where needed; is a positive advocate for the effective use of technology.
  • Engages in personal and professional development: stays current with the demands of the position; seeks new opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Manages departmental resources: prepares annual budget request; effectively manages departmental resources (budget, personnel, equipment, etc.); ensures efficient use of space and resources; hires/dismisses, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff members.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.

Primary Contacts: President's Cabinet; Mount faculty and staff; students; external agencies; consultants, and other members of the Mount community.

Supervision Exercised: One full-time Data Analyst.

Supervision Received: Works under general direction toward broadly defined objectives; recommends solutions to specific problems to Provost when clarification of organizational policies or conflicting priorities is involved.

Education: Masters in Math, Statistics, or related field required.  Ph D in Math, Statistics, or related area preferred.

Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of higher education, statistical methods, statistical software packages, survey research, and the use of statistics in decision-making and institutional research.  Computer skills. Administrative experience in higher education strongly preferred. 

Specialized Training: Excellent verbal and written communications; proficient in use of statistical software, word processing, and spreadsheet software. 

Work Environment/ Physical Work Demands: Standing or sitting in one position for long periods; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with constant service interruptions; high level customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via e-mail to Human.Resources@msj.edu .  Please include Attn: Director of Institutional Research Search in your subject line. A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.




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