Director of Institutional Research

Details

  • Position Category: Non-Academic
  • Position Title: Director of Institutional Research
  • School/Department: Office of the Provost
  • Reports To: Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness,
  • Time: Full-Time
  • Appointment: Regular

Information & Responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION
California Institute of the Arts seeks a Director of Institutional Research to provide leadership in the measurement and assessment of the Institute’s strategic planning, educational effectiveness, enrollment management, and other data-based initiatives. The director partners with stakeholders from across the institution to identify, develop, gather, validate, analyze, and effectively share data related to institutional and programmatic operational improvement. Reporting currently to the Associate Provost for Educational Effectiveness, the Director of Institutional Research coordinates reporting of official statistical and benchmarking data requested from external agencies while facilitating data use by internal constituencies.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research and Presentation of Information
 Lead and manage a comprehensive, responsive institutional research program that
supports strategic planning, evidence-based decision making, and educational and
institutional effectiveness from the Board to the program level.
 Coordinate the collection, analysis, and effective presentation of relevant institutional
data, internal surveys, and key performance indicators to support decision-making
across the Institute.
 Proactively partner with senior management and other administrators and departments
to facilitate the effective use of institutional data and analysis.
 Perform advanced statistical analysis and data mining activities using available tools
(SPSS, SAS, etc.) to interpret results and identify trends.
 Partner in developing and validating projection models for retention and enrollment.
 Respond to and anticipate ad-hoc requests including support for the development of
grant proposals.
 Meet specific research needs of a visual and performing arts college including enhanced
data visualization via development, design, and coordination of dashboards in Tableau.
 Assist academic units with information needs including for accreditation visits, program
review and development, student learning outcome assessment efforts.
 Oversee the production of the annual CalArts Fact Book.
 Manage collection, distribution, and reporting of course evaluations via Qualtrics.
 Support accreditation, assessment, and strategic planning through data collection and
analysis.

Data Collection and Stewardship
 Lead efforts to improve existing data mining strategies and develop new approaches and
procedures for data collection and analysis in order to share data trends with leadership
and stakeholders.
 Maintain a drive, website, etc. to house periodic reports for easy access by stakeholders.
 Ensure coordination with Institute offices in survey design and data collection, analysis,
and reporting internal survey research for the institution.
 Conduct a regular schedule of surveys, analyses, and prepare reports on the surveys
and maintain a comparative and trend file of survey data.
 Oversee the administration and analysis of student, alumnx, faculty, and staff surveys
(e.g. NSSE, SNAAP, Healthy Minds, etc.) used to identify and improve organizational
and institutional effectiveness.

Serve, and lead where appropriate, on various CalArts committees (e.g. Student
Persistence and Graduation Committee).
 Supervise and provide development of the institutional research analyst.
 Collaborate with campus stakeholders to promote a culture of data-informed decision
making and continuous improvement.
 Coordinate the institutional research functions performed in other areas of the Institute
and convene regular discussions of these functions.
 Work to enhance effective data and information flow between the schools, the executive
offices and partnering with other offices, faculty, and staff to enhance Institute-wide
meaningful use of data availability for decision making.
Reporting
 Responsible for the coordination and preparation of, and serving as a clearinghouse for,
all required reports for state, federal, and external agencies.
 Maintain currency in the techniques and standards for data collection/reporting and
federal and state reporting requirements.
 Lead the Institute’s survey response process to ensure completion of state and federal
reporting requirements (e.g. IPEDS), accreditor reporting requirements (HEADS), and
key external surveys including US News, College Board, and others.
 Maintain websites to publish institutional data for the general public and via intranet for
the internal campus community.

Strongly preferred: experience in an art and design setting

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 Masters degree from an accredited college/university in a relevant field (e.g. educational
administration, educational research, statistics, data analytics, social sciences, or related
area). Terminal degree preferred.
 Significant experience in institutional research, institutional effectiveness, mixed
methods research design, and implementation in a higher education or related setting
(e.g. K-12, government, etc.).
 Experience working with qualitative data.
 Experience in preparing various accreditation and/or quantitatively driven reports with
regional and national agencies including IPEDS.
 Advanced knowledge of data visualization to design, enhance, and develop visualized
reports in Tableau, including but not limited to employing interactive dashboards.
 Knowledge of and familiarity with higher education enterprise data systems and the
ability to extract data and translate into useful reports.
 Ability to identify, generate, validate, analyze, interpret, and communicate data for
strategic decision-making purposes.
 Ability to communicate data and findings in a compelling manner, including via effective
data visualization skills and techniques.
 Cultural competence with regard to issues of identity in social science research and data
collection.
 Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with demonstrated
presentation skills.
 Capacity for self-direction; ability to organize and set priorities; ability to build and
maintain strong working relationships within a diverse work environment.
 Demonstrated expertise working with databases, statistical software (e.g. SAS and
SPSS), data warehouse, and reporting systems.

How to Apply

This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please follow the interfolio link to apply

http:/apply.interfolio.com/102067

Equity & Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

TypeNon-Academic
School/DepartmentOffice of the Provost
Reports ToAssociate Provost for Educational Effectiveness,
StatusFull-Time
AppointmentRegular
Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 Masters degree from an accredited college/university in a relevant field (e.g. educational
administration, educational research, statistics, data analytics, social sciences, or related
area). Terminal degree preferred.
 Significant experience in institutional research, institutional effectiveness, mixed
methods research design, and implementation in a higher education or related setting
(e.g. K-12, government, etc.).
 Experience working with qualitative data.
 Experience in preparing various accreditation and/or quantitatively driven reports with
regional and national agencies including IPEDS.
 Advanced knowledge of data visualization to design, enhance, and develop visualized
reports in Tableau, including but not limited to employing interactive dashboards.
 Knowledge of and familiarity with higher education enterprise data systems and the
ability to extract data and translate into useful reports.
 Ability to identify, generate, validate, analyze, interpret, and communicate data for
strategic decision-making purposes.
 Ability to communicate data and findings in a compelling manner, including via effective
data visualization skills and techniques.
 Cultural competence with regard to issues of identity in social science research and data
collection.
 Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with demonstrated
presentation skills.
 Capacity for self-direction; ability to organize and set priorities; ability to build and
maintain strong working relationships within a diverse work environment.
 Demonstrated expertise working with databases, statistical software (e.g. SAS and
SPSS), data warehouse, and reporting systems.

Instructions

This position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please follow the interfolio link to apply

http:/apply.interfolio.com/102067

Equity and Diversity

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking.  Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.