Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Wilson College seeks experienced candidates for Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Director provides leadership and development of a comprehensive institutional research and assessment program to support the College’s mission and strategic goals. The Director partners with academic and administrative offices to develop and manage comprehensive institutional research, assessment programs and strategic planning efforts that support the curricular, analytical, informational, reporting and accreditation needs of the College. The Director is responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating a wide range of data related to Wilson’s academic and business operations.

A master’s or Ph.D. in a relevant field in which extensive training was provided with an emphasis on quantitative research methods and statistics is preferred. Additionally, candidates should have at least five years of working experience as a data and research analyst or a comparable position, with experience in data analysis and reporting for decision support, along with experience related to institutional research in a higher education setting. The Director must be a strategic thinker who can translate data analysis to provide insight and inform institutional planning.

The Director:

  • coordinates, manages and evolves an institutional effectiveness program that includes ongoing assessment and planning in support of data-informed decision-making processes.
  • oversees the College’s compliance reporting to external governmental agencies and the reporting of institutional data to internal and external parties.
  • assists the VPAA and works closely with faculty, administration and staff in preparation of reports—including research and writing support—for state and federal accrediting agencies, as well as independent accrediting agencies, e.g., veterinary medical technology and nursing accreditation.
  • organizes and implements the systematic collection, analysis and retention of data and research relating to the College for the purposes of planning and informing strategic decisions.
  • maintains a current data set about the College and develops an archive for historical data.
  • performs research on general trends and provides comparative analyses of Wilson College versus peer and aspirant institutions.
  • provides support for various grant writing opportunities.
  • serves on the College’s Assessment Committee, Institutional Review Board and other committees.
  • serves as Title III co-coordinator; working with the AVP for Library and Technology Services, evaluates performance measures overseeing grant budget, collaborating with the student services and instructional divisions.
  • directs projects and performs other tasks as requested by the VPAA.

Additional qualifications include:

  • knowledge of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reporting and survey tools and requirements;
  • knowledge of Middle States and other accreditation organizations’ expectations concerning student learning assessment requirements;
  • ability to analyze and synthesize results to most effectively “tell a story”
  • thorough understanding of sophisticated analytical methods and techniques and concepts;
  • exceptional time management with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
  • ability to collaborate with partners across the institution and work independently;
  • high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • high standard of integrity to handle confidential information appropriately;
  • excellent written and oral communications skills.

Wilson College offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life, and long-term and short-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer vacation, personal and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.

Interested candidates should submit the following information electronically to 1) a cover letter addressing the ways in which the candidate meets the position requirements, 2) a resume/CV, 3) contact information for three to five references.


Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Ave.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
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