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Associate Director of Institutional Research

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Program Director
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Posting Duration 8/16/2022 - 8/22/2022
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The Associate Director of Institutional Research supports the mission of the Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis office. Job responsibilities and duties include supervising five full-time staff members; serving as the project manager for all compliance, recurring, and ad hoc institutional research projects; executing a project review process and project workflow assessment; completing institutional research projects and leading the process to develop, maintain, and implement data standards; lead research analyses and the development of predictive analytics; serve on university committees; and develop and deliver presentations and trainings to campus.

Additional Information
Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis provides data and information that supports strategic and operational analysis and planning. The office is also responsible for university compliance reporting at both the federal and state levels. Additionally, the office coordinates and supports university-wide planning efforts, such as the institution’s strategic plan and master plan.
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Required Qualifications
1. Master’s or equivalent degree (transcript required – may be unofficial)
2. Minimum five (5) years of full time (or part-time equivalent) experience in the area of institutional research in higher education
3. Demonstrated understanding of data analysis and research data design techniques
4. Demonstrated experience with reporting systems, report writers, and/or enterprise resource systems
5. Demonstrated experience using query tools in a variety of environments
6. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
7. Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication
8. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including data manipulation and professional writing
9. Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness of meeting project timelines

Desired Qualifications
1. Experience leading a team or unit
2. Experience in report creation using tools such as Cognos, Power BI, Business Objects, or Tableau
3. Experience with statistical analysis software, such as SPSS
4. Experience in the presentation of data analysis to customers
5. Experience conducting qualitative research


Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Colette Homan
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.