Posted Feb 16

Associate Director of Institutional Research & Assessment

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, NJ Full Time

Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC), serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for forty years, offers over 90 associate degrees and certificates, customized training and continuing education. The College's 240-acre campus lies at the crossroads of central New Jersey in North Branch. In addition, an RVCC satellite site is located in the Township of Franklin, Somerset County. RVCC is committed to being a learning-centered college that works closely with the community to develop and offer new and innovative programs to meet the needs of a growing diverse community and student population.

Associate Director of Institutional Research & Assessment

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting research on all aspects of the college for decision support, policy review and assessment of institutional performance. The Associate Director will offer support, information, and guidance in assisting the Director in developing an effective vision, strategy and procedures for the department.

Primary Duties include but not limited to:

Works closely with the Director and other College personnel to assure that data is available to support College planning and decision making.

Provides Executive staff and other College administrative entities assessment and quality findings to support program planning initiatives; prepares or participates in the preparation and presentation of formal research and reports.

Develops, evaluates, and distributes community demographic and economic information.

Provides coordination for the College's research agenda by developing and/or advising on all College surveys, tests, and/or data gathering materials.

Provides a central storage, dissemination and revision point for all College research.

Conducts appropriate research and analysis when needed to support assessment, quality, planning, and accreditation self-study functions.

Completes mandated reports and surveys for internal units, state and federal agencies, voluntary collaboration associations and external educational associations.

Assist the Director in gathering information for academic/administrative units for reports to accrediting agencies.

Periodically conducts studies to provide useful information about issues of importance to college senior management.

Informs the College community of information collected about the College and its effectiveness.

Maintains and awareness of new and changing national, regional and institutional information requirements.

Stays current on trends that affect higher education and assists the Director of IR on the appropriate responses.

Develops and maintains comprehensive working knowledge of accrediting agencies and the impact on the changing requirements on the college.


Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master degree in any of the following fields, Social Science, Education, Higher Education or related field; and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in institutional research at a college or university or higher education association working with statistical analysis of an institution's performance. Experience with enterprise information system (Banner preferred).

Must possess:

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills

Demonstrated understanding of the mission of the community college

Knowledge of data extraction and /or programming skills

Proficiency with statistical packages for example SAS or SPSS and Microsoft Office Suite, and SharePoint applications

Demonstrated ability to accomplish data exploration and analysis through interviews, surveys, calculating statistics, web research and database programming.

Knowledge of student learning assessment

Knowledge of forecasting techniques used to project student enrollment and graduation rates.

Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical staff.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online

We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all person.

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