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Coordinator of Institutional Research and Evaluation

Position Deleted on 1/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Durham, NC
Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Department: Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Planning
FLSA Type: Exempt Position
Reports To: Director, Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Planning
Direct Reports: None

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree with coursework relevant to research and evaluation

Work Experience:
A minimum of one year of work experience directly involving research and/or evaluation responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relation skills;
2. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
3. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
4. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
5. Ability to make presentations to large audiences;
6. Excellent computer skills as evidenced by experience with at least one data analysis/business intelligence software product (such as SAS, SPSS, Informer, Estudias) and competence with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word.
7. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
8. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.

Essential Functions, Job Duties, and Responsibilities:
The Coordinator of Institutional Research and Evaluation is responsible for coordinating the college's research and evaluation activities in support of college initiatives, goals, planning, and special projects. In general, this work includes gathering, organizing, and analyzing data as well as performing general office duties requiring the ability to sit for long periods of time at a personal computer and monitor. Visits to other campus departments and other campus locations may be required. Specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:
1. Design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research projects, develop findings and conclusions, write reports, prepare presentations of relevant information, and recommend appropriate college actions based on a culture of evidence;
2. Provide analytical support for the college for enrollment management, academic and support services program reviews, academic and budget planning, institutional effectiveness planning, needs analysis, and other appropriate research;
3. Design, develop, implement, and analyze institution-wide, accreditation, departmental, and ad hoc surveys as well as conduct and report on state-mandated surveys for the NC Community College System Office;
4. Coordinate the college's program for student evaluation of instructors and courses using Class Climate survey software;
5. Serve as the liaison with the NC Community College System Office for meeting deadlines and other external requirements for data and for ensuring full college compliance with the NC Community College System Office's Annual Report Plan;
6. Compile and submit college data for the department's IPEDS reports, including but not limited to the Institutional Characteristics, Completions, and Fall Enrollment reports;
7. Work collaboratively with other college units to provide timely and relevant college facts and information upon demand;
8. Coordinate and facilitate standardized assessments of student engagement and satisfaction in collaboration with the Coordinator of Institutional Assessment and Planning;
9. Prepare enrollment, persistence, and graduation reports for the President's Office and the Board of Trustees;
10. Make presentations to individuals, small groups, and large groups;
11. Assist with compiling data for the college's Fact Book and Profile publications;
12. Serve as the college's IPEDS keyholder for required federal reporting;
13. Support the various activities of the Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Planning Department;
14. Serve on various college committees as assigned; and
15. Perform additional duties or activities as assigned by the supervisor, division vice president, and/or the president.

Physical Demands:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
 - Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
 - Ability to lift, at times, 10 lbs.; and
 - Good eye/hand dexterity.

Normal Working Hours:
A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary to enable four-day or four and one half-day work weeks.
Human Resources Department
Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
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