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Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Position Deleted on 12/06/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Langston, OK
Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
Application Due:
Full Time
Job Summary:
The Director of Institutional Research and Planning will develop, analyze, and interpret institutional data and provide summaries, recommendations, and reports to support decision making and the university's strategic initiatives. The individual will develop and maintain a database of information on students, academic courses, human resources, University finances, peer institutions, and national data sources. This role coordinates with the senior leadership of the University to support strategic planning, internal decision making, and external accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing technical expertise and consultation regarding university planning, research, analysis, grant development, and reporting procedures.
  • Identifying primary institutional source data and external local, state, and national demographic data to be used in research projects.
  • Gathering quantitative and qualitative data from various information sources; organizing, analyzing, and presenting information to key stakeholders in a clear and effective manner.
  • Providing critically important reporting, assessment, benchmarking, and public information services to support the needs of the University.
  • Coordinating the development of policies and procedures regarding the University's research function; interpreting state and federal regulations impacting research and program evaluation.
  • Developing and supervising the implementation of the annual University research report.
  • Preparing and studying University, community, state, and national demographics, population projections, and staffing reports.
  • Supporting the senior leadership of the University in the process of program evaluation, resource allocation, budgeting, accountability, and the development of policy decisions through the propagation of researched information.
  • Providing direction and administrative management to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
  • Designing and implementing information surveys and work with focus groups to measure university effectiveness.
Position Requirements:
  • Knowledge of research design, scientific sampling, statistical analysis, and the ability to interpret data.
  • Ability to write, revise, and use programs to extract and compile data from the University's student information system.
  • Ability to develop accurate and functional reports, charts, and graphs, through SPSS, Microsoft Excel or other statistical software.
  • Ability to develop and understand MySQL database system.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and analyze national surveys (CCSSE, SENCE, Noel-Levitz).
  • Ability and willingness to function as a team member in developing and implementing institutional research and institutional effectiveness projects.
  • Participation with the Association for Institutional Research.
  • Ability to clearly and accurately communicate orally, and in writing, complex and/or technical information to audiences of varying educational levels.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Master's degree in social or behavioral sciences, education, economics, statistics, or other quantitative oriented discipline required.
  • Three years of progressively more responsible research experience, preferably in areas related to education, government, public policy, not-for-profit organizations, applied research, or financial analysis preferred.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful candidate must provide documentation of identity and eligibility for employment, as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.

TO APPLY: Submit a letter of application, resume, official transcript(s), and three current letters of recommendation, and the official Langston University Application. (The application can be downloaded at Please send all documents to:

Human Resources Office
Post Office Box 1205
Langston, Oklahoma 73050
(405) 466-3203
Langston University is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other Federal Laws and regulations, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services.
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