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Title Director, Institutional Research
Job ID 13A-1036
Campus/Site Seneca@York
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Academic Partnerships, the Director, Institutional Research will provide leadership in the management and coordination of the College’s institutional research activities to support the collection, analysis, organization and reporting of institutional and external data and provide the College with data and information in support of decision making. The Director will identify issues, analyze trends, and project outcomes. A key focus will be leading an active programme of turning data to knowledge and knowledge to action.
Responsibilities • Provides leadership in the collection, analysis and dissemination of College-wide data in support of the planning and decision-making process.
• Receives and manages requests for internal and external data. Analyzes institutional standing and progress in comparison to peer and comparable institutions.
• Maintains an inventory of institutional data and coordinates its accurate reporting, internally and externally.
• Coordinates institution-wide and provincial surveys such as Provincial KPIs and course assessment and conducts surveys of students, alumni and employers.
• Determines the best methodology for extracting, analyzing and presenting data to the internal College community and external constituencies such as the Ministry and Colleges Ontario.
• Serves as a resource to other units/departments and to College-wide communities on projects related to research design, survey methods, evaluation, and statistics.
• Supports analysis activities for academic program review, department and College assessment, grant procurement and other campus-wide programs. Provide research findings to academic programs for purposes of assessing teaching and student learning outcomes.
• Conducts studies and environmental analyses pertaining to institutional planning decisions; Analyzes trends and patterns in institutional activity pertinent to institutional management and decision-making.
• Provides research support for accreditation processes and programme review.
• Supervises Institutional Research staff.
Qualifications • Demonstrated competencies attained through a Master’s degree, preferably in the Social Sciences, with an emphasis in an applied research area (e.g. Education, Economics, Sociology, Psychology).
• Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in education, government or industry with knowledge and experience in areas such as data collection systems, data extraction, statistics, search methods and designs and data warehousing or business intelligence.
• Demonstrated experience in data assessment and collection, through knowledge of research methods and designs, including experience in synthesizing and interpreting complex data and reporting findings to a broad user base.
• Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and management skills.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to conduct statistical analysis and manipulation of data.
• Experience using software applications such as Access databases, spreadsheet applications and using statistical packages (SPSS/PC) and data warehousing or BI (business intelligence) tools such as Cognos.
• Sound judgement and ability to handle matters of a confidential/sensitive nature.
Required Date August 2013
Posting Date May 22, 2013
Closing Date Open Until Filled
To Apply
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Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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