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Associate Director of Institutional Research

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Institutional Research


Institutional Research, Analysis & Decision Support

Institutional Research, Analysis & Decision Support (IRADS) provides ongoing support for UMBC’s campus planning and decision-making. Through the integration and analysis of campus data we facilitate decision-making in the areas of budget, resource allocation, enrollment management/projections, campus performance, and the setting of campus goals and objectives.

IRADS functions as the primary source for official campus statistics, complying with Federal, State and University System of Maryland reporting requirements. As needed, we conduct surveys (students, alumni, faculty/staff, employers) and special research studies to assist in policy decision-making. We also respond to requests for information about UMBC from higher education associations, accreditation teams, admissions guidebook publishers, other colleges and universities, students, etc.


The Associate Director for Institutional Research will work primarily in the institutional research arm of IRADS, assisting the AVP of IRADS in all institutional research functions, as well as taking a lead role in the analytical work of the office in support of the campus strategic plan.  Specific duties include:

  • Assists with the institutional research function of the office, including surveys and analysis in support of enrollment management, faculty workload, Academic Program Review and new program development and proposals, instructional costs and academic productivity, peer benchmarking, student characteristics, alumni affairs, student­ learning outcomes and curricular evaluation, and campus accreditation;
  • Manages IR staff, ensuring high levels of customer service and data integrity;
  • Oversees and supervises the analytical arm of IRADS, providing support to campus constituents and decision-makers, especially with regard to items outlined in the strategic plan;
  • Defines measures and reports data to assess university-wide goals and objectives in support of strategic planning (in conjunction with Decision Support and Academic Analytics);
  • Participates in a variety of campus-wide planning and administrative committees;
  • Represents campus at system office IR meetings and other external committees as appropriate;
  • Represents IRADS on grant-funded research projects as required;
  • Supports dissemination/publication of research on IR-related activities and best practices to internal and external audiences;
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Required Qualifications

Master's degree and at least five years experience in institutional research or higher education administration required.

Must have: knowledge of higher education issues at campus, State, and federal levels; demonstrated knowledge and success in research design and statistical analysis and modeling; demonstrated success working with university data systems, reporting, and data and information management; excellent understanding of data sources, relational databases, and demonstrated expertise in extracting data from complex systems.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in social science or higher education administration
  • Experience at a public, doctoral-granting research institution
  • Some supervisory experience
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For best consideration, submit a cover letter explaining ability to fulfill responsibilities,
resume, and the names and contact information for three references.
Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, submit application materials by January 7, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contractual/Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement:  UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Accommodation: If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Work Authorization   As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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Applications close: Open Until Filled

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