Coordinator/Assistant Director for Institutional Research - Ave Maria University

This is responsible, professional work supporting University research initiatives in the Department of Institutional Effectiveness. Work includes the collection, organization, analysis, and presentation of data towards institutional effectiveness, as evidenced through learning outcomes assessment, grant analysis, and documentation of the University-wide uses of institutional research.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, who reviews work through conferences, reports and results obtained.

Responsibilities include:

Learning Outcomes Assessment Research

  • Collaborates with faculty and conducts analysis on learning outcomes measures.
  • Compiles and reports program effectiveness indicators for program reviews.


Institutional Research and Evaluation

  • Assists in the collection, verification, and maintenance of accreditation information. Develops and maintains an inventory of assessments used in college-wide planning.
  • Develops templates for and analyzes internal and external surveys.
  • Develops ad hoc reporting required by University committees, councils, and task forces, and enrollment planning.
  • Conducts analysis in support of grant initiatives.
  • Compiles University Fact Book, external surveys and IPEDS data.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in computer science, mathematics, management information systems, or business administration.
  • Three years (3) demonstrated expertise in institutional research, assessment, or related field. 
  • Experience in applying basic knowledge of research methods, statistical techniques and quantitative methods.

·      Personal and educational philosophy compatible with the goals, objectives and mission of the University.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in mathematics, statistics, or higher education.
  • Five years (5) demonstrated expertise in institutional research, assessment, institutional effectiveness or related field.
  • Professional experience in a college or university setting.
  • Familiarity with SACSCOC accreditation processes.

Technology Competencies

  • Experience in survey development, sampling, and statistical analysis using SPSS or SAS.
  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize PowerCampus software preferred.

Physical Skills and Abilities: Depending on the assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10 - 50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information.

Working Conditions:  Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to electronic work.  May periodically require travel to satellite sites. 

Ave Maria University provides an excellent fringe benefits package including:  Medical, dental, vision, employer paid life, AD&D, STD, and LTD group insurance benefits, and paid vacation, personal leave and holidays. 

Qualified Candidates please submit your resume, and a cover letter with your desired salary range to the Assistant to the V.P. for Academic Affairs: