Unity College is a private, liberal arts, sustainability science-based institution with an environmental focus. The College offers Bachelor's and Associates degrees and currently enrolls over 650 full and part-time students. Known for hands-on learning in a full range of environmental programs, a collaborative faculty and staff, and a strong community, Unity College occupies a special niche in higher education and as such has been named 2016-2017 College of Distinction. The College offers internship sites in nearly 50 states and around the world in countries such as Zimbabwe, Belize, Ghana, Chile, Iceland and Israel and study abroad opportunities in 23 countries. Unity College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) and its mid-coast Maine location provides easy access to beaches, mountains, and Portland.
The Interim Institutional Research Coordinator performs necessary functions related to the collection, interpretation, and use of institutional data for planning, assessment, and decision making. Facilitates access to information maintained in the CAMS and other related information systems to support college operations and monitor key institutional indicators, ensuring the integrity of data/information released in reports or studies, and providing data analysis, reporting, or research as needed to support institutional objectives. This position works a 40 hour per work week schedule. Specific duties of this position include (but are not all inclusive):
Coordinates the College's institutional research activities including collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information for the College for use in decision making.
Works closely with appropriate College offices in research and statistical analysis needed for various projects in areas such as enrollment management, curriculum, instruction, and alumni.
Responsible for creating data reports, including the College Factbooks, Census Data, Institutional Review data, Program Review data, and other reports to support institutional goals.
Assists in the completion of Unity College's reports to US Federal government National Student Clearinghouse, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Maine Department of Higher Education and other external constituents as needed.
Researches and submits data to third-party surveys, ensures timely posting of content, maintains a master database of said surveys, and pursues continuous improvement of the College's position through these sites.
Documents business processes for accurate data retrieval, reporting, collecting, and input into CAMS and related systems.
Assists in the preparation, follow-up, and reports for NEASC and related accreditation agencies and in the College's efforts to secure grants.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and 2 - 5 years experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have exceptional problem solving and analytical skills. Experienced in creating database SQL queries and data modeling. Excellent interpersonal, oral and presentation, and written communication skills. Advanced computing skills including spreadsheets, database software, graphics/presentation, word processing, statistical analysis, Windows software and the use of the internet as a research tool. Demonstrated organizational skills and abilities in managing multiple projects and deadlines. Ability to work independently and under time pressure. Ability to anticipate, interpret, and quickly respond to and continuously improve quality of data needs of administration. Understanding of how to handle confidential information appropriately and effectively.
This is a fixed length position. Primarily a day shift with occasional evening and weekend shifts. Working extended hours may be required as needed. Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and in meeting the College's needs. While performing the duties of this job, is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Work is performed mostly in an office setting.
Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.
Interested and qualified candidates should go to www.unity.edu/jobs to complete an application and submit a resume and cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We look forward to hearing from you!
Unity College, a private college in rural Maine, provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the environment, natural resources, and the emerging framework of sustainability science. A common interest in developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems unites our students, staff, and faculty. Recently named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly colleg...e rankings and Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll, Unity is rapidly becoming recognized as a national leader in sustainability science. Unity College has just finalized its five-year strategic plan designed to transform Unity College into the “A National Beacon” for Sustainability Science, with Distance Programming as a critical objective.Unity College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applicants from under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.Unity College seeks to attract employees who share a commitment to the environment and to human diversity, and who have an interest in helping students develop an understanding of the richness and complexity of individuals and society.