Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Institutional Research. The Assistant Director will report to the Director for Institute Assessment and Evaluation, a position that reports to the Superintendent of the Institute, and will be a member of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research.
Key responsibilities include:
Data Visualizations & Analysis: Researches, gathers, analyzes and summarizes data and other information for data visualization.
Takes the lead in creating data visualizations and summary messaging. Recommends and creates visuals/tables for survey research and institutional research data (IPEDS, SCHEV, and VMI Fact Book).
Initiates and creates interactive, accurate and modern data visualizations from scratch. Synthesizes complex issues and presents them in a creative and non-technical manner in both print and online, including data visualizations and dashboards.
Supports requests, priorities, and procedures for improving data presentation, reporting, special projects, and links with external sources.
Assists the Associate Director of Institutional Research with reporting to IPEDS, SCHEV, US News, NCAA, and SACSCOC.
Updates and maintains the office’s website with timely, relevant data and graphics.
Assists with the SACSCOC Compliance efforts as needed.
Serves on Post-wide committees as appropriate, and participates in activities that enhance and support the Institute’s mission.
Assist the Director in the analysis and reporting of other institutional data, as needed for planning, evaluation, and assessment.
Participate in ongoing professional development activities to acquire and maintain knowledge and skills that are essential for performing the duties of the position and for supporting the Office in following best practices in data visualization, assessment, and institutional research;
Employ appropriate technologies for performing the duties of the position at the necessary level of proficiency, including the Institute’s Datatel/Colleague system of institutional data, applications in Microsoft Office (especially Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), the Institute’s email system (MS Exchange), Adobe Acrobat, and Tableau. (It is permissible for sufficient proficiency in these skills to develop during the first year of employment.)
Bachelor’s degree; previous experience with data analysis, managing databases, and managing website content. Must be able to collaborate effectively with Institute personnel, meet project quality standards and deadlines, and adapt easily to changing priorities.
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline; previous employment in higher education conducting educational, organizational, or institutional research (e.g., data entry, reporting to state and federal agencies, compilation and dissemination of fact books); demonstrated interest in broadening and deepening expertise in institutional research; proficiency with website management; familiarity with programming logic and conditional statements, familiarity with software languages for writing database queries and routines for use in Microsoft Excel; previous experience with SQL or SAS queries; and previous experience with Tableau.
Please include a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references. On-line applications accepted until the position is filled.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
About Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.