Senior Institutional Researcher 5092BR NTID Administrative Affairs National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119A
Detailed Job Description
To support institutional program planning, evaluation, and decision-making by coordinating NTID's institutional research resources to design and execute research studies including data analysis, interpretation, reporting and development of recommendations. Prepare periodic reports for institutional units, state and federal agencies, accrediting bodies, and other external groups, including monitoring and analyzing reporting requirements, and auditing/verifying data. Assist users in defining data needs and interpreting results of analyses; defines and assists in developing comprehensive, integrated management information systems, and writes application programs as needed. This position will report directly to the Associate Vice President of NTID Administration and will work closely as a team with the Senior Associate Director of Institutional Research and the Senior Institutional Researcher/Registrar.
Manage set of programs and queries, and create new programs and queries, necessary to retrieve data and perform required analyses, e.g., RIT's Student Information System - PeopleSoft-Campus Solutions, RIT Dashboard - Tableau, National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Maintain working knowledge of keyinstitutionaland governmental databases to enable this task.
Assume responsibility for preparing the statistical portions of the NTID Annual Report and supplementary reporting, Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) reporting, Vocational and Technical Education Act (VTEA) reporting, and other outcomes reporting.
Conduct and disseminate studies that document the cost/benefit of Federal support for NTID. In particular, these include employment outcome studies conducted in collaboration with the Social Security Administration, the Rehabilitation Services Administration, and other external partners. As NTID receives nearly $80M in Federal support yearly, this type of analysis is critical to convincing Congress and the Department of Education that continued support is warranted.
Prepare briefings as needed for the NTID Administrative Council (NAC) leadership on the characteristics of the NTID student population.
Apply knowledge of deafness, postsecondary education, and demographic changes to the studies undertaken e.g., the impact of trends in those areas upon enrollment of deaf students at NTID. To complete this task, maintain currency in the literature of those areas.
Conduct faculty and staff salary equity studies, working in conjunction with RIT's Department of Human Resources.
Conduct special analyses in response to needs of various administrative units or individual staff members.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors degree:Data analysis and interpretation or related field; statistics; or education or deaf studies (but with sufficient statistical skills)
Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education with a heavy emphasis on research methods, forecasting, assessment, data management, data analysis and reporting, and occupational studies.
Highly focused experience in producing information on educational issues such as enrollment reporting and forecasting, student persistence/retention, job placement.
Demonstrated proficiency with data management and the ability to integrate data from disparate sources
Demonstrated proficiency with Tableau or equivalent data visualization software, and advanced knowledge of visualization techniques
Demonstrated proficiency with SAS or equivalent software. Advanced skills in creating and executing complex SAS programs
Working knowledge of keyinstitutional and governmental databases
Large-scale database management and analytic skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Masters Degree Preferred
Data analysis and interpretation or related field; statistics; or education or deaf studies (but with sufficient statistical skills)
Preferred skills will include institutional research experience in the areas of:
Deaf studies/deaf education
Underserved student populations
Implementation of a dashboard and/or business intelligence tools
In order to communicate effectively with NTID faculty and staff, fluency in American Sign Language is strongly preferred. Candidates without such fluency will be expected to develop it within three years of hire.
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the Great Colleges to Work For. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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