LIM College – Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Institutional Research.
Founded in 1939, LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. As a pioneer in experiential education, LIM fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles, offering master's, bachelor's and associate degree programs in a variety of fashion-focused majors. Located in the heart of New York City — the nation's fashion and business capital — LIM provides students with innumerable opportunities for firsthand experience and professional development.
Under the general direction of the EVP, supports the evaluation and planning efforts of the College's senior administration by initiating and conducting studies and providing data and statistical analysis on the College's policies, practices, programs, goals and environment. In addition, is responsible for preparing reports that the College files annually with state and federal agencies to which it is accountable; is responsible for collaborating with other administrators in planning and executing the College budget by providing supporting data, and supervises data collection, analysis, and preparation of statistical reports in support of the College's plans for future fiscal, capital and academic initiatives and needs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Leading the College's Institutional Research unit that collects, compiles, analyzes and presents information accurately. Communicating information as appropriate to the college community
Prepares the college's annual fact book and quarterly key indicators information.
Responsible for the coordination, analysis, development, and systematic collection of institutional data for planning, decision making, assessment, and reporting
Compiles and submits college statistics to the required state, national, and governmental agencies. In addition, is responsible for information required by outside publications and college guides and assists in the development and analysis of key institutional performance indicators and outcomes
Provides statistical data for the collaborative annual budget process
Assists in the forecasting future enrollments, implementing resource planning and allocation practices that provide for the College's continued growth
Works with the Associate Dean of Assessment, Accreditation and Planning and other college administrators on the institutional assessment process, and issues updates to the Senior Staff as needed
Works with the Executive Vice President of Finance, Operations, Treasurer to provide the necessary analysis to support and allow for creative resource allocation
Maintains and queries internal databases, including ad hoc requests and enrollment reporting
Assists the President with data in preparation for meetings of the Board of Directors, Shareholders and other key stakeholders by providing accurate and professionally presentable information
Provides accurate data, reports and other information to facilitate good decision making by the President and other senior management
Develops and coordinates the administration of various student surveys, analyzes results, and reports accordingly
Engages in routine and ad hoc research projects in support of the College's strategic activities
Master's Degree in a discipline using statistical analysis
High-level knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Knowledge of data mining and warehousing; database querying; database management; statistical reporting.
Very strong technical writing skills, ability to produce professional reports that effectively communicate ideas using appropriate words, correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and effectively integrate quantitative and visual information.
Ability to graphically illustrate complex data and high-level analyses.
Five (5) to ten (10) years of data management and analyses, preferably in a higher education environment.
Ability to actively participate as a team member in setting goals, making decisions, managing projects, and establishing direction for the department.
Ability to collect information, identifies relevant facts, and derives logical conclusions.
Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively with other employees to accomplish departmental and institutional goals.
Ability to take initiative and work effectively and independently with limited instruction and supervision.
Ability to shift quickly between several tasks without loss of continuity.
Ability to understand, use, and produce data dictionaries and to perform all the essential functions of this job.