Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning & Research
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Location: Carbondale, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The position provides strategic leadership and vision to a team of professionals responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining information and data resources of all types critical to planning and achieving the university’s short-and long-term goals. Reporting to the Chancellor and a member of the campus’s Leadership Council, this position serves as the primary contact for information and data analysis for the University and ensures the campus makes data-informed decisions. The office supports strategic planning initiatives, in-depth analysis and interpretation, and various reporting requirements of the university.
Founded in 1869, SIU Carbondale is part of the Southern Illinois University System. With more than 11,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff, the Carbondale campus offers a full range of doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine. It is a diverse, student-centered, research-intensive university that has earned national recognition for its teaching, research, service, civic engagement, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. The physical beauty of the region is a major attraction to students, faculty and visitors. Sixty miles to the south of Carbondale is the historic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the two forming the border of the southern tip of Illinois. Just six hours south of Chicago and within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis, SIU Carbondale draws students from the Midwest but also from nearly every U.S. state and nearly 100 nations.
The Director will lead a team that helps campus leaders chart the institution’s course by:
Proactively designing and conducting routine reports and customized studies and surveys for campus administrators, state and federal agencies, and associations or organizations related to the University’s core business of teaching, research and service
Developing and maintaining information on University facts and statistics that are made publicly available on the University website
Creating and delivering oral and written presentations and reports
Ensuring timely and accurate information and data analysis is provided to campus administrators to allow for the best possible information for strategic decision making
Conducting surveys, preparing department profiles and workload analyses for academic program review, audits, and University cost and productivity data
Supporting campus-wide assessment and accreditation efforts; assisting campus constituents in using and interpreting institutional data; and convening task forces as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist campus leaders and committees with research, planning, and analysis of institutional and/or comparative data used to support and enhance evidence-based decision making and policy formation in areas such as strategic planning, resource allocation, enrollment management, fiscal management, institutional effectiveness, student success, outcomes assessment, accreditation and program review.
Help create, implement and evaluate data-driven benchmarks for institution-wide effectiveness and efficiencies.
Oversee and assure the design, development, and maintenance of a system of longitudinal databases to assist in planning.
Collaboratively work with the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Deans, Information Technology, Enrollment Management, and other units.
Maintain knowledge of local, state and national higher education, political and economic trends that affect the University and review institutional data as compared to such information.
Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of institutional data required by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of Illinois, accrediting agencies or data requested by national, state, local agencies, private sector firms, other educational institutions, and/or other external collectors of University data.
Assure reports meet stated requirements and are consistent with current best practices.
Design, develop and maintain a Website to publish institutional data for the general public and for internal campus communities, including but not limited to, the University Interactive Fact Book.
Oversee daily operations of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research, including supervision of support staff and budgeting.
Draft and/or completes correspondence, presentations, reports, position papers, and action plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree required
At least 10 years of experience of increasing complexity in higher education, institutional research, program evaluation, and campus planning, or 10 years of comparable professional experience;
Demonstrated experience with:
managing and using large databases and database management software to query and manipulate data
conducting statistical analysis and implementing best practices of research methods
data integrity assurance
personnel and financial management experience
Experience with Oracle, Banner, Microsoft's Power BI
Experience with higher education institutional rankings and data analysis
Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale seeks an experienced professional capable of providing strong financial leadership for a Division I intercollegiate athletic program at a nationally-ranked research university.
Founded in 1869, SIU Carbondale has more than 11,000 students, more than 3,000 faculty and staff and offers a full range of doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees in addition to professional degrees in law and medicine. It is a diverse, student-centered, research-intensive university that has earned national recognition for its teaching, research, service, civic engagement and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The physical beauty of the region is a major attraction to students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Sixty miles to the south of Carbondale is the historic confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the two forming the border of the southern tip of Illinois. Just six hours south of Chicago and within easy driving distance of St. Louis, Memphis, Nashville and Indianapolis, SIU Carbondale draws students from the Midwest but also from nearly every U.S. state and nearly 100 nations. A vibrant community of approximately 20,000 resid...ents, Carbondale is regarded as one of the best small cities in Illinois.
About Saluki Athletics
As a proud member of the Missouri Valley Conference, Saluki Athletics sponsors 17 NCAA, Division I nationally competitive athletic programs that exemplify integrity, toughness, and excellence. All members of the department work to support Saluki student-athletes in graduating and winning championships while building pride within the campus and community. In doing so, students and staff demonstrate leadership, respect, and compassion for others.
Saluki Athletics has a proud history of achievement on the field and in the classroom. SIU Carbondale student-athletes learn and graduate, gain leadership skills, and win championships. Having produced 8 National Champions, 60 Olympians, and 101 Academic All-Americans, this culture of success enriches the campus and community.
As part of the ongoing Forever SIU campaign, Saluki Athletics is embarking on an ambitious campaign that will build upon its historic strengths and position the department for continued success. At the heart of the campaign is a commitment to student-athlete achievement, championship teams, community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and shared Saluki pride.