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Director - Data Management/Institutional Research

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Work Type: Administrative
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Institutional Effectiveness, Planning & Research

Job Title

Director - Data Management/Institutional Research


Institutional Effect


$55,095 - $69,328; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

In collaboration with the Assistant Vice Provost, the Director Data Management and Institutional Research will develop a comprehensive institutional research program to support the University’s mission and strategic initiatives. The Director will provide professional and technical leadership to assigned Institutional research staff, directing the University’s internal and external reporting efforts, including requirements of state, federal government and accrediting bodies. The Director will perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Required Education

Master’s degree in computer information systems, computer science, educational research, or a quantitative research oriented discipline i.e., education, social sciences, business or related field required. Doctorate preferred.

Required Related Experience

Five years progressively responsible technical or analytical experience required (three years progressively responsible defined experience for a candidate with a doctorate). Experience with information systems such as Banner. Experience developing dashboards to present higher education data. Ability to use SQL Server, Excel, Word, SPSS or SAS and programming language(s); one year demonstrated experience in higher education institutional research working at an advanced level; experience with federal and state reporting in higher education; demonstrated track record of excellence in customer service and provision of data and information in a higher education setting required.

Desirable Related Experience

Six years progressively responsible demonstrated experience in a technical or analytical capacity preferred; Prior demonstrated experience in a higher education institutional research office working at an advanced level preferred; Educational background in educational research, statistics, computer science or information systems preferred; Prior experience with SQL Server preferred.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: March 10, 2021

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