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Lane College - Jackson, TN
Full Time
4 Year Degree Preferred



Department:               Academic Affair

Reports to:                 Vice President of Academic Affairs

FSLA:                         Salary Exempt


The Director of Institutional Research will provide management and support of the institution’s accountability and continuous improvement process. The Director works with designated others in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness to maintain a compliance calendar and ensures that the College remains in compliance with any local, state, and federal regulatory requirements as well as regional, state, and professional accreditation agencies.

The Director provides critical and trusted decision support to a broad range of administrative planning and decision-making efforts. The Director will support the development of metrics for the institution's strategic planning; plan, design, and conduct and/or oversee research to meet compliance with state, federal, and college requirements and accreditation standards; and ensure accuracy of state, federal and College reports on student outcomes.

The Director coordinates both internal and external data and analytics requests, ensuring timely and accurate reporting. Working collaboratively across the institution, the Director will assist in survey design and deployment, institutional data collection and analysis, and student outcomes including student retention, graduation, and alumni progression.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with designated others in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness to maintain a compliance calendar.
  • Contributes IR data to compliance reporting related to federal, state, institutional and program accreditation, to include but not limited to Integrated Post-Secondary Data System (IPEDS), Title III, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and United States Department of Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA).
  • Serve as the institutions IPEDS keyholder.
  • Timely submitting information required for NC-SARA participation.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or have equivalent professional experience.
  • In-depth understanding of institutional research issues and processes
  • Relevant experience that includes data collection, analysis, and interpretation; state and federal agency reporting; and project management.


  • Experience in institutional research, data analysis, strategic or academic planning, decision-support, data-mining, or related fields; experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience building a data warehouse and knowledge of SQL.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, project planning and implementation skills, as well as consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proficiency with statistical software packages and possess solid statistical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to provide advanced quantitative analysis, a functional understanding of relational databases, data warehousing concepts and techniques.
  • Experience using relevant labor and market data resources.
  • Proven ability to work well in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, public speaking, and interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Highly developed data visualization skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to attend to multiple projects simultaneously and determine priorities.
  • Work independently with little direction in a multi-project, fast-paced environment and meet concurrent deadlines.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.