Director of Institutional Research and Educational Systems

General Statement of Job Function

The Director of Institutional Research and Educational Systems leads institutional research and comprehensive institutional evaluation, manages the Assistant Director and educational systems, and assists with accreditation. This position leads the development of a culture of evidence and data-driven decision making throughout the Seminary community. Business operations, institutional research, and project management expertise is provided to the Associate Dean, Academic Dean, and faculty. The position requires the individual to research best practices, provide regular reports, evaluate efficiencies, make decisions, work independently, collaboratively, cross-functionally, and effectively as the manager and member of a team.

Essential Functions

Institutional Research

  • Lead a cycle of continuous institutional improvement through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for Academic Program Review and comprehensive institutional evaluation.
  • Lead the Institutional Evaluation Committee.
  • Collaborate with academic programs to integrate institutional research data and assessment data into outcome assessments for internal and external reporting.
  • Develop and maintain data collection from students, alumni, and faculty.
  • Disseminate reports throughout the institution to aid in establishing a culture of evidence leading to data-driven decision making, including reports on student retention and perseverance.
  • Develop and maintain Institutional Research webpage and Student Consumer Information webpage with current effectiveness data and other relevant documents.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology and Registrar to continuously improve student information systems.

Accreditation

  • Assists with the preparation and submission of accreditation reports such as the Higher Learning Commission and the Association of Theological Schools.

Educational Systems

  • Manage the Assistant Director, work study staff, and associated deliverables. Facilitate the delivery of quality customer service and manage workflow. Train and develop staff.
  • Strategic involvement with faculty committees, projects, and grants.
  • Under the Academic Dean, support the coordination of budget management across Educational Programs.

Secondary Functions

  • Serve as staff at various Seminary events.

Education/Training

College degree or equivalent experience required with at least 5 years business and management experience preferred. Business and management experience in an academic environment preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form. Strong writing skills, proofreading abilities (spelling, style, and grammar) are required. Commitment to discern and maintain strict confidentiality required.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience providing general business expertise while working with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, lead, and conclude major projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, make decisions, provide advice, supervise staff, analyze efficiencies, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage projects while paying strong attention to detail and maintain confidentiality when needed.
  • Strong organizational skills for multi-tasking, prioritizing responsibilities, and problem-solving.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form needed. 
  • Advanced skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint required.  Internet tools, SharePoint, Weave, and, CampusNexus preferred.

Outcomes

Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professional in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Director, Institutional Research and Educational Systems supports this mission by:

  • Consistent institutional evaluation processes resulting in a culture of evidence and data-driven decision making.
  • Accurate and up-to-date Institutional Research and Student Consumer Information web pages.
  • Continuously improving information systems.
  • Efficient and effective educational systems resulting in satisfied faculty through the consistent application of faculty handbook and seminary policy.

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions including computer usage may require occasional standing, walking, long periods of sitting, climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Accommodations for any physical limitation will also be considered.

Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.

Application Process

Willingness to support Denver Seminary’s vision, sign the National Association of Evangelicals Faith Statement, and abide by the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments is required.

Please complete our online application form.  

Please send your resume or CV to resume@denverseminary.edu.

Pay Range: $47,110 to $65,000