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Director of Institutional Research

Portland, OR · Education
Summary Description:  Conduct evidence-based research on the university through the collection, analysis, publication, and evaluation of data for continuous improvement of programs, and for accreditation documentation. Work in support of other IR personnel to organize and accomplish institutional needs. This is a part-time, exempt role. 

Reporting Relationship: Vice President for Academic Affairs with a dotted line to the President 

Primary Job Duties:
  • Institutional Research:
    • Provide leadership over external and internal data collection and timely submission including IPEDS to maintain compliance requirements, OAICU data and other federal and state data requirements.
    • Serve as the leader for the Academic Data Team to regularly produce disaggregated data reports in order to better understand the current student academic experience and support equity and continuous improvement.
    • Assist with data collection and evaluation for university grants.
  • General responsibilities:
    • Represent Academic Affairs in committees and as assigned
    • Participate in Warner Pacific University professional development opportunities.
    • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
    • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
    • Be present in the office on agreed office times (unless arrangements are made with the employee’s direct supervisor.)
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in related field.
  • Experience with statistical analysis.
  • Experience with computer-based communication, statistical, survey, and document-processing software.
  • Experience using and maintaining data visualization and analysis tools (Power BI/Tableau).
  • Ability to formulate, direct and maintain plans related to institutional research and assessment.
  • Experience in higher education, particularly related to research or assessment issues.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in related field
  • Previous experience in institutional research and assessment
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity:  Warner Pacific University is a proud HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), MSI (Minority Serving Institution) and ANAPISI (Asian, Native America and Pacific Islander Serving Institution). WPU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, and is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. In the fall of 2023, more than 59% of our traditional students were racially or ethnically diverse. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

In order to be considered an applicant for this position, please complete our online employment application at https://warnerpacific.catsone.com/careers/1611-General Click “Apply Now” to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Application, Cover Letter and Resume.

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