Colleges of the Fenway Director of Institutional Research & Assessment - MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That?s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


The Director of Institutional Research & Assessment plans, coordinates and implements institutional research and assessment projects that inform the academic decision-making and strategic planning of the University. The director is also responsible for performing statistical and analytical institutional research; providing technical support to faculty and staff regarding research design; and collecting, analyzing and completing data reports to internal and external constituencies, including federal and state governments, professional organizations and other agencies.

Revises, implements, and maintains an institutional research program. Performs data analysis to meet the needs of the institution and for predicting future needs. This includes identifying patterns, tendencies and relationships in the data. Uses SPSS or SAS to analyze data. Performs institutional research, analysis and reports on student retention, cohort tracking, student learning and institutional outcomes, and other measures of institutional performance. Organizes and reports research results clearly, efficiently and effectively in narrative, graphical and oral formats for various college audiences. Works closely with and supports the institutional needs of the President, Vice President for Academic Affairs , Associate Provosts, Vice Presidents, and other senior administrators in coordinating and using research findings to support the strategic planning, decision making and institutional performance measures of the University. Completes reports and disseminates information to governmental agencies, and other associations, including IPEDS, state surveys, national surveys, professional accreditation bodies, and other requests as needed. Coordinates the administration and analysis of surveys used to identify and improve institutional effectiveness. Maintains the IR web page. Develops and oversees the internal publication of the Common Data Set. Maintains current knowledge of techniques, federal reporting changes, and standards of Institutional Research. Assists the Associate Provost in developing progress reports for NEASC, the regional accreditor, including completion of forms on student learning assessment. Maintains a research data warehouse system of information and reports for responding to surveys and federal and state data accountability requirements. Represents the University at national, regional, and state meetings related to IR. Serves on University committees as assigned. Performs special projects for the institution as needed. Supports self-study process for professional accreditation as needed. Provides technical and analytical support to administrators, faculty, staff and committees in research and planning activities.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


Required: Master?s degree in higher education, educational research and statistics, or related discipline required; doctoral degree preferred Experience with IPEDS, NCES, regional accreditor reporting, and health profession accrediting organization requirements A minimum of five years? experience in institutional research or information systems, preferably in a higher education setting, and experience with student information systems Strong research skills including design, implementation and reporting Strong knowledge of statistical software for data analyses; proficiency in SPSS and SAS Strong computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheet, and database and data analysis applications; experience with Tableau software helpful Strong time-management, leadership, project management, decision-making, and organizational skills Excellent interpersonal skills

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.

To apply, please visit Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University?s diversity are welcome to apply.

Date Posted: 3/16/2018