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Director of the Office of Institutional Research

Posted: 07/25/2022

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Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in liberal art and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier University is seeking a Director of the Office of Institutional Research. This position is responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of timely and accurate information concerning the characteristics and performance of the University in order to facilitate strategic planning, policy making, and support for accreditation, academic planning, retention initiatives, academic program health, program reviews, student learning, enrollment projections and other processes requiring strategic analysis.

The position will report to the Associate Vice President to the Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the director provides leadership and oversight for institutional research functions, and is responsible for (i) ensuring that institutional informational reporting and analytical needs are being met, (ii) effectively expanding business intelligence and business analytics capabilities, including use of various predictive models and (iii) facilitating the use of institutional information to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

The director works in a highly collaborative manner with other the departments in the University to analyze information needs and design solutions. Some of the main tasks this position is responsible are: supervise Institutional Research staff members, analyze and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data; interpret results, prepare customized reports; coordinate reporting across the university as needed,  effectively communicate results to campus constituents, including the President’s Cabinet, selected Board of Trustees committees, and faculty and administrators; participate as staff member in University committees, as well as to ensure that accurate and timely university information is reported to external constituents, such as the U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission, Ohio Board of Regents, and other external surveys as needed.


  • Master's Degree
  • 5-7 years of experience

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier University's website by August 8, 2022. Candidates are asked to include with their cover letter a brief statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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