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Director of Institutional Effectiveness

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Job Location:
Old Westbury, New York
Institutional Research and Planning

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is seeking a Director of Institutional Effectiveness to oversee and coordinate the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This is a full-time, 12-month, Management Confidential position.

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness promotes a culture of innovation and continuous improvement by providing the campus community with user-friendly data and information to help support data-driven decision making, strategic and master planning, enrollment management, grant development, academic and unit assessment, institutional accreditation, and student success. The Director reports to the Assistant Provost for Research and Strategic Academic Initiatives.


  • Develop and implement strategies to assess and continuously improve the overall quality and effectiveness of campus programs and services in accordance with the vision, mission, goals, and strategic priorities of the institution.
  • Oversee academic and non-academic assessment efforts throughout campus, in accordance with the College's Institutional Assessment Plan.
  • Co-chair, along with the Chief of Staff and an appointed faculty member, the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) which oversees assessment and continuous improvement activities across the campus.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and present institutional data with appropriate recommendations to support planning, assessment, administrative operations, grant development, and overall institutional effectiveness.
  • Lead the collection, analysis, and timely submission of institutional data requested by the U.S. Department of Education (IPEDS), New York State Education Department, State University of New York, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and other agencies.
  • Coordinate the technical and administrative plan for collecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and submitting datafiles required for SIRIS (SUNY Institutional Research Information System).
  • Respond to routine and ad hoc requests for data and information from the President, the executive cabinet, faculty, and staff as well as requests from commercial and other external entities.
  • Plan, develop, administer, and analyze campus surveys, including graduate follow-up surveys, SUNY-sponsored surveys, and other ad hoc surveys used to support the College's Mission.
  • Provide guidance and support to other departments regarding the connection between goal-setting, strategic planning, process improvement, and resource allocation.
  • Provide data to support the Assessment of the Major process, including demographic and program enrollment trends, retention and completion rates, transfer student destinations, post-completion employment, and other data points used in the review of academic programs.
  • Research and analyze employment statistics to support academic program development.
  • Support enrollment and financial projection analyses to support budgeting and long-range planning, as necessary.
  • Provide assistance and support for regional and programmatic accreditation activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the College's PBC Committee to support administrative departments with the collection and analysis of data.
  • Support the College's efforts to secure grants and contracts from outside funding sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students. Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations. The College serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for four consecutive years. 

Located on a 604-acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County, about 40 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury comprises four Schools (Education, Business, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies) with total enrollment of 4400 students, of which approximately 2800 are in B.A., B.S., B.F.A. and M.S. programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences. For more details about the College at Old Westbury, please refer to our website at

Comprehensive benefits package:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in research, assessment, higher education administration, or other related field.
  • Two (2) years of full-time professional experience conducting higher education research, assessment, data management and/or data analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience with IPEDS, SIRIS, and/or other reporting practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong presentation skills; analytic, consultative, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis and research.
  • Proficiency in advanced concepts of Microsoft Excel and other Office suite products to increase efficiency/turnaround of data requests.
  • Experience developing and administering online surveys.
  • Strong organizational skills and a high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on team-based projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate from an accredited college or university in research, assessment, higher education administration, or other related field.
  • Proficient in business intelligence and data visualization tools and methodologies.
  • Five (5) years of full-time professional experience conducting higher education research, assessment, data management and/or data analysis.
  • Strong management, interpersonal skills, including active listening, flexibility, and empathy to accurately obtain information from and provide information to client offices and senior leadership.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume,
  3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references, and
  4. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.


VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

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Position Type: Management Confidential

Official Budget Title: Director of Institutional Research

Campus Title: Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Department: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

FTE: Full-time

Negotiating Unit: none

Salary Grade: MP-3

FLSA Status: Exempt

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