Institutional Effectiveness Analyst

NOTE: This job listing has closed. As of July 1, 2014, we are no longer seeking applicants.

Institutional Effectiveness Analyst


The Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Analyst is responsible for developing, enhancing, and maintaining information resources of all types to support data-informed decision making, planning, assessment, and reporting.  The IE Analyst also provides data based analysis for improvement of University processes and operations and may serve as a project manager for specific improvement projects. 

The position of Institutional Effectiveness Analyst reports to the Executive Vice President.

Primary Qualifications: Master’s degree required. Active membership in a congregation of the Church of Christ required.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assists University leadership and campus committees with research, planning, and analysis of institutional and/or comparative data used to support and enhance evidence-based decision making and policy formation in areas such as strategic planning, resource allocation, enrollment management, fiscal management, institutional effectiveness, and outcomes assessment. 
  • Assists in the creation, monitoring, and evaluation of key performance indicators of institution-wide effectiveness including the creation of campus dashboards. 
  • Coordinates with the Associate Dean of Academics to support assessment of student learning outcomes and accreditation process.
  • Provides data/analytical support for program review and prioritization, enrollment management and fiscal management. 
  • Coordinates the administration of campus-wide surveys (SSI, NSSE, and others) and distributing results to appropriate campus audiences. 
  • Designs and conducts special studies and surveys with a goal of enhancing institutional effectiveness.
  • Reports institutional data to the campus community and assists campus constituents in using and interpreting institutional data.
  • Serve as the university’s primary liaison in directing the collection of required data, preparing reports, submitting mandatory and voluntary data to government agencies and professional associations (e.g. IPEDS, HLC, Oklahoma State Regents).   This includes serving as the IPEDS key holder for the University.
  • Conducts process improvement projects to improve the efficiency of campus operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant experience in higher education institutional effectiveness, quality improvement initiatives, program evaluation or a demonstrated record of comparable professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proven competencies in institutional effectiveness and/or quality initiatives.  
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing large data sets and using software to query and manipulate data.  Experience with Ellucian Colleague is preferred. 
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, and databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally both orally and in writing, with evidence of success in explaining, presenting, and interpreting data, including producing written reports and making presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as a member of team.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with faculty, staff, and administrators.

 Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Standard University benefits package:
    • Health insurance premium support
    • Retirement plan: 403(b) matching contribution
    • Tuition discount and other staff benefits

Timetable:  Application review begins June 9, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Applicants should be active members of the Church of Christ and have a personal life that reflects the teachings, example, and love of Jesus Christ.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, OC application form and a personal statement of faith to Human Resources Assistant Lisa Jones at or Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK  73136.

Oklahoma Christian University complies with all laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment, including those with respect to race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions and the University does so to achieve its mission.