The Director of Institutional Research and Assessment serves as the primary contact for accreditation and compliance reporting work at the College. The director plans, manages, and implements a comprehensive research and assessment program that supports strategy development and decision-making at all levels. The director is responsible for all internal and external reporting, including the collection, analysis, interpretation, and submission of relevant data to appropriate authorities.


  • Provide strategic and operational leadership of the College’s institutional research and assessment area to promote strategic goals and institutional effectiveness.
  • Facilitates the completion of external data and survey requests and the preparation of specialized reports in compliance with state, federal, or other regulatory agencies such as SACSCOC, NCES/IPEDS, and others.
  • Use applied research methods including surveys, mixed methods, and qualitative approaches to collect and analyze data.
  • Collaborate with academic schools, departments, and programs to ensure support for their assessment needs.
  • Provide guidance to committees tasked with assessment.
  • Assist departments in designing, conducting, and reporting on annual, 5-year, and 10-year assessment plans.
  • Maintain a balanced institutional research budget annually.
  • Adherence to all FERPA requirements to include maintenance of all department documents, discussions and records.
  • Oversee reporting to Internal and external constituencies including the federal and state governments and professional organizations.
  • Ensure effectiveness and efficiency of computer applications to secure receipt and transfer of financial aid information electronically.
  • Develop and administer departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Represent PC at state, regional, and national conference and policy meetings.
  • Participate in strategic planning activities as requested by the president and vice presidents.
  • Serve as SACSCOC liaison and point-person for accreditation reports and visits. Facilitate accreditation-related activities.
  • Chair and serve on committees ex officio as requested by the president or provost.
  • Serve on the Institutional Review Board and provide expertise to the committee.
  • Develop and maintain Institutional Research and Assessment webpage.


  • Strong understanding of the nature and aims of a selective liberal arts college.
  • Knowledge of or experience with the accreditation process and its expectations.
  • Demonstrated experience and prudence handling confidential information required.
  • Expertise with compliance in Federal reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of Banner or similar information system.
  • At least five years of related work experience in assessment, program evaluation, statistical analysis, research design, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex issues with clarity. Ability to share research, best practices, and professional development knowledge with a variety of audiences.
  • An understanding of best practices in educational assessment.
  • Experience working with college-level faculty and staff preferred.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proven experience in meeting deadlines.
  • Proven project-management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse colleagues.
  • Commitment to the mission of the institution.

Education and other:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline with intensive use of statistical analysis; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience with SACSCOC accreditation preferred.
  • Expertise in Tableau and Qualtrics appreciated.

To Apply

Send a cover letter that includes a statement of commitment to diversity, résumé and list of three references including contact information to Presbyterian College Office of Human Resources to

The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.