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Job Title:Director of Institutional Research, AD-1701-25

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:Air Force Materiel Command

Job Announcement Number:AFMC-858512-000000-9X-SDC

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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$78,710.00 to $165,300.00 / Per Year


Monday, April 01, 2013 to Friday, May 17, 2013




Full Time - Excepted Service Term NTE 3 Years




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Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United StatesView Map


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Position Summary:   The Director of Institutional Research provides the leadership and has management responsibility for all the institutional research efforts and functions for the Graduate School of Engineering and Management. The Director plans, coordinates and implements a comprehensive institutional research program and assessment initiatives that inform the academic decision-making and strategic planning supporting the Graduate School's mission and strategic initiatives. The Director has a vital role in providing data analyses, interpretation of analyses, and preparation of reports for both internal and external use and distribution. The Director is also responsible for administrative leadership of the Graduate School's assessment activities. Through effective coordination with all administrative, business, instructional, and academic support services, the Director will execute effective institutional research, planning, and assessment activities to support the Graduate School's executive-level management team.



Air Force Institute of Technology

Graduate School of Engineering and Management

Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Travel and relocation expenses may or may not be paid
  • Applicants must produce proof of citizenship at time of appointment.
  • Schedule A Excepted Appointment Not-to-Exceed 3 Years
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance


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·       Planning and performing institutional research studies and reports that support AFIT’s academic programs and institutional decision making.

·       Reporting official institutional data to federal agencies, professional organizations, and accrediting bodies.

·       Analyzing data to support senior administrators in Graduate School strategic planning.

·       Providing analytical and technical support to departments, committees, faculty, staff, and administrators for institutional data and responding to requests for institutional data from external constituencies.

·       Preparing, developing, and publishing internal and external reports and surveys.

·       Providing the administrative leadership for assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes including and faculty and staff development in assessment practice.

·       Serving as a resource for various assessment and effectiveness initiatives.

·       Reporting research results pertaining to outcomes assessment and institutional effectiveness.

·       Working with academic and administrative departments to develop tools to facilitate reporting needed for assessment and regional and specialized accreditation.

·       Participating in professional forums and keeping abreast of trends and issues pertaining to assessment and institutional research, and incorporating best practices into Graduate School initiatives.

·       Providing support for program reviews, accreditation visits, Board of Visitor meetings, and other Air Force/DoD needs.



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Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a quantitative-based discipline appropriate for the duties of the position.


Qualified candidates must have at least three years professional experience in higher education research, data analysis, planning, and institutional effectiveness (to include experience in both assessment and institutional research).


Qualified candidates must have at least two years of experience with databases, statistical software, and other high level computer skills.


Knowledge of statistical techniques, research methodology, data organization, and analysis.


Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively and to initiate research studies and reports,utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodologies.


Ability to communicate clearly and expertly (in English) in both verbal and written forms concerning academic, administrative, and technical subject matters.


Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum criteria, also satisfy the following:


Holds a doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university in a quantitative-based discipline appropriate for the duties of the position.


Five years or more of experience in a university/college Institutional Research office with increasing levels of responsibility, including at least three years experience at an Assistant Director level or higher.


Extensive experience working with data warehouse and reporting systems. 


Proficiency in the use of a range of information technology software such as SAS, SPSS, Oracle, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Office products.


Management experience as an official supervisor of record managing people and budgets.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: One year of work experience is calculated as twelve months, working full-time (at least 35-40 hours per week). Part-time experience can be pro-rated, i.e., twelve months working 20 hours per week is credited as 6 months of experience.  Credit will be given for unpaid work experience or volunteer work, such as community, cultural, social service, and professional association activities on the same basis as for the paid experience.


Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.



ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 







Incumbent will be required to serve a one year probationary period

Earned Master's Degree in a quantitative orientated discipline appropriate to the duties of the position

Three years experience working in assessment and institutional research

The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination



Applications will be screened by a hiring committee using the criteria for appointment as outlined in the Qualifications section above.  Applicants meeting these criteria will be further evaluated based on the extent to which their experience and education relate to the requirements of the position and on the promise of significant contribution to the mission and operation of the Air Force Institute of Technology.  A personal interview and presentation to the faculty and staff may be required of the top applicants.  


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Benefits of Working for the Federal Government - click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.


Males born after 31 December 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employment must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Reemployment Annuitant: Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.   Click here for more information.


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On-line applications will NOT be accepted



Applications will be accepted anytime during the announcement period. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application.


Application materials become the property of the Air Force Institute of Technology and WILL NOT be returned.


Nominations and applications must be mailed (electronic mail submissions accepted) to:


Dr. Randall Paschall, Chairman Hiring Committee

Air Force Institute of Technology

AFIT/ENWF:  Bldg 640,  Rm 217C

Attn: Announcement # AFMC-858512-000000-9X-SDC

2950 Hobson Way

Wright-Patterson AFB,MOH  45433-7765




The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. 


·    Letter of application (cover letter)

·    Resume or Curriculum vitae

·    Copies of all "OFFICIAL" college transcripts (or OPM Form 170/17 List of college courses and Scholastic Achievement) 

·    List of three references (to include name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number)

·    Veterans’ preference documents (i.e. DD214, SF15, VA Letter), if applicable


Your resume or professional curriculum vitae must include a detailed exposition of professional experience.


Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY  the closing date, Friday, May 17, 2013 and received by May 24, 2013


Submission of SF-181 (Race and National Origin Identification) is voluntary. 


If you are claiming veterans' preference or eligibility for VRA or VEOA appointment, provide basic eligibility information in your cover letter in order that eligibility can be determined.  Also include in your application a copy of your DD-214 (member copy 4) and, if disabled, a completed SF-15 (Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference), along with a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicating percentage of disability.


If claiming military spouses preference, submit copy of sponsor’s official PCS orders, a copy of your marriage license and copies of SF-50s, Notices of Personnel Action, if applicable.




For more information, contact Dr. Randall Paschall at (937) 255-3636, extension 4554, or email:  or by mail at:


Dr. Randall Paschall, Chairman Hiring Committee

Air Force Institute of Technology


2950 Hobson Way

Wright-Patterson AFB,  OH  45433-7765



Applications must include all documents as stated under Required Documents 




Phone: (937)257-3590
Agency Information:
Civilian Personnel
Dayton, OH


A personal interview and presentation to the faculty and staff may be required of the top applicants.  

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