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Director of Institutional Assessment - 506001 Aa Inst Planning Asses & Res A  « Position Deleted on 7/16/2013 »

Institution: East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, NC
Category:
  • Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
  • Admin - Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
Posted: 06/27/2013
Application Due: 07/11/2013
Type: Full Time
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Job Description: The Director is responsible for the leadership and development of a comprehensive institutional assessment program to support the University's mission and strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will play a key role in setting directions for the office of Institutional Assessment as well as providing hands-on data collection and analysis, interpretation of analysis, and preparation of reports for both internal and external use and distribution. Translation of data into usable information for the university community is a key function of this position. The Director provides information and analytic support to the University's administrative decision makers in order to facilitate strategic planning, policy-making, resource allocations, enrollment projections, and other processes requiring sound strategic analysis. The Director will work cooperatively with the Office of Planning and the Office of Research. The Director reports to the Associate Provost for Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research (IPAR) with an understanding of direct responsibility for assignments and support to the Chancellor, Provost, and Vice Chancellors. The Director will serve as a member of key institutional and divisional committees, task forces, and councils.

The utmost accuracy is required. Crucial decisions and planning strategies depend on the assessment and evaluation information provided by the Office of Institutional Assessment. Errors may have long lasting effects and may affect other individuals and organizations in complex and often unforeseen ways relating to policy, staffing and funding decisions. General instructions are provided to the Director as needed with guidelines and parameters provided as necessary for individual projects. The Director must have a close working relationship with staff at UNC General Administration on data reporting activities and research projects. The Director works independently to design and conduct special studies, develops program logic and code, produces data and reports as appropriate and consults with the Associate Provost to set priorities and to determine the need for special studies and analysis. They must provide a schematic of the formal planning and evaluation process (cycle) as it pertains to programs and services, indicating at what points institutional research and budgeting intersect with the process. They must be able to describe how goals are developed and linked to the mission statement and work with the Office of Academic Programs in providing a schedule for planning and evaluation. The DIA will provide critically important reporting, assessment, benchmarking, planning and public information services to support and respond to the needs of the university, work closely with senior administrators, in particular in the processes involved in resource allocations, enrollment management, and system data requirements for UNC-GA, assist the university by providing reliable, relevant, and quality data and information to facilitate planning, budgeting, accountability, program evaluation, and development of policy decisions, work to enhance effective data and information flow between the schools/colleges, the executive offices and partnering with other offices, faculty, and staff to enhance University-wide data collection, support faculty in the development and implementation of unit-based academic assessment protocols, support regional and discipline-specific accreditation efforts overseeing the university's continuing compliance with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), provide direction and administrative management in all aspects of the Institutional Assessment and Evaluation operation.

Minimum Qualifications: The Director must hold a master's degree (doctorate preferred) in an appropriate academic discipline with an emphasis on quality, program productivity and evaluation of institutional programs and initiatives, demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods and a working knowledge of statistical principles, and at least 5 years of relevant experience in a higher education management/leadership role, in particular leading a multi-staff office. The relevant experience includes (1) data collection, analysis, and interpretation; (2) strategic planning, (3) project management and assessment; (4) accreditation processes and requirements; and (5) assessment of student learning. It is preferred that the candidate have a strong analytical skill set, demonstrable knowledge of trend analysis; excellent oral and written communication skills; effective management and organizational skills; the ability to work independently, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines; experience and knowledge of the Banner system; and experience with institutional assessment and effectiveness. Experience in the use of microcomputers, spreadsheets, and database management experience in an academic environment, as well as sufficient programming experience to recognize programming methods and techniques applicable to a variety of situations are highly desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 07/12/2013

Job Close Date: 07/11/2013
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.