Assistant Vice President for Office of Institutional Effectiveness (Administrato

Posted on12/1/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toUnspecified
Reports in officeUnspecified
Application due date12/15/2017
Job start date11/28/2017
InstitutionCalifornia State University, Fresno
Institution descriptionPosition Summary:

The AVP will lead a team responsible for the collection, analysis, interpretation and communication of data, both internal and external, to drive institutional decision-making. This position will be charged with maintaining an institutional data and analytics infrastructure, create University dashboards and reports, benchmarking, and handle all internal and external requests for institutional data, including governmental agency reporting requirements, ranking entities, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and all other accrediting or reporting agencies. The AVP will work with faculty assessment coordinators to create a culture of continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate student learning outcomes assessment and degree program evaluation; assist faculty and student fellows with developing projects, providing access to institutional data, and providing them with opportunities to disseminate their findings; work with the Provost / Vice President of Academic Affairs, Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, University Advancement, and Administration, and the President to plan, assess, and achieve the Universitys strategic plan; support the program evaluation process reviews of academic programs; and implement and manage an assessment system to document, monitor, and evaluate the productivity and effectiveness of student learning outcomes. This position reports directly to the University Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team.
Job dutiesSee ad for more details.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide collaborative leadership and coordination for the process of measuring, evaluating and improving institutional effectiveness, as well as supporting the University Strategic Plan;
• Oversee the collection, management, and reporting of institutional information in the form of statistical summaries, analytical studies, dashboards, and research reports to the University administration, faculty, staff, students and constituencies outside the institution;
• Partner with University divisions to ensure the provision of accurate and reliable information to fulfill external mandates and internal needs;
• Lead OIE to develop innovative solutions to meet institutional information needs;
• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other institutions and higher education agencies;
• Serve, as appropriate, on a variety of committees, task forces, and commissions related to University governance, assessment, planning, and related activities;
• Provide leadership in developing and sustaining a culture of evidence-based decision making and continuous improvement;
• Consult with administrators, faculty, and staff on research, evaluation, assessment, and planning methodologies and issues;
• Advise the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs on research, assessment, planning, accountability, and institutional effectiveness issues, being forward-thinking, innovative, and proactive in identifying problems and implementing evidence-based improvements;
• Provide periodic reports to the President's Cabinet and participate in Cabinet and cross-division initiatives and projects;
• Effectively collaborate, develop, implement, and communicate data and recommendations with a wide range of stakeholders (board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students);
• Represent the University at meetings, conferences, and symposia regionally and nationally as appropriate;
• Cultivate relationships with faculty with institutional research interests, as well as oversee the OIE faculty fellows and student fellows programs.



Master's degree in an appropriate field.

Minimum of five years of experience in an institutional research setting, a higher education environment or equivalent.


Doctoral degree (e.g., Ph.D., DBA, Ed.D.) in an appropriate field and training in statistics, research methodology, and/or data analysis; Experience leading a team comprised of clerical staff, professional research analysts, and faculty members; Prior experience in a University setting, including teaching experience.


• Ability to manage a team and provide guidance for institutional change;
• Ability to communicate complex information to a wide range of constituencies;
• Work collaboratively with University administrators, faculty, staff, students, members of the community and academic partners outside the institution;
• Experience in working with large databases and complex information systems;
• Experience with software applications, and in developing innovative solutions to serve institutional information needs;
• Ability to work with technical and research staff and faculty, as well as clerical and student employees;
• Analytical, oral and written communication, research, and presentation skills;
• Knowledge and experience in research methods and design;
• Experience in managing personnel and budgets in a complex, multi-task environment;
• Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Tableau;
• Knowledge of trends and issues in assessment and planning in higher education;
• Ability to negotiate contracts;
• Knowledge and understanding data confidentiality and security.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSupervisory Responsibilities:

The AVP is responsible for hiring and supervising staff and students employed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The AVP assigns, monitors, and approves work of staff and student(s). The AVP is also responsible for conducting annual performance evaluations of OIE staff.

Budgetary Responsibilities:

The AVP is responsible for monitoring and managing the OIE and Assessment budgets.

Work Relationships:

The AVP reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. In the position, the AVP may interact with the President, University Cabinet, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, faculty, staff, students, media and other constituencies as appropriate.
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