Institutional Effectiveness Director

Posted on6/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost, UAS
Reports in officeProvost
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateJuly 2018
Other Location99801
InstitutionUniversity of Alaska Southeast
Institution descriptionThe Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Director provides sophisticated research and consultative leadership to support administrative decision-making and strategic planning functions at all levels of UAS management. This position supports and maintains UAS metrics development and performance evaluation in support of the UAS mission and strategic plan. Responsibilities include providing technical expertise, computational analytic, warehousing selected UAS data, and an ongoing review of historical institutional data to reveal relationships that facilitate anticipatory rather than reactive decision making. The IE Director serves as an expert resource and strategic advisor. The incumbent must apply a broad understanding of program, organization, system, and/or client needs to resolve highly complex problems. The IE Director develops and manages data collection and reporting mechanisms for UAS to meet annual Federal and State compliance and accountability reporting requirements. Cooperation and alignment with the statewide IR office, UAA and UAF colleagues is essential. The position oversees the operation of the Institutional Effectiveness Office, ensuring the effective and timely collection, interpretation, analysis, and dissemination of accurate information. The IE Director is expected to interact extensively with non-IE clientele at various levels throughout the university. Therefore, a successful applicant will possess strong technical, human relations, and communications skills.
Job dutiesASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM REVIEW SUPPORT: Implements and manages an institutional assessment calendar of activities to be performed on a cyclical basis for all academic and non-academic areas in order to achieve both quantitative and qualitative assessment objectives. Undertakes sophisticated, multivariate research and analysis in support of institutional assessment and planning activities. This includes factor analysis and developing projection models to obtain essential information for decision-making. Provides data support for cyclical assessments and reviews of academic programs and university services.

DATA RETRIEVAL: Extracts data using substantive knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Coordinates the collection of institutional and other data from various sources. Designs and electronically constructs required management information from data stored in various locations, including UAS databases and sources that reside outside the UAS or UA system.

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, & MAINTENANCE: Designs, develops, and implements necessary research protocols, systems, and information architecture to support institutional decision-making and effectiveness. Ensures the validity and data integrity of Institutional Research systems, analyses, and reports. Effectively communicates institutional data and research results in the context of the issue and its interaction with UAS policies, procedures, and culture. Assists UAS personnel to articulate information needs and effectively understand and communicate findings to others. Research and recommend policy changes and provide information detailing the impact of alternatives. Establish and communicate systemwide university standards for administrative data definitions, accuracy, and reporting.

DATA ANALYSIS: Provides expert knowledge in database design, data manipulation and evaluation. Knowledge of data administration. Analyzes data and produces reports on the UAS strategic plan, accreditation, performance metrics, assessment activities, enrollment projections, and other institutional effectiveness measures. Collects and analyzes the university's performance metric data; provides guidance to leadership on how to interpret this data and translate their strategic actions into projected results; and synthesizes this information into comprehensive reports to the President. Provides management with information and analyses to assist with steering the institution's future growth and development of academic degree programs (consistent with market needs and demand).

MANAGEMENT: Responsible for daily management and supervision of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research staff, including responsibility for hiring, staff development, work assignments, performance evaluations, and meeting user expectations regarding information services. Strong leadership, management, problem-solving and communication skills needed. This engagement also incorporates representing UAS interests in introducing/implementing necessary improvements within the UA system.
QualificationsRequired Education & Experience:

Master’s degree or equivalent training and experience in a relevant field.
Four years of experience in a relevant field.
Preferred Experience:

3-5 years institutional research experience within an institution of higher education.
3-5 years field experience with applied research appropriate to conduct descriptive and predictive institutional research at a university.
Experience working successfully with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and summarize complex data and provide recommendations for actions based on evaluation.
Expert level skills in SQL; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Substantive knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to supervise.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThis is a full time, exempt staff, Grade 81, position with both a competitive salary and full benefits package. All applications need to include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references. For assistance with the online application or to submit a request for ADA accommodation, please contact the UAS HR Office, 907-796-6263. This position will remain open until filled. The University of Alaska Southeast values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and service missions.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.