Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Posted on1/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Provost for Institutional Research and Planning
Reports in officeInstitutional Research and Planning
Application due date02/09/2018
Job start date04/01/2018
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
Institution descriptionThe University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
Job dutiesThe Director of Institutional Effectiveness will fulfill a critical role in the success of UNCW and will oversee and advocate for best practices in Institutional Effectiveness activities, such as, but not limited to: Campus-wide assessment and continuous improvement initiatives, SACSCOC Accreditation monitoring and compliance, Faculty Activity Reporting, Course Evaluations, Process Improvement, and Recognition/Ranking monitoring. The Director will report directly to the Associate Provost for Institutional Research & Planning and work in collaboration with other campus leaders in making critical decisions that promote strategic advancement of a culture of assessment while also ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations pertaining to accreditation. The position will supervise a team of professionals within the Office of Institutional Research & Planning (currently three) who are tasked with the daily support, management, and implementation of institutional effectiveness initiatives.
The position will have delegated authority from the Associate Provost for decisions, management and analysis regarding assessment processes and accreditation compliance. The position will work with the University Assessment Council to ensure institutional effectiveness. The position will have significant administrative responsibilities and duties providing expert advice and counsel to senior leadership to support the assessment of student learning and program outcomes, ensuring compliance with SACSCOC institutional effectiveness standards and providing assistance for academic and non-academic accrediting standards as needed.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, math/statistics, education, or other relevant area from an appropriately accredited institution is required with at least five years’ experience in assessment, accreditation compliance and/or institutional effectiveness. Must possess strong analytic, writing, interpersonal and computer skills, along with the demonstrated ability to summarize and present complex analysis of data to varied audience and constituents. Demonstrate familiarity with assessment and accreditation compliance software. Strong interpersonal qualifications and higher education experience working directly with faculty and non-academic staff in educational program assessment. The relevant experience includes: (1) coordination and understanding of assessment processes, (2) project and change management, (3) knowledge and understanding of accreditation processes and requirements, and (4) advanced computing skills necessary to analyze, interpret, and manipulate data relevant to comprehensive institutional effectiveness and planning. The position demands solid organizational skills, demonstrable knowledge of accreditation compliance and standards, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with administrative personnel for decision making. Supervisory experience is essential. A Ph.D. (or terminal degree) in social or behavioral sciences, math/statistics, education, or other relevant areas is strongly preferred. Service as a SACSCOC Liaison (or liaison for another regional accrediting body) is preferred.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
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Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the application due date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.