Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research

Posted on10/16/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due date12/17/2017
Job start date01/15/2018
CityOld Westbury
State/ProvinceNew York
Other LocationNassau County
InstitutionState University of New York at Old Westbury
Institution descriptionSUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.
Job dutiesThe State University of New York at Old Westbury is seeking a dynamic individual with the academic training, the experience, and the vision to direct the College's assessment and institutional research program, to support and evaluate new initiatives and to assist in and evaluate institutional planning.

Reporting to the Provost, the Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research (AVPAIR), will coordinate strategies for data collection, perform data analysis and consult on survey research for a wide range of constituents. Likely areas of analysis will include data to be used for decision making in planning, enrollment management, retention and graduation, market demand analysis, and a broad number of institutional and academic assessments. The AVPAIR will be responsible for coordinating the submission of all official statistical reports to SUNY and other external agencies as well as to internal constituencies. The AVPAIR will work closely with senior college administrators, faculty and other campus leaders.

Responsibilities Include:
◾Manage a comprehensive institutional research and assessment program that will support strategic planning, evidence-based decision making, and outcomes assessment.
◾Coordinate the collection, presentation and distribution of statistical analyses of relevant institutional data and key performance indicators to support institutional planning and decision-making.
◾Work in close collaboration with senior administrators and departments that rely on institutional data and analysis.
◾Work with Academic Deans, Chairs, Faculty and Directors to create and interpret faculty-friendly analyses of student learning assessment results.
◾Project manage survey collection processes which ensure the college's compliance with accreditation, SUNY, state and federal reporting requirements, and completion of external surveys including IPEDS, U.S. News, College Board, and others.
◾Improve existing data collection strategies and develop new approaches and procedures for the collection and analysis of institutional data.
◾Work to enhance effective information flow between academic programs and the executive offices, and partner with other offices, faculty, and staff to enhance college-wide data collection.
◾Perform advanced quantitative and qualitative analyses and data mining activities using available tools (SPSS, SAS, Cognos, etc.) to interpret results and identify trends.
◾Develop and validate predictive models for retention and enrollment.
◾Maintain standard operating procedures for data collection, storage, access and reporting processes to ensure data integrity.
◾Serve on the college Data Governance Committee.
◾Respond to and anticipate ad-hoc requests from within and outside the College.
◾Provide technical guidance and support to academic departments on the completion of external surveys for various agencies including support for institutional and departmental self-study, accreditation, assessment, and program review.
◾Assist with the administration and analysis of student, alumni, faculty, and staff surveys used to identify and improve organizational and institutional effectiveness.
◾Maintain currency in the knowledge and techniques of federal and state reporting requirements and the standards of Institutional Research.
◾Work closely with the Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Services personnel to maintain data and software.
◾Provide research support for the development of grant proposals.
◾Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York, College at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position Type: Management Confidential

Official Budget Title: Manager

Campus Title: Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Research

Department: Office of the Provost - Institutional Research and Assessment

FTE: Full-time

Negotiating Unit: Management Confidential

Salary Grade: MP-3

FLSA Status: Exempt
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
◾Master's degree in an appropriate field (e.g., statistics, social science, data analysis).
◾The successful candidate will have significant experience in institutional research and assessment in higher education.
◾Ability to analyze and interpret data, and to report in a logical, sequential, and understandable manner.
◾Capacity for self-direction, ability to organize and set priorities.
◾Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing and to work in a team environment with members of the college community at all levels.
◾Strong statistical and research analytical skills, with working knowledge of relational databases, advanced statistical software packages and the presentation of findings.

Preferred Qualifications:
◾Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field (e.g., statistics, social science, data analysis).
◾Experience with data warehouse and higher education reporting systems a plus.
◾Ability to present qualitative and quantitative research results to diverse groups.
◾A minimum of five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsThe State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.
Application procedureA cover letter, resume, contact information (names, email address and telephone numbers) for three (3) references, and a sample data analysis report prepared by the applicant should be submitted at this website. Only applications submitted online will be considered.


The application review period will begin immediately. The application collection period will close on December 17, 2017.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.