Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Posted on6/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toChief of Staff
Reports in officePresident's Office
Application due dateJuly 9, 2018
Job start dateAugust 15, 2018 or before
InstitutionMurray State University
Institution descriptionFor almost 90 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the university has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,832 today. Students receive individual attention from a full-time teaching faculty that numbers in excess of 400. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 22 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" in 2011 and 2012 for Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, and Teaching Environment categories.
Recognition of the quality of MSU programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive university with five academic colleges - business, education, health sciences and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing. The university's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 16,600. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, a doctoral program, professional instruction, and continuing education programs.
The main campus comprises 74 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. MSU also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station and The Arboretum at Murray State.
In its ninth decade of service, Murray State University's mission focuses on three main areas:

fostering excellence in its academic programs and services throughout its main and satellite campuses,
creating community by supporting initiatives that improve and diversify the campus, regional and international communities, and
building partnerships locally, statewide, nationally and throughout the world through cooperative service in PK-12 education, business and economic development, public health and wellness, and social and cultural improvement.
Job dutiesThe Director of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership for institutional effectiveness, research, assessment and academic program review; assists campus leadership in analysis of trends; and contributes to strategic planning and evaluation.

Responsibilities & Duties
• Provide oversight and supervision for institutional effectiveness, assessment, research academic program review, and evaluation strategies.
• Design and oversee the collection of meaningful, appropriate and accurate data, its analysis and interpretation, and dissemination of reports, proposals and recommendations necessary for the decision-making needs of the university.
• Ensure that the university meets reporting requirements as mandated by state, federal and other external agencies or as needed by stakeholders.
• Use data querying and mining, predictive modeling, and other forms of analysis to enhance university knowledge and evidence-based decision making.
• Provide complex and varied studies and reports related to university issues and operations.
• Assist in setting goals based on trend analyses in key performance indicators for the statewide accountability program and other accountability needs.
• Formulate, recommend, implement, and evaluate policies, procedures, programs, processes, and systems for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
• Provide leadership in the design, implementation, and analysis of student satisfaction surveys, campus climate and community surveys.
• Ensure the university’s assessment and Institutional research processes are consistent with internal and external accountability expectations, including mandated requirements, best practices and data integrity.
• Monitor changes and trends in the external environment and determine resulting implications for institutional effectiveness and the university; anticipate information needs and position the office to respond.
• Participate in regional and specialty accreditation efforts as needed.
• Chair the University Assessment Committee.
• Serve as an Argos data block designer and report writer.
• Extract, combine and/or compare data as needed to produce ad hoc or scheduled reports for decision support purposes when requested.
• Manage the Institutional Effectiveness budget.
• Supervise assigned staff, including hiring, training, managing and evaluation.
• Serve on committees as needed or assigned, both internal and external to the university.
• Provide academic program review coordination.
• Coordinate assessment reviews of all areas with specific responsibility for College of Humanities and Fine Arts, School of Nursing and Health Professionals and non-academic units.
• Create and review course alignment metrics for at least two colleges.
• Perform other related duties as needed or assigned.
QualificationsRequirements – Education and experience
• Master's degree required
• Minimum of five years of experience working with institutional effectiveness
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with academic administrators, staff and faculty
• Experience with university of discipline-specific accreditation
• Strong logical and analytical skills with proven experience in a variety of computer software programs

Preferred – Education and experience
• Doctoral degree
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.

Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website for the job description, submission of application materials and contact information for references.