Dean, Institutional Effectiveness

Posted on5/10/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President of Learning & Student Success
Reports in officeOffice of Institutional Effectiveness
Application due dateASAP
Job start dateSummer 2018
State/ProvinceNorthern Mariana Islands
InstitutionNorthern Marianas College
Institution descriptionThe Northern Marianas College is a Land Grant Institution that is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association for Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1981, its focus continues to be ensuring student success and meeting the higher education and vocational training needs of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

With campuses on Saipan, Rota, and Tinian, the College has developed a comprehensive set of academic programs and services that address the social, cultural and economic development needs of its island communities. Today, students are enrolled in credit programs that lead to an associate or bachelor’s degree in the following areas: education (with concentrations in early childhood education, elementary education, rehabilitation and human services, and special education), business, liberal arts, natural resource management, nursing, business administration (with emphases in accounting, business management, and computer applications), criminal justice, and hospitality management.

In response to local labor force needs, the College launched a new bachelor’s degree program in business management in 2014.

In addition to its credit programs, the College also offers many noncredit, continuing education courses that are offered in various formats (online, short-term, accelerated, etc.) throughout the year. Since the College’s establishment, more than 20,000 people have enrolled in degree and certificate courses, over 3,000 students have been awarded certificates and/or degrees in programs offered or coordinated by NMC; and more than 12,000 individuals have been served in the community through such programs as the Adult Basic Education, Continuing Education, and the Cooperative, Research, Extensions, and Education Service (CREES).

The institution recently graduated its largest class in May, 2017, with over 200 degrees conferred.
Job dutiesNature of the Position:
The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness reports directly to the Vice President of Learning & Student Success. This position provides leadership and support in developing and overseeing a program of evaluation and feedback to enhance the effectiveness of the College’s programs and services with special emphasis on learning outcomes. The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness is the leader for the institution’s comprehensive strategic assessment plan and the college accreditation.

This position oversees the office of Institutional Research (Institutional Researcher), Institutional Assessment (Assessment Specialist) and Program Manager.

This position oversees the annual and strategic planning and assessment processes to implement an institution-wide cycle of assessment and planning throughout the College that results in continuous improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participates in Program Review and Outcomes Assessment (PROA) activities.
• Serves as college Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).
• Plans, organizes and implements a comprehensive professional development program on assessment and planning for faculty and staff;
• Responsible for providing useable management information to key constituents in support of data informed planning, decision-making, and programmatic formulation.
• Plans, organizes and implements a comprehensive professional development program on assessment and planning for faculty and staff;
• Provides leadership and guidance to ensure proper implementation of all PROA activities;
• Monitors department work plans to ensure consistency with the NMC Strategic Master Plan;
• Prepares and submits accreditation reports for the college;
• Collects and analyzes relevant data for institutional planning, decision-making process for sustaining quality and self-improvement;
• Coordinates the College’s assessment program and the development of assessment plans;
• Elicits employee, student, and other stakeholder involvement in the development and use of assessment techniques regarding outcomes to enhance the quality of learning;
• Participates in formulating policies related to assessment and makes recommendations for improvement;
• Provides organizational leadership and assistance to College departments, administrators, faculty, and others in identifying appropriate information pertinent to measuring program outcomes;
• Provides technical direction and expertise in such matters as instrument selection and design, test cohort selection, establishment of effectiveness measures, development of techniques and requirements for verification of effectiveness, and specification of standards for documentation;
• Oversees the functions of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness as the central repository of assessment information; prepares reports on the effectiveness and improvement of educational programs and administrative/support services, including the College’s Performance Report, Fact Book, and P.L. 5-32/10-66 Annual Reports;
• Provides appropriate data about the College, its students, employees, and its programs and services;
• Communicates regularly to the college community regarding Office of Institutional Effectiveness activities;
• Complies with Board of Regents policies and procedures and all other college regulations;
• Provides effective phone etiquette and customer service skills.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
A Master’s degree from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited institution in a social/behavioral science, education, educational research, evaluation or a related field with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in institutional planning and assessment for improvement in higher education settings.

• An earned Doctorate Degree from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited institution in a relevant field.

• Must have experience in Program Review and Outcomes Assessment.
• Must have strong computer background including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, and database, preferably Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software applications.
• Able to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and other college stakeholders.
• Demonstrate strong organizational skills and a high attention to detail.
• Capable of handling multiple tasks while maintaining composure under stressful conditions.
• Completes and prioritize tasks accurately and in a timely manner.
• Takes initiative and works both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
• Must be able to present information in clear and professional manner.
• Evidence of commitment to collaboration and transparency; and
• Evidence of effective collaboration with external stakeholders.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary Range: $60,000 - $62,100 annually + benefits.
Benefits: The Northern Marianas College offers benefits, such as Government Group Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (401K).
Application procedureHow to Apply:
Employment application forms are available at the Human Resources Office of the College and a pdf. file can be downloaded from our website using Adobe Acrobat. Please submit the following documents to the HR Office: Complete employment application form, detailed Resume, Authorization for Release of Prior Employment Information/Consent to Background Check, and copies of all college transcripts (all official transcripts are required upon hire). Optional: Cover Letter. ***The Employment Application must be completely filled and all required documents must be submitted by the closing date. The Human Resources Office may NOT PROCESS and may REJECT any application deemed incomplete. Reference to “See Attached Resume” will not be accepted.

All post-secondary education degrees must be from a U.S. Department of Education recognized and accredited institution. It is our requirement that degrees be from a U.S.-accredited college or university. Foreign degrees may be accepted when accompanied with a credential evaluation report. A listing of authorized evaluation reports can be obtained at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website at

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification (I-9) document form upon hire. Police/court clearance will be required upon job offer.