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Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Application Procedure:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins August 2, 2019; open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information (including email) for three professional references electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

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Job Duties

As a member of the President and Provost's leadership team, this high visibility position serves as a strategic partner in creating an environment that promotes and supports using research and data analysis to guide decision-making and inform institutional effectiveness and improvement.  This position leads development of a comprehensive integrated system of data collection, research, assessment, evaluation and reporting that supports strategic, academic and operational planning.  S/he evaluates institutional systems, mission fulfillment, and progress on key goals.

Job Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant research-based discipline required; Doctorate preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience, including management of personnel, required
  • Proven leadership of a client-oriented service function at an institution of higher education
  • Strong written skills, analytical skills and quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with data warehouses, data governance and security issues, and technical documentation and standards
  • Ability to manage detail and simultaneously see the big picture
  • Experience accomplishing goals with a specified timeframe and budget
  • Demonstrated experience proactively utilizing data and research to identify and make recommendations on institutional issues

Institution Description

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University is an open-enrollment institution committed to student access, affordability and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of "active life" and we seek faculty committed to providing students with an active learning environment. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.  Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State currently has approximately 10,000 students and has been a fast growing Utah public institution of higher education over the last several years. We offer over 180 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases.  DSU seeks to recruit faculty and staff who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientation and gender expressions.

DSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The President and employees of Dixie State University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, services, and employment with regard to race / ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, and protected veteran's status.

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 form upon hire.


CONTRACT: Full-time (12-month) professional staff position. Annual salary commensurate upon qualifications & experience.  Desired start date of July 1, 2019.  Excellent benefits package included (see under "Example of DSU Benefits" for more details).
Application Due Date: 2019-10-09
Job Start Date: 2019-09-18
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: St George
State/Province/Region: UT
Institution: Dixie State University
Reports To: President and Provost
Staff # Reporting to Position: 3
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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