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Planning and Assessment Coordinator

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Job Duties

Provides coordination and oversight of university assessment processes in collaboration with academic and student affairs leadership, including goal development and effective goal assessment in alignment with the strategic plan and budgeting processes; manages multiple phases of survey administration, support in analysis of results, support of academic program review, and assistance in production of informational presentations; supports the Director in the management of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) institutional accreditation processes, working on related committees, drafting narratives and producing other self-study materials, and drafting correspondence with HLC to ensure compliance with all required accreditation policies and standards; supports academic programs in specialized and professional accreditation efforts; supports the mission, vision and strategic plan of the University by collecting and analyzing strategic plan metric data and managing the federal and state reporting system; develops and delivers college and program-specific reports of strategic metrics; and coordinates related data collection, storage, and retrieval systems that lead to institutional effectiveness.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, education, social sciences, educational research, or related field; at least two years of experience collaborating on and providing leadership for projects; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; and demonstrated experience with organizational-level continuous improvement initiatives and understanding of assessment systems and reporting required.

Institution Description

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is a comprehensive institution distinguished by its focus on undergraduate education.
The university provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their
strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has
developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences, with
advanced degrees available in many programs.

With enrollment at nearly 12,000, students at UNI get the best of both worlds — a large university environment with a small college
atmosphere — where they can really stand out, excel, and find the right fit. UNI is nationally recognized for its high educational
standards, and students are provided with a variety of opportunities to live and learn together.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.


The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by Thursday, September 19th will be given first consideration. UNI is a tobacco free campus.
Application Due Date: 2019-09-19
Job Start Date: 2019-11-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cedar Falls
State/Province/Region: IA
Institution: University of Northern Iowa
Reports To: Director, Institutional Research & Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research & Effectiveness

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