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Assistant Vice President for Academic & Resource Planning

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Professional Rank and Salary Range: Director of Institutional Research, MP3

This search will remain open until March 13, 2020.

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Job Duties

This position leads the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness (IRPE), which provides or coordinates the collection of much of the data that supports both the development and tracking of our major strategic metrics. IRPE also supports the data needs of the many functional offices whose activities are critical to achieving our five core priorities. This office provides indispensable support to Undergraduate Admissions, and to a slightly lesser extent, to graduate admissions, and to the schools and colleges. The IRPE Director is also co-lead of our campus business intelligence program, which speaks directly to the critical role this position plays in bringing information to bear on the strategic and functional fronts. Additionally, this position oversees our academic and administrative assessment efforts, and assesses student learning and institutional effectiveness, something central to meeting the Middle States standards of accreditation.

The incumbent in this critical leadership position leads the IRPE and its institutional research, academic program review, and academic assessment functions. IRPE's four primary areas of operation encompass Administrative Information, External Reporting, Management Support and Policy Analyses, Evaluation, and Assessment. IRPE, like other traditional IR offices, is a major source of official information and data about the University. It equally plays a key role in supporting enrollment management, administrative unit assessments, and other mission critical operations across the institution, including data and information for academic planning in the schools and colleges.

As the chief IRPE officer, the Assistant Vice President sets strategic direction for the unit and ensures that it supports to the maximum extent possible the campus' business intelligence initiative, enrollment forecasts and monitoring reports, mandated state and federal data reporting, faculty activity reports, student course evaluations, external guidebook data requests, and assorted research efforts to enhance student success across the academic and administrative units. In addition, the Office is responsible for guiding campus processes for academic assessment in the major, General Education assessments, the academic program review process, and assessments of institutional effectiveness and strategic plan implementation. It also plays a key role in advising campus leadership with regard to institutional accreditation matters.

The incumbent will play an active role in Middle States Accreditation processes and preparation. S/he will support both SPAC and STAR, and the overall implementation of the Strategic Plan. The candidate will supervise a unit of 7 professional staff and 1 Graduate Assistant.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Minimum of ten years of institutional research experience, with at least five years of supervisory role experience, and three years of direct experience in developing or guiding business intelligence and/or data warehousing applications. Experience must include at least three years of higher education assessment/evaluation and/or curriculum development experience.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate the application of qualitative and/or quantitative research expertise in support of student learning outcomes assessment, institutional effectiveness, business intelligence/data warehousing, or strategic goal attainment.
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Leadership roles in strategic planning, accreditation, or program review functions
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research studies in the assessment/evaluation and/or institutional effectiveness area 

Institution Description

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.


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Application Due Date: 2020-03-13
Job Start Date: 2020-05-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Albany
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: University at Albany
Reports To: Chief of Staff
Staff # Reporting to Position: 8
Reports In Office: Office of the President

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