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Assistant Provost for Institutional Research & Assessment

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Job Duties

Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the College, the Assistant Provost will oversee the Office of Institutional Research (OIR).  Using multifaceted approaches to analyze and communicate complex data, the Assistant Provost is responsible for providing senior leaders with strategic information that can be used to shape institutional planning, policy formation, and decision-making in support of the College’s mission.


Primary Position Responsibilities:


  • Lead the Office of Institutional Research and provide high level expertise to inform institutional planning and support strategic decision-making. 

  • Coordinate the College’s assessment efforts and direct the collection, analysis, and reporting of data used for research into the College’s performance relative to institutional goals, including diversity, retention, degree progress and predictive analytics.

  • Build a sense of community and collaboration around data management in partnership with the Provost’s office, the Chief Information Officer, the Registrar, Admissions, Career Education, the Alumnae Association, and academic departments.

  • Serve as a key contact with NECHE (New England Commission for Higher Education) and a leading member of the College’s accreditation team.

  • Oversee compliance with mandatory data reporting and data exchange with peers, including ongoing analysis of key external performance indicators such as those shared by COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education)

  • Lead the Data Governance Committee, which establishes and implements rules for appropriate use of data related to members of the College community and the educational mission.

  • Identify data useful for decision-making and make it accessible to faculty, staff, senior leadership, and trustees through the use of dashboards and other data visualization tools in collaboration with partners in LTS (Library and Technology Services).



Performance Profile:

  •  Encouraging community and collaboration around data management.

  • Ensuring accuracy of externally reported data, especially data that impacts institutional reputation and decision-making.   

  • Working as a key strategic partner with campus leaders in the development of quantitative and qualitative key indicators to assess and forecast progress towards institutional goals.

  • Success in leading the Office of Institutional Research team to carry out the institutional mission along with ensuring professional growth and development of team members. 


  • Associate Director, Institutional Research

  • Assistant Director of Assessment


Job Qualifications

Education Required:

  • A master’s degree with relevant experience is required; a PhD is preferred.


Experience Required:

  • 7+ years of professional experience in an institutional research function with experience in planning, survey development, data compilation, analysis, administrative information development, assessment, accreditation, and dashboard development


Skills and Abilities Required:


  •  The ability to interpret and translate data to inform decision-making is essential.

  • Our future Assistant Provost will be a clear communicator, both verbally and in writing. 

  • The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator who has demonstrated leadership, supervisory, planning, and change management skills.  



  • Wellesley College is a liberal arts college for undergraduate women located in the Boston suburbs.   At Wellesley, we embrace and honor difference and diversity. We believe the best ideas draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences. As a college and as a community, we are dedicated to assuring that all members of the Wellesley community have an equal opportunity to flourish.

  • Wellesley College is currently piloting a flexwork plan for administrative staff that incorporates both flexible hours and hybrid teleworking components, though all employees must live in New England.  

  • All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.

Institution Description

The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley is known for intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service (and putting that belief into practice), and its cultivation in students of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership.

Wellesley College’s reputation as a place of teaching, learning, and sharing extends far beyond our classrooms, and our mission to make a difference extends beyond our students. That’s why we strive to recruit and retain a diverse blend of talented, enthusiastic individuals who will take full advantage of the extraordinary environment and resources available to them to further their lives and careers.

College policy requires weekly testing of all employees, twice weekly testing of all students, mandatory vaccination, and masks in all shared spaces inside campus buildings.


Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees. From our health plan options and wellness programs, to our continuing education opportunities and competitive retirement plans. Check out to learn more.

Application Due Date: 2022-03-31
Job Start Date: 2022-04-01
Salary: $140000 - $147000
City: Wellesley
State/Province/Region: MA
Institution: Wellesley College
Reports To: Provost
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: 0

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