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IE Planning & Assessment Coordinator

Application Procedure:

To apply, please click on this link to review the job posting and click on “Apply for this job” and fill out the online application and submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references.

Job Duties

The Planning and Assessment Coordinator is responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinates the University Assessment Council, assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning activities that support university, program, and unit level initiatives.
  • Serves as the technical expert for the University’s assessment management software, guiding, educating, and assisting users in documenting planning and assessment reports in the software and providing counsel about best practices in utilizing the software to help improve institutional effectiveness. Manages the configuration, templates, updates, and support of the assessment software.
  • Maintains and develops as appropriate university level planning, assessment and accreditation training resources, schedules, and templates.
  • Consults with assessment coordinators and university staff assigned an assessment role to provide expertise in the development of assessment plans, assessment findings reports, and action plans.
  • Collaborates with university leaders, IE team members, and assessment colleagues to host and offer planning activities and training workshops.
  • Monitors program and unit assessment planning and reporting to assist with targeted assessment support.
  • Conducts research and survey administration, as appropriate, and writes and disseminates research reports and presentations, as appropriate.
  • Manages SharePoint sites, internet sites, MS Teams to ensure accessibility to resources and recently updated information.
  • Writes articles for publication in SWOOP Institutional Effectiveness Spotlight to showcase assessment efforts and promote a culture of assessment.
  • Provides regional accreditation and external accreditation expertise, as appropriate, on compliance standards.
  • Provides research and administrative support for strategic planning, and accreditation activities.
  • Regularly evaluates current processes and practices to improve effectiveness and efficiency of university processes.
  • Other IRP duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in social sciences, education, evaluation, and/or related fields.
  • A minimum of two years of full-time experience at an institution of higher education, taking an active role in institutional and/or programmatic accreditation compliance and one or more of the following processes: student learning outcome planning and assessment, strategic and/or operational planning and assessment, and educational professional development.
    • Research background using various quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • Ability to gather and interpret data in order to create reports using charts, graphs, statistical applications, infographics, and translating data into easy-to-understand formats, with close attention to detail to ensure the accuracy and integrity of information communicated.
    • Detailed knowledge MS Excel and SPSS or similar statistical analysis software.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and data reporting & visualization tools.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop presentations from diverse data sources.
    • Strong verbal, written communication, and human relations skills with the ability to work with a range of institutional constituencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable by quickly shifting between multiple projects.
• Attention to detail and follow-through.
• Ability to work independently and in a highly participative team environment.

Institution Description

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking an Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Planning & Assessment Coordinator. The position description and information about applying for this role can be found through the following link:

The Planning & Assessment Coordinator, using multiple instruments and methodologies, will assist with and coordinate assessment and research functions that support institutional effectiveness (IE) and UNCW accreditation.

 Responsibilities include providing data analyses (program, department, divisional, institutional, regional, and national) and reports; providing training and coordinating administrative assessment planning and reporting; assisting with academic assessment planning and reporting; developing presentations and trainings to support IE and IE-related initiatives; developing, administrating, and conducting analysis of internal and national surveys; managing accreditation activities that support SACSCOC compliance; administering the assessment software for the university; and supporting IE data request analyses.

 Successful candidates will be part of a three-person research team, with broad responsibilities related to the support of IE initiatives for the university. Cross-training of research team responsibilities will be utilized to ensure continuity of operations

Apply now to join our collaborative research team located on a beautiful coastal campus. We are accepting applications for this position until September 25, 2022.


The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Application Due Date: 2022-09-25
Job Start Date: 2022-12-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Wilmington
State/Province/Region: NC
Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Reports To: Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Planning, Institutional Effectiveness

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