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Job Duties

Essential Functions

• Develops and leads institutional planning processes that result in the creation of strategic and operational plans for the college.  
• Coordinates with other college planning functions such as capital funding requests and facilities master plan development to ensure integrated planning.  
• Reviews and supports planning processes and systems and recommends changes to enhance effectiveness.
• Designs and conducts research and analyzes and interprets quantitative and qualitative data to inform institutional planning and decision-making.  
• Consults with faculty, staff, and external partners on research questions and program/project design; provides supporting data to demonstrate need and document outcomes. 
• Coordinates documentation and reporting of institutional outcomes and indicators as defined in the mission, college core themes, strategic plan, and other institutional initiatives.        
• Designs, reviews, and selects survey instruments to provide program and institutional data; oversees large-scale survey implementation.
• Creates reports and presentations for a variety of audiences, including executives and trustees, staff and students, and the public.  
• Serves as chair of the college’s Institutional Review Board, supports human subjects’ ethics training, and maintains external reporting and management around IRB functions.
• Ensures compliance with mandatory institutional data reporting to state and federal agencies, including IPEDS.
• Oversees development of operational objectives and implementation plans and assists departments and programs in identifying assessment tools and practices.
• Helps support student learning outcomes assessment at the course, program, and college levels done by instructional and non-instructional programs and departments.
• Oversees and supports grant proposal development to ensure coherence with college strategic priorities and integration with operational and budget plans.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree plus two to three years of effective experience is required. 
• Must have a strong data management and research background, be familiar with statistical software packages, survey administration, and relational databases, and be proficient in using Microsoft Office applications.
• Five years of progressive experience working in a position that uses local, state, or national data as part of the daily functions of work.
• Experiences with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods data.
• Ability to develop and deploy a variety of survey instruments and prepare summary reports of the findings. 
• Experiences with reading and creating dashboards and working within a large organizational system.
• Ability to generate, create, and explain institutional reports on behalf of the college.
• Supervisorial experience.

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Institution Description

Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning, Assessment, and Effectiveness

$110,000.00 Annually

Wenatchee, WA

Job Summary
The Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning, Assessment, and Effectiveness reports to the President and is responsible for providing leadership, data, and analysis necessary to support campus planning, decision-making, completing requested and mandated reports, and fostering a culture of assessment and continuous improvement. Specific duties include but are not limited to developing and administering the evaluation and quality assurance functions for the college district. The Executive Director leads the strategic planning and accreditation efforts, serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, and is the liaison to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


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Application Due Date: 2023-03-23
Job Start Date: 2023-04-24
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Wenatchee
State/Province/Region: WA
Institution: Wenatchee Valley College
Reports To: President
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: President’s Cabinet

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