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Planning & Assessment Coordinator

Application Procedure:

Application materials received by Friday, April 14, 2023 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit Criminal and other relevant background checks required.


Job Duties

Impact & Responsibilities: In support of the mission, vision and strategic plan of the University, coordinates institutional planning efforts by leading campus wide training, 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; coordinates related data collection, storage, and retrieval systems that lead to institutional effectiveness; provides leadership for comprehensive institutional assessment initiatives that support the university's mission and strategic planning; designs and coordinates data collection, data analysis, and reporting; offers strategic planning support and continuous improvement recommendations to campus units; assists the Office of Undergraduate Studies with implementation of longitudinal assessment practices that support systematic data gathering and documentation related to student learning; and coordinates with multiple campus partners for the purpose of Higher Learning Commission (HLC) assessment reporting, data validation and reaffirmation initiatives.

Job Qualifications

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

Institution Description

Updated Why UNI?  

A great place to work.

The University of Northern Iowa 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.

The university's attractive size, nearly 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. 

The university provides a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits package enables us to be highly competitive within the Cedar Valley and within the state.

A great place to live.

UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Downtown Cedar Falls was named one of the “30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets of 2019” by Best Value Schools. The metro community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 170,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. For more information about our community, visit the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community webpage.


Application Due Date: 2023-04-14
Job Start Date: 2023-06-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cedar Falls
State/Province/Region: IA
Institution: University of Northern Iowa
Reports To: Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: President's Office

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