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Director of Institutional Effectiveness

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Department Institutional Research & Planning - 31700
Vacancy Number E212
Position Number 1418
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness will fulfill a critical role in the success of UNCW and will oversee and advocate for best practices in Institutional Effectiveness activities, such as, but not limited to: Campus-wide assessment and continuous improvement initiatives, SACSCOC Accreditation monitoring and compliance, Faculty Activity Reporting, Course Evaluations, Process Improvement, and Recognition/Ranking monitoring. The Director will report directly to the Associate Provost for Institutional Research & Planning and work in collaboration with other campus leaders in making critical decisions that promote strategic advancement of a culture of assessment while also ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations pertaining to accreditation. The position will supervise a team of professionals within the Office of Institutional Research & Planning (currently three) who are tasked with the daily support, management, and implementation of institutional effectiveness initiatives.
The position will have delegated authority from the Associate Provost for decisions, management and analysis regarding assessment processes and accreditation compliance. The position will work with the University Assessment Council to ensure institutional effectiveness. The position will have significant administrative responsibilities and duties providing expert advice and counsel to senior leadership to support the assessment of student learning and program outcomes, ensuring compliance with SACSCOC institutional effectiveness standards and providing assistance for academic and non-academic accrediting standards as needed.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in social or behavioral sciences, math/statistics, education, or other relevant area from an appropriately accredited institution is required with at least five years’ experience in assessment, accreditation compliance and/or institutional effectiveness. Must possess strong analytic, writing, interpersonal and computer skills, along with the demonstrated ability to summarize and present complex analysis of data to varied audience and constituents. Demonstrate familiarity with assessment and accreditation compliance software. Strong interpersonal qualifications and higher education experience working directly with faculty and non-academic staff in educational program assessment. The relevant experience includes: (1) coordination and understanding of assessment processes, (2) project and change management, (3) knowledge and understanding of accreditation processes and requirements, and (4) advanced computing skills necessary to analyze, interpret, and manipulate data relevant to comprehensive institutional effectiveness and planning. The position demands solid organizational skills, demonstrable knowledge of accreditation compliance and standards, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently, attend to multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with administrative personnel for decision making. Supervisory experience is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. (or terminal degree) in social or behavioral sciences, math/statistics, education, or other relevant areas is strongly preferred. Service as a SACSCOC Liaison (or liaison for another regional accrediting body) is preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities. The UNCW strategic plan recognizes the need to improve institutional accountability through strong assessment measures, coordination of accreditation efforts, and a coherent planning process. Working with faculty and staff in academic and non-academic units is part of an on-going integrated approach for planning and assessment that supports the university’s mission and strategic initiatives.

College/School Information
University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Months Per Year 12 Months
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 01/11/2018
Priority Consideration Date 02/09/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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