Director of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 24, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information Working Title: Director of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness UW System Title: Policy/Planning Analyst Essential Job Functions This Director of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness reports to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing the data and analyses necessary to evaluate and achieve the institution's strategic priorities. The Director oversees the Office of Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness (OISE) and is responsible for the operational development of the office, its budget, and the supervision of its staff. The Director is responsible for providing and interpreting institutional research and academic-planning support services to the campus community. In doing so, the Director is expected to collaborate with numerous offices and divisions across the institution, including Budget & Finance, Enrollment Services, the academic colleges, branch campuses, Grants & Research, Student Success and Engagement, Distance Education, Information Technology, and other offices engaged in data analysis and research. The OISE provides support to individual faculty and staff engaging in research and development projects. In addition, the Director oversees the University’s curricular and co-curricular assessment efforts and provides leadership and support for those areas seeking external accreditation. The Director acts as the liaison to UW System leadership, particularly the Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR), with regard to institutional research.   This position includes the following responsibilities:  
  • Supervise and provide strategic guidance to OISE staff.
  • Develop and assess OISE strategic plan.
  • Oversee and assess OISE budget.
  • Provide consultation, advice, and staff support to the Chancellor’s Cabinet, the Provost’s Administrative Council, the Funding Allocation Working Group (FAWG), the Data Analytics Working Group (DAWG), and other campus committees, including faculty governance committees and ad hoc committees established to address particular problems or issues.
  • Maintain the institutional research database and website.
  • Analyze, interpret, and report enrollment and retention trends, including:
  • Prepare and distribute weekly enrollment reports and student profiles of each enrolled student.
  • Report and analyze retention patterns.
  • Maintain historic information on enrollment and retention at UW-Green Bay, within the UW System, and the country.
  • Project enrollment trends for future semesters.
  • Provide operational and strategic support to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, the academic Deans, and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies.
  • Develop, implement, and supervise the institution's assessment plan, including:
  • Coordinate an institutional assessment working group.
  • Coordinate curricular assessment in collaboration with the academic colleges and graduate studies.
  • Provide support to programs developing assessment plans, with particular support provided to those programs seeking external accreditation.
  • Provide accreditation issue data to administration, committees, and working groups.
  • Provide leadership and support for those areas seeking external accreditation.
  • Submit appropriate reports to accrediting bodies.
  • Provide standard data used by academic programs for program review purposes, and provide additional analyses for programs upon request.
  • Implement and support the Academic Performance Solutions (APS) dashboard, UW-Green Bay's primary decision-support platform.
  • Support the evolution of the Student Information System (SIS).
  • Provide data and other information for regular campus and UW System reports (e.g., Accountability Reports, Operating Resource Plan, IPEDS, HERI, BCSSE, NSSE, FSSE, etc.).
  • Complete surveys from college guide publishers, the NCAA, non-profit organizations, and the federal government, and respond to inquiries from within and beyond UW-Green Bay for information about the University.
  • Conduct ad hoc analyses of institutional data.
  • Master’s degree in data science, statistics, public policy, social science, higher education, or closely related applicable field at time of application
  • Two years of related experience in institutional research directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this position
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, SAS, R, SPSS, or similar data analysis packages
  • Proficiency with reporting tools used to analyze data housed in a large-scale enterprise resource planning application (such as Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Hyperion Interactive Reporting, OBIEE, or SQL)
  • Experience analyzing data using advanced statistical techniques
  • Experience maintaining reports in a web environment
  • Doctorate in statistics, public policy, social science, higher education, or closely related applicable field
  • Experience with computer programming
  • Experience administering programs and overseeing budgets
  • Experience using Oracle’s PeopleSoft Student Information System
  • Experience using EAB’s APS dashboard
  • Multilingual competency
  The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.   In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource. Conditions Of Appointment This position requires a limited amount of off-campus travel.   Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.   All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.   The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. Salary Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).    BENEFIT DETAILS The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System. To Apply Please go to the full job posting at, and select the applicable application link.   Select the job title for which you are applying. Click the "Apply for Job" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password” and select "Sign In." If you have not yet registered, click on "Register Now" to begin the registration process.    Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:  
  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:   Holly Keener Phone: (920) 465-5161 Email:   Application Deadline To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, October 22, 2020.   Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).   For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.   The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.