Director Institutional Effectiveness

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

The Director Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for ensuring and demonstrating institutional effectiveness, including institutional accreditation and appropriate program-specific external accreditation across the university. The position has primary responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, communicating, evaluating, and continuously improving assessment and accreditation processes throughout the university. 

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  1. Establishes, maintains, and refines institutional assessment and effectiveness processes across the university.
  2. Ensures compliance with regulatory and accrediting expectations and ensures the incorporation of compliance into the planning and evaluation processes of the university.
  3. Oversees preparation of accurate and timely accreditation and compliance documents, particularly those for SACSCOC, NC-SARA, and other regulatory bodies.
  4. Provides proactive communication to the Chancellor, Provost, and other university leaders of any issues of concern related to university assessment and/or accreditation.
  5. Advises university leaders on recommended policy and/or procedural changes needed to support optimal assessment and accreditation processes.
  6. Maintains current knowledge of expectations of SACSCOC, NC-SARA, and other higher education regulatory bodies.
  7. Demonstrates proactive, collaborative, and effective leadership to produce desired outcomes.
  8. Develops, facilitates, and oversees university structures and processes that contribute to successful institutional assessment and accreditation outcomes.
  9. Ensures comprehensive assessment and accreditation training programs are provided for faculty and staff members.
  10. Uses data to drive and inform decisions as well as organizational performance improvement and outcomes effectively.
  11. Creates visual data sets to document and communicate organizational outcomes and impact.
  12. Management of others as needed to accomplish goals.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • 5 plus years serving as the SACSCOC Institutional Liaison for a university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Experience successfully implementing guidance from SACSCOC, NC-SARA and other higher education regulatory bodies.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience producing successful organizational outcomes.
  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Doctoral degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using institutional data to inform organizational performance improvement and outcomes.