Planning and Assessment Coordinator

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Planning and Assessment Coordinator

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

The Planning and Assessment Coordinator provides research, process administration, and office management support for Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Accreditation Support (IEPA), the Vice President for Planning, Budget, and Human Resources (VP-PBHR), the Policy Office, Academic Quality Assurance (AQA), and other colocated organizations. The Planning and Assessment Coordinator is IEPA's key professional, operational staff member, with immediate responsibility for major aspects of a wide range of projects such as institutional planning research, institutional assessment, the unit strategic planning and assessment process, and accreditation. The position also serves as the office manager for IEPA, the Policy Office, and AQA; provides research support to VP-PBHR; provides process support for the policy development process and assessment of student learning; and coordinates part-time and student worker front desk staff. The coordinator formally reports to the Director of IEPA, and works under the operational management of staff from supported units on specific tasks.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:
Any combination of five years’ education and experience in fields or disciplines that prepare the employee with the specified knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ethical and professional standards of an office environment in higher education, including but not limited to the UVU Code of Conduct; policies on attendance, fiduciary responsibility, conflict of interest, data protection, and harassment and discrimination; and general standards of professional demeanor.
• Standards for effective written, spoken, and visual communication in U.S. English usage.
• Basic principles of descriptive statistics, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, program evaluation and assessment, and data management.
• Structure and major issues in state and national higher education systems, planning, assessment, accreditation, and public policy.
• Basic principles of strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, and policy development and approval process.
• Basic principles of organizational budget and financial management, policies, procedures, and practices.

• Perform job functions in a Windows networked computing environment using Microsoft Office, survey and data reporting software (e.g., Qualtrics and Tableau), document storage and management systems (e.g., Box), statistical analysis software packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, or Excel), and online content management systems (e.g., OU Campus or Wordpress).
• Perform user-level operation and maintenance of office equipment such as printers, copiers, and scanners.

• Effectively and tactfully communicate on behalf of IEPA, PBHR, and other represented groups through speech, writing, and visualization in standard U.S. English.
• Exercise good judgment and discretion when communicating on behalf of those one may be seen as representing.
• Conduct effective formal presentations to small and medium-sized groups (fewer than 50 people).
• Proofread and edit documents produced by others applying appropriate stylistic standards
• Develop appropriate and effective communication materials across multiple media.
• Identify and execute research strategies appropriate to the issues being researched.
• Identify, understand, and apply internal and external principles, policies, procedures, and standards to specific contexts.
• Prepare and manage documents for meetings, internal processes, and external audiences.
• Coordinate personnel and services in support of meetings, events, and other operations.
• Complete budget, finance, and procurement processes; maintain local budget documents; and communicate financial, budget, and procurement information.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

Physical Requirements:
Physical requirements of typical office and training environments, including to speak clearly in training sessions, use a computer, and review documents through either typical or adaptive systems.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $37,829 - $47,286

Advertisement Number: STA14921
Open Date: 03/29/2021
Review Start Date: 04/16/2021
Close Date: 4/30/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please submit a cover letter describing how you presently meet or are prepared to learn the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, and a brief sample of written work reasonably relevant to the duties of this position for which you are the sole author.

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date," but applications will be accepted until the job advertisement is closed. This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

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