Senior Director for Institutional Effectiveness and
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Director for Institutional Effectiveness and
Accreditation, the University’s chief institutional research
officer and SACSCOC liaison, is responsible for assisting the
Associate Provost with facilitating, expanding, and adding depth to
the institutional research process and activities across the
Institution. Further, in support of accreditation requirements, the
Senior Director provides data management and analysis in the areas
of planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness and student
success. Data management and analysis will coincide with leadership
collaboration and continuing evaluation of student success
initiatives, as well as services to students.
The Senior Director will:
Administer the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and
Accreditation, with full authority for the department. Provide
supervision for an effective analytical framework for University
improvement. Provide leadership and ensure compliance in meeting
State and Federal reporting initiatives and requirements. Develop
and implement policies for Institutional Effectiveness and
Accreditation in accordance with the University’s policies and
Coordinate the collection, organization, and interpretation of
institutional data for effectiveness analysis; Respond to assigned
requests for data promptly; collect, analyze, and disseminate trend
data regarding the university about its peer and aspirational
Support internal survey design, management, and analysis;
Provide leadership monitoring the University’s strategic
Design and conduct statistical analyses in support of planning,
evaluation, and program assessment.
Provide leadership and guidance to facilitate AUM’s institutional
effectiveness process in compliance with the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ( SACSCOC )
Principles and Accreditation.
Serve as the University’s liaison to SACSCOC, and serve as a peer
evaluator for other universities that belong to SACSCOC .
Support school and program-level accreditation efforts through
advising and assisting others in planning, implementing, and
reporting for the purpose of evaluation and continuous
Direct the human, financial, and other resources needed to
accomplish objectives of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Develop, monitor, and administer the departmental budget. Provide
administrative leadership and supervision. Recommend, hire, orient,
train, and evaluate assigned staff; monitor and coordinate staff
development and training programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing and database management software,
including Oracle-based software such as Banner Information
Knowledge of best practices for research, strategic planning, and
Knowledge of budgeting principles and practices.
Extensive knowledge of data sources, data transfer between
different systems, and data mining and analysis.
Knowledge of acceptable supervisory practices.
Knowledge of recent changes and trends in institutional research,
planning and assessment theory.
Knowledge of quantitative methods and statistical procedures for
analyzing institutional effectiveness.
Demonstrated ability to lead and conduct in-depth research
projects, apply analytical and evaluative techniques, formulate
conclusions and make recommendations in promoting continuous
Knowledge of applicable state and federal rules and regulations
regarding institutions of higher education.
Problem analysis skills
Interpersonal skills, oral skills, written
communication skills and organizational skills.
Ability to coordinate and manage the work of others and multiple
programs and activities.
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with others.
Ability to speak in public and make oral presentations.
Ability to supervise
Ability to respond to multiple competing demands
Master’s degree and eight (8) years of research experience in
higher education setting. Management experience required. Doctoral
Job Open Date:
This posting will remain open until closed:
Job Close Date:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right once
interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.
The salary is commensurate with experience.
About the University/College
Located in Alabama’s vibrant state capital, Auburn University at
Montgomery is a fast-growing university on the rise. Don’t just
take our word for it: The Princeton Review rates us as one of the
best colleges in the Southeast, while U.S. News & World Report
recently ranked us No. 22 among regional universities in the South
for the quality of undergraduate teaching and 38th among all public
institutions in the region.
Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage
applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans,
and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the safety and
security of our campus community is a top priority. All employees
at AUM are considered to be Responsible Employees and have the duty
to immediately report information that has the potential to
adversely impact safety or wellness on our campus.
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