Senior Director for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation

Auburn University at Montgomery
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Institutional Research & Planning, Other Academic Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

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Vacancy Number: S-00724 Position Title: Senior Director for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Classification Title: Senior Director Department: Institutional Effectiveness Employment Type: Full-Time 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 procedures.

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 institutions.

Support internal survey design, management, and analysis;

Provide leadership monitoring the University’s strategic plan.

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 improvement.

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 System.

Knowledge of best practices for research, strategic planning, and assessment.

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 improvement.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree and eight (8) years of research experience in higher education setting. Management experience required. Doctoral degree preferred.

Job Open Date: 05/18/2021 This posting will remain open until closed: Yes Job Close Date: Salary Band: 109 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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