Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Associate Vice President for
Institutional Research and Effectiveness
at Albany State University in Georgia
Albany State University, one of the country’s largest HBCU institutions and the largest in Georgia, seeks an experienced professional to serve as Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness. This data-driven professional knows and understands the nature and purpose for Institutional Effectiveness in public higher education and engages in ongoing self-evaluation of the University. The Associate Vice President assists with strategic planning efforts and is responsible for assessment planning and implementation of research projects, reporting and analysis of institutional data, monitoring assessment measures, and ensuring compliance with state and federal performance metrics. This position reports directly to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The preferred start date is November 1, 2021.
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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
One of Georgia’s educational gems, Albany State University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society, where knowledge and technology create opportunities for personal and professional success.
Founded in 1903, Albany State University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia. ASU serves an increasingly diverse student body and community, offering a broad array of associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees— including the educational specialist and certificate programs at its main campus in Albany as well as
at strategically placed branch sites and online.
Albany State University respects and builds on the historical roots of its institutional predecessors with its commitment to access and a strong liberal arts heritage that respects diversity in all its forms and gives students the foundation they need to succeed.
ASU offers the Golden RAM Guarantee, which is the University’s promise to remain committed to ensuring academic excellence and student success. ASU offers 30 baccalaureate, 12 graduate, and 14 associate degrees; and 13 certificates across 60 programs.
As one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the University’s mission focuses on access, equality, and diversity, ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a degree.
Home to 6,509 students (FTE 5,676), the ASU student body consists of both traditional and non- traditional students. More than 23% of students are first-generation college students (i.e., neither parent completed a four-year college or university degree), and more than 80% receive some form of financial aid with 55% receiving the Pell Grant.
The most popular majors are in the health professions and related fields, criminal justice, biology and related fields, business, management, marketing, psychology, and education.
The Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness (Associate Vice President) is responsible for:
- assessment planning and implementation of research projects, academic and administrative;
- reporting and analysis of institutional data for both internal and external audiences;
- monitoring institutional assessment measures, and
- ensuring compliance with state and federally determined performance metrics.
The Associate Vice President assists with strategic planning efforts for all departments and/or divisions and reviews annual strategic plan updates and performance results. The administrative officer also serves as the institutional accreditation liaison to SACSCOC.
The Associate Vice President’s direct reports support the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) and the entire campus operation in efforts to provide improved services to the student body and the public.
An important goal of OIRE is turning data into information for the University community as its members work toward continual improvement.
The Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness is expected to work cooperatively with key campus administrators to ensure access to accurate data for these efforts. The OIRE includes a Director of the QEP, Director of Assessment, and Director of Institutional Research in addition to two data retrieval/data analysis experts and two office support personnel.
- Provide leadership for the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, which provides a variety of institutional data used in supporting executive decision making.
- Provide the President, Provost, senior administrators, and Deans with timely data/data analysis as
the University strives to continue to provide academically strong and attractive program options.
- Support all University constituencies by maintaining appropriate data management protocols.
- Lead the Data Management Advisory Council in monitoring data-quality issues and in providing for the procurement and maintenance of state-of-the-art reporting capabilities campus wide.
- Ensure that the University meets its statutory and voluntary reporting requirements in an accurate and timely fashion.
- Support the work of Student Services and Enrollment Management in conducting research designed to support enrollment growth and student satisfaction.
- Establish strong and productive partnerships with key administrative units on campus including but not limited to Information Technology, Human Resources, and Development.
- Establish and maintain an ongoing program of professional development activity for OIRE staff that ensures that the Office remains abreast of current trends, best practices, and new developments in data management and reporting.
- Establish and maintain an ongoing program of professional development for faculty, staff, and administration in the capabilities and use of data management programs.
- Support all campus units in ongoing program and institutional accreditation compliance efforts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in a relevant discipline and a minimum of 10 years of professional job-related experience in higher education, business, or government
- Excellent communication skills
- Advanced experience in data management, trend analysis, and predictive modeling; knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Ability to present detailed and complex data in formats appropriate to various audiences
- Advanced proficiency with spreadsheet and word- processing software and in use of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Minitab, STATA, R, etc.; SPSS and Minitab preferred)
- Ability to value diversity of thought and habit and to form effective professional working groups with individuals of varied ethnic, racial, social, or gender identity backgrounds
- Supervisory experience
Incorporated in 1838, Albany is beautifully positioned on the banks of the Flint River. More than 70,000 people call Albany home. It is the hub of Southwest Georgia for culture, shopping, education, healthcare, and recreation.
Exceptional healthcare is available on two campuses of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, which was included on
Georgia Trend’s 2014 list of top teaching hospitals.
Families have the opportunity to educate their children in public or private schools. The Dougherty County School System operates 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, and six other learning centers.
Popular attractions include the Riverfront Walk that features the Ray Charles Plaza, a tribute to the Albany native and creator of “Georgia on My Mind”; the historic Bridge House; the Municipal Auditorium; Flint RiverQuarium; Chehaw Park, a nature preserve and wild-animal park spanning 800 acres; Thronateeska Heritage Center; the Albany Museum of Art; the Albany Civil Rights Institute; and Radium Springs Gardens, which showcases Georgia’s largest natural spring.
APPLICATION & NOMINATION PROCESS
Confidential application and inquiries are welcomed, and nominations are invited.
Application packet must include: a) A letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, b) Current resume or curriculum vitae, and c) At least four references with full contact information including e-mails (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)
Submit application packet (preferably as PDFs) to: ASU21@myersmcrae.com
Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.
For best consideration, submit application packet by September 16, 2021. Review of applications begins immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Submit nominations to: ASU21firstname.lastname@example.org with complete contact and e-mail information for the individual being nominated.
Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting Albany State University with this search.
Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.
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