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Vice President - Institutional Effectiveness

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Since 1911, City Colleges of Chicago has been connecting students from across Chicago’s neighborhoods to economic opportunity. By offering a quality education at an unprecedented value, City Colleges provides our students and alumni with a pathway to upward mobility. In fact, our vision is to be recognized as the city’s most accessible higher education engine of socioeconomic mobility and racial equity—empowering all Chicagoans to take part in building a stronger and more just city.

Malcolm X College is seeking a Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) to provide leadership and direction for institutional research and college-wide strategic planning functions. The Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness enables the College to meet its mission and maintain its accreditation by applying planning principles, institutional research methodologies, complex statistical analyses, survey design, and administration, and best practices of outcome assessment to monitor institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement.

The Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness is also responsible for supporting executive decision-making by providing the President, Senior Leadership Team, and Deans with recommendations based on trends and data. This position may serve as the College’s Accreditation Liaison to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • Collaborate with administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure that institutional effectiveness plans (IEPs) and/or systematic plans for evaluation (SPEs) include accessible and appropriate data, are consistently implemented, and reported, including a ‘closing of the loop’, and lead to continuous improvement.
  • Ensure integrated planning, organizing, and coordinating of activities required for institutional research, and institutional effectiveness to occur.
  • Provide leadership in Institutional Effectiveness (Research, Evaluation and Planning, Accreditation, Strategy, Assessment). Manage the College Director of Grants and Compliance to lead the college's grant planning and development process. Oversee the Director of Workforce Partnerships to assure students secure employment or career advancement that makes a material economic impact for the student and the city. Collaborate with the Vice President of Academic Affairs (AA) to ensure creative and innovative leadership for the creation of a culture in which continuous quality improvement and planning activities are integrated, understood, and practiced in ways consistent with the College mission, values, and vision. Promote institutional capacity for effective and meaningful outcomes assessment efforts and promotes common understanding and value in the use of assessment and continuous improvement.
  • Lead development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of a system of integrated planning, assessment, and evaluation across the institution. This will include research and analysis, environmental scanning, peer comparisons, monitoring of key trends, KPIs, and reporting on progress of strategic initiatives to institutional constituencies and assure relevant, high-quality data collection and analysis, research, and evaluation—including projections, program feasibility, ROI, predictive analytics, and collaborate with the Vice President of Academic Affairs in policy analysis that addresses institutional and academic issues, performance, and health.
  • Pair analysis with decision-making throughout the institution to identify information needed for decisions that are consistent with the college’s mission and strategic direction, and to ensure that decision-makers have ready access to that information.
  • Provide direction for activities related to data collection, analysis, reporting, and data archiving required for institutional effectiveness and regulatory requirements.
  • Offer recommendations to College President/CEO, and the senior leadership based on aggregated data and identified trends.
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to determine the efficacy of the college’s academic and student affairs functional areas.
  • Serve as a thought partner on all accreditation matters.
  • Lead the development and sharing of useful reports and presentations that can be clearly understood by all audiences and inform decision making.
  • Serves as a consultant for all survey development.
  • Ensure professional development occurs for faculty and staff in the area of institutional effectiveness.
  • Identify and share potential and existing areas of vulnerability and risk as it relates to institutional effectiveness and develop corrective action plans for resolution in support of increasing academic excellence and improving student learning outcomes.
  • Coordinate program review plan by working with administrators, faculty, and staff who are collecting and reviewing data for their individual reviews.
  • Collaborate with leadership to develop and implement institutional processes in relation to operational activities, adhering to accreditation, regulatory, and ethical practice guidelines.
  • Lead the Data Advisory/Dive Council to identify data quality issues and recommend to the Institutional Effectiveness Council institution-wide remedies to assure that high quality data is gathered and available for strategic decision-making.
  • Provide support and leadership in the preparation of the decennial self-study and ongoing HLC compliance efforts.
  • Represent the institution in areas of expertise and responsibility to internal and external stakeholders as requested.
  • Manage departmental budget

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A Doctorate degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
  • Five years in higher education with specific experience in institutional accreditation and progressive experience in the management of personnel including effective management of professional staff and collaboration with faculty.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and leading academic assessment activities at the institutional, departmental, and/or program levels.
  • Experience with standards of regional and specialized accreditors, particularly with HLC and health science specialized accrediting agencies is required.
  • Demonstrated effective experience with project planning, project management, prioritizing assignments, meeting deadlines, and working in project groups. Independent judgment and strong management skills with the ability to analyze where the institution needs to strengthen processes and procedures and build consensus.
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and experience utilizing data and research to identify and make recommendations on institutional issues College/University teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills with the ability to shape complex information into presentations that are understandable to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of and ability to negotiate organizational dynamics and processes in higher education institutions.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
The application must include a letter of interest (not more than three pages); a current resume (or curriculum vitae); and the names of three professional references with each person's position, professional relationship to you, e-mail address, and telephone number. All applications remain confidential pending the selection of the finalists.

WE OFFER:Excellent health benefits at a low cost; Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan; Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition Reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit our benefits page.

For the third time in four years, Malcolm X College was selected as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.

MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!


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