Institutional Effectiveness Program Director

POSITION #: 8353

DEPARTMENT:  Academic Affairs

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Institutional Effectiveness Program Director is responsible for developing and directing a comprehensive institutional effectiveness program.  The Program Director manages strategic and annual planning components, as well as systems to evaluate effectiveness and continuous improvement of academic, administrative, and educational support units and programs.  The Program Director provides leadership for the system-wide assessment of core competencies by determining metrics, analyzing data and reporting results.  The Program Director acts as a resource on SACS COC accreditation as it relates to system practice and policy in order to ensure compliance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support university wide efforts in using evidenced-based practices for planning and assessment; Manage and monitor Institutional Effectiveness annual cycle; Collaborate with senior university administrators regarding strategic plan, short- and long-term initiatives, and budget considerations; Coordinate regular meetings and work with Institutional Effectiveness Committee; Coordinate awareness and outreach activities for faculty and staff; Act as liaison for SACS COC accreditation purposes;
Manage Institutional Effectiveness website; Engage in professional development opportunities to further develop skills/knowledge in research, assessment, and evaluation; Develop other projects, reports, research, or analysis as directed by the Associate Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Master’s degree in higher education administration, assessment, educational research, business, or related field; Highly effective leadership, organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision;
Demonstrated ability to lead groups working in a collaborative, strategy-driven environment; Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Doctorate degree in higher education administration, assessment, educational research, business, or related field;
Experience with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission or other accrediting bodies such as NCATE, ABET, AACSB; Substantial knowledge of best practices in accreditation, institutional assessment, valuation, and strategic planning; Professional experience in collecting, analyzing, reporting and interpreting qualitative and quantitative results

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three reference letters to acadaffairs@uno.edu.

DATE POSTED: October 18, 2012

October 18, 2012

CLOSING DATE:  Position will remain open until filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by
October 31, 2012.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.