As a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet, the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership and coordination of College wide strategic planning efforts, budgeting strategies, institutional research and analysis, institutional effectiveness measurements, and faculty and staff development opportunities.
The Vice President will provide leadership in the generation, analysis and dissemination of academic and administrative data for use in planning, policy-formulation, decision making, professional development opportunities and budgeting. The Vice President works closely with members of Executive Cabinet and a diverse set of other college groups to develop the institutional capacity to understand and leverage data sources to improve decision making, accountability and progress toward goals.
The Vice President also serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the institution and works to provide training for and development of wider campus knowledge of accreditation expectations and processes.
This is an at will position.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Develop, implement and maintain a system for ongoing comprehensive and inclusive strategic planning, assessment and improvement processes. Ensure widespread understanding of the strategic planning process by engaging administrators, faculty, trustees, staff and the broader community. Advise the Executive Cabinet to strengthen and ensure alignment between resources, systems and goals as well as the effective use of data to inform decisions. Oversee the fiscal and human resources needed within the division to do effective and innovative work. Ensure fiscal efficiency, accountability and collaboration among all departments. Hire, develop, supervise and motivate employees to ensure high quality performance. Model the College values of collaboration, community, innovation, inclusivity, integrity, learning, and trust. Manage accreditation processes to ensure compliance with Northwest Regional Accrediting Commission standards. Communicate and engage with the wider College community to ensure understanding of and accountability to accreditation standards. Work with Budget Office leadership and Executive Cabinet to review budgeting processes and allocations to ensure transparency, accountability and alignment with College goals. Facilitate review and exploration of alternative revenue streams to ensure institutional sustainability. Lead efforts to strengthen comprehensive professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Work collaboratively to ensure accessible, relevant, inclusive and strategically focused learning opportunities that will contribute to student success, engaged learning and a professional, leading edge campus culture. Strengthen the division and your leadership by engaging in regional and national professional development opportunities regarding planning, accreditation and assessment initiatives and comprehensive community college mission-related accountability requirements. These may include service on regional and national boards, publishing articles and/or presenting at professional conferences. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Thorough understanding of accreditation requirements related to assessment and planning.
Ability to analyze and apply data from a variety of sources for rational decision-making, creative problem solving and ongoing process improvement.
Ability to communicate that analysis thoughtfully and effectively to effect change.
Understanding of, belief in and a commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
Knowledge of relevant literature and best practices around faculty and staff development and engaged learning.
Experience working with budgeting processes and principles.
Experience working in diverse settings and in creating systems and recommendations that reflect diverse perspectives and needs.
Strong supervisory skills including mentoring and setting performance objectives to ensure department, division, and College success.
Experience using administrative software, data management systems, and current computer software needed to support an effective research, planning and assessment operation.
Proven ability to produce accurate, informative and compelling proposals, recommendations and reports.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of materials and information.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.
Master’s degree or PhD in business management, education, public administration or statistics with a strong planning, budgeting or assessment emphasis preferred.
Experience as full-time or adjunct faculty member preferred.
Experience in a comprehensive community college administrative environment preferred.
Master’s degree required.
Five years direct, paid, full-time experience in a college or university environment working on planning, budgeting, assessment and/or accreditation projects.
Additional Salary Information: Based on qualifications
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