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Associate Vice President of Institutional Research, Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning

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Erie Community College

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Orchard Park, New York

Job Description

Associate Vice President of Institutional Research, Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning

Distinguishing Features of The Class: The work involves directing the coordination of the institutional research and assessment offices under the supervision of the President or designee. The AVPIRAAP is the individual responsible for all reporting requirements including but not limited to SUNY, IPEDS and other state and federal agencies and is responsible for submission of State and/or Federal information reporting by the College. The AVPIRAAP aligns institutional and student performance data with program, department, and activity outcomes to identify relationships that facilitate improvement and strategic decision-making. The AVPIRAAP assists the President and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer in the formulation of the college budget based upon institutional priorities and assessment. The AVPIRAAP collects and provides data for collective bargaining and union/labor management to the Executive Vice President for Legal Affairs. The AVPIRAAP supervises the Director of Research and Director of Assessment & Accreditation and support personnel. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Works collaboratively to identify, define, and prioritize institutional research and assessment in support of the areas of enrollment planning (including enrollment projections, recruitment yields, student retention, and student graduation); faculty instructional workload; academic and non-academic program review; instructional costs and academic productivity; peer benchmarking; student characteristics; and campus accreditation.
  • Oversees and develops the overall assessment program of the institution, including sustainability and documentation, in furtherance of the college’s strategic plan and goals, aligning strategic priorities and objectives to budget and resource allocation.
  • Directs and oversees the data collection for collective bargaining negotiations and union/labor management activities.
  • Assists the President and Chief Administrative Financial Officer in the formulation of the college budget by reviewing and recommending institutional priorities and proposed resource allocation based upon institutional review, program review and institutional effectiveness.
  • Provides high-level leadership for the design, development, and continuing operation of a comprehensive longitudinal database system containing data on a wide variety of populations and campus functions, including students, faculty, and staff; campus budgets and expenditures; research funding; research publications and citations; academic programs; space and facilities; private support; and other campus information.
  • Directs, designs and prioritizes the institutional research and assessment function, ensuring appropriate architecture to create, store, manage and report on data elements within the College.
  • Directs and oversees all research activities relating to the College including, but not limited to data collection and program review.
  • Works with academic and other staff to identify needs for information and problems for investigation, identifies areas for faculty participation in institutional research activities; conducts research to answer questions of an institutional nature; supervises the collection, analysis, and preservation of data for use by the institution in studies of college policies and operation.
  • Develops a comprehensive database for utilization in responding to inquiries from college administration and external agencies; reviews, interprets, and disseminates findings of research studies.
  • Directs and oversees the provision of data and make recommendations relative to the creation and discontinuation of academic programs.
  • Develops, designs and updates Business Intelligence data models.
  • Oversees the design, development, testing, and implementation of moderate to complex software modifications to the Business Objects Universes and Data Warehouse, Data Retention and analytical reporting components of the application suite.
  • Monitors the external environment in which the campus operates and evaluates how changes in that environment may affect achievement of campus goals; utilize findings and results to updated and assess the college’s strategic plan.
  • Oversees the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the business intelligence software.
  • Oversees the design and development of scorecards, dashboards, and analytic reporting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of information management and institutional research to support college planning, assessment, and improvement activities at the college level; thorough knowledge of administrative and educational procedures and practices in the college setting; ability to coordinate and direct the offices of institutional research and assessment for compliance with federal, state, and accreditation regulations; provide leadership in continuous improvement of an institution-wide assessment program directed toward improving student achievement of learning outcomes and goals; ability to supervise effectively; knowledge of analytical analysis and techniques using business objects that is appropriate to educational research, including higher education administration, social sciences, research/statistics, or business; awareness of current trends and directions in assessment; familiarity with the policies and practices of assessment of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; ability to motivate and work effectively with students and staff; ability to work effectively with various groups and individuals of diverse background and interest; ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and good judgment; good knowledge of public and community relations; initiative and resourcefulness; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field plus five (5) years of experience in higher education institutional research, assessment, planning, and budget preparation which must have included supervision over lower level employees and/or departments. Prior experience with labor relations preferred. Thorough knowledge of computer and software systems and data warehouse as well as report and dashboard development.

Special Requirements:
Senior Executive Staff.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please include cover letter, current resume and unofficial transcripts with application.
Official transcripts required prior to employment.
Job #2012-0358CHE
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Erie Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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