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In collaboration with administrative and academic personnel, the executive director will collect, analyze, manage, and report official current and historical data to all internal and external constituencies, and will recommend efficient, effective and integrated processes to collect and ensure the integrity of the data. The incumbent will lead initiatives required to meet reporting and accountability obligations, manage data resources, and conduct institutional research in the promotion of data-based decision making. The incumbent will be responsible for the application of predictive and comparative analytics for key performance indicators identified by university leadership.
- Serves as strategic partner to the Vice President of Operations - Participates as a member of the University's leadership team - Presents informed policy recommendations based on benchmarks and analytics of compiled data - Supports the university's on-going policy analysis process and organizational effectiveness: - Analyzes the organizational and fiscal effects of policies proposed by external entities (e.g. state and federal government) and by the university. - Develops analytical models to inform policy, planning, and resource allocation. - Serves as the chief liaison with external agencies for institutional and specialized accreditation, as well as for state and federal reporting requirements. - Directs, coordinates and conducts special analytical studies in support of campus decision-making related to student, academic, finances, facilities and financial aid. - Directs, coordinates, and conducts assessment studies related to program reviews, student learning outcomes, survey research, performance metrics and accountability reports. - Directs and coordinates official reports for the campus including federal and state reports, for external agencies such as college guidebooks and college rankings, and ad hoc requests. - Recommends, develops, and oversees state and/or federal mandates such as legislative studies or audits. - Promotes and manages change within the university based on data assessment, analytics, and evaluation. - Supports the strategic six year (three biennium) planning cycle and the ten year master plan with measurable, annually assessed goals. - Supervises employees in the accomplishment of stated outcomes.
- Leads data management activities: - In collaboration with university leadership develops institutional date definitions and norms. - Leads the development of university-wide data protocols and definitions and integrated data management and analysis. - Coordinates with university leadership and government relations staff in providing timely and strategic reports and responses to data requests from accrediting agencies, state and federal government, and others. - Provides university offices and departments with statistical information and data as required. - Works within university structures and processes to improve data integration, ensure data integrity, and address data management issues.
- Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in educational research, statistics, policy analysis, educational measurement and evaluation, quantitative social science or a related field and
Five years' experience at a baccalaureate institution in one or more of the following fields: institutional research, strategic planning, student learning assessment, budgeting, academic planning, data or enrollment management, or in state or federal policy analysis regarding baccalaureate institutions
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience working in a baccalaureate institution or in oversight of baccalaureate institutions, five years of which must be experience in one or more of the following fields: institutional research, strategic planning, student learning assessment, budgeting, academic planning, data or enrollment management, or state of federal policy pertaining to baccalaureate institutions.
Any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to meet the essential functions of the position.
Experience in Washington state budget and policy processes
Experience responding to state and federal reporting requirements
Experience in the management and supervision of personnel engaged in the analysis of university data
Experience in the development and use of a comprehensive university data management system
Experience as team member preparing an institutional of higher education for a major accreditation visit (either regional or national accreditation)
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationship with others
¿Ability to work collaboratively and direct others toward specific outcomes
Ability to organize and present complex information in a clear and concise way
Ability to synthesize, analyze, digest, and report data
Ability to extrapolate meaning from data
¿Ability to translate complex processes and datasets to lay audiences
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes
Ability to prioritize and manage the workload of the unit and of individuals
Ability to embrace and promote a culturally diverse environment
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated belief in shared governance and transparency
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Experience in program/project management, skill in using project/program management tools to organize, document and assure milestones/objectives are met
Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis and statistical reporting
Assessment and Accreditation
Demonstrated understanding of accreditation reviews: standards, policies, and procedures
Effective team building, change leadership, and results orientation skills
Excellent interpersonal, writing, speaking, analytical, priority setting and leadership skills
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office setting with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to meet the physical demands of remaining at a desk/computer work station for prolonged periods of time, using repetitive arm, hand and finger movements. Some stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying or moving of objects and other movements may be required. Occasional evening or weekend work and travel may be required.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: July 15, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Name: Joseph Han Title: Vice President of Operations Email: Joseph.Han@cwu.edu Phone: (509) 963-2197 Website: Institutional Effectiveness
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.