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Position Number: 00103163
Primary Function of Organization Unit: Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) The existing University Planning and Analysis (UPA) unit provides institutional and survey research, facilitates planning, and coordinates accreditation activities. The upcoming SACS review, coupled with the regular data requests from external entities, has placed demands on the current unit which results in the need to expand its size and scope. Additional resources are also needed to handle the full range of planning, resource allocation, institutional analytics, and evaluation required for NC State to meet its strategic vision. UPA is presently structured with three primary focuses: Institutional Research, Survey Research, and Planning and Accreditation. Institutional Research reports official data on students, personnel, and other areas to UNC General Administration, campus users, and external agencies and responds to surveys such as US News, Princeton Review, Fiske Guide, and others. Survey Research surveys NC State students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators for information useful in assessing academic programs and evaluating the University's effectiveness. Planning and Accreditation facilitates the planning processes and the UPA Director serves as the SACS Accreditation Liaison. At present, 12 FTE are budgeted in UPA. OIRP will be responsible for the integrated, coordinated activities of institutional research (reporting and analytics), planning, evaluation, long-term resource planning and allocation, assessment, and accreditation. The office will be organized into several units deemed appropriate by the new Senior Vice Provost. Several additional staff positions are expected to be added to OIRP to act as a conduit and build a more integrated approach to planning, evaluation, and long-term resource allocation.
Essential Job Duties: The University seeks a transformative leader to provide the institutional research and analytical analysis to support successful implementation of the University's strategic plan, "The Pathway to the Future." The strategic initiatives outlined in the implementation plan originate with a responsibility to measure our endeavors to determine ways to maximize finite resources. In this respect, there must be a focus on institutional data and planning, data analysis, resource allocation strategies, and evaluation at both the University and unit level. Such capacity is critical to the success of the strategic plan. The Senior Vice Provost for OIRP must have broad expertise and a proven record of successfully integrating institutional analytics, planning, and evaluation in a comparable academic environment or a similar entity doing higher education analytics. S/he will be a member of the Provost's leadership team which also includes the Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship, and Vice Chancellor and Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. S/he will report directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Desired skills and attributes: * Capacity to establish metrics, set goals, and implement tactical planning to meet the objectives set in the strategic plan of the University * Broad expertise and proven track record in integration of institutional analytics, planning, evaluation, and allocation * Excellent project management, organizational, supervision, and facilitation skills * Consensus builder with the ability to work closely and collaboratively with faculty, University administration, and other constituent groups and partners both within and outside the University * In depth knowledge of strategic planning with the ability to integrate and coordinate activities on institutional research, planning, evaluation, long-term resource planning and allocation, assessment, and accreditation
Minimum Education/Experience: Requires possession of post baccalaureate credentials or equivalent independent experience
Department Required Skills : Candidates must possess working knowledge of a research-extensive university; evidence of successful timely, accurate, and relevant research supporting academic decision-making; ability to respond to new data requirements based on emerging needs; skill in leading various administrative units to the benefit of the university; and evidence of working effectively and collaboratively with faculty, university administration, and other constituent groups and partners both within and outside the university. In addition, the position requires strong project management and team leadership skills, strong technical and functional expertise, and excellent organizational and communication skills.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: 10 years of progressive experience in metrics and analytics in higher education or a higher education affiliated entity is preferred.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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