Associate Vice President, Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning

May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Vice President, Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning

Job Posting Number: JPE00717

Department: 7AA-VP Planning/Budgets/HR

Job Open Date: 05/17/2017

Screening Date:

Job Close Date: 6/9/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Grade: Executive F

Pay Range: 83,658-111,544

Position Number: A99158

Benefits: UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Job Category: Executive

Job Type:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Summary of Duties
As an executive leader within the division of Planning, Budget, and Human Resources, the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning provides leadership and coordination of university-wide strategic planning efforts; institutional research, analysis, and mandatory reporting; institutional effectiveness/assessment; and regional accreditation compliance. The Associate Vice President will provide leadership in the generation, analysis, and dissemination of university data for use in planning, policy-formulation, decision making, and communication. The Associate Vice President works closely with leaders and organizations across the university to develop and foster a campus culture of and capacity for data-informed decision-making that supports student success, mission fulfillment, and planning. The Associate Vice President plays a key role in supporting UVU's regional accreditation compliance and evaluation process.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited institution with a master’s degree related closely to the area of responsibility and five to seven years full-time experience in a strategic leadership role.

Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with a doctoral degree and a minimum of five years of recent experience in Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Planning, or a related field within higher education OR a Master’s degree in a related field and seven years of recent experience in Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, Institutional Planning, or a related field within higher education.

In-depth knowledge of higher education environment and issues.

Knowledge of best practices in higher education planning, assessment, institutional research, decision support, data analysis, and information communication.

Knowledge of regional accreditation requirements in support of institutional compliance and related to planning and assessment.

Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to higher education, including institutional reporting requirements.

Strong understanding of qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis, predictive modeling, analytics, statistics, and information technology.

Understanding of UVU’s unique educational mission and role within the Utah System of Higher Education.

Exceptional skills in interpersonal communication, poise, and professionalism.

Skills in effectively managing personnel (individually and in teams), fiscal resources, and meetings.

Strong skills in technical writing, visualization, and presenting information verbally.

Skills in research focusing on design, collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of findings.

Skills in influencing strategic planning and implementation of best practices for institutional effectiveness.

Skills in research methods, statistics, surveying, projections, modeling, longitudinal and trend analysis, data visualization, strategic planning, and assessment.

Skills in data management and reporting in accordance with federal and state regulations and data integrity practices.

Skills in operating standard office productivity software and systems.

Ability to navigate complex organizations effectively including demonstrated success working with senior leadership.

Ability to communicate complex information.

Ability to navigate complex organizations effectively, including demonstrated success working with senior leadership.

Ability to communicate complex information, ideas, and issues to diverse constituencies.

Exceptional ability to collaborate with stakeholders and university leaders, faculty, and staff.

Ability to lead individuals and teams to identify and achieve university and organizational goals and objectives, and to consistently deliver excellent service.

Ability to effectively resolve conflicts and negotiate diplomatically.

Ability to accomplish goals and objectives with high quality results.

Ability to interpret policies and procedures.

Ability to think critically and strategically, manage and respond to complex inquiries, and consult and advise senior leaders.

Ability to establish and maintain a professional reputation to merit credibility and respect with a wide range of audiences.

Ability to cultivate trust and to generate enthusiasm among diverse constituencies and individuals.

Ability to work independently and with others, plan and organize multiple projects simultaneously, and set and meet deadlines.

Working Conditions

M-F 8 AM - 5 PM and other hours as needed.

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Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.


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