Visiting Continuous Improvement/Measurement Coordinator - Center for Innovation in Teaching and Lea

Champaign, IL
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Visiting Continuous Improvement/Measurement Coordinator

Office of the Chancellor/Center for Teaching & Learning

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applications are invited for the position of Visiting Continuous Improvement/Measurement Coordinator at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This is a visiting, full-time benefit eligible position that reports to the Associate Chancellor for Diversity and the Director of Data Analytics at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CITL). Salary is commensurate with experience and the start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. This is a visiting position that may become permanent at a later date dependent upon funding and/or programmatic needs.

In 2013, the UI Chancellor's office became a founding member of the Champaign-Urbana Cradle 2 Career Partnership (CUC2C). CUC2C works to engage all community sectors in data-driven, collaborative solution seeking and implementation because complex social problems such as the achievement gap will not be solved within siloes. In other cities, this "collective impact" approach has shown increases in K-12 student success, community college completion, and the skilled labor pool in addition to lowered crime rates and an enlarged tax base.

CUC2C is an all-volunteer effort with 147 institutions and 238 members currently. The next step in this community endeavor is to form a community database to determine the collective impact of these programs. The University of Illinois is uniquely situated to coordinate, create and help the community make data driven decisions to further the goals of CUC2C.

The Continuous Improvement and Measurement Coordinator (CIMC) will work with CU Cradle 2Career community partners (CUC2C), the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) Data Analytics Group, and the CU Cradle2Career Steering Committee to identify data-related best practices and solutions to meet strategic goals of the overall program. This position will work closely to identify synergies between partners and coordinate efforts to share data where appropriate, and determine where gaps exist in the current data portfolios based on partners' feedback.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership for the advancement and buy in of data sharing strategies between C2C partners, CUC2C committees, and CITL.
  • Manage the coordination, communication and information-sharing between CUC2C partners, CUC2C committees, and university partners with goal of developing a long-term data sharing plan.
  • Research, evaluate, and document potential evaluation strategies that best match the research, administrative, and programmatic needs of CUC2C.
  • Work closely with:
    • CUC2C partners, to create and maintain a comprehensive data inventory of all CUC2C partners data. This will entail communicating with team leaders and meeting individually with institutions/partners to create a master list of types of data collected across groups.
    • CITL Data Analytics group to examine the comprehensive data inventory for potential opportunities for data reconciliation, identify new data needs, file systems and benchmarks that are highly similar, to identify compatible data across partners.
    • CITL Data Analytics group and Continuous Improvement/Measurement subcommittee, to formulate a plan to create a common community database.
  • Formulate and lead the process to create a shared data policy among entities.
  • Engage with all participating community and university groups to explore the possibility of creating a comprehensive database utilizing the common terms and benchmarks identified.
  • Simultaneously organize the skills of diverse people and formulate functioning groups to assure appropriate data is used to inform the program's future success.
  • Work closely with individual community groups to gain an in-depth understanding of their current and future data needs and learn what challenges they may/do face during the process of gathering and reporting data.
  • Periodically present and update partners on new findings and recommendations for data best practices. This includes educating stakeholders on the potential added value and community impact of a more consistent set of data terms and aligned benchmarks, and data sharing across partners.
  • Advise the CUC2C steering committee as to future directions for data sharing.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree required in a relevant field; PhD preferred


  • Two years of experience bringing together different stakeholders to promote collaboration with disparate agencies and people to create shared goals, developing educational projects and learning outcomes assessments, conducting system reviews of educational policies and procedures.
  • Experience working with multiple teams and building trust across diverse groups.

  • More than two years of experience with:working in an educational environment bringing together different stakeholders to promote collaboration with disparate agencies and people to create shared goals, developing educational projects and learning outcomes assessments, conducting system reviews of educational policies and procedures.
  • Experience writing IRB applications.
  • Previous experience in the creation of data sharing policies.
  • Ability to clean and organize data.


  • Strong analytical, organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills.
  • Proven ability to identify and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible and work as a part of a team.
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of educational data and its use in research.

  • An understanding of:infrastructure requirements for large scale data projects; the use of health or social science data and its uses for answering research questions; educational policies and practices in the United States, particularly in the K-12 setting.
  • Proven ability to communicate in a professional and productive manner with a set of diverse groups.
  • Ability to perform educational program-level review.
  • Project management skills.


Applications will be accepted until the position is closed, and review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to August 14, 2017. Proposed start date for this position is as soon as possible. All candidates must create a candidate profile through and upload a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Chancellor
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Visiting Continuous Improvement/Measurement Coordinator - Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning/Office of the Chancellor (A1700462)
Open Date: 07/31/2017
Organization Name: Office of the Chancellor


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