Director of Institutional Effectiveness

New Gloucester, Maine
Apr 20, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Company

At Unity, sustainability isn’t a buzzword. It’s the foundation of our entire approach and has been for more than 50 years.

We apply sustainability principles to everything we do, from our properties around the State of Maine, to our online degrees offered to students everywhere, to our enrichment experiences and entrepreneurial endeavors at locations from northern Maine to Arizona to Brazil.

Engage with Unity College and you’ll start to ask tough questions, challenge the status quo, and envision new possibilities. If taking the lead in creating a more sustainable future sounds like the future you want, we can make it happen.

The Position

The Director of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership and performs necessary functions related to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data for planning, assessment, and decision making by multiple work units. Facilitates access to information maintained in data information systems to support college operations and monitor key institutional indicators. Ensures the integrity of data/information released in reports or studies, and provides data analysis, reporting, or research as needed to support institutional objectives and external compliance.

  • Establishes, administers, and coordinates the College's institutional research activities including collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting information for the College for use in decision making.
  • Serves as liaison across work units and provides necessary support for the College's organizational effectiveness, planning, accreditation, evaluation, and program assessment activities.
  • Works closely with appropriate College offices in research and statistical analysis needed for various projects in areas such as enrollment management, curriculum, instruction, and alumni.
  • Responsible for creating data reports, including publication of internal data sets, Census Data, Institutional Review data, Program Review data, and other reports to support institutional goals.
  • Researches and submits data for third-party surveys, including Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), NC SARA, Maine Department of Higher Education and other external constituents as needed.
  • Assists in the preparation, follow-up, and reports for New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and related accreditation agencies and in the College's efforts to secure grants.
  • Please see the full job description attached for a comprehensive list of essential duties.


    The ideal candidate will possess a master’s degree and 3 - 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Exceptional problem solving, analytical, and research skills.
  • Experienced in creating database SQL queries and data modeling.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with a range of technology platforms and software packages, including spreadsheets, graphics/presentation, word processing, and statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and abilities in managing multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and under time pressure.
  • Ability to anticipate, interpret, and quickly respond to and continuously improve quality of data needs of administration.
  • Ability to conceptualize strategic use of data.
  • Understanding of how to handle confidential information appropriately and effectively.
  • The Location

    Unity College has its Hybrid Learning campus in Unity, Maine. As our distance education team rapidly grows, we have also acquired space at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine where our enterprise and distance education teams will be located. This position will be located at 49 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, Maine.


    Unity College offers a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, life insurance, PTO, and a company match on our 403b retirement plan. Waiting periods will apply.

    To Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should click on the “Apply Now” button and submit a resume and cover letter.

    At Unity College, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our students, and our community. Unity College is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


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