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This is an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated leader to implement innovation and support institutional decision-making, with overarching responsibilities spanning multiple sectors across the organization. The candidate will be joining a highly-achieving team, looking forward to new leadersip. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) at the University of West Georgia provides strategic guidance and support in planning, decision-making, assessment and policy formulation at the University, executive leadership, academic colleges and schools, and administrative units. Please, visit https://www.westga.edu/administration/vpaa/iea/About-IEA.php to get a glimpse of the broad spectrum of exciting opportunities for contribution.
The Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) will lead Univeristy-wide strategies for institutional research, academic data analytics, data trends and visualization, program evaluation, instructional assessment, research design, will provide leadership to the IEA office, and serve as team member and advisor for related matters to the Office of the Provost and the broader multi-campus community. The position will provide leadership in data and trend analytics and reporting for institutional and programmatic accreditation, including SACSCOC reaffirmation, QEP implementation and completion, and IPEDS reporting. This position supervises the full-time, part-time and temporary positions within the IEA office, and works broadly with University leadership, College leadership, faculty and non-academic divisions. Serve on division, university and system committees as assigned. This position reports to the Vice Provost.
This position is designated as a Clery Act Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are obligated to report all Clery Act qualifying crimes which occur on campus, in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the University to the proper channels. Complete annual mandatory training. CSAs who deliberately fail to report crimes may be subject to appropriate discipline, including being barred from holding any CSA position in the future.
Leadership - Provide strategic leadership to the IEA office
Data Analytics - Provide guidance and complete data analytics on various academic and non-academic data
Supervisory - Provide leadership, staff supervision and guidance in completing data analysis and visualization projects, including personal responsibility in project completion, compliance and outcomes
Compliance Evaluation - Guide, supervise and take personal responsibility in completion, compliance and outcomes of University-wide assessment and evaluation projects
Innovation Analytics - Provide strategic leadership in identifying and implementing innovative approaches in data analysis and visualization, and assessment and evaluation
Special Projects - Lead special projects and complete other duties as assigned
3 years experience with institutional research
Minimum 3 years of experience with assessment required
Statistical and Analytic knowledge is required
Familiarity with IPEDS reporting. Supervisory experience required
Experience with accreditation
Familiarity with USG and UWG reporting; familiarity with Banner and Argos
General understanding of data files in an environment without data warehouse
$94,908 (min) - $120,036
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Tableau and Qlik
Knowledge of Assessment as it relates to Academic Programs and Student Learning Outcomes, General Education, Strategic Planning, and Operational Success
Knowledge or experience with ranking surveys and the associated data
Knowledge and application skills in data analytics and visualization
Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills
Ability to create and maintain a team oriented work environment
Conditions of Employment
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.
It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.
Special Applicant Instructions
The position will oversee departmental operating and travel budget
High impact on the institution, including recruitment, enrollment, hiring, workload, assessment, and accreditation