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Executive Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

University of West Georgia
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Job Title: Executive Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 233565
About Us

Welcome to one of the most dynamic universities in the nation.

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at

UWG Commitment Statement
Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university.

Department Information

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 to get a glimpse of the broad spectrum of exciting opportunities for contribution.

Job Summary

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

Required Qualifications

Master's degree

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Proposed Salary

$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


The University of West Georgia is a leading residential, doctoral comprehensive university that offers a broad undergraduate and graduate curriculum based on a liberal arts foundation. UWG enrolls more than 10,600 students, including an active international student population from more than 80 countries.university_of_west_georgia1.jpg

The university takes its mission of "Educational Excellence in a Personal Environment" seriously and is nationally recognized for the access to research opportunities and technology it provides to undergraduates. It has been named a Best Southeastern College by the Princeton Review for five years in a row and one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2007 and 2008.

university_of_west_georgia2.jpgUWG currently offers 109 programs of study, including 56 bachelor's and 40 master's and specialist degrees, two doctorates and 11 certificates, as well as Georgia's only Honors College. A third doctoral degree and a new master's degree have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision will begin in the summer of 2009, and a Masters in Arts in Criminology will begin in Fall 2008. Gifted high-school-age students can earn high school and college credit through the Advanced Academy of Georgia, one of only 15 U.S. residential college-early-entrance programs.university_of_west_georgia3.jpg

The Graduate School has one of the highest percentages of students enrolled in graduate classes in the University System. Undergraduates have nationally acclaimed access to research opportunities, and instruction is enhanced by faculty member research that is supported by more than $2.2 million in grants.

Only 50 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia, UWG offers a complete college experience featuring residence hall living, intercollegiate athletics and more than 100 student organizations on a beautiful, wooded 375-acre campus.



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