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Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, Texas (US)

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POSITION TITLE: Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Institutional Effectiveness and Research plays an essential leadership role in the execution and implementation of the strategic plan by defining, developing, and integrating the data needed to guide decision-making. The AVP is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data related to the University’s mission, as needed for institutional planning, decision making, and policy formation.  The AVP will also coordinate the University’s planning and institutional effectiveness process.


  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline is required; doctorate preferred. Five (5) years of job-related experience. Evidence of data translation, advanced experience in data management, statistical analyses and predictive modeling. Analyses of short and long-term trends critical to strategic planning, financial decision-making, and reporting to internal and external constituencies. Effective interpersonal and communication skills - both verbal and written. Ability to effectively interact with internal and external constituents of a diverse background. Proven ability to present detailed and complex data in different formats and to different audiences. Advanced proficiency in relevant components of Microsoft Office including Access and Excel. Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions; to apply statistical principles and processes to meet a range of information requirements. Experience with standard external reporting expectations, including IPEDS. Ability to provide accurate analysis and reporting. Knowledge of the English language, including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Skilled at using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Ability to report findings succinctly in understandable narrative, charts, graphs and/or tables. Ability to work effectively, collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse body of faculty and staff across multiple campuses. A detail-oriented, analytical self-starter who can manage multiple projects of high importance. Ability to work with confidential materials/information with integrity, diplomacy and discretion. Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion. General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.


  • Provide leadership to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, which provides a variety of statistical information and is responsible for supporting executive decision-making and institutional planning by providing the President, Provost, Senior Administrators and Deans with timely information and data analysis. Support the work of decision-makers at all levels within the University by tracking appropriate metrics and providing information and analyses necessary to make data-driven decisions. Envision and lead the procurement and maintenance of state-of-the-art data analytics, reporting and visualization capabilities campus-wide. Recommend institution-wide remedies to assure that high quality data is gathered for strategic decision-making. Meet the on-going planning and evaluation needs of the University. Evaluate business practices for efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. Ensure that the University meets its statutory and voluntary reporting requirements in an accurate and timely fashion. Pair analysis with decision-making throughout the institution to identify information needed for decisions that are consistent with the University's mission and strategic direction and ensure that decision-makers have ready access to that information. Utilize data to support the development of innovative programs or services to identify emerging trends and recommend new initiatives to grow the organization. Ensure that the necessary data is provided to drive the University's efforts to increase the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Work with other units on campus to guide, design, and conduct research to support academic planning, decision-making, enrollment management, accreditation, and program assessment in support of increasing academic excellence and improving student-learning outcomes. Establish partnerships with key administrative units on campus. Work with other members of the leadership team to shape the University's approach to integrating and using data from all major units involved in database generation and management including but not limited to Admissions, Information Technology, and the Registrar's Office. Maintain an on-going program of professional development activity that ensures that the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness remains abreast of current trends and best practices. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Jarvis Christian University is an "equal opportunity employer." The University will not discriminate and will take "affirmative action" measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.

Mission of Jarvis Christian University:  Jarvis Christian University is a historically Black liberal arts, four-year institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.

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HWY 80 @ PR 7631
PO Box 1470
Hawkins, Texas

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