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Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

University of West Georgia
UWG Recruiting Location

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Job Title: Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Location: UWG Recruiting Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 271308
About Us

Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to learn, grow, and advance. Now, nearly 13,000 students from across Georgia, 31 states and 62 countries call UWG home. With 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, our institution builds capacity to help develop talent pipelines for in-demand industries. Today, we're a regional powerhouse, making an economic impact of more than $633 million in the region and state.

With our main campus in Carrollton (GA) and presences in Douglasville (GA), Newnan (GA), and online, we take pride in working every day to curate a first-choice university by making a difference in the lives of our students, alumni, industry partners, and the communities we serve.
The academic enterprise of the university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.

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.


Leadership - 30
Provide strategic leadership to the IEA office.

Data Analytics - 20
Provide guidance and complete data analytics on various academic and non-academic data

Supervisory - 20
Provide leadership, staff supervision and guidance in completing data analysis and visualization projects, including personal responsibility in project completion, compliance and outcomes

Compliance Evaluation - 10
Guide, supervise and take personal responsibility in completion, compliance and outcomes of University-wide assessment and evaluation projects

Innovation Analytics - 5
Provide strategic leadership in identifying and implementing innovative approaches in data analysis and visualization, and assessment and evaluation

Special Projects - 15
Lead special projects and complete other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Master's degree

Other Required Qualifications
Minimum 3 years of experience with assessment required. Statistical and Analytic knowledge is required. Familiarity with IPEDS reporting. Supervisory experience required.

Required Experience
3 years experience with institutional research

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Earned doctorate from a regionally-accredited institution preferred.

Preferred Experience
Experience with accreditation preferred. Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, Tableau, Qlik and PowerBI preferred. Familiarity with USG and UWG reporting preferred. Familiarity with Banner and Argos preferred. General understanding of data files in an environment without data warehouse. Knowledge of Assessment as it relates to Academic Programs and Student Learning Outcomes, General Education, Strategic Planning, and Operational Success. Knowledge of Faculty Credentialing. Knowledge or experience with ranking surveys and the data that are typically requested.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to create and maintain a team oriented work environment.

Knowledge and application skills in data analytics and visualization required.

Excellent written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills required.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of West Georgia, as determined by the University of West Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of West Georgia is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability,
gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and
federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246,
and Rev. Proc. 75-50


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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