Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness
Paul Quinn College, a finalist on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the 2011 HBCU of the Year, is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts-inspired college founded by and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The College provides a quality, faith-based education that prepares students to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace. Members of the College's community, called Quinnites, embrace the institutional ethos of "WE over Me" and are dedicated to honoring the "Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership," which are: Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and Love something greater than yourself. Paul Quinn College seeks candidates for the position of Director of Research & Institutional Effectiveness. The Director of Research & Institutional Effectiveness is responsible for developing and directing planning, institutional research, data management, evaluation, assessments and program reviews. The Director manages a comprehensive institutional effectiveness program, strategic and annual planning components, student outcomes assessment, program review (academic and nonacademic) and systems to evaluate effectiveness and continuous improvement. The Director supervises and manages the preparation and distribution of reports to meet local, state, regional and national requirements/directives and ensures accreditation compliance. The Director of Research & Institutional Effectiveness will provide the highest level of customer service while performing the following duties: • Coordinate the planning, implementation and evaluation of the College’s Strategic Plan initiatives. • Facilitate the assessment of College outcomes with regard to mission and goals, leadership and governance, administrative structures and services, academic programs and institutional integrity. • Collaborate with the entire College community to establish priorities among College initiatives. • Engage faculty and staff in the planning and implementation phases of the College’s initiatives, recommending that appropriate resources are allocated to the planning and implementation phases and assessing progress continuously to monitor implementation schedules and issue progress reports. • Provide leadership in the facilitation, development and assessment of a College-wide assessment plan. • Serve as chairperson of the College Strategic Planning Council. • Manage the gathering and dissemination of information related to the efficient implementation of the College’s long-range planning effort. • Evaluate and make recommendations on the College’s progress in its long-range plan. • Oversee the collection, organization, analysis and reporting of institutional data. • Provide support in the analysis and interpretation of student enrollment, retention data and student satisfaction levels. • Serve as a principal member of the College’s accreditation team. • Coordinate a systematic and integrated institutional planning process that is aligned with SACS and TRACS accreditation standards and other planning and accountability requirements as part of an institutional effectiveness program. • Assume other related duties as assigned by the President or Vice President of Academic Affairs. The successful candidate will have a master's degree in educational research or a related field requiring expertise in statistical research, review, analysis, interpretation and reporting; three years of increasing responsibility in the collection, analysis and presentation of research data and planning for institutional effectiveness; and three years of program or departmental management and leadership experience. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Other skills required: oral and written communication skills; public speaking expertise. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others and the ability to train, supervise, and evaluate personnel. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.