The University of Missouri System (UM System) serves Missouri as the state's land-grant university and Missouri's only public research and doctoral-level institution. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement and inclusion.
The UM System consists of system administration and four universities: the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement. It is important that this broad and comprehensive organization uses data-informed approaches to make strategic decisions to achieve excellence.
A new position, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the research and assessment activities of the UM System. This leader will coordinate the activities of the Institutional Effectiveness organizations at the four universities as well as the Data Warehouse team to develop timely, consistent and accurate performance metrics that will inform the UM President and General Officers in making strategic decisions to achieve excellence at the UM System.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning and Data Analysis
Develop, maintain, and use institutional performance measure to support strategic institutional investments, budgeting, assessment, program review, and enrollment management
Provide leadership for implementing outcomes and assessment, using data and research for evaluating and improving
Faculty performance in research, teaching and engagement
Departmental and program performance in research, teaching and engagement
Campus performance in research, teaching and engagement
Research and Assessment:
Design and implement timely, consistent and comprehensive collection of institutional data
Develop processes to provide formative and summative feedback on institutional performance and outcomes
Develop and oversee a system for evaluating and responding to data requests originating inside and outside the institution
Data Maintenance and Oversight
Develop common frozen, user accessible data, with standard definitions, stored in one data warehouse for use in both internal analysis and external reporting
Develop a formal data governance policy and structure that includes but is not limited to: data policy, data definition, consistent data processes and data integrity
Work in collaboration with IT to assisting in developing data and report quality assurance processes and procedures. Ensure that Maintenance research data warehouse system and an archive of information and reports suitable for responding to surveys, questionnaires and federal and state data collection or accountability requirements
Oversee the development and maintenance of enterprise reporting solutions and cross-campus analytical reporting
Ensure delivery of necessary reporting for federal and state requests, certification and compliance efforts, and institutional accreditation activities
Leadership and Management
Provides leadership, management, and guidance to department staff in the completion of research, assessment, and enhancement activities
Coordinates the activities of institutional effectiveness organizations at the 4 campuses and the component parts to collect timely, consistent and comprehensive institutional data
Partners with Data Warehouse team to ensure that the data is archived and presented in appropriate formats for informed decision-making by UM President and General Officers
Directs daily operations of the department in accordance with university policies and procedures
Ensures timely completion of analyses and data requests
Doctorate degree preferred and Master's degree required
Proficiency in the use of Academic Analytics and other academic performance assessment tools
Understanding of top management, academic, and student affairs administrative practices and procedures.
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative educational research design and implementation
Knowledge of survey research design, sampling, and interpretation of results.
Advanced understanding of higher education issues, of the current and emerging trends in institutional effectives, and of creative solutions.
Advanced understanding of policies, standards, and practices in higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with strategic planning.
Knowledge and ability in developing and creating data files, file management, and retrieving/analyzing information using statistical analysis software.
Knowledge and skill in relevant statistical programs, computer data files, and relational databases in conducting research projects.
Skill and ability to collect, analyze, verify, and manipulate research and statistical data and make recommendations based on data.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management
Ability to develop and interpret financial sat/plans and manage resources.
Ability to think, reason, and make sound judgements to decide how duties and responsibility are completed in compliance with university standards and guidelines and to manage or impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment with students, faculty, staff, and leaders.
Ability to speak effectively to administrators, faculty, staff and students and to external groups.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Please complete the brief online application and submit a resume or C.V. and a cover letter for consideration.
Recruitment efforts are being coordinated by the Executive Recruitment Team in UM System Human Resources. Please contact Tim McIntosh, Director of Recruitment (firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-884-8107) with any questions about the position.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.