Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness
Located in New York City, Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution of higher learning in the Lasallian tradition of excellence in teaching, respect for individual dignity, and commitment to social justice inspired by the innovator of modern pedagogy, St. John Baptiste de La Salle. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Manhattan College offers degree programs in the liberal arts, business, education and health, engineering, science, and continuing and professional studies. The College has approximately 4,200 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in over 50 majors and minors. The College is committed to excellence in teaching a diverse student body and preparing students for successful careers and fulfilling lives.
Manhattan College is seeking a dynamic leader of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This position reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Assistant Provost of Institutional Effectiveness will play a key role in helping the college achieve its objectives as articulated in its strategic plan. The Assistant Provost will provide leadership in the generation, analysis and dissemination of academic and administrative data for use in planning, policy-formulation, decision making, and budgeting to ensure that there is reliable evidence that the College and all academic and administrative units achieve the objectives as articulated in the strategic plan.
- Lead a team including the Registrar Office, Institutional Research (IR) & College Surveys, and Academic Assessment & Electronic Portfolios.
- Direct a decentralized team in all planning, assessment and institutional research-related activities; IPEDS, HEDS (NY State), and US News, for instance, are compiled and submitted by the Provost’s office, with data provided by the Assistant Provost as well as other units across the College.
- Design or identify, collect and maintain college-wide assessment results, which includes coordinating the work of College assessment committees and analyzing and interpreting data for informed decision making and reporting.
- Ensure data integrity by leadership in activities such as ‘Census Day’ working with the Registrar, IR and Information Technology Services (ITS).
- Recommend changes to data collection, maintenance and use to improve data quality. Support ITS implementation of report-writing software Argos.
- Provide expert consultation to academic and administrative units on outcomes articulation and assessment, research methodology, data management, and data analysis and interpretation for their own programs of self-study, planning and assessment activities. Coordinate cycle of annual reports, external program reviews and yearly evaluations of College-wide Core Competencies (CWCCs). Partner with faculty to facilitate design, implementation and collection of student learning measurements (EG rubric building, collection in Taskstream e-portfolio or AMS).
- Provide support for the strategic planning process by providing appropriate data and trend analysis for informed decision making. Serve as Chair of the Strategic Plan Assessment Advisory Group (SPAAG).
- Supervise the administration and provide analysis of selected institutional surveys, including the College’s Graduating Senior Survey (GSS), NSSE, Noel Levitz SSI, etc., and support the decentralized research and analysis activities of other college departments, including the development of surveys and other methods of data collection. Act as the liaison to the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS), to lead collection of surveys such a Title IX Campus Climate and Diversity.
- Conduct special studies as requested by senior leadership of the college.
- Master’s degree required, PhD preferred; either should be in a discipline using statistical analysis.
- At least five years of experience in design and implementation of planning, research and assessment activities.
- Demonstrated knowledge of research design, sampling, statistical analysis and data interpretation including creating reports and presentation of results and recommendations.
- Ability to use integrated data bases such as Oracle (Banner SIS) and Excel and statistical software such as SPSS, Rapid Insight, Tableau, and survey software Qualtrics and SmartEvals student course evaluations. Preferred, working knowledge of SQL to support the College’s ITS Banner team.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to lead and partner with the College’s diverse stakeholders including faculty members, administrators, students and alumni.
- Ability to manage a complex set of projects with deadlines and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), with ability to lead the College’s accreditation events.I
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Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V
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