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Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Doane University invites applications for the position of Director of Institutional Effectiveness. The Director of Institutional Effectiveness will guide, support and assist with university processes to evaluate and improve the quality of student learning, educational programs, academic and student support services and the administrative units across the university. The director will support strategic planning across the university and evaluation of strategy effectiveness and achievement. The director will also collect and analyze data and develop reports relevant to the strategies implemented as part of the university's Title III grant activities to improve retention and persistence. The Director will collaborate with the Director of Institutional Research to support the use of relevant data in decision-making throughout the university, including a calendar of regular reports developed for departments and directors across the university, as well as a process to respond to specific research/data requests. Overall the Director will support faculty and staff planning, implementation and use of retention data and assessment of student learning to improve educational experiences and student persistence.
Qualifications/Skills:
Strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and practices to assess student learning in academic programs in higher education, including assessment of general education learning outcomes.
Ability to work in a consultative role with a broad range of constituents, including academic departments, interdisciplinary faculty committees and university staff and leadership.
Ability to present complex data in ways that facilitate effective discussion of key results
Strong oral and written communication skills; possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate as part of a team with diverse constituencies
Education/Training:
Master's degree required, Ph.D. degree preferred. Degree should be in educational psychology, social research methods, behavioral science, applied statistics or a related field.
Strong computer skills and statistical software skills required, experience managing and analyzing large, complex data sets and business analytics software experience preferred.
Three to five years of research, assessment or institutional effectiveness experience preferred.
Experience studying critical issues in higher education.
Compensation: Starting range is $52,600 - $63,200, depending on years of related experience.
Doane's mission is to provide an exceptional liberal arts education in a creative, inclusive, and collaborative community where faculty and staff work closely with undergraduate and graduate students preparing them for lives rooted in intellectual inquiry, ethical values, and a commitment to engage as leaders and responsible citizens of the world. Central to our mission, Doane University actively works to create and sustain a welcoming learning community for all members to fulfill their potential, feel valued, and make meaningful contributions to the university. Doane University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks candidates who reflect the diversity of our society.


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