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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

Loyola University Of Chicago Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree



Job Title
Assistant Provost and Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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University Faculty

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Department / School / College
Provost's Office-02000A

Is this partially or fully grant funded*

Duties and Responsibilities
Loyola University Chicago seeks an Assistant Provost and Director to lead and develop the initial Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The Assistant Provost and Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness will coordinate institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, and related projects to ensure that future strategic and budgetary plans are developed and aligned with sound analytical data. Reporting to the Vice Provost, the Assistant Provost of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness will provide leadership in the development and administration of effective practices for institutional research, information retrieval, and data analysis.

- Works collaboratively to identify, define, and prioritize institutional research and assessment in support of the areas of enrollment planning (including enrollment projections, recruitment yields, student retention, and student graduation); faculty instructional workload; academic and non-academic program review; instructional costs and academic productivity; peer benchmarking; student characteristics; and campus accreditation.
- Provides high-level leadership for the design, development, and continuing operation of an enterprise data warehouse system containing data on a wide variety of populations and campus functions, including students, faculty, and staff; research publications; academic programs; and other campus information.
- Directs, designs, and prioritizes the institutional research and assessment function, ensuring appropriate architecture to create, store via data warehouse, manage and report on data elements within the University.
- Works with faculty and staff to identify needs for information and problems for investigation, identifies areas for faculty participation in institutional research activities; conducts research to answer questions of an institutional nature; supervises the collection, analysis, and preservation of data for use by the institution in studies of college policies and operation
- Develops a comprehensive data models for utilization in responding to inquiries from college administration and external agencies; reviews, interprets, and disseminates findings of research studies.
- Direct and oversee the provision of data about academic programs
- Oversees the design, development, and production of data, analytical reporting, and business analytics.
- Monitor, review, and report broad, national and industry trends in academia regarding collection, analysis, and reporting practices to keep current with evolving national practices.
- Work with the campus community to manage requests for information research, and analysis.
- Oversee preparation of data for external reporting, such as accreditation and state and federal data.
- Oversee the university's survey research function to assist the campus community in administering internal and external surveys.
- Direct and prepare a variety of narrative and statistical records, reports and files related to research, projects, institutional assessment, planning, decision-making, quality improvement, policies, procedures, personnel, enrollment, and assigned activities.
- Participate in and provide leadership with the assessment of student learning outcomes.
- Responsible for supervising a staff of 8-10.

Minimum Education or Experience
Please see below.

Certificates, credentials or licenses required to perform the duties of this position:

Computer Skills:

- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of research and data administration professionals; demonstrated ability to manage across a complex and dynamic set of projects with competing deadlines and priorities; evidence of content expertise in research design and statistical methodologies that include both qualitative and quantitative approaches; experience providing leadership with regard to data policy, governance, access, integration, and standards; demonstrated success in presenting data and analyses clearly and accurately in both verbal and written formats; and a proven ability to work in partnership with senior leadership.
- Understanding of complexities inherent in large, multi-campus university systems.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty, department chairs, program directors, deans, the provost, and the president.
- Doctorate degree in research methods, or in a field related to social sciences, measurement or quantitative methods.
- Ten years higher education experience involving a combination of strategic planning, program review, outcomes assessment and institutional research.
- Understanding of data warehouse structure, business intelligence models, and advanced applied statistical knowledge and skills.


Does this job involve significant physical strain or activity*

What unusual working conditions are associated with this job*

Rogers Park-Lake Shore


Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Candidates Eligible to Apply*
All Candidates

Application Types Accepted
University Faculty Registration Form

Required Applicant Documents

Optional Applicant Documents
Cover Letter
Other Document
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Other Document 3
Other Document 4
Other Document 5

Special Instructions to Applicants
Start date is flexible, to be determined with the successful candidate.

For questions, please contact:
Joanna Pappas
Assistant Provost & Director, Academic Business Operations

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about Loyola's mission, candidates should consult our website at . For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Loyola is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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