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SL Director I - Director, Strategic Planning & Assessment

Company: The University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

SL Director I - Director, Strategic Planning & Assessment - 512161 Job no: 512161
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Director/Executive, Student
Pay Grade/Pay Range:--60 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 54100.80 Midpoint - $ 78436.80 Department/Organization:--800201 - Student Life Assessment Normal Work Schedule:--Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., nights & weekends as necessary Job Summary:--The Student Life Director is responsible for program(s) within a department or division of Student Life, which could include supervision of personnel, budgeting & accounting, administration of programs & activities, evaluation of personnel & programs and reporting. Part of the Student Life Career Progression Plan. Additional Department Summary:--The Director, Strategic Planning & Assessment builds, supports, and sustains a culture of strategic analysis and data-informed decision-making by collecting, analyzing, translating and communicating data from key operational areas within the Division of Student Life. The Director provides leadership to Student Life departments in the development and implementation of assessment, evaluation, and research strategies designed to improve co-curricular learning/engagement and positively impact student success.

The Director, Strategic Planning & Assessment is responsible for Divisional strategic planning, outcome development, assessment and evaluation, data analytics and management, and annual reporting. The Director is expected to lead a divisional assessment committee as well as collaborate with Institutional Effectiveness, OIRA, and other partners across campus to align Divisional efforts with Institutional strategy.
The successful candidate will be able to successfully supervise and lead a team of assessment and data professionals and will possess excellent communication skills. This includes assisting divisional leadership with identifying and planning for the attainment of goals for the Division, particularly those related to student learning and the non-academic campus environment.
The Director will coordinate learning and program assessment activities for the division, including supporting, guiding and in some cases directing departmental assessment coordinators. The Director will assist in planning processes related to the Division's strategic priorities and will conduct assessment and monitor progress toward priorities and goals. The Director will conduct assessment consultations, create and lead staff development opportunities related to assessment, communicate Divisional outcomes via various communication channels, assist staff in using assessment results to improve programs and services, and analyze assessment data and make recommendations for program and policy changes. The Director will manage short- and long-term projects related to Division priorities, and monitor project teams, create timelines, and oversee development of project deliverables, which is used by other divisional department heads to inform decision making related to programs and services.
Represent the division on Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment projects (SACS, Annual Assessments, etc.).
Responsible for completing required training related to UA policies/procedures and laws/regulations that create a more hospitable and respectful workplace and safer work environment.
Responsible for holding staff accountable for completion of required training.
Has personal accountability for financial reporting and responsibility for establishing, enforcing, and following internal processes and controls as outlined in UA policies and procedures. Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in public administration, management, higher education, college student personnel, educational research, social science, or statistics and five (5) years of experience in institutional research, planning, assessment, or forecasting. Skills and Knowledge:--Knowledge of academic assessment methods and activities, able to demonstrate data management skills, ability to assess instructional programs and review student learning outcomes to ensure achievement of academic objectives and strategies. Expertise in assessment and planning design, including both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; expertise in current assessment instrumentation and survey design; proficiency in data analysis; working knowledge and the ability to use the tools, techniques, relevant statistical principles, and methods to perform statistical analysis and measurement; strong analytical skills and the ability to construct recommendations from evaluative and assessment data; superior verbal and written communication skills; good presentation skills including ability to use PowerPoint and other marketing techniques to present information; strong interpersonal and team-building skills. The position requires competent organizational abilities as well as, short and long term planning, along with an aptitude for a variety of software technology, such as Tableau, JMP, SAS, SPSS, etc. An understanding of the student affairs profession, student development, and leadership theories and its impact on practice is valuable. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and customer service and ability to work with internal and external stakeholders such as students, alumni, University administrators and faculty, and community members.
Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self-awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications:--Doctoral degree in or higher in public administration, management, higher education, college student personnel, educational research, social science, statistics or other relevant field and at least seven (7) years full-time successfully demonstrated related experience (institutional research, planning, assessment, forecasting). Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made. Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster Advertised: 14 Jan 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 07 Feb 2021 Central Standard Time Please note, all Staff Employment positions close at 10:55pm CST.

Non-Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 3 days. Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 7 days. Need help? Please email the Human Resources Department at hrsvctr@ua.edu or contact us by phone at (205)-348-7732.If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation to participate in any portion of the University's employment process, including completion of the online application process, please contact our office in advance of your participation or visit.-- Equal Opportunity Statement The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Pay Transparency Policy Statement The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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