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Assistant Director, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Administration, Office and Administrative, Student Services

Position Summary:

This position will work with the Executive Director of Enrollment and Student Success to provide leadership, direction, and oversight for assessment, planning, and strategic initiatives within the co-curricular, academic support and enrollment management units of the Division of Enrollment and Student Success (ESS).  This position will work collaboratively with staff inside and outside of the division to design projects, collect and analyze data, and interpret and share results. The individual will guide planning and assessment work in other co-curricular and academic support units outside of ESS as appropriate to the needs of the division and institution.

The Assistant Director will foster a division-wide culture of assessment and data-informed decision-making to promote ethical data collection, reporting, and sharing and use of results and inform an inclusive campus environment.

As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee division’s annual planning and assessment process and program review cycle.
  • Assist in the leadership of strategic initiatives affecting co-curricular, academic support and enrollment management units.
  • Liaison with units and leaders across campus, including Office of Institutional Research and Director of Academic Assessment, to support division and institution assessment and data needs.
  • Design and administer assessment and research projects as appropriate based on division and department priorities.
  • Supervise Enrollment and Student Success Assessment Coordinator
  • Provide reliable, relevant, and accurate data and information to facilitate planning, budgeting, program evaluation, and development of policy decisions.
  • Serve as a member of division’s leadership team
  • Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, mathematics or statistics or applicable field
  • Skills, Experience:
    • 3 years experience in a higher education position that involved assessment, program review, and/or planning
    • Assessment, program review, and/or planning experience
    • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis
    • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships with many constituents
    • Demonstrated understanding, commitment to, and/or experience with under-represented groups and initiatives that enhance inclusive environments
    • Skill in project management and team building; strategic thinking, and the ability to take initiative, set priorities, and manage multiple complex tasks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Master’s degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, Educational Research or applicable field
  • Skills, Experience:
    • Experience with assessment platforms and survey instruments such as Baseline, Qualtrics, NSSE, NCHA, EBI, etc.
    • Experience with CAS
    • Experience with Tableau, Power BI, SPSS, STATA, and/or R

 

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

The Division of Enrollment and Student Success uses a student-centered philosophy to engage prospective and current students in the pursuit and attainment of their academic, personal, and professional goals. In collaboration with campus and community partners, we recruit, retain, and support students and alumni through high-quality services and transformative learning opportunities.

https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/enrollment-and-student-success

 

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by March 1, 2020.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Victoria Livingston

Executive Director, Enrollment and Student Success

608-342-7388

 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

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Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

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