Executive Director - Institutional Effectiveness
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Kansas

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Executive Director - Institutional Effectiveness

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
The Office of Academic Affairs at Eastern Washington University is currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for our Executive Director - Institutional Effectiveness position.

The university's mission statement articulates EWU's focus on student learning and success as well as the commitment to providing students of diverse economic, cultural and regional backgrounds the opportunity to transform their lives through learning: EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Our commitment to students is straightforward: our goal is student graduation. Once accepted as an EWU student, we work with the individual, intentionally and strategically, to help them achieve their learning goals and progress efficiently towards an academic degree.
Position Summary The Executive Director is responsible for planning and managing multi-faceted projects, related to strategic planning, accreditation efforts, and other special projects. The position performs highly complex tasks related to planning, determining organizational needs, collaborating with and communicating to campus constituencies, making recommendations and providing progress reports, and following through on project implementation. The Executive Director is responsible for leading and directing efforts in assessment, data analysis, accreditation, and planning to provide the basis for determining and/or recommending solutions to help us accomplish our mission and meet our commitments.

This is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Major units reporting to the Executive Director include Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation, and Strategic University Planning.

See Job Duties section for detailed description of the position's responsibilities.

On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/benefits/insurance/.

Applications will be accepted until June 20, 2023; screening of applications will begin the next day.
Applications will be kept confidential, and references will not be contacted until candidates are notified.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, public administration, or closely related field that includes statistics and/or research methodology from an accredited institution
  • Four or more years of higher education experience with responsibilities in areas relevant to this position
  • Experience in an academic leadership role
  • Experience supervising managers and/or staff
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, communicate, and utilize institutional data
  • Demonstrated ability to lead accreditation activities
  • Demonstrated expertise in the assessment and development of course, program, and/or college learning outcomes assessment
  • Demonstrated organization and project management skills, with the ability to work effectively, accurately, and autonomously to achieve goals and deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience using a major statistical package SPSS, R, SAS, or STATA
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively across all segments of the institution
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data including survey responses and personally identifiable information
  • Experience with common institutional research efforts, external surveys, and governmental reporting (e.g., IPEDS)
  • Experience working with faculty and leadership on a university or college campus
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, equity, and diversity


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience as a faculty member
  • Doctorate in statistics, research methodology, evaluation methodology, curriculum & instruction, education, leadership, or related field appropriate to the role of this position.
  • Five years of related experience in Institutional Research, preferably in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience with Banner


Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail


Job Duties:
% of Time: 30
Responsibility / Duty: Institutional Research
  • Create and assess annual goals for the IR team;
  • Analyze and interpret data (trends, statistical, forecasts) to support data-informed decision making;
  • Serve as the liaison to federal, state, and local agencies for the purpose of evaluating and fulfilling data requests;
  • Utilize new advances in data distribution, analytic tools, and reporting software to support decision making;
  • Support campus stakeholders in the interpretation and use of data to inform decision making;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 30
Responsibility / Duty: Accreditation
  • Serve as Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO);
  • Support NWCCU accreditation efforts, in collaboration with the Vice Provost and other campus stakeholders;
  • Evaluate, identify and communicate requirements for data, self-study, documentation, reports, site visits, and other components leading up to the successful achievement of new accreditations or renewal of existing accreditations;
  • Develop project plans, guidelines, forms and reports for managing accreditation activities;
  • Identify and clarify core themes of the university, college and/or programs, so that they reflect and encompass the university’s mission, vision, values and goals for incorporation into accreditation reports;
  • Facilitate and support engagement by university, college and program leadership in regular, systematic participatory, self-reflective, and evidence-based assessment of its accomplishments and challenges;
  • Analyze data and produce reports, on progress and outcomes for university administration and college leadership, which provide evidence of strengths and challenges within and across programs;
  • Develop and oversee a system for collecting, sharing and archiving accreditation reports, data and materials;
  • Oversee and/or assist with accreditor/regulator visit preparation;
  • Oversee and/or assist with the preparation and submission of institutional and programmatic reports and responses;
  • Conduct final review of self-study reports for accreditation initial/renewal submissions;
  • Conduct mock visits with thorough review of materials, facility and staff readiness and provides report on such to university administration, college and program leadership;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 30
Responsibility / Duty: Assessment and Academic Planning
  • Coordinate a systematic, comprehensive assessment of learning outcomes for the University’s academic programs;
  • Coordinate assessment processes and programs focusing on the first-year experience, general education, and other campus-wide measures of institutional effectiveness;
  • Work collaboratively with academic to develop and implement assessment tools and plans;
  • Ensures collection and analysis of assessment data for all programs and services;
  • Supervise the technical aspects of assessment, including design of databases, data collection, and analysis of data;
  • Coordinate planning processes that are related to assessment and planning outcomes;
  • Advocate for assessment as a means of improving student learning and institutional effectiveness;
  • Develop annual reports to assist academic departments with analyzing their data;
  • Assist the Provost in comprehensive academic planning efforts;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Strategic Planning
  • Collaborate and assist appropriate stakeholders with the University’s strategic plan including but not limited to the development of progress reports;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16.The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
All new employees must comply with EWU Immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
This is an Administrative Exempt position is covered by the EWU Policy 406- 01, Exempt Employment.

Upon hire you must complete required DEI, Hazing, Harassment and Title IX training, and other federal, state & university mandated trainings. You can access the online training at https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/training/orientation/ or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources’ https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/training/
Salary Information: The salary for this position is $96,476 (minimum) up to $135,000. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience, and skills.

Posting Date: 06/02/2023
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 6/20/2023
Screening to Begin: 06/21/23

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/10744

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.








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