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The Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness (AVP IE) is responsible for providing executive oversight and strategic guidance for leading the College’s activities in assessing institutional effectiveness, planning, research, and institutional and student outcomes assessment. The AVP IE is also responsible for the oversight of the College’s Integrated Technology Services, Grants and Special Projects office, as well as coordinating the institutional accreditation activities as the College’s accreditation liaison to the Higher Learning Commission. The AVP IE directs considerable human and physical resources at the College to accomplish these responsibilities.
The AVP IE serves as the primary college executive for strategic planning, student tracking, institutional accreditation, regulations and related policies, procedures and rules. The AVP IE functions to assist campus leadership in the formulation of issues, analysis of trends, and the understanding of outcomes as well as playing a critical role linking planning, budget, and assessment institutionally. The position is responsible for monitoring institutional effectiveness and improvement including regional and professional accreditation; program reviews; learning outcomes assessments; and other key performance indicators. The AVP IE provides relevant, timely and accurate information in a user friendly form to the administration and faculty in support of decision-making at the College.
Benefits: 85% of health insurance premiums paid by the College, 21 vacation days fronted, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 15 paid holidays annually. Typically 5-7 paid holidays from Christmas to New Year's Day. For full listing of benefits, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources/benefits .
Compensation: High $90,000s to low $100,000s depending on experience and education.
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by January 28, 2013.
Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.
For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome
I. Institutional Effectiveness Leadership and Oversight: The AVP IE is accountable for providing oversight and strategic executive guidance in the planning, development, implementation, assessment, evaluation, and continuous improvement program for the College. This functional tasking area may include:
II. Institutional Planning and Assessment: Provides leadership in developing and facilitating the strategic and operational planning processes at the College. This functional tasking area may include:
- Coordinates planning, evaluation and program analysis activities related to institutional effectiveness.
- Participates in the integration of related planning and budgeting activities to college administration.
- Facilitates groups responsible for developing processes related to the measurement and accomplishment of institutional effectiveness goals and outcomes using continuous quality improvement techniques and methods.
- Responsible for ensuring system and data security; directs data driven assessments of needs and effectiveness, operational management planning for virtualized enterprise systems, applications and associated hardware.
- Evaluates and participates in negotiating contracts, lease/purchase agreements, and various means of equipment acquisition.
- Provides advancement of the college Vision and Mission through strategic leadership that ensures the technological services of the college meet the present and future needs of all students, faculty, and staff by aligning with the college strategic and master plans.
- Evaluates learning objectives and develops measurement instruments to analyze outcomes for departments developing Institutional Effectiveness plans and performance analysis.
- Provides leadership in the research and selection of electronic tools/instruments useful in providing needed data to support the budget building process and the colleges' accreditation and affirmation processes.
III. Accreditation: Serves as the College’s Accreditation Liaison to the Higher Learning Commission. This functional tasking area may include:
- Develops the appropriate parameters and framework for institutional planning, which may include standards for documentation and publication of instructional plans.
- Works closely with other executive leadership on campus to help develop area-specific plans (e.g., academic plan, enrollment management plan, information technology plan, etc.), and to ensure strong connectivity amongst these plans and to the College’s strategic and operational plans.
- Working closely with the President, Board of Trustees, and College leadership, directs and coordinates the development of the College’s strategic plan.
- Responsible for assessing the progress on strategic and operational plan goals and objectives, as well as establishing reporting mechanisms to communicate the progress to the campus and Board of Trustees.
- Oversees the assessment and reporting of the Colleges Key Performance and Key Efficiency indicators, and works closely with the President to communicate the results of this assessment to the campus community.
- Also assists in the development a productivity report to accompany the College’s annual report to the community.
IV. Integrated Technology Services: Provides executive oversight of the Integrated Technology Services (ITS) function. Provides functional leadership support for the ITS work group. This functional tasking area may include:
- Oversees and coordinates the various activities associated with maintaining Institutional Accreditation, to include reporting, coordination of AQIP Action Projects, etc.
- Works closely with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, academic deans, and the instructional areas to assist in various program-level accreditation activities.
V. Institutional Research: Provides executive oversight of the Institutional Research (IR) function. This functional tasking area may include:
- Acts as an advocate for the effective and efficient application of technology and technical services through vision and management of integrated technology services, in coordination and support of Chief Technology Officer.
- Recommends innovative IT strategies, direction, solutions, adoption, guidelines, and processes to college leadership.
- Oversees multiple information and communications systems and projects; provides direction on the integration of technology infrastructure, administrative systems, academic and instructional technology, user support, and external access to support institutional goals.
VI. Grants and Special Projects: Provides executive oversight of the Grants & Special Projects function. This functional tasking area may include:
- Provides functional leadership support for the IR work group.
- Performs research studies which support planning, evaluation, budgeting, policy formation and related activities.
- Coordinates the development, implementation, and data analysis of surveys and other information needed to support academic, departmental and college efforts in assessment.
- Conducts comprehensive studies on targeted topics such as student retention, enrollment projections, distance learning and program effectiveness.
VII. Functional Department Management: The AVP IE has responsibility for the successful and effective management of the people and resources within the department, plus oversight responsibilities for the management of the functional divisions/work groups with the Institutional Effectiveness area (which includes institutional research, Integrated Technology Services, and grants and special projects). This functional tasking area may include:
- Provides leadership support to the Grants & Special Projects work group.
- Maintains a centralized system for the coordination, review, and tracking of grant activities pursued or participated in by the College.
- Ensures grants sought align with overall mission and vision of LCCC.
VIII. Institutional Leadership: The AVP IE serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and works in full partnership with other members of the executive team, as well as other departments, to collaborate in the development of the overall strategic planning for the College, support initiatives such as shared governance, guide overall institutional efforts regarding accreditation, facilitate intra-institutional partnerships, and act in the role of a change leader. This functional tasking area may include:
- Provides strong, dynamic administrative leadership, fostering an environment that engenders a culture of evidence and continuous quality improvement.
- Utilizes a rational systematic process to facilitate fiscally responsible budgeting within the Institutional Effectiveness functional area including either directly and/or providing oversight to the planning, assessing trend data, researching as appropriate, preparing and presenting proposals, advocating for, etc., in support of securing financial resources necessary for the fulfillment of academic strategic initiatives while balancing the overall institutional needs.
- Guides overall staff development directly and/or by working with senior managers to plan and implement professional development and growth for staff.
- Provides effective managerial oversight of direct reports, to include providing timely and relevant performance feedback, annual evaluations, and ongoing mentorship to promote effective and consistent leadership throughout the Institutional Effectiveness function.
- Either directly or via delegation, provides oversight to the hiring and performance management of staff within the various areas under the AVP IE’s purview; appropriately and consistently manages escalated personnel issues/concerns in accordance with any applicable LCCC policy/procedure, and state/federal regulation.
- Leads overall intra-departmental efforts to plan and implement an approach to recruiting, developing, and retaining staff who demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes that foster an inclusive campus climate.
- Serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet, working closely to develop, implement and foster support for the strategic directions of the College while ensuring positive programmatic and interpersonal relationships that recognizes the central importance of campus community.
- Participating in planning and overall institutional administration by defining policy, developing strategic and tactical plans, monitoring and evaluating results, and identifying, recommending, and implementing processes, programs, budgets etc.; also develops, monitors, and facilitates the integration of strategic and operational initiatives and plans, into daily management processes within the Institutional Effectiveness functional area.
- Establishes and builds on intra-departmental relationships, collaborating to ensure every effort is made to strive for continuous improvement and overall quality and productivity in all operations at the College.
- Promoting and strengthening communication bridges through initiatives such as implementation and utilization of shared governance models; shares information broadly, facilitates communication among others, and ensures effective and timely decision-making and action.
- Serves in the role of ‘Change Leader’ for the institution by supporting and facilitating change efforts throughout LCCC; develops strategies to support faculty and staff through various organizational change.
- Responsible for communication and collaborative problem-solving among faculty, staff, students, local and statewide organizations, other educational institutions, vendors, and with community partnerships.
- Master’s degree with graduate-level coursework in a quantitatively-oriented field such as statistics, mathematics, business, management, social sciences, higher education, planning or research.
- Five years of related experience in higher education, government, private industry or non-profit.
- Five years of supervisory experience.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
- Doctoral degree in a field related to this position.
- Experience at a community college.
Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.