Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
George Mason University is Virginias largest public research university and is setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of its students and communities. Located in the heart of northern Virginias technology corridor near Washington, D.C., Mason prepares its students to succeed in the workforce and to meet the needs of the region and the world. Enrollment is nearly 34,000, with students studying in 200 degree programs at the undergraduate, masters, doctoral and professional levels. Mason is a distributed university with campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties. In addition to these three campuses, Mason operates a site in Loudoun County and has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to offer a Global Conservation Studies Program at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Va. Mason also offers programs online. Each Mason location has a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities of the Position: Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost for Institutional Research and Effectiveness will lead the universitys data analytics and research, as well as institutional effectiveness and assessment activities, and provide key support for enrollment management as well as institutional resource planning and analysis. This individual will ensure that enterprise data is collected accurately, analyzed rigorously, used appropriately, and shared with key stakeholders to make data-driven or evidence-based decisions.
The Associate Provost will integrate critical functions in institutional research and institutional assessment to meet changing needs in dynamic regional and national higher education markets. The incumbent will manage institutional data for a wide range of uses: budgeting and financial planning, enrollment projections, scorecards for productivity analyses, student retention and success, federal and state reporting, regional and specialty accreditation reporting, assessment of student learning outcomes, program outcomes, salary analyses, and other projects. As co-chair of the Data Stewardship and Business Intelligence Steering Committees, the incumbent will shape the use of data as a key influencer of University planning and decision support. The Associate Provost will manage an operation that must both meet new institutional challenges for analytics and continuing responsibilities in assessment, in addition to institutional reporting to regulatory bodies.
Required Qualifications: A masters degree in a related field of study is required and the ideal candidate will possess both the capacity to understand how data systems interact with multiple institutional functions, and the managerial expertise to collaboratively devise solutions to meet multiple needs. In addition, the incumbent will:
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of effective, appropriate and rigorous institutional research and assessment in the current higher education context;
- Demonstrate leadership and management skills, a capacity to work and communicate productively with multiple stakeholders, and perspectives to collaboratively address complex data and analysis needs;
- Be flexible, intellectually curious, and able to manage details and big ideas concurrently;
- Have the ability to collect and analyze data, and to build effective partnerships and collaborate across the institution to help forge the consensus needed to advance the Universitys mission;
- Have proven skills in working with senior leadership, while demonstrating integrity, credibility, sound judgment, and tact;
- Have the ability to translate data analysis into usable information for decision-making and policy analysis;
- Be skilled in best practices using technology for data analysis and communicating results; and
- Maintain a strong commitment to customer service and ability to prioritize.
Preferred Qualifications: A doctoral degree in a related field of study is preferred.
Application and Nomination: Review of applications will begin October 26 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Requests for information, written nominations, and confidential inquiries should be directed in confidence, to Kendra E. Dane at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Human Resources at 703-993-4686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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