Working Title AVP - Institutional Effectiveness
Eastern Washington University seeks applications and nominations for an Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness.
We seek an experienced and dynamic leader who has a comprehensive understanding of a university education for the 21st century. The Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness fulfills a critical role in supporting the university's mission and its commitment to students. The AVP is responsible for leading and directing efforts in assessment, 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 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Major units reporting to the AVP include Institutional Research, Assessment and Accreditation, and Strategic University Planning.
The position requires a high standard of personal and professional ethics, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with all constituent groups internal and external to the institution, and in a collective bargaining and shared governance environment.
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university with its residential campus located in Cheney, 20 minutes from its Spokane campus. In addition to Eastern's Cheney and Spokane campuses, we offer additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 13,000 students.
Information about the Region:
The Cheney-Spokane area is located on the east side of Washington State, in the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, and a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools.
Our region boasts over 220 days of sunshine per year, with a full-four season climate. Average temperatures are a high of 83° in the summer and 34° in the winter. Average annual snowfall is 49 inches, and we have affordable skiing at five regional resorts. We offer a great diversity in outdoor recreation opportunities - lakes, rivers, mountains and trails, plus over 35 public and private golf courses.
Downtown Spokane is clean, safe and beautiful; more than half of its buildings are on the Historic Register, and we have the country's 2nd largest urban waterfall. Spokane offers a lively arts, entertainment and sporting scene. Our many cultural attractions and conventions bring nearly three million visitors a year.
Spokane appears on multiple lists of "Best Places to Live," and it's easy to understand why. Good schools, a robust economy and low unemployment, no state income tax, boundless recreation opportunities, and affordability (the median price of homes currently listed in Spokane is $169,000).
EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.
This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.
About Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Conditions of Employment
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18. Successful applicant will be required to pass a background check.
Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.
Eastern seeks a AVP with the following attributes and qualifications:
- Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
- Six 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 interpret and disseminate institutional data and use of results.
- Proven experience in the design, organization and management of complex projects.
- Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity.
- Experience with institutional and/or program accreditation and/or assessment
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Must be an experienced academic leader, a strategic thinker with strong analytical ability
- Able to collaborate and work collegially with faculty, administrators and staff across all divisions and diverse groups, exercise influence and build consensus.
- Excellent communication skills, including ability to make presentations on complex topics to individuals and employee groups, management at all levels, Board of Trustees, and external parties.
- Strong sense of service and passion for our mission; an engaged leader who anticipates issues and thrives on change, pace, action and accountability.
- Work style that is open-door, accessible, thoughtful and mission-oriented.
- High level of personal integrity, ethics, discretion and the judgment to handle confidential and highly sensitive information.