Job Title: Director of Planning, Assessment and Accountability, and Institutional Research
Organization/School: Thaddeus Stevens College
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: Position: Director of Planning, Assessment and Accountability, and Institutional Research
Department: Office of the President
Position Status: Full-Time
Directly Reports To: President of the College
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology seeks strong administrative leadership in the areas of planning (with an emphasis on continuous improvement), assessment and accountability, and institutional research. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Director and will report directly to the President of the College. The Director oversees and coordinates strategic planning for the College and plays a leadership role in maintaining and strengthening the College’s existing accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The Director works closely with the administrative leadership in all areas of the College including academic affairs, finance and administration, and student services. An especially important part of the Director’s portfolio involves the accurate and timely assessment of student learning and subsequent career success. The College seeks to strengthen its commitment to the use of institutional research to foster continuous improvement and will look to the Director to provide the requisite leadership.
The Director has supervisory responsibilities and must be skilled at working collaboratively with a variety of constituents within as well as outside the College.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
Develop and implement strategic planning endeavors in pursuit of the College’s mission and goals. These efforts include the collection and utilization of relevant data to support a continuous improvement approach to planning.
Ensure compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements including the timely submission of data for systems such as the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS).
Monitor and ensure compliance with commitments made to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and other accreditation expectations.
Provide the necessary technical support to Academic Affairs to ensure the collection, analysis, presentation, and publication of student learning assessment data, including the creation of dashboards that highlight results for student sub-groups central to the College’s mission and goals.
Provide the necessary technical support to Academic Affairs to conduct timely and insightful periodic reviews of programs and academic services.
Provide the necessary technical support to Student Affairs regarding the periodic student surveys, including the Student Academic Opinion Survey (SAOS), the ETS-Pre-Test Survey, and the ETS Post-Test Survey, including the creation of dashboards that highlight results for student sub-groups central to the College’s mission and goals.
Direct and participate in the management of College-wide on-line testing as it pertains to NOCTI, ASE, and ETS pre and post testing cycles.
Direct and participate in the management off the Customer Service Satisfaction Survey (CSSS).
Lead efforts to determine priorities for studies and the review of findings with the goal of formulating new directions for future research in the spirit of a continuous improvement approach to strategic planning.
Monitor and provide oversight to ensure the efficient and effective use of funds for planning efforts and make efforts to secure additional external funding for needed research.
Provide supervision and oversight for the staff located within the Director’s Office.
An earned master’s degree in a relevant educational field from an accredited institution;
Teaching experience in K-12 or post-secondary educational institutions;
Knowledge about and interest in career and technical education, particularly at the post-secondary level;
Demonstrated good judgment, diplomacy and skill in providing sensitive communications and being respectful with people who are diverse in their cultures, languages and abilities;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with strategic planning and institutional research;
Knowledge of computer technology and instructional learning systems, procedures, and security requirements;
Ability to take the initiative on projects, follow through on details, and balance various tasks simultaneously;
Exceptional written, presentation, and verbal communication skills that are effective with multiple constituencies; and
Experience in balancing strategic leadership with the need to achieve demonstrable results.
Conditions of Employment
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a residential, two year technical college that serves economically disadvantaged as well as tuition-paying students. The College prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce and for full, effective participation as citizens of the community, the Commonwealth, and the nation. Committed for over a century to lifelong learning, inclusiveness, and community outreach, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology dedicates itself to the development of Pennsylvania’s technical workforce. For information about the College, visit www.stevenscollege.edu.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, and copier.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing and movement is required. This would require the ability to lift files and file boxes, open filing cabinets, walking, and bending or standing as necessary.
Application Process: Application materials must include a cover letter, a current resume, and academic transcripts. Send applications to Heather Burky, Attention: Director of PAAIR, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 or email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and the posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (the “College”) does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment practices based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age (as applicable), religion, ancestry, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Start Date: 09/25/2023
How to Apply: Application Process: Application materials must include a cover letter, a current resume, and academic transcripts. Send applications to Heather Burky, Attention: Director of PAAIR, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed upon submission and the posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Thaddeus Stevens College
750 E King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602