Reporting to the Provost, the APIRA serves as a strategic partner providing leadership and guidance, as Suffolk continues to grow and achieves the highest level of institutional effectiveness and evidence-based decision making grounded in solid institutional data and analysis.
The Associate Provost serves as a key member of the University's administration leading the institution's data collection and analysis, assessment and evaluation as well as identifying trends to inspire innovation and help inform strategic decisions across the University.
The Associate Provost will provide critical leadership as the University executes their extended strategic plan (2017-2019) and prepares for re-affirmation of accreditation and continues the assessment of institutional effectiveness.
- Master's degree required; PhD preferred.
- At least 10 years of successful and progressively responsible IR management and leadership experience, including experience within an academic setting.
- Experience managing a staff.
- Senior level strategy and institutional research experience from a higher education setting.
- Strong understanding of data analysis, predictive modeling, decision analytics, statistics, and information technology.
- Experience in data management and reporting in accordance with federal, state, and data integrity regulations.
- Demonstrated success working effectively with senior leadership and maintains a professional reputation to merit credibility and respect with a wide range of audiences.
- Skilled academic administrator with proven experience as a leader who has influenced strategic planning and the implementation of best practices for institutional effectiveness.
- Deep operational expertise in the key IR competencies, including; reporting, data management and qualitative and quantitative research design and analysis, statistical software applications and integrated higher education management technologies
- Knowledge of state and federal requirements for the gathering, reporting and dissemination of data from higher education institutions.
- A proven record of continually reviewing and improving business processes and institutional capabilities and leading an operation that delivers consistently excellent service.
- Deep Intellectual curiosity and vigor with outstanding listening and influencing skills.
- The ability to cultivate trust and to generate enthusiasm among diverse constituencies and individuals.
- Strong and effective interpersonal and team-building skills; an accessible and supportive manager and colleague.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex issues to diverse constituencies.
- Flexibility, resilience, and a sense of humor; passionate about the success of the institution and its students.
- He/she must have knowledge of and experience-based skills in research methods, statistics, program evaluation, surveying, projections, financial modeling, longitudinal and trend analysis, and data visualization.
- Must have experience with institutional effectiveness activities, including accountability analysis, strategic planning, accreditation processes and requirements, and the assessment of student learning.
- The candidate must also have the ability to work independently and with others, plan and organize multiple projects simultaneously, and set and meet deadlines.
- Experience using statistical analysis tools is required, including SPSS, SAS, or STATA, spreadsheets, and related software, as is experience in data base management in higher education. Experience using queries from Ellucian Colleague student information systems is desirable.