Loyola University Chicago — Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), a private university, has been a leader in Jesuit Catholic education for over 151 years. LUC comprises four campuses (Lake Shore, Water Tower, Health Sciences, and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy) and is home to 15 schools, colleges, and institutes. Enrolling nearly 18,000 students in 2021, including 11,819 undergraduate students, LUC attracts students from all 50 states and 40 countries and has a devoted alumni base of over 150,000. Recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Mid-size Employers,” Loyola University Chicago strives for a diverse work environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development.

Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Effectiveness will provide leadership in developing and administering effective practices for institutional research, information retrieval, data analysis, and use of data for planning, implementation, and monitoring. This position will coordinate institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, institutional reporting, and projects to ensure operations and future strategic and budgetary plans align with sound analytical data and continuous improvement, furthering the mission-driven vision for equity and social justice. This position will be instrumental in promoting continuous improvement across the university and measuring the outcomes of strategic university priorities.

The Associate Provost is responsible for leading and managing a team of highly engaged and experienced research and data administration professionals to execute an integrated and strategic approach to accomplish a complex and dynamic set of projects with competing deadlines and priorities. The Associate Provost works collaboratively across the institution to identify, define, and prioritize institutional research and assessment to support enrollment planning (including enrollment projections, recruitment yields, student retention, and student graduation); faculty instructional workload; academic and non-academic program review; instructional costs and academic productivity; peer benchmarking; student characteristics; and campus accreditation. This individual leverages data to provide analysis, insights, and recommendations related to all aspects of university operations, planning, quality improvement, and decision-making to strengthen student learning outcomes and experience across diverse identities, backgrounds, and educational paths.

A doctorate in research methods or a field related to social sciences, measurement, or quantitative methods and ten years of higher education experience involving strategic planning, program review, outcomes assessment, and institutional research is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to credibly develop and deploy staff to advance the institution’s goals. Evidence of a focus on equity and social justice; content expertise in research design and statistical methodologies that include both qualitative and quantitative approaches; experience providing leadership concerning data policy, governance, access, integration, and standards; demonstrated success in presenting data and analyses clearly and accurately in both verbal and written formats; and a proven ability to work in partnership with senior leadership are required. Experience with reporting and visualization platforms; data governance initiatives and tools; data management and mining, predictive analytics, and modeling; and an understanding of complexities inherent in large, multi-campus university systems are preferred.

Review of applications will begin May 12, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kara Kravetz Cupoli at kkc@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email info@spelmanjohnson.com.

Visit the Loyola University Chicago website at https://www.luc.edu/ 

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law. 

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