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January 29, 2013

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Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment

California State University, Bakersfield is seeking an individual to oversee institutional data collection and management and to coordinate strategic planning and assessment activities. The person will facilitate the use of institutional data in campus-wide planning and decision-making. The individual will monitor progress toward achieving institutional goals, and compliance with CSU, federal, state, and other agencies’ mandates and regulations. This position will coordinate university strategic planning efforts, and provide leadership for the evaluation and assessment of educational effectiveness and institutional-related outcomes.

The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment (AVP-IRPA) will oversee the design and conduct of timely research studies in areas related to the institution’s strategic objectives and student learning outcomes, and will work with units in developing a “culture of evidence” including appropriate measures and indicators for assessment. The individual will be responsible for the operation of the IRPA Office which will provide data to external agencies and campus constituencies on topics such as student recruitment, retention, and graduation; faculty, staff, and student satisfaction; enrollment planning; campus diversity; faculty workload; and institutional effectiveness.

The individual will be expected to oversee the design of data systems that will provide accessible and timely “on-demand” reports regarding enrollment management, student matriculation, graduation, and other topics related to the student experience, faculty workload, and curriculum offerings. The position reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Qualifications: Graduate degree in an appropriate field; doctorate preferred. Extensive experience in data collection, management, analysis, forecasting, and report preparation is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong organizational, project management, supervision, and facilitation skills are necessary. The applicant should also have experience with strategic planning linked to resource allocation and utilization and higher education outcomes assessment. Must demonstrate an ability to utilize complex statistical formulas and various analytical research methods for problem solving, and to effectively communicate findings for general campus use. The individual should also be familiar with statistical packages and common management systems. Must be supportive of and assume an appropriate leadership role in the campus’ commitment to using innovative and high impact practices to achieve student success. Team building skills and an ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff are vital. Experience in a university setting, institutional research, and familiarity with regional and/or specialized accreditation are highly desirable.

Applications: Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by March 18, 2013, for full consideration; however the position will remain open until filled. The projected starting date is July 1, 2013.

Please provide: (1) a concise cover letter that highlights how the applicant’s accomplishments align with the qualifications identified; (2) current resume; (3) the names, addresses, and contact information including email addresses of five professional references. Send materials to:

R. Steven Daniels, Chair, Search Committee
Office of the Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway (36 BDC)
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: (661) 654-2318 Email: rdaniels@csub.edu
Or email application as an attachment (pdf document) to Sandra Renfro, (IRPA office staff) srenfro@csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.