Special Assistant to the President for Planning and Evaluation - Salem State University in Salem Massachusetts

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Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts 01970

United States


Detailed Job Description

The assistant to the president for planning and evaluation is responsible for planning and program evaluation at the University. This includes providing guidance and support to senior leaders in strategic planning, academic planning, enrollment planning and facilities planning; setting enrollment targets and educational outcome goals; tracking our performance in achieving these goals and conducting analytic research to further their attainment; collaborating with academic student success efforts such as our First Year Experience and various academic support programs; and evaluating these and other programming efforts. The Assistant to the President for planning and evaluation oversees the office of institutional effectiveness and planning.  

Job Requirements

1. Serve as member of president's executive cabinet and provide direction and support to president and vice presidents in setting and aligning our various strategic plans
2. Work with leaders across the university and the board of trustees to set institutional and area goals and monitor our progress in achieving these goals
3. Conduct rigorous analytic research in support of achieving our goals, including research on our market and competitors, the admissions funnel, the impact of financial aid on enrollment outcomes, retention, academic performance and progression, and the various programs designed to foster student success
4. Lead efforts to create an evidence-based culture at the university and serve as resource to deans, department chairs, faculty and non-academic units as they seek to better understand our students and the impact of their programs
5. Manage offices of institutional research and planning & effectiveness
6. Works with academic departments and deans to conduct program reviews
7. Presents and provides data to the executive cabinet with regard to various strategic issues for the university

Required Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate in social science or related discipline
  2. A minimum of 6-8 years of progressively responsible experience in applied social science research or research in higher education
  3. Experience in the use of higher education enterprise management systems
  4. Experience in the use of higher education analytics tools
  5. Ability to conduct rigorous, applied research that informs the enrollment and strategic goals of the university
  6. Experience synthesizing and conveying findings to non-technical audiences
  7. Demonstrated success as a highly effective and efficient problem-solver and team builder with keen decision making skills, strong team leadership skills and supportive, team-oriented management style
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all levels within the technology and functional units.  


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Previous experience using PeopleSoft and iStrategy
  2. Experience with one or more planning and evaluation approaches, such as SMART goals, Logic Models, Balanced Scorecards,process modeling, etc.

  3. High degree of sophistication in managing expectations, demonstrated excellence in communication (both written and oral) and proven track record of facilitating conversations with senior leaders
  4. Proven track record of effectively managing a project portfolio in a complex environment with a high degree of independent judgment and authority


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the University. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.


EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.  


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Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant to the President
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: 5-7 years
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume