The UMass Chan Medical School invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Institutional Research, Evaluation and Assessment (DIREA). Reporting to the Vice Provost for Educational Affairs, the DIREA will be expected to bring strategic vision, a commitment to diversity, and strong management skills to play a leadership role in this highly regarded public institution. The position requires a leader with a proven track record of leadership in research, evaluation and assessment and outstanding communication and organizational skills. A search committee has been appointed and the search process will be administered under the oversight of the Office of Educational Affairs.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Educational Affairs, this position is accountable for the short and long term strategies, policies, procedures, administration, and operations of the Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment office. This position will oversee the collection of systemic, comprehensive data concerning UMass Chan that supports the institutional decision-making process, complies with reporting requirements of external agencies, and responds to ad hoc IR data requests for information. The office will collect, analyze, and report official statistics about the campus including the biomedical, nursing, medical schools. This position is responsible for articulating the central role of the office and for the integrity of institutional research data for the UMass Chan Community.
•In collaboration with the Vice Provost and other stakeholders, develop strategic initiatives for institutional research, evaluation, and assessment that will enhance the institutional strategic plans and faculty/student success. •Develop policies and plan new systemic programs, processes, and services to meet current and long-range institutional research needs
•Direct programs, services, and policies for the office
•Manage IR office and staff including hiring, training, staffing, scheduling, discipline, termination, employee development, and performance management
•Provide leadership in developing and maintaining the longitudinal datasets for the institution
•Plan and design data gathering strategies concerning faculty, students, academic programs, course, and program evaluations
•Perform public relations function to build support and understanding of office data collections and services •Actively participate in various campus administrative meetings, meetings with deans, and academic leaders
•Serve as liaison for the UMass Chan to the NECHE, Association of Institutional Research, and other professional groups
•Serve as ex-officio member of UMass Chan Committees, including but not limited to: Educational Policy Committee, Faculty Council, and other institutional-wide faculty committees
•Lead initiatives related to institutional research standards with respect to NEASC and other accreditation bodies •Oversee assessment and evaluation processes of academic programs and services
•Serve as the UMass Chan institutional member on a variety of institutional consortia; represent the UMass Chan at the local, state, and national level in order to enhance reputation and access to cutting edge institutional research processes
•Promote, initiate, and conduct healthcare education research.
•Write and participate in grants and special projects.
•Support the development of staff including their leadership capabilities
•Perform other duties as required.
•Doctorate in education, psychology or related field.
•Ten years of experience with 5 years of progressive management responsibilities with oversight of staff.
•Evidence of publications and presentations at professional meetings and/or journals required. Excellent interpersonal skills.
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that can be seen in the applicant’s body of work and/or experiences.
•EdD or PhD in research and evaluation methods, measurement, psychometric, or related field preferred
•Experience in graduate level education setting
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under the general direction of the Vice Provost for Educational Affairs
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Manage staff
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Usual office environment Some travel required Hybrid model optional
To Apply Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent in confidence to via Academic Jobs Online.
This position will remain open until filled. UMMS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
UMass Chan Medical School is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.