The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Director of Data, Assessment and Planning with the UNLV Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement [R0118316]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Career Services, the Associate Director of Data, Assessment and Planning provides leadership, research and technical skills to advance an integrated and unique campus-wide career services and alumni engagement model. The Associate Director works with leaders and staff in the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni engagement and specifically Career Services to enhance data driven decision making through systems and processes that facilitate career employment connections and engagement opportunities for students, alumni and campus stakeholders.
The Associate Director will identify and provide data intelligence on key student and alumni career outcomes metrics, develop/conduct student and alumni surveys, analyze data and provide in depth reporting and presentations to inform decision making related to program and service delivery, employer and alumni development, and subsequently, institutional advancement. This position will have oversight of processing and coordinating a high volume of data from external and internal sources within the database systems under his/her responsibility, writing custom reports to fit end users needs and training them on how to process them. The Associate Director of Data, Assessment and Planning will also develop assessment strategies that allow Career Services to quantitatively and qualitatively measure desired learning outcomes and evaluate primary programs and initiatives. The AD will utilize valid and reliable research methods to gather, analyze, and report data to both internal and external constituents.
Primary areas of focus for data analysis include: immediate post-graduation career outcomes of students, large career fairs, career coaching and programming, employer development and satisfaction and alumni connections and mentoring. The Associate Director will negotiate with outside vendors and maximize usage of existing systems and processes for Career Services Management (CRM), Client Relationship Management (CRM) and external database resources Stepping Blocks Alumni sourcing). The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director and Sr. Associate VP of Alumni Engagement to develop best practices for data gathering, analysis and reporting and assist with overall strategic planning and assessment for student and alumni career services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research and Assessment
Collect and analyze post-graduation career outcome data in accordance with NACE standards and communicate outcomes to stakeholders. This includes developing and administering a First Destination Survey to collect student data at events, online, and over the phone.
Oversee assessment of career readiness programs for undergraduates.
Develop and implement assessment strategies for Career Services initiatives such as individual coaching, workshops, events, online resources, and other programs.
Support the data collection and analysis needs of various colleagues within Career Services and translate data analysis into information directly useful in policy and program decision making.
Obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for applicable Career and Alumni projects.
Administer focus groups and surveys to identify the career development needs of students and alumni and make recommendations for strategic initiatives and programming.
Compile and analyze student and alumni usage of Career Center programs and online resources.
Prepare Career Center research and assessment findings for presentation in written, verbal, and electronic formats, including printed and published materials.
Create an annual Career Services assessment plan in and update as needed.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, create reports communicating outcomes, trends, research and data to campus partners such as the VP Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, Provost's Office, Deans, and Student Affairs.
Communicate updates with Institutional Research.
Participate on committees as needed, sharing outcomes and data with campus partners.
Create measurable, desired student learning outcomes with staff members for their respective programs and initiatives.
Work with department and division leadership to determine best practices for disseminating career data across all campus partners, such as Alumni Relations, Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of the Provost, and individual Academic College leaders.
Manage relationships between Career Services and the Office of Institutional Research. This includes exchanging data and ideas for research projects and looking for ways to improve data collection techniques across campus.
Oversee the implementation, maintenance, and budget of office technologies and vendor products.
Maintain Symplicity or Handshake database systems, which include event and student information.
Manage systems and reporting for Stepping Blocks and other Alumni Mentoring and Career Management Platforms.
Set and meet professional objectives that enhance Career Services and Alumni Engagement as well as maintain the professional reputation of the department and the university. Serve as liaison to professional associations to stay abreast of current developments in data management, assessment, career coaching and employment trends (Association for Institutional Research, National Career Development Association, Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers, National Association of Colleges and Employers,).
Encourage updated policies and procedures to maintain Career Services professionalism and to best serve constituents.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 3 years applied experience in higher education.
Masters degree is preferred with at least two years of progressively responsible experience in higher education that includes exposure to academic/administrative assessment and required a demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of assessment, database management/reporting and evaluation processes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Superior writing skills to present complex data and information to a variety of audiences, from career services and university colleagues to students, parents, and the general public.
Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills to work with a diverse body of students, staff/faculty, administrators and community members.
Evidence of superior presentation skills to present career information to multiple stakeholders in small and large groups.
Ability to create visually appealing and informative reports and presentations and work with digital mediums.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement projects with complex logistics involving multiple task and priorities.
Ability to provide leadership for data driven decision making, assessment and systems management, identify key outcome metrics; develop streamlined business processes and educate constituents.
Applied experience with relational databases, networks and LAN administration.
Ability to effectively negotiate with Vendors.
Expert proficiency with assessment and CRM Platforms including Qualtrex, Blackbaud-Raiser’s Edge software; and ability to keep current with new and changing technology used in Career Services and alumni relations - Symplicity, Handshake, Stepping Blocks, Graduay, etc. Familiarity with Peoplesoft integration for student-facing platforms.
Ability to problem solve and trouble-shoot systems issues.
Must be a self-starter and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge and interest in college career employment trends and salary structures; employer relations and job search processes.
Demonstrated ability to organize and work independently as a leader and as part of a team.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and provide hands-on work products.
Possesses a professional demeanor that thrives in an intense, deadline-filled environment.
Work autonomously and as a team oriented individual that is able to work evenings and weekends as needed
This position may require a background check.
Salary range - $65K - $72K DOE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on October, 14th 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.