Assistant Director for Undergraduate Strategic Initiatives, Temple University
In collaboration with the Associate Vice Provost, the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Strategic Initiatives will recommend, develop, advance, support, and evaluate strategic initiatives, including but not limited to transfer, first-year, and retention with a focus on data management, and interpretation surrounding assessment of student retention and risk, and promotion of overall student success. The Assistant Director will develop and maintain all related materials (in print and web formats), as well as prepare and analyze data needed for the operation and assessment of the above initiatives. In addition the incumbent will support the general functions and projects of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. The Assistant Director is chartered to assist in the continual development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives and to monitor progress of other VPUS programs. The incumbent is responsible for presenting fully rationalized and defended recommendations, alternative proposals, “red flag” reports, and implementation plans to both Associate Vice Provost and Vice Provost for consideration. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree and at least four (4) years of experience in a higher education environment. Some demonstrated experience in preparation, interpretation, and analysis of data. Demonstrated knowledge of basic statistical and data visualization skills. Demonstrated experience working with students in an institution of higher education. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated familiarity with program planning and implementation.
* Strong analytical skills using statistical analysis along with the ability to present findings.
* Demonstrated understanding of Microsoft Office, especially Excel; web design and related software knowledge.
* Ability to lead meetings and make effective presentations to different size groups.
* Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary.
* Demonstrated ability to successfully take a project from beginning to end.
* Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of administration, faculty and students.
* Ability to travel to off campus locations that may not be accessible via public transportation.
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