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Functional Title:  Either 1) Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, or 2) Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness (depending on educational attainment and pertinent experience)    
Classification: Salaried - Exempt
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Institutional Effectiveness
Reports to:  Provost for most duties; President for specific accreditation duties    
Primary Function: Assessment and institutional improvement
Essential Function: Lead University planning, assessment, and programs improvement; supervise the Registrar; coordinate external reporting; coordinate data support for university; serve on executive leadership team; coordinate federal compliance requirements; and serve as staff liaison to the board of trustees.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; twelve months

Application Process: 

Initiate the process by completing an application at https://lcu.edu/about-lcu/human-resources/apply-for-a-position/. Submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita or resume, official transcripts of all university work, and three unique documents detailing the candidate’s philosophy of the integration of faith and learning, leadership, and service to the search committee chair.  Three letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to the search committee chair.
Contact: Foy D. Mills, Jr., Ph.D., Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Search Committee Chair, Lubbock Christian University, 5601 19th St, Lubbock, Texas 79407. Phone: (806) 720-7409. Email: foy.mills@lcu.edu 
Closing Date: All application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm, December 31, 2018

Major Duties:

  • Leads the planning, budget development, budget management, physical inventory accounting, and personnel evaluation for institutional effectiveness and for the office of the Registrar
  • Equip and support academic and co-curricular programs to plan student learning outcomes, assess the extent to which they accomplish those outcomes, and use the data to improve their programs
  • Equip and support operational areas in their planning assessment, and improvement of their programs and services
  • Ensure that the University maintains a culture of evidence that complies with accreditation requirements and standards
  • Develop and publish the annual institutional effectiveness report online
  • Develop and publish University assessment records online
  • Coordinate with academic policy committee chair to assess and document improvements for the core curriculum
  • Maintain current understanding of accreditation requirements and communicate those requirements to the University community
  • Implement institutional audits three years before compliance certifications and before the fifth-year interim report
  • Review policy and procedures to ensure federal, state, and accreditation standard compliance
  • Serve on accreditation leadership team
  • Coordinate data compilation and publishing of fact book and other institutional research requirements
  • Ensure external reporting requirements are met for federal, state, and accreditation entities
  • Support the admissions function by communicating enrollment data
  • Support the admissions function by completing external surveys of institutional data used for college search sites
  • Support the alumni relations function by conducting alumni surveys
  • Support university data needs by fulfilling requests for data
  • Coordinate large project updates to database received from operational units
  • Assist with training operational units needing to correct database
  • Coordinate administration of course evaluations and produce University reports of results
  • Coordinate student and employee surveys and produce university reports of results
  • Coordinate University transparency efforts by developing and publishing student right-to-know web page
  • Coordinate with Provost to ensure academic calendar is developed and published
  • Coordinate with academic policy committee, graduate council, registrar, and academic officers, to check content, publish and update the University catalog
  • Serve on the executive leadership team
  • Serve as staff liaison to the board of trustees
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

Education and/or Experience:

  • An earned doctorate and five (5) years academic or administrative experience in higher education or similar business-related experience is preferred and expected to be considered for Assistant Provost. The individual should be eligible for a tenure-track position under the LCU tenure and rank policy.
  • Minimum of a master’s degree and five (5) years academic or administrative experience in higher education or similar business-related experience to be considered for Assistant Vice President.
  • Commitment to the University’s Christian mission. Preference will be given to qualified individuals who are active members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to plan and assess strategies, and train others to plan and assess strategies
  • Ability to read, interpret, edit, and write policies
  • Technical abilities required to build and update websites, submit online data, using appropriate software packages
  • Be a team player who proactively looks for ways to continuously improve University effectiveness
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy concerning knowledge of sensitive data
  • Accomplish the mission of the University through proactive constructive teamwork

Physical Requirements: 

While Performing the essential duties of this job, the employee will be required to do the following:

  • Be ambulatory around campus and in buildings.
  • Required to regularly sit and stand.
  • Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail and picking up small objects.
  • Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information.
  • Required to lift packages and/or move heavy objects, 50+lbs.