Associate Provost for Analytics and Institutional Research
This is an exciting moment for institutional research at Williams. We have just completed our first strategic planning exercise, which has elevated the importance of using data to track and help meet our most important commitments in areas such as student support, teaching effectiveness, financial aid, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. To support the implementation of our strategic plan, we are now inviting applications for the position of Associate Provost forAnalytics and Institutional Research (Associate Provost).
Reporting to the Provost, the Associate Provost is a strategic partner in institutional planning and decision-making across key areas of the college. The Associate Provost identifies important research questions, gathers and analyzes critical data, and communicates results to college leadership, including senior staff, the president, and the board of trustees. The Associate Provost sets the vision and strategic direction of the Office of Institutional Research and manages its day-to-day activities. The Associate Provost serves on important college committees, including the Committee on Admission and Financial Aid and the Diversity Advisory Research Team, and co-leads the college’s efforts around data governance. The Associate Provost also serves as a liaison to external organizations such as COFHE and ensures that we provide consistent and accurate information to internal andexternal audiences.
The Associate Provost will play an important role in supporting the strategic priorities of the college. This includes informing and advising senior staff, the president, and the board of trustees about opportunities, progress, and challenges in both setting and meeting ambitious college-wide goals. The Associate Provost will also partner with leaders across the college to deepen data analytical capacity in individual departments and areas. The college has recently authorized the hiring of a senior data analyst in institutional research. The Associate Provost will have the opportunity to hire and mentor into that position and ensure that the position supports the priorities of the office.
Williams is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and the Office of Institutional Research is a crucial partner in this work. The Associate Provost will share a commitment to these priorities and provide institutional leadership in the use of data construction and analysis around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard torace, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse community.
Lead the college’s efforts to collect and analyze institutionally important data that inform institutional
Provide data and analysis to describe the college to internal and external audiences and ensure compliancewith mandatory data reporting and data exchanges with
Partner with college leaders to expand our capacity to make data-informed decisions in academicdepartments and other areas of the
Work with staff in institutional research to support teaching assessment through course evaluations andother internal and external
Provide academic units with critical information for self-studies and department
Build up consistent and repeatable data analyses for units across
Serve as a key partner in the transition from PeopleSoft to a new
Coordinate and co-lead the college’s accreditation process with the support of the President’s
Co-lead the data governance
Manage the budget and operations of the Institutional Research Supervise the staff, consisting of an associate director and an institutional research analyst.
Demonstrated success using strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills to develop andimplement research strategies in higher
Previous implementation of quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand and address issuesof diversity, equity and
Master’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline strongly
A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, preferably in institutional research, with an emphasis on data handling and analysis, including at least 3 years of progressive management and leadership
Application review will begin on August 4, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. This is a full-time, yearround position. Pay range is from $125-150k, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-A. Please visithttps://staff-careers.williams.edu/to apply.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonableaccommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at email@example.com.
Williams College is a coeducational, liberal arts institution located in western Massachusetts, roughly three hoursfrom both Boston and New York City. Williams’ reputation as one of the top colleges in the nation is built on the outstanding teaching and scholarship of its faculty, on the academic excellence of its students, and the enormous talent of its administrative and support staff who actively advance its institutional mission.