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Manager of Accreditation and Planning

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170424
Position Type: Staff
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Academic Planning and Effectiveness
Organizational Unit: Loyola Marymount University
HR Classification Title: Manager of Accreditation and Planning
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 40
Days of Week: M-F
Shift Schedule:
Specific Work Schedule:
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:
  • Collaborate with the Vice Provost for Strategic Planning & Educational Effectiveness to coordinate and facilitate institutional planning activities, accreditation processes, and academic program planning and review processes; conduct research and prepare documentation in support of the work of the Provost’s Planning Council and other planning bodies; provide leadership in the development of key performance indicators related to strategic planning; provide consulting support to colleges, departments, and divisions in planning, assessment, and review activities and processes; design and maintain websites and archives of data, research materials, reports, and other relevant documents.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the Vice Provost for Strategic Planning & Educational Effectiveness to coordinate and facilitate institutional planning activities. (35%)
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of a set of university-level success metrics for the strategic plan; develop methods and processes for tracking and reviewing progress on the strategic plan and unit-level plans.
  • Provide research, analysis, and documentation support to the Provost’s Planning Council and other planning committees and task forces.
  • Provide consulting support to colleges and administrative divisions in their unit-level planning and assessment efforts.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for essential accreditation activities and processes.
  • Prepare and submit LMU’s annual report to the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • Develop and maintain documentation related to regional and disciplinary accreditation.
  • Provide consulting support to academic departments in the development of WSCUC Substantive Change proposals.
  • Provide support and coordination for academic program planning and review activities and processes, including the approval of new academic programs and the periodic review of existing programs.
  • Provide research, analysis, and documentation support to the Academic Planning and Review Committee.
  • Provide consulting support to academic programs in the development of new program proposals and conducting self-studies for program review.
  • Gather, organize, and maintain documentation and track activities related to academic program approvals and reviews.
  • Design and maintain websites and archives of data, research materials, reports, and other relevant documents.
  • Participate in higher education professional organizations and keep abreast of national, state and local educational issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Experience/Qualifications:
  • Minimum three years of experience in institutional or policy research, accreditation processes, assessment, or strategic planning in an institution of higher learning.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of research methods, assessment, and accreditation. Knowledge of academic program review and curriculum design concepts and methods is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the academic enterprise within a university and demonstrated knowledge of key issues, concepts, trends, and policies in higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning concepts and processes in a university setting is highly desirable.
  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) evidenced by the preparation of research reports, executive summaries, slides, and handouts that present technical information in an easily understood fashion.
  • Effective organizational and project management skills; ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals and diverse groups; demonstrated success working collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated computer competency including various software packages and applications. Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel is highly desirable; experience with statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS or SPSS) a plus.
Required Education:
  • Typically a Master’s degree or higher in one of the social sciences, higher education, policy research, or related field (doctorate preferred), or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
Special Instructions
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: **
Salary Grade Midpoint: **
Posting Date 06/30/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of References
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