Recruitment Period: 09/11/19 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.
The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.
PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports institutional and programmatic mission attainment through fulfillment of work functions within the broad categorical knowledge domains of information management (IM) and institutional effectiveness (IE) responsibilities under its charge. In support of these functions (as outlined below) the Office of Institutional Effectiveness assists all offices and departments by providing leadership, support, and training/mentorship in the continuous quality improvement of the institution and its members through the facilitation of university-wide awareness, collaboration, and education.
The institutional effectiveness coordinator (IEC), under supervision, supports institutional and programmatic mission attainment by carrying out tasks related to data collection, data management, data analysis, and the production of institutional effectiveness reports. The IEC reports to the director of institutional effectiveness.
Essential Job Functions:
• Manage and maintain the Digital Measures software system under the guidance of the OIE director
• Coordinate and assist with the management of institutional survey systems in the areas of: 1) survey planning, creation, revision, testing, and dissemination; and 2) survey quality checks, participant reminders, survey closure, and data extraction and storage
• Manage and maintain data and systems related to OIE project tracking, ad hoc internal/external data requests, and institutional survey requests
• Document, store, and maintain formalized OIE processes and procedures
• Manage and maintain institutional data storage and final report repositories
• Assist the OIE director by coordinating data needed for Federal, State, and other reporting requirements/requests (IPEDS, NWCCU, AACOM, etc.) as needed
• Assist the OIE director in collaborating with individuals across the organization to coordinate, collect, and validate institutional and program data
• Understand accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
• Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
• Other duties as assigned
• Required: Bachelor's Degree
• Preferred: Master's Degree
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience by Knowledge Domain:
• Experience working in various types of database systems
• Knowledge and/or experience developing and managing processes and procedures
• Knowledge of and/or experience utilizing project management, time management, and project prioritization tools and methods to support and manage multiple projects
• High-level of competency in Microsoft Excel
• Intermediate-level of competency in Microsoft Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Knowledge and experience in utilizing multiple types of survey software to design and manage surveys
Other Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:
• Competency in other Microsoft Office platforms such as SharePoint, Power BI, Teams, etc.
• Knowledge and/or experience with policy, governance, structure, and key issues important to institutions of higher education
• Knowledge and/or experience utilizing quality and/or performance improvement methodologies (TQM, HPI, Six Sigma, etc.) to analyze, promote, and demonstrate organizational, team, and individual improvement
• Knowledge of or experience utilizing change management, collaboration, team/relationship building, critical thinking, and networking methods
• Experience working in higher education preferred
• Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances
• Ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans
• Ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow
• Ability to schedule activities and/or meetings
To ensure full consideration apply by the closing date.
The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.
For information about life in Yakima visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.