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Director - University Planning & Effectiveness
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Mar. 23, 2022
Title Director - University Planning & Effectiveness
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Planning and Effectiveness
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Director - University Planning & Effectiveness

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time


Planning, Budget and Finance supports UVU in strategically stewarding resources to uphold the university's commitment to quality, affordability, and efficiency and by delivering internal and auxiliary services to enhance its capacity to educate every student for success.

We are seeking a Director of University Planning and Effectiveness. This role manages Utah Valley University's strategic planning, organizational evaluation, and regional accreditation processes, and leads the University Planning & Effectiveness (UPE) office in achieving its mission and objectives. The Director guides regional accreditation reporting and compliance, directs the evaluation of the university's mission fulfillment, supports university strategic planning, facilitates unit strategic planning and operational evaluation, manages support systems and workflows for planning and accreditation, and communicates trends in the broader higher education environment. The Director's responsibilities are carried out in collaboration with campus leaders, faculty, staff, and students, including serving as co-chair of the University Planning Advisory Committee. The Director ensures that activities of UPE are consistent with UVU's mission and objectives and comply with UVU policy, USHE policy, and NWCCU standards and policies. UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors degree and at least three years of professional work experience in a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of organizational leadership and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of organizational assessment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accreditation processes in higher education, especially in the NWCCU region
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of strategic planning
  • Knowledge of higher education policy at the federal and state level

  • Demonstrated skill in information and data analysis, interpretation, and presentation
  • Demonstrated consultive and negotiation skills to formulate processes and practices collaboratively with leaders, colleagues, and team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including effectively conveying complex information simply to individuals and groups
  • Demonstrated strong skills in Excel, Word, and presentation software

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply federal, state, accreditation, and/or university regulations, standards, and policies
  • Ability to follow complex written and oral procedures and instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and influence leaders and effectively contribute subject matter expertise that facilitates informed decision-making
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, persuasively, and credibly with a wide range of audiences including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the full range of constituencies in higher education including senior leadership
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, problem solve, and make informed and timely decisions
  • Ability to supervise others including effective performance management and employee engagement

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a masters degree; related professional work experience in a higher education organization.

Physical Requirements:

  • Rarely - Climbing, ascending or descending from a ladder, stairs scaffolding, etc.
  • Rarely - Bending or stooping; bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist or by bending leg/spine.
  • Rarely | Twisting; tuning the upper body while maintaining a stationary at lower body position.
  • Rarely - Kneeling; bending at the knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Rarely - Crawling; moving about on hands and knees or hand and feet.
  • Rarely - Reaching; extending hand(s) and arm(s) overhead, lower or horizontally of the body.
  • Occasionally - Standing; particularly for extending periods of time.
  • Consistently - Sitting; particularly for extending periods of time.
  • Frequently - Walking; moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Excludes walking to/from work area or cafeteria, etc.
  • Consistently - Vision ability; close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently - Fine Hand Manipulation; fingering, picking pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand.
  • Rarely - Pushing/Pulling; using upper extremities to press against something with a steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward or to exert force in order to draw, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Rarely - Grasping; applying pressure to an object with the finger or palm.
  • Frequently - Talking; expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must be convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • Frequently - Hearing; perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking level with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.
  • Consistently - Seeing; required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and reports; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive inspection involving small defects, small parts, operations of machines (including inspection) or to make general observations facilities or structure (i.e. security guard, inspectors, etc.); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distance close to eye.
  • Rarely - Lifting; raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Up to 10 pounds

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $58,455 - $78,038

Advertisement Number: STA113122

Open Date: 03/04/2022

Review Start Date: 03/23/2022

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

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