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Assistant Vice Provost, Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia
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Date Posted August 02, 2020
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (OSPIE) is seeking an Assistant Vice-Provost to advance planning and implementation of strategic planning, assessment and effectiveness of institutional initiatives and direct projects and assignments within the OSPIE office. The position reports to the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness.


I. Strategic Planning and Initiatives

  • a. Works with the Vice- Provost to advance the institution’ s strategic agenda and priorities

  • b. Helps facilitate the implementation of strategic initiatives

  • c. Leads and serves on planning committees as appointed

  • d. Develops, directs, and coordinates planning documents and special reports for the Vice- Provost around strategic initiatives

  • e. Works with stakeholders to identify key performance indicators and to track progress against the strategic planning initiatives

  • f. Conducts research on relevant initiatives at other institutions of higher education and healthcare

  • g. In collaboration with the Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, develops and maintains content for the OSPIE website

II. Institutional Effectiveness

  • a. Creates a wider institutional assessment process and identifies opportunities to weave a comprehensive assessment framework across units, functions and foci.

  • b. Prepares, presents, and disseminates institutional assessment and effectiveness findings to senior management, faculty and other institutional stakeholders

  • c. Prepares reports to multiple audiences both internal (senior administration and leadership) and external (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges [SACSCOC], State Council of Higher Education for Virginia [SCHEV]

  • d. Along with the Vice-Provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, ensures the Quality Enhancement Plan meets accreditation expectations as required by SACSCOC including the 5 year report

  • e. Operationalizes the use of data, reports, and assessment results for decision making, strategic planning, and continuous improvement

  • f. In collaboration with the Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, evaluates and ensures the functionality of systems used in the assessment processes

  • g. Works with stakeholders to complete the assessment of administrative effectiveness for administrative units as required by SACSCOC

  • h. Collaborates with individuals in the School of Health Professions and School of Medicine to ensure the annual cycle of peer academic program review is complete

  • Creates a process and coordinates institutional survey research initiatives and provides strategic leadership in survey administration processes, including survey development, design, sampling, data collection, data analysis, reporting, and results dissemination;

  • j. Establishes and implements assessment policies and best practices that strengthen quality, promote improvement and support the mission of the university.


  • Will not have any direct reports initially but may in the future depending on workload and staffing needs.


  • Students, vendors, faculty, staff, administrators, and public.


  • May be required to prepare and monitor an operating budget.




  • Maintains awareness of the institutional mission, vision, and goals.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity.

  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments, work priorities, and organizational needs with enthusiasm and energy. Takes independent action to address and resolve problems.

  • Ability to manage time and resources to ensure assignments are completed accurately and deadlines are met. Meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

  • Displays strong communication and interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Ability to deal with others in a direct honest manner and comply with all EVMS policies, procedures, and relevant government regulations.

  • Demonstrates broad understanding of and appropriately applies sound financial management practices in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with public, partners, customers, and co-workers; while working cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals.

  • Ability to expresses ideas effectively and demonstrate sound judgment with regard to decision-making.

Primarily works in an indoor/office environment; subject to frequent contact with and interaction with faculty, staff and students.

Earned doctorate degree from an accredited university; at least 10 years of higher education work experience related to assessment, evaluation, strategic planning or other higher education administration. Demonstrated ability to forecast and act upon emerging trends in higher education and healthcare education landscapes and advise the senior leadership in strategic direction for institutional effectiveness areas. Demonstrated experience in working with confidential data and making evidence-based decisions required to meet accreditation requirements, including experience with integrated assessment management systems and using data for analysis and assessment. Proficiency with quantitative and qualitative research methods with competence in statistical analysis packages, such as SPSS or SAS (preferred). Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication including expertise in developing and presenting workshops and training on assessment-related topics. Experience working effectively with cross-functional teams, task forces, or committees. Experience with and understanding of administrative processes and practices in higher education. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance and respond to a wide variety of demands. Ability to combine high-level conceptual thinking with attention to detail.

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