Associate Vice President of Planning, Strategy, and Effectiveness, North Idaho College

Job Open: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Salary Low: 
Job Closed: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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This position reports to the President and provides leadership and oversight to strategic planning and institutional effectiveness, including leading the staff responsible for research, assessment and institutional effectiveness. This position directs a comprehensive college-wide integrated planning and institutional effectiveness program that includes strategic planning, project management and outcomes assessment. The AVP serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The AVP serves as a strategic advisor and key aide to the President and executive leadership team and directs, coordinates and facilitates the implementation and management of key strategic initiatives and projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

Develop the College's strategic planning processes, including the planning, implementation and evaluation of the College's strategic plan initiatives.
Participate with college leadership and the greater College community in institutional planning, policy development and problem resolution.
Design, develop, and implement strategies to assess and improve the quality and effectiveness of all areas of the College, ensure strategic alignment and compliance with local, state, federal, and regional accreditation standards.
Evaluate and make recommendations on the College's progress in its long-range plans and integrated planning processes.
Lead, direct, and coordinate special projects and initiatives on behalf of executive leadership, frequently involving other areas, divisions, departments, and/or outside agencies.
Recommend appropriate resource allocation for the strategic planning and implementation phases; assess progress, continuously monitor implementation schedules, and issue progress reports.
Provide leadership for research, assessment, and effectiveness by supporting institutional access to data, research, analyses, and utilization of information in planning, decision-making, and programmatic implementation.
Collaborate with Communication and Government Relations department to effectively develop and align the implementation of strategies and annual plans to enhance and advance the profile of the College.
Collaborate with NIC Foundation and Development department in the alignment of the direction, planning, and implementation of philanthropy-related activities to College plans.
Recommend and participate in the development of College policies and procedures; may serve on College planning and policy-making committees.
Collaborate with and act as a confidential sounding board to executive leadership in developing strategies and systems to improve the quality, efficiency, and responsiveness of a broad range of services and operations.
Serve as a principal member of the College's accreditation team.
Lead and supervise staff including hiring, training, and managing performance
Perform other related duties as assigned by the President of the College.
Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, College staff, students, and the community.

Marginal Duties

Performs other duties as assigned by the President.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

Education and Experience

Master’s Degree required, and a minimum of three (3) years successful tenure as a senior-level higher education administrator, preferably within a community college setting; four years minimum supervisory experience. Demonstrated experiences in institutional effectiveness, data analysis, project planning, development, and implementation. Demonstrated expertise in current principles and procedures of higher education strategic planning, communications, and institutional advancement. A history of engagement in institutional accreditation activities preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding of institutional goals, objectives, structure, and operations.
Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies, and procedures affecting the College.
Knowledge of cost analysis techniques, financial planning, and report preparation.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
Demonstrated ability to successfully direct, coordinate, and strategically integrate multiple developmental, enhancement, and/or modification projects at an institutional level.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.
Ability to gather data, investigate and analyze information while being able to draw conclusions and issue recommendations.
Ability to create, compose and edit correspondence, written materials and/or complex reports.
Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
Ability to lead groups to consensus.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting. This job involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 10 pounds and exposure to office lighting. A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, fax, copier, printer and computer. This job requires occasional travel.


Contact Name: 
Teresa Henderson
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Contact Phone: 
208 676-7211