Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, and Assessment

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, and Assessment. The position is a full-time exempt position reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty.  The Provost’s Office administers the academic programs of the College including supporting the teaching and research goals of the faculty.  

Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Associate Provost of Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, and Assessment will provide leadership over Allegheny College’s planning, data collection, and assessment efforts. This highly visible position will partner with institutional leadership and faculty to promote and support the mission and strategic planning of the college through the use of data and research to inform decisions and improve the institution. The Associate Provost is responsible for developing and executing targeted research and analyses on a wide range of institutional and academic issues and synthesizing diverse data points into a coherent set of actionable findings and recommendations.

Required qualifications include: Master’s Degree in a research based discipline, plus one to three years of related experience; and professional experience with accreditation standards and processes.  Preferred qualifications include: Doctoral Degree, plus four to seven years of related experience.  The ideal candidate must also have excellent leadership, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; and must have the ability to operate efficiently with multiple tasks assigned, and must be highly organized with an attention for detail and confidentiality. 

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 10/25/2022