Director of University Planning and Assessment

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  1. Position: Director of University Planning and Assessment
  2.  Vacancy no.: CUE-2024-068
  3.  Employment type: Full-Time
  4.  Effort rate: 100%
  5.  Duty station:   CUE – Ankawa Campus/ Erbil
  6.  Deadline for application: Until the position is filled
  7.  Line Manager: Executive Director of programs  
  8.  Subordinates: N/A
  9.  Salary and Remuneration: Negotiable
  10.  Required qualifications:


  • Minimum of Masters Degree in related field and 5 years of experience.
  • Expertise in assessment, data analysis and educational outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and accreditors.
  • Demonstrated ability for effective organizational skills and ability to connect to the institutional strategy while displaying attention to detail.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively.
  • Knowledge of KRGs Federal education accountability initiatives and trends.
  • Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
  • Knowledge of institutional self-assessments and student outcomes assessment principles, methods and techniques.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of integrated program planning, development, and administration within a public institution environment.
  • Ability to plan, create, program, and manage statistical computer databases across multiple hardware and operating system platforms/environments.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.
  • Technical leadership and supervisory skills, and the ability to motivate staff productivity and performance.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  1. Duties and responsibilities:


  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates strategic assessment programs, projects, and activities campus wide.
  • Develops and establishes operating goals, policies, and procedures for the assessment office, as appropriate; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Supports continuous academic program assessment (curricular and co-curricular activities) and improvement of student learning through consultation, mentoring and hands-on training.
  • Leads the development, organization, analysis and reporting of student learning outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
  • Promotes internal and external communication of assessment results.
  • Supports the ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive outcomes assessment programs for all academic and administrative units that support the goals the university’s strategic plan.
  • Participates in the collection and analysis of various assessment data to support departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
  • Interprets assessment findings and prepares an annual assessment report to summarize such findings, with particular emphasis on the quality of the assessment efforts and findings that influence institutional decision-making and policy development.
  • Provides strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures.
  • Coordinates all assessment and institutional effectiveness activities needed for compliance purposes and for Higher Learning Commission accreditation and other college-and/or program-level specialized accreditations.
  • Records, stores, manages, and disseminates confidential and sensitive assessment data, as appropriate.
  • Leads and supervises office personnel, to include work allocation, training, and problem resolution; provides performance management feedback as appropriate.
  • Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on planning and policy-making committees.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  1. Application:


  • The following documents are required to be sent alongside the application.
    • Cover letter
    • An updated CV
    • Please indicate the vacancy no. on the subject of your e-mail.
    • Please send your application to: [email protected]