Open to both Internal and external
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may
continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)
Under the direction of the AVP, Integrated Planning & Effectiveness, the
Director, provides strategic and operational leadership to the Integrated
Planning & Effectiveness (IPE) team and manages the day-to-day activities in
institutional research, planning and analytics.
The Director, IPE provides leadership and expertise to the university's
planning, analysis, and institutional research functions. The Director is
responsible for overseeing the collection, analysis, interpretation, and
dissemination of information and ensures business analytics products are
developed and distributed appropriately to support strategic goals and
priorities for evidence-based planning, decision-making and monitoring
The Director, Integrated Planning and Effectiveness (IPE) manages, directs
and ensures the effective day to day operation of the IPE department services
for a wide scope of accountability and operational projects. Under the general
supervision of the Associate Vice-President IPE, the incumbent provides
leadership and expertise to the university planning, analysis, and assessment
As an operational leader, the Director sees the larger picture of how IPE
serves the university decision making. This requires an excellent
understanding of most university areas, including business and academic
functions. An effective Director has the ability to see what is required to
better serve client needs. As well, the Director requires an ability to
communicate and form trusting relationships with university and external
colleagues. The Director needs to be scanning the environment for information
and techniques to improve processes and ensure the information is relevant to
The Director serves in an advisory and decision support role to the University
senior academic and administrative executive and takes on additional
responsibilities and duties on behalf of the AVP as needed.
Manage, direct, and ensure the effective day to day operation of the
Integrated Planning and Effectiveness department.
Through the selection, orientation, motivation, and development of IPE
Provide leadership of IPE and TRU branding and voice in the work of the
Assists the AVP in the development of budgets and long-range plans for the
office and identifying resource requirements to ensure the effectiveness
of the office.
Develops data quality standards and process and ensure the standards are
Fosters an environment of collaboration and a culture of ongoing service
excellence within IPE. Inspires, motivates, and guides team members by
fostering commitment, team spirit and trust.
Supports the AVP in policy development and interpretation.
Development of a strategic institutional research program to support the
analytical, planning, and assessment functions of the university.
Ensure a comprehensive and ongoing program of institutional data
collection, analysis, and dissemination in support of management,
strategic planning and decision-making at all levels of university
operations, particularly those related to enrollment management, student
outcomes, external rankings, and institutional effectiveness.
Oversee the design and performs complex analytical studies and projects
pertinent to aspects of the operation and strategic direction of the
University. Manages the collection and organization of data and
information for such studies; and ensures these results are shared with
Provide standard management information and official statistics for both
internal and external reporting.
Oversee provincial and federal accountability reporting for TRU including
annual Accountability Plans and Reports, Audited Full-Time Equivalent
enrolment reports, Central Data Warehouse submissions, Annual Performance
Measures, and Statistics Canada data submissions and ensures that
timelines are met.
Oversee institutional participation in provincial, national, and
international research benchmarking initiatives.
Collaborates with other divisional leaders including ITS and RO offices
and with internal customers to ensure that business intelligence products
and related processes and systems are optimized to foster data quality,
data integrity, and delivery of effective reporting and data/information
Envisions, coordinates and ensures the development and maintenance of
decision-support systems and tools and provides training and assistance in
Translate data into usable information for planning, assessment, and other
Lead and manage contracts with external agencies for specialized planning
and research projects.
Foments and advances a culture of integrated planning at TRU.
Provide support for the design, development, and implementation of
integrated planning processes, and providing support for budget planning
and resource allocation.
Support institutional and divisional strategic planning initiatives
through a variety of methods considering innovation and futureproofing.
Continuously develops skills and knowledge in professional practice.
Maintain currency in best practices regarding research in higher education
and in the field of Institutional Research & Planning.
Represent TRU on provincial, national, and international committees and
Establishes a high personal standard of service and performance by
assuming additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the AVP.
Facilitates, chairs, and participates in assigned teams and committees as
Associate Vice-President, Integrated Planning and Effectiveness
High degree of expertise with information technology as well as
demonstrated competence with data analytics, planning, assessment,
performance measurement and research methods.
Excellent organization, presentation, written and oral communication and
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with staff, faculty, and
administrators at all levels.
Plan, develop, organize, and implement short- and long-term projects and
strategies within an environment of frequently changing priorities.
Demonstrated team building skills and have a client service orientation.
Understanding of current and emergent research and higher education trends
Other relevant skills such as LEAN training and project management are
considered an advantage.
Possess sound skills in dealing with controversial and sensitive issues,
which involve balancing interests of numerous parties with divergent
Exercise sound judgement and political acumen
Education and experience:
Master's degree in a relevant area.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in research and
planning, including a minimum of five years management experience
Experience working in a post-secondary institution is preferred.
Admin Pay Band DL
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Thompson Rivers University -> Integrated Planning and Effectiveness
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with
a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome
those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our
faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous,
Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any
sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.
NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops
or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited
to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the