Director, Institutional Planning


: $70,213.33 - $167,870.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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The Director of Institutional Planning oversees and facilitates the annual planning and reporting of all mission-area and unit strategic priorities of Morehouse School of Medicine consistent with its strategic plan. Designed to integrate strategic priorities across mission areas, the Director drives integrated planning initiatives across programs and units culminating in assessment and evaluation reporting that can be rolled up to mission-areas and strategic priorities. Reporting to the Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Effective, the Director leads the planning efforts of institutional effectiveness, working closely with the leaders of assessment and outcomes and institutional research to create an institutional culture of planning and evaluation that is ongoing, comprehensive, and integrated, ensuring continuous quality improvement through the use of data. The Director ensures and facilitates the annual planning and reporting of educational affairs, research, clinical affairs, community engagement and administrative support units, as well as supports the Vice President in strategic, business, and master planning.

The ideal candidate will:

Have a commitment to company s core values: Excellence, Wisdom, Knowledge, Service, Innovation and Integrity

Understand the importance of culture in driving change, trust, and transformation

Exhibit sound emotional intelligence

Be a strong team player

Be a data-informed decision maker

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Coordinates the annual strategic and institutional effectiveness planning process across MSM mission areas, units and sub-units;

Supports the institution s commitment to excellence and continuous quality improvement by providing senior leadership with analyses of institutional and other data to support annual planning reporting and progress towards mission-area and unit priorities;

Plans, develops, and executes strategies to engage senior and unit-level leaders in integrated planning initiatives;

Builds sustainable relationships/partnerships that support annual planning, assessment, and evaluation reporting in alignment with mission-area priorities;

Identifies opportunities and challenges that inhibit effective program and unit planning and reporting and works with constituents to resolve/make recommendations where appropriate for improvement;

Identifies, researches, and makes recommendations on solutions that address institutional opportunities and challenges;

Provides support in the development of business processes and capacity building to strengthen planning, assessment and evaluation efforts to document progress and continuous quality improvement;

Integrates data sources, analyses, and reporting to develop and maintain a coherent system of planning and reporting around institutional strategic and mission-area priorities;

Develops and presents progress reports on mission-area strategic and IE priorities to the VP of Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness and other stakeholders;

Develops and leads an Institutional Planning Sub-Committee and/or task force;

Oversees the design and management of special research projects in support of planning initiatives;

Serves as a catalyst for change to cultivate a shared integrated planning vision with others, motivating others to transfer that vision into action;

Works closely with the Institutional Effectiveness team to document and publish models of success in planning within academic medical centers in particular and higher education in general;

Works closely with the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of Accreditation Services to ensure compliance with specialized and regional accrediting bodies regarding standards of institutional planning, reporting, reviewing, and continuous quality improvement through the use of data.



Bachelor s Degree in a relevant discipline. Master s degree or higher is preferred; Doctoral degree is strongly preferred. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university.

Minimum of 5 years experience in planning, assessment and evaluation in higher education


Doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university.

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