Assistant Director for Assessment

Hoboken, NJ
Feb 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Director for Assessment position in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR&E). Reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Assistant Director for Assessment has primary responsibility for leadership in the institutional efforts to assess student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. As the primary point of contact for IR&E in campus-wide assessment activities, this position works collaboratively with faculty, school deans, senior administrators, the Provost's Office and other campus constituencies to build a rigorous and transparent assessment program and produce essential information needed for accreditation and decision making.

This is a very rewarding and interesting role for someone who thrives in analyzing data, has a deep understanding of accreditation requirements, and enjoys collaborating with others to decide how to best achieve continuous and sustainable improvement.

  • Works closely with faculty and academic administrators to develop and implement comprehensive approaches to assess educational units and student learning outcomes of academic and co-curricular programs.
  • Participates in the implementation and improvement of ongoing institutional assessment plans and procedures in support of the activities associated with strategic planning and benchmarking.
  • Assists with the institutional re-accreditation efforts, and fully understands the standards and requirements of regional and professional accreditations (Middle States, ABET, AACSB, etc.).
  • Serves as a critical member on the Stevens Middle States accreditation steering committee.
  • Serves as the primary contact for IR&E to interpret qualitative and quantitative data within the framework of accreditation and assessment, and recommends process improvements to support the culture of assessment.
  • Collaborates with academic units to identify assessment needs, develop data collection strategies, and report assessment results in order to support curricular and institutional improvement while fulfilling reporting requirements.
  • Promotes internal and external communication of assessment results including reporting needed for accreditation. Prepares and distributes analytical reports on institutional surveys of student learning and satisfaction measures such as National Study of Student Engagement, Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, Stevens Faculty and Staff Survey and others.
  • Provides training and consultation to faculty and administrators in the design, implementation and documentation of effective assessment strategies and activities.
  • Supports the Stevens ongoing efforts related to data warehousing and reporting, with a focus on the institution's ability to provide data and information relevant to assessment, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness efforts.
  • Manages the Stevens academic assessment system and ensures information transparency.
  • Maintains the documentation and recordkeeping of all assessment materials and reports.
  • Represents Stevens at professional meetings and other professional groups related to assessment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree in educational assessment, measurement, social sciences, or other related disciplines. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum of three years of experience directly related to educational research and assessment.
  • A minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in higher education student learning outcomes assessment and accreditation including familiarity with Middle States accreditation requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative methods and practices to assess student learning outcomes in higher education.
  • Prior experience conducting survey research and report writing.
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical tools (SAS, SPSS, etc.), Microsoft Office, and higher education data resources.
  • Knowledge of Canvas learning management system and SQL is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, oral and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to complete projects on time and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as work effectively in a team environment.

Stevens Institute of Technology

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In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.


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