Academic Assessment Coordinator

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Academic Assessment Coordinator

Humboldt State University

(Job #17-19) Administrator I, Academic Assessment Coordinator. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is full-time, benefitted, exempt position with a one-year probationary period in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. This position is an Administrator I in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information, including the extensive benefits package, can be found at

Position Summary: Humboldt State University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual to spear- head and champion its student learning outcomes assessment efforts. The Coordinator provides expertise and assistance in developing effective assessment approaches, instructional design concepts, and pedagogy. Located in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the incumbent will serve as a leader in developing, coordinating, and implementing learning assessment strategies at the College, Department, and Program levels. This position also is a strategic partner with the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and is responsible for collaborating on professional development resources offered in support of student success. This position will entail a large amount of collaboration and communication with campus faculty.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Leads faculty, staff, and administrators in designing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment; Guides and assists academic programs in their development and implementation of student learning assessment activities; provides formative feedback on programs' annual plans and reports.
  • Works with faculty and administrators to foster continuous improvement in learning outcomes.
  • Oversees General Education assessment, provides formative feedback on results and processes, compiles and reports results annually.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Academic Programs in Academic Affairs, coordinate both annual and five-year Program Review processes for academic departments.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Academic Programs in Academic Affairs; implement reporting software to collect outcomes assessment data for academic departments.
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.
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  • Collaborates in instructional development activities in order to improve educational effectiveness; With the Center for Teaching and Learning, works with units across the campus to prioritize, coordinate, implement, and evaluate professional development and educational improvement activities.
  • Offers concepts and ideas for workshops and other resources for faculty, staff, and administrators working to assess and improve student learning.
  • Assists in campus outreach, using multiple channels to provide direction, respond to questions, and foster communication for purposes of improving and assessing of student learning
  • Provides leadership in the effort to implement high-impact, responsive educational practices based on research in teaching and learning and on specific assessment findings.
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution; terminal degree preferred.
  • At least five years of classroom teaching in higher education.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting diversity and inclusion efforts to facilitate inclusive student success.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Training in and experience with current learning outcomes assessment design and coordination.
  • Application Procedure: Please note that our application process has changed! We now require application materials to be submitted electronically. If assistance is needed, the Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station available and our front office team would be happy to assist you.

    Qualified applicants should submit electronically the following materials (at
    • Letter of Interest;
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
    • Contact information for at least three professional references
    Submission of the application materials should be sent as email attachments to [email protected]. Please include your last name and the job # (17-19) in the subject line of the email.

    Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be Friday, March 31, 2017.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625
    Email: [email protected]

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.





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    Posted: 3/9/2017
    Application Due: 5/8/2017
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