Director of Outcomes Assessment

Media, Pennsylvania
A minimum starting salary of $72,000 (24A) and a comprehensive and competitive fringe benefit packag
Mar 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Delaware County Community College, a competency-based institution, committed to diversity invites applications for a Director of Outcomes Assessment to oversee its college wide assessment and program review activities.

The Director of Outcomes Assessment will lead and direct institutional and academic assessment activities by working directly with faculty to ensure implementation of the institutional five-year assessment process for programs and related courses. The Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of assessment initiatives to ensure all aspects of program and course assessment are completed, documented, and acted upon as warranted by the assessment process. Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and working with the Assessment Process Committee (a committee of faculty from various academic divisions), deans of academic divisions, the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist academic programs to design and implement effective and sustainable assessment practices with a primary emphasis on student learning assessment; Assist administrative units to design and implement effective and sustainable assessment practices; Collaborate with and provide leadership to faculty, staff and administrators to: Coordinate and conduct assessment efforts, design assessment tools, and report assessment data; Identify optimal data collection tools and methods; Develop and conduct selected assessments (such as focus groups or surveys); Support data collection for campus-wide assessment activities and projects; Facilitate assessment workshops and meetings to help faculty and staff refine assessment practices; Conduct general education assessment efforts; Oversee technologies and data collection procedures necessary for program review; Evaluate assessment reports and generate feedback documents to facilitate improvements to the programs and refinements in their assessment practices; Document assessment activities for regional accreditation and specialized program accreditation; Troubleshoot assessment issues; Manage and maintain collaborations with program assessment personnel to provide feedback and assessment support; Gather and summarize resources and materials on best practices in assessment and curriculum design. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions. Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

The ideal candidate must have a Master's degree in a social science, educational assessment, program evaluation or similar discipline requiring course work in research design, statistics, and data analysis; A minimum of three years' experience working on student learning assessment; Postsecondary teaching experience (preferred); 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; Proven competency performing general and survey research, including research design, statistical research methods, data collection and transformation, data analyses and evaluation; Proficiency with software tools used in data collection, analysis and reporting (such as Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, web-based survey tools, and interaction with student information data systems); Experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis; Awareness and understanding of student learning outcomes assessment and institutional effectiveness in higher education including familiarity with accreditation requirements; Experience using and/or managing an assessment management software; Knowledge of learning management systems (CANVAS is a plus); Experience leading faculty workshops or having consultations with faculty; Experience with Banner Student Information System preferred.

The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at or send electronically only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete and current resume and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063, Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and received no later than April 28, 2017. References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.

A minimum starting salary of $72,000 (24A) and a comprehensive and competitive fringe benefit package are provided.

DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.

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