Apr 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The Assessment Associate reports to the Director of Institutional Assessment and assumes responsibility for projects that support the assessment functions at IPAR. The Assessment Associate may serve as a contributing member of institutional and divisional committees, task forces, and councils. The overall duties of this position entail project managing ECU's Academic Program Review (APR) processes, designing and delivering best practices in assessment workshops to staff and faculty, and providing support for the assessment of outcomes assessment in academic programs and administrative units. The Assessment Associate serves as the project manager for APR by maintaining the University's seven-year institutional schedule and ensuring all academic programs go through the appropriate steps in the review process. The Assessment Associate is responsible for coordinating all review activities, including conducting faculty orientations, providing support to faculty during the self-study, promoting the use of learning outcomes assessment data and other data sources, acting as the liaison between the University and external reviewers, creating and following the established timeline, and working with all stakeholders to complete the review in a timely fashion. The Associate collects feedback from faculty regarding the APR process, recommends revisions, and updates the manual for Academic Program Review guidelines as needed. The Assessment Associate may be involved in ECU's reviews of centers and institutes as well. The Assessment Associate specifically serves as a resource for faculty and staff in academic programs and administrative units through consultations, and serves as a liaison with offices on campus to develop and facilitate institutional workshops that promote best practices in assessment. These would include but are not limited to incorporating quality High Impact Practices (HIPs) in the curriculum of academic programs, course and program curriculum mapping, using direct and indirect methods of data collection to initiate programmatic improvements focused on student learning, and working with survey data in support units. The Associate also works with faculty and staff to identify, collect, analyze, and report on a variety of assessment data. The Associate guides and participates in the annual review process to provide units with feedback on their annual assessment reports. The Associate will assist in visualizing the work of Institutional Assessment through infographics and contextualizing the processes and outcomes of the annual report and review cycle. The Associate will also maintain accurate databases of internal processes and projects.

Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree from an accredited institution - 2 years of relevant work experience in K-20 educational setting or learning outcomes assessment - Knowledge of institutional level assessment processes and structures - Strong written and oral communication skills - Highly organized, accurate, and detail-oriented - Attend to multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines - Ability to prepare custom reports and to present data and information clearly and concisely in both oral and written form - Ability to work independently and with diverse groups - Ability to work as a member of a highly effective team

Special Instructions to Applicants: East Carolina University requires applicants to complete a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 04-21-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

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