Learning Assessment Specialist

Troy, New York
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Learning Assessment Specialist

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks a Learning Assessment Specialist to chair the Institute-wide assessment committee and to guide all campus assessment processes.

The Learning Assessment Specialist collaborates with faculty in assessing student learning outcomes to continually improve student learning & educational experiences at Rensselaer. As a member of the Office of Institutional Research, the Learning Assessment Specialist provides information and expertise, and encourages the exchange of ideas in matters of setting student learning outcomes and curriculum goals that support courses, programs, and the Rensselaer experience.

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Learning Assessment or a closely related field, with a doctorate preferred.  Candidates must also have two (2) years of work experience in a related position. The successful candidate will have a strong background in student learning assessment, program evaluation, and experience in educational research, ideally at the organization-wide level. Experience in student outcomes assessment practices, statistics and experimental design is essential. Experience in the use of technology in education is also required, as is experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis.  Candidates must have exposure to the student learning assessment requirements and expectations of an accrediting body such as Middle States, ABET, or another accreditation organization in higher education.

Candidates must have demonstrated project management skills, and be skilled at leading effective meetings. Cross-functional collaborative skills are essential. Candidates must be competent writers, and be comfortable in the use of computer software including spreadsheets, databases, statistical software, and presentation tools to manipulate, analyze and report on data and trends.  

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological research university. Located in the capital region of New York State, Rensselaer serves nearly 7500 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and around the world. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is consistently ranked among the top 50 national universities according to U.S. News and World Report.

How to apply

Applications will be accepted till the position is filled. To be considered for this position, please visit http://rpijobs.rpi.edu/postings/4985, and use the “apply for this job link”. Please be prepared to upload a resume and cover letter, after completing a short online application.  You may choose to use the “Optional Document” link to upload a writing sample, where you were the primary writer, that demonstrates knowledge and ability to write an Assessment Report, or matter related to the position as described above.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Kathy McNamara at mcnamk@rpi.edu

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.