Director, Academic Assessment

Emerson College

Director, Academic Assessment

The Director, Academic Assessment provides expertise and support for Emerson's assessment efforts by working collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to define, implement and document best practices for the assessment of student learning. This position reports to the Executive Director, Library and Learning.

Campus Location: Boston Campus

Required Knowledge:
A Master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences or a related field. Advanced knowledge in theory and practice for effective assessment of co-curricular and students learning outcomes. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to advise others in a complex teaching and learning environment.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
Experience with Canvas or other learning management systems

Required Prior Work Experience:
Three to five years’ experience working to create a culture of assessment in a higher education or secondary school environment.

Diversity Statement:
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Open Date:

Classification Title: Advanced IC

Salary Grade: 17

Job Family: Individual Contributor

Job Duties:
  • Consult with faculty and academic administrators and use professional knowledge and experience to develop and implement assessment plans at the course, program and college-wide levels.
  • Support the Student Learning Committee by assisting with development of agendas and supporting materials. Advise SLC fellows on complex issues related to assessment of co-curricular and student learning outcomes. 20%
  • Collaborate with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and other academic support units in the development and delivery of assessment seminars, workshops and conference presentations. Contribute to the development of web-based resources for learning outcomes assessment. 20%
  • Create and maintain a database of assessment data and information. Report out to NEASC and other stakeholders as necessary.
  • Work with the Office of Institutional Research to analyze and share results of assessment activities, in order to foster educational improvements.
  • Supervise the part-time Library Office Assistant by conducting mid-year and annual reviews and by assigning tasks related to ongoing responsibilities such as conducting research, assisting with the preparation of assessment reports and scheduling meetings, workshops and events

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