Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation (Program Specialist 2), UCP 7

Storrs, CT
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation (Program Specialist 2), UCP 7
Job ID: 2017611
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Neag School of Education, the candidate provides leadership for developing and maintaining processes and systems for continuous improvement efforts. The primary responsibility involves oversight of the design, development, and management of a comprehensive and integrated assessment system to provide information to evaluate productivity, effectiveness, and impact in alignment with the goals and mission of the Neag School as well as accreditation requirements. Tasks include identification, collection, maintenance, and analyses of data from various sources, effectively communicating analysis for decision-making and planning, publication and compliance with regulations and working with faculty and staff to create, plan and administer program assessments and data systems related to accreditation. Incumbents in this position are expected to independently manage day-to-day administration of data and perform moderately complex analysis, forecasting, and reporting. This position requires some travel within the State of Connecticut.

  1. Identify and anticipate data and information reporting needs of the Neag School of Education
  2. Implement the Neag School of Education Assessment Plan, facilitating the revision process and updating on a routine schedule
  3. Coordinate and communicate with accreditation agencies, University offices, and Neag leadership for the purpose of assembling reports required for a variety of needs
  4. Provide moderately complex data analysis in support of academic planning, reporting and decision-making at unit-wide, department, and program levels
  5. Complete data syntheses for external assessment reports (e.g., US News, ETS Praxis, Title II Report, IPEDS), and collaborate with appropriate personnel to ensure timely and complete submission
  6. Take a proactive role in design and maintenance of assessment systems required of accreditation agencies in education, including organizing new data, assisting staff and faculty in developing valid and reliable program and school-wide assessments for accreditation, developing standardized practices for collecting, linking to university systems, analyzing, and interpreting data to ensure data accuracy and integrity in all reports
  7. Effectively communicate analysis through formal presentations, narratives, and written reports tailored to various target audiences
  8. Oversee the development, implementation, and analysis of systems required for program, department, and school-wide surveys
  9. Serve as resource for education-related data and analytical support to various stakeholders, and maintain contact with University and external offices to obtain and ensure accuracy of information
  10. Supervise and train Neag School staff and student assistants as needed to complete assigned projects
  11. Represent the Neag School of Education on various University and external committees as needed or required
  12. Other related duties as assigned by the Associate Dean or Dean

  1. Master's degree in Measurement/Educational Assessment, or a related quantitative discipline and three years of professional experience, of which at least one year must be in an education assessment related area
  2. Working knowledge of program assessment processes and accreditation standards in education (e.g. NEASC, CAEP, CAPTE, CAATE, APA)
  3. Experience using statistical analysis programs for reporting and decision support, including some knowledge of programming
  4. Considerable knowledge of program evaluation and applied research design and analysis
  5. Evidence of independent and creative thinking and writing in solving issues in education assessment
  6. Ability to work with data from multiple electronic sources
  7. Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
  8. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  9. Ability to work productively and collaboratively with Neag faculty and staff as well as with partners at the University of Connecticut and external partners and stakeholders, including local school districts and the Connecticut State Department of Education

  1. Doctoral degree in related area
  2. Three years of professional experience, of which at least one year must be in an education assessment related area
  3. Working knowledge of ERP such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Banner


This is a full-time, 12-month position with an excellent benefits package.


Please apply online at For full consideration, please upload a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017611)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on July 13, 2017.

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