Director of Assessment
Functional Title Director of Assessment
Position Type Administration - Staff
The Division of Student Affairs empowers students to be successful by supporting and challenging students' exploration and development of their unique potential in a community of mutual respect, thus creating and contributing to opportunities for learning beyond and within the classroom.
The Director of Student Affairs Assessment provides leadership, coordination , and technical expertise for program evaluation, outcomes assessment, and research efforts across the Division of Student Affairs. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Director assists Student Affairs departments in improving educational programming and service delivery in the Division, and enhancing the quality and outcomes of student out-of-class experiences in the Student Affairs areas of responsibility. The incumbent will provide expertise in designing, implementing, analyzing, and compiling results on projects that range from student satisfaction to student learning to benchmarking. These will range from accreditation studies to national surveys. The position supports institutional effectiveness and assessment efforts and disseminates information about student characteristics and concerns to interested members of the academic community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist Student Affairs departments in conducting program evaluation, including planning, data gathering, data analysis, and report preparation with the support of the Student Affairs Assessment Council and a graduate assistant. Conduct and interpret annual surveys to appropriate Student Affairs and University audiences and write reports based on the results of these surveys that will benefit the work of staff.
• Design and implement assessment initiatives appropriate to the research question and ensure use of the data in decision-making and program/service evaluation. Ensure that appropriate metrics as outlined in strategic planning documents at all levels are being assessed and met
• Mentor Student Affairs staff as they develop their assessment and evaluation skills, with a particular focus on identifying the appropriate assessment strategy to answer the appropriate research question. Serve as a resource person and consultant to individual Student Affairs staff members who are conducting research as a part of their job responsibilities.
Conduct studies of student needs, characteristics, behaviors, satisfaction and personal development as needed, including research on selected student subgroups. Conduct studies of institutional environment and climate as related to students. Encourage and conduct research focused on student developmental change, student learning, and the processes through which students make meaning of their college experiences
• Represent Student Affairs on the Institutional Effectiveness Committee. Serve as the Division of Student Affairs' day-to-day liaison to Institutional Research and Academic Assessment. Participate in committees, task forces, and special programming efforts as appropriate.
Master's degree in a research/assessment discipline with understanding of student services and programs and higher education in general and three years experience in data collection, analysis, and communicating results to individuals who may not have a research background. Strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research and experience in survey design, data analysis, and reporting. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong collaboration skills and capacity to work with a collaborative team. Demonstrated ability to mentor staff in assessment and evaluation strategies. Ability to work independently and with a broad range of professionals who have varying academic credentials ranging from physicians to entry-level professional staff and graduate assistants.
Preference given to candidates with a doctoral degree and/or professional practice in the field of Student Affairs.
Tenure Status N/A
Recruitment Range $75,000 - $80,000
Org #-Department Student Affairs - 44501
Job Open Date 06/29/2017
For Best Consideration Date 07/20/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)
Time Limited? No
Number of Months per Year 12
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