Assessment Manager

Location
National Louis University Chicago Campus
Posted
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

National Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.

At National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.

NLU’s Assessment Manager will provide support for all facets of assessment within the university, helping to build institutional capacity around student­-centered assessment practices and working to build a data system for student learning outcomes. He/she will support the coordination of assessment data to ensure alignment with and reporting for institutional expectations with respect to student learning.

Outcomes:

• Builds and reports from an assessment system to disseminate results for common learning outcomes, programmatic assessment, and Student Affairs assessment.
• Promotes using assessment results for continuous improvement of student learning.
• Assists with efforts to embed assessment in other institutional processes and practices (e.g., curriculum design, program review, credit hour compliance).
• Trains and collaborates with faculty program teams, Deans, Learning and Instructional Technology Support, Institutional Research, co-curricular/Student Affairs areas, and other related entities to develop systems and processes that define assessment needs, including articulating learning outcomes, mapping curricula, and designing data collection instruments/approaches across the disciplines.
• Provides faculty and staff professional development workshops on the topics of course and program assessment, continuous improvement, analysis and reporting, plus accreditation – participates and/or leads faculty inquiry communities focused on using assessment to support student learning.
• Represents and disseminates NLU research on assessment of student learning at national and regional conferences and professional meetings.

Competencies:

• Master’s degree in relevant academic disciplines, higher education assessment, or higher education administration.
• Minimum 1-3 years of experience working in assessment or participating in assessment­ related service activities, 3+ years preferred.
• Well versed in current trends and best practices in curriculum ­embedded, performance ­based, authentic assessment of learning, reporting assessment results, and using evidence drawn from assessment results to improve learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Working effectively with diverse groups, implements and performs performance­ based validity processes, providing both qualitative and quantitative data analyses and reliability testing.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to think critically and creatively about new approaches to familiar problems; the ability to work within a team of divergent thinkers to accomplish new approaches to common practices.
• Proficiency with MS Office applications
• Experience with statistical packages, databases, and query tools/methods in working with large data sets (Access, SPSS, SAS, SQL, etc.).
• Proficient with qualitative and quantitative data analysis; ability to diagnose problems and draw conclusions from data.
• Ability to lead discussions among faculty and staff as well the ability to lead discussions and make connections to the professional community.
• Effective and strong presentation skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills and planning abilities.