Assistant Director of Assessment - University College
Position Title: Assistant Director of Assessment - University College
Department: University College - 30120
Vacancy Number: E198
Position Number: 4214
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW
Campus Summary of Position:
The Assistant Director of Assessment will support the University College in developing a comprehensive assessment plan that will help to measure, support and improve on university-wide retention goals. This position will support a culture of continuous improvement by analyzing and evaluating all program areas of the University College in addition to serving as an academic advisor. The working title for this position is Assistant Director of Assessment.
- Master’s Degree and equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work is required.
- Program development, implementation and evaluation experience
- Strong attention to detail, organizational and excellent communication skills to include writing and public speaking are also required.
- Must demonstrate strong data management and analytical skills including advanced knowledge of excel and SPSS (or comparable programs) and/or the ability to learn these skills quickly.
- Demonstrated ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate information and make verbal or written presentations based on this information.
- Must have experience or demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with the university community and work as an effective team member in a diverse work environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards in leadership and administration.
- Demonstrated ability to build effective teams to meet necessary outcomes.
- Demonstrated leadership skills applied to motivation, delegation, planning and assessment as well as training, mentoring and effectively communicating with staff, faculty and students at all levels.
Ability to develop and implement a comprehensive assessment plan for the University College that include, but are not limited to, analysis and interpretation of student retention and graduation data, while working in partnership and collaboration across divisions and units on campus. Demonstrated ability to apply current best practices in student development theory when developing/modifying policies and practices. Demonstrated ability to apply student development theories and current technological tools to contemporary advising practices.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement professional development experiences, aligned with the codified philosophy and curriculum of academic advising. Demonstrated skill in exceptional organizational and time management. Demonstrated experience in effective project and/or program management. Demonstrated ability to act upon the most difficult individual and organizational problems and opportunities.
Demonstrated skill in effective interpersonal communication. Demonstrated skill in exceptional communication with on campus constituencies (e.g., staff, faculty, students, managers, etc.) Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally; demonstrated effective public speaking skills.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
University College contributes to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate education by providing academic advising and support for students as they enter the University and transition to their chosen major. By using developmental and educational approaches, University College provides academic advising, curricular programs, and co-curricular events to help students make a smooth transition to UNCW and achieve their desired goals. University College serves the university community as the model for the best practices in academic advising and provides advising and student academic support resources to the university community.
The University College is the first academic home for over 3000 new first-year students each year. First-year students (including select transfer and military students) are advised in the University College until they declare a major or pre-major. The University College also administers the following academic programs and courses: Freshmen Seminar, Academic Learning Communities, and Synergy: The UNCW Common Reading program in addition to supporting students who are interested in Pre-Health and Pre-Law professions.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 10/04/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/02/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.