Director, Evaluation and Assessment
Salary: $53,700 - $79,800
Title: Director, Evaluation and Assessment
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Undergraduate Education
Date Posted: 01/05/2018
Position Information: The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (UE) Division engages students and instructors with resources that promote academic excellence, enable student success and enhance the undergraduate student experience. The incumbent reports to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and provides leadership and guidance in designing and implementing evaluation studies related to undergraduate education student success, and coordinates assessment plans with senior administrators, campus committees, faculty, and staff. As part of these responsibilities, the Director will prioritize and complete research and evaluation requests, perform statistical reporting, write reports, manage course evaluations, facilitate the reporting of grant activities related to teaching improvement and assessment, and administer surveys in order to meet campus and organizational strategic goals. The Director trains faculty and staff on issues related to academic assessment, regional and professional accreditation processes, and best practices and tools for assessment. Undergraduate Education promotes engagement and success for students through high-impact practices, creates opportunities for high-achieving students, and ensures every undergraduate has an opportunity to enrich their university experience. If you are passionate to contribute to undergraduate education student success, please consider joining our team.
Minimum Requirements: Demonstrated ability to use techniques to extract and use data report writing tools from on-line systems and databases, including ability to organize and process the data for analytical purposes.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Knowledge of professional standards and techniques for technical aspects of research and evaluation studies, including research design, statistical techniques, data collection instrument development (e.g., survey and interview questions), and data collection methods; using statistical and database software (such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, Oracle, or equivalent).
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with various and diverse constituencies at UCR, and within the UC system, and to work productively and efficiently in a complex, fast-paced environment.
Extensive knowledge of and experience in conducting evaluation and assessment studies, at various levels (e.g. student-level, course-level, program-level, and institution-level).
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Demonstrated ability to apply qualitative and quantitative research designs and statistical techniques including theoretical knowledge of, and practical experience with, advanced statistics including multiple regression, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and matching procedures.
Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses.
Strong policy analysis techniques.
Knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of undergraduate education issues in institutions of higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience participating in or leading WASC Re-Accreditation activities.
Demonstrated organizational and facilitation skills in leading cooperative activities with various administrative units, such as coordinating, facilitating, and participating in meetings for the purpose of resolving differences and working towards common goals, and ability to function effectively as a member of a team.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview