Director of Assessment

Job description

Classification Title

Position: Director of Assessment

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Nature of Work

This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. This person will be responsible for deepening a culture of assessment throughout the campus by leading and developing a comprehensive institutional assessment plan to support the University’s mission and strategic initiatives. As a strategic, experienced professional with a background in assessment, this person will be an integral part of the Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Team and will provide expertise and assistance to constituents across campus in developing and implementing effective assessment plans and instruments. S/he will be proficient in developing and delivering effective workshops on assessment techniques for academic and support departments, assessment data analysis and use, rubric development and use, and prior learning assessment to include portfolio assessment. Additionally, the individual will produce the University’s annual assessment report. The position requires exceptional relationship building skills with an understanding of the complexities of academia. Additional competencies include strategic acuity, analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, as well as diplomacy and confidence in working with his/her direct supervisor, faculty and other university leaders individually or in larger groups.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant discipline. Three to five years of experience in evaluation, assessment and/or institutional effectiveness. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate complex information to both campus and external constituents. Demonstrated experience in data management, research methods, and statistical analysis. Demonstrated experience managing and leading academic assessment activities at the institutional, departmental, and program levels. Demonstrated effective project planning skills. Demonstrated effective managerial skills. Ability to work independently while overseeing multiple and complex projects. Ability to effectively multitask.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral Degree from an accredited college or university. Prior experience as a faculty member at a post-secondary educational institution. Deep understanding of policies and processes associated with assessment and institutional accreditation. Understanding of SACSCOC principles. Technological proficiency with statistical packages and Microsoft Excel.


$66,276 minimum to $94,764 midpoint

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

Normal office environment and must be able to go up and down stairs.

Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Posting Date

03/01/2018 – 03/26/2018


  1. Required Documents: Resume, cover letter, three letters of reference
  2. Optional Documents: Unofficial transcript, ‘other’ document, multimedia file




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Posted: 3/1/2018
Application Due: 3/26/2018
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