Assistant Director of Institutional Assessment
Scope of Job
To assist with managing the daily operations and administration, of all assessment initiatives for the Office of Institutional Assessment. Manage the comprehensive data collections, evaluation, and reporting of activities that demonstrate institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement.
Description of Duties
• Plans, directs and reviews the day to day activities of the department, making independent decisions to further the strategic goals of the department.
• Ensures the adherence to university policies and procedures for planning, tracking, evaluating, and reporting of assessment activities for educational programs, student support service units, and administrative support service units.
• Conducts trainings and professional development workshops regarding meeting accreditation expectations and engaging in effective assessment practices.
• Assists with budget-planning and policy recommendation and development.
• Develops, cultivates, and maintains working relationships with internal/external departments/agencies and other organizations.
• Assists the Director in the development of short and long-range plans, conceptual designs, budget requirements and documentation for assigned area.
• Oversees the collection and evaluation of assessment reporting to ensure compliance with institutional effectiveness standards and quality assessment practices.
• Implements and manages a schedule for disseminating reports to the deans, committees and other internal and external groups that track student performance.
• Provides direction for guiding and supporting faculty and staff at every stage of the assessment process, including developing and disseminating workshops, trainings, and resources.
• To support faculty and staff with expertise and guidance in the areas of assessment design, measurement, analysis, and reporting.
• Provides superior user training and consultative services to constituents on the use of the assessment management system (Tk20), the survey software system utilized by the university, and/or other software systems that might be utilized for assessment purposes.
• Serves as an institution-wide resource in developing models for institutional, unit, and program-level assessment.
• Manages the training and professional development of departmental staff and student employees, including identifying conferences and workshops on quality assessment practices.
• Maintains up to date knowledge of assessment practices in higher education and accreditation needs through attending national and state meetings/conferences.
• Serves as point of contact and executes professional judgment for addressing issues or seeking solutions on institutional assessment initiatives.
• Serves as liaison with campus departments and represents the Director at meetings and conferences.
• Makes recommendations for enhancing departmental operations, including the establishment and implementation of short and long-term goals.
• Performs other duties as assigned
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Master’s degree from an accredited university.
Three (3) years of relevant experience in higher education, including, but not limited to collaborating with faculty and staff in developing course, programs and other objectives and outcomes; selecting appropriate methodologies and processes for assessing outcomes; monitoring assessment activities of all administrative, academic, and educational support departments; and preparing internal assessment reports to inform continuous improvement efforts and strategic planning.
Experience and demonstrated expertise in assessment in higher education, including but not limited to designing, administering, and analyzing assessment instruments (e.g., rubrics, test blueprints, and surveys) and results. Experience in a full or part time faculty role. Experience conducting faculty and staff seminars and workshops on assessment, evaluation, and related topics. Proficiency with quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, and data analysis.
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and presentation skills. Ability to frame assessment questions, analysis, and findings in a clear, cogent, concise, and compelling fashion to inform and facilitate decision making. Ability to conduct applied social science or educational research, including research methodology, program evaluation, and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
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