Director of Assessment and Accreditation

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24283
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job Code: 1038
Department: College of Education


Classification: Administrative Analyst Specialist Exempt - III
Salary Range: $5,908 /month - $10,507 /month
FLSA status: Exempt

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About the Position

***This is a Three-year Temporary Appointment with Benefits***

The Lurie College of Education seeks highly qualified applicants for the newly created position of Director of Assessment and Accreditation.

The Director will be responsible for leading the collaborative development and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated system of program and student learning outcomes; the coordination and implementation of Lurie-wide and disciplinary accreditation and licensure processes related to student success, including, WASC (Western Association for Schools and Colleges), CCTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing), ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), CAEP (Commission for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), ACAE (Accreditation Commission of Audiology Education), state licensing boards (Board of Behavioral Science, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board); to work in collaboration with the faculty and academic programs to advance the College's professional programs; and will lead and serve as Lurie's primary resource in analyzing, synthesizing, and supporting accreditation, certification, and licensing programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
-Perform assessment/accreditation and program leadership in a highly complex specialty having broad campus (SJSU; program planning), system-wide (CSU), state-wide (CCTC; State Licensing Boards), and national impact (ASHA; ACAE; CAEP), requiring broad knowledge of organizational structures and systems.
-Performance of high-level and specialized functions involving the analysis, interpretation, integration, compilation, application, and presentation of complex assessment and accreditation data and information. Results are used for the development and implementation of new methods and strategic, long-term planning to meet SJSU, CSU and CTC programmatic goals as well as national accreditation goals (ASHA; ACAE; CAEP), and state licensure goals (Board of Behavioral Sciences [BBS]; Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board).
-Serve as a key technical advisor to department chairs and faculty exercising considerable influence over assessment and accreditation strategic objectives and methods which have a broad and far reaching policy and operational impact on program structure, curricula and advising.
-Collaboratively align program outcomes and activities in a cycle of continuous improvement that informs planning, budgeting, and assessment.
-Independently manage and implement highly complex assessment projects with broad scope within and outside the departmental structures of Lurie College. Impact is at the campus, system-wide, state-wide and national levels. Work is reviewed against accountability results.
-Represent the Lurie College at local, state, and national meetings and conferences related to program assessment and accreditation; engage in continuing education activities to support college-wide and campus-wide assessment and accreditation initiatives.
-Lead assessment innovations and processes. Develop new strategic approaches and solutions in collaboration with college (Student Success) and campus (Graduate and Undergraduate Programs; Admissions; Program Planning) personnel. Address problems from a broad interactive perspective (i.e., WASC; national accreditation) using advanced research and data analytics.
-Maintain, report, and analyze data from various sources and effectively communicate data analyses for decision-making, planning, compliance, and continuous improvement; Perform quantitative and qualitative data analyses to measure program effectiveness, instructional effectiveness, and student learning outcomes

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and six years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

-Master's degree or higher with a specialization in educational assessment, program evaluation, measurement, higher education, public administration, or a related field.
-At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in program and educational assessment and/or accreditation participation or management.
-Proven prior leadership in assessment and accreditation processes and deliverable outcomes.
-Prior familiarity (or comparable familiarity) with Lurie College assessment and accreditation processes, including for example, university-level program planning, state certification and licensing boards, national accrediting bodies.
-Proven collaboration skills related to the development of assessment and accreditation processes and outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Extensive and in-depth knowledge in project management including research and analytical methodologies.
-Ability to understand and analyze complex problems from a future-oriented and broad interactive perspective and readily develop proactive solutions that integrate strategic goals into tactical operations.
-Ability to effectively use applicable information systems and applications in analysis, research, and reporting activities and projects.
-Strong-problem solving and creative thinking skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
-Strong organizational and project management skills.
-A deep understanding of the practices associated with major accreditation, certification, and licensing bodies affiliated with the Lurie College and CSU.
-Excellent quantitative and qualitative analysis skills and proficiency in research methodologies, statistical and qualitative software packages, and the ability to utilize institutional data analytics.
-Ability to work in a self-directed environment and as a member of an interactive and collaborative team.
-Ability to develop and maintain assessment and accreditation documentation for accountability purposes.
-Ability to write comprehensive technical reports and share assessment and accreditation findings with external audiences.
-Ability to teach professional education courses.
-Expertise in administrative survey techniques, operations and systems analysis, statistical and research methods, and the ability to interpret and evaluate results to develop sound conclusions and recommend new or revised policies.
-Familiarity with assessment trends and best practices in assessment of student and program learning outcomes.
-Familiarity with assessment trends and best practices in assessment of student and program learning outcomes.
-Ability to interpret and integrate complex data and information to formulate appropriate courses of action which have broad and far reaching impact.
-Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or administrative specialties, including pertinent laws and regulations.
-Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
-Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective and discern applicable underlying principles to conceive of and develop strategic solutions.

Posting Date

September 29, 2017

Application Screening

Application Screening begins November 1, 2017
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Curriculum Vita
Letter of interest

Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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