Director of Assessment

Job description

The Director of Assessment, reporting to the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, is responsible for the leadership and development of campus-wide, outcomes-based assessment that supports Hunter College's mission and strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will set directions for the Office of Assessment as well as overseeing data collection and analysis, interpretation and analysis and preparation of reports for both internal and external use and distribution. Translation of data into usable information for the college community is a key function of this position. The Director provides information and analytic support to the College's administrative decision makers in order to facilitate strategic planning, resource allocations, enrollment projections and other processes requiring sound strategic analysis. The Director will provide leadership in fostering a culture of assessment in which student learning outcomes are established at the course, program and college level; instruction and assessment are demonstrably aligned with these outcomes; and assessment results are regularly reviewed and acted on to improve student learning.

Specific tasks and duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design, implement, and report on academic, curricular, and co-curricular assessment activities across the College including departmental and program assessments, special assessment projects with student support services, assessment and evaluation of certificate programs, and alignment of assessment activities with the college's strategic plan as well as on the assessment of the effectiveness of the College's non-academic units.
  • Manage the institutional assessment process and periodically review it for effectiveness.
  • Collect and analyze data related to a wide variety of institutional projects, student learning outcomes assessment, accreditation and decision-making.
  • Ensure the development of meaningful objectives and reporting outcomes for the College's strategic plan.
  • Design and implement data views and reports using longitudinal and other data for use in research, planning and assessment.
  • Write assessment reports based on institutional research, testing, survey and/or program data.
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain an annual calendar of institutional assessment activities, including workshops and other developmental activities for faculty, chairs and unit managers.
  • Participate in the CUNY Assessment Council.
  • Support academic and administrative units in their assessment activities and preparation of documentation for accrediting bodies.

Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.

Other Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. strongly preferred.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative skills and experience in research methods and design and tests and measurements required.
  • Eight years of experience in an institution of higher education, with at least three years experience in higher education assessment. Experience teaching at the higher education level and familiarity with regional and special accreditation a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and collaboratively with faculty and personnel at all administrative levels is required.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to work independently and attend to multiple projects simultaneously required.
  • Outstanding oral, written and presentation skills and the ability to write and communicate data-rich reports that are easily understood by various stakeholders required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Excel and Access, survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics) and statistical analysis tools (e.g., SPSS and SAS) strongly preferred.

Directs College activities and operations related to Academic matters to support academic policy and student learning strategies.
  • Designs, implements and monitors an array of academic initiatives, programs, priorities, and functions
  • Develops strategic plans, academic program proposals, and curricular reports
  • Assesses outcomes to improve services and support student success
  • Creates and oversees academic support initiatives
  • Administers College articulation efforts
  • Ensures compliance with accreditation standards and reporting requirements
  • Liaisons with faculty and professional staff in departments and offices across the College
  • Manages operational and program budgets; manages, trains, and develops staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Higher Education Officer


$90,871 - $128,485, commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

Open until filled with review of applications to begin June 12, 2018.

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

Job Title: Director of Assessment - Provost Office
Job ID: 18796
Location: Hunter College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.





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Posted: 5/24/2018
Application Due: 7/23/2018
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