Director of Assessment/Accreditation
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Director of Assessment/Accreditation has responsibility for directing the assessment activities across the Education Department for the purposes of program development and evaluation, accreditation, and institutional effectiveness and for supporting the assessment work of the Department of Social Work. The Director is responsible for designing, organizing, and coordinating data collection systems to support the strategic goals and assessment plan of the Teacher Education Program, particularly those systems in connection with program evaluation, SPA recognition and CAEP accreditation. In addition, the Director will work with the Social Work Department in support of their CSWE accreditation-related assessment work. As time permits, s/he may be asked to teach a course in the Teacher Education Program.
A doctorate in education or a related field preferred, master’s degree required. Candidate should have higher education experience. Preference given to candidates with accreditation/state program approval background and previous NCATE, CAEP, or SPA work. Candidate should have strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, statistical analysis, and technology skills, and the ability to apply knowledge and skills appropriately to academic areas beyond teacher education.
ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Proficient with word processing, online computer systems, spreadsheets, and databases, statistical programs • Understanding of research and assessment methodology and analysis Background in education • Strong oral and written communication skills • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimum supervision • Experience in college teaching Experience with edTPA
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Chairs the Education Department Assessment Committee • Facilitates the Department Assessment Retreat each semester • Coordinates the administration, collection, aggregation and analysis of all assessment data • Maintains database that supports systematic collection of assessment data • Disseminates assessment findings in the department and works to facilitate continuous improvement • Leads norming activities to support inter-rater reliability • Attends conferences regarding CAEP and SPAs • Collaborates with program faculty to write and submit SPAs • Collaborates with program faculty to create rubrics for SPAs • Meets with other departments to align SPA standards with curricula • Chairs the Teacher Education Council • Contributes to instructional work of the department as appropriate • Displays strong writing skills and skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis • Collects, coordinates, and reports information and submits annual reports: Title II, PEDs and CAEP • Facilitates the communication of department-wide assessments to students • Assists in department-wide trainings required for student licensure • Maintains a position on the college-wide Assessment Committee and acts as a liaison between the Education Department and college assessment activities
Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College's mission, Saint Mary's is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels--students, faculty, and staff--and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.
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