Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Analytics

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-12-07
Req: R0020358

The Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is seeking an Assistant Director for Assessment and Data Analytics to join their team at the University of Virginia. The Division provides leadership, vision, and support for our collective diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts seeking institutional transformation at the University of Virginia (UVA). The Division is seeking a professional focused on assessment and data analytics to join us in our work to build and leverage the evidence-base for transformative change at UVA. We are seeking an individual with demonstrated knowledge and skills associated with equity-minded and participatory research design, analysis, and decision-making. The Assistant Director will join a growing team, and equity-focused community, as we seek to institutionalize the Inclusive Excellence framework at UVA alongside our affiliated organizations and community partners.

The Assistant Director will be knowledgeable in the principles of qualitative and quantitative assessment and data stewardship, demonstrate effective data management and visualization skills, possess a passion for transparency and institutional accountability through data, exhibit the capacity to expand and engage a community for data-informed practice, and engage a proactive service orientation to meeting the evaluation needs of a public institution seeking to serve as a public good.

The Assistant Director will work closely with representatives from the Office of Institutional Research, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, University Human Resources, University Diversity Council, the Center for Teaching Excellence as well as the Associate Deans for Diversity and Inclusion and Inclusive Excellence planning teams from across the University. Knowledge of higher education governance structures and ecologies, complex statistical procedures and software, qualitative analysis software and analysis, organizational theories of change, survey design, participatory research, and/or equity-minded research design will be valuable.

As part of the Division’s community partnership efforts, the Assistant Director will also work with Charlottesville-Albemarle area organizations who receive Inclusive Excellence planning grants and seek to develop assessment plans and accountability metrics around the IE framework. Work in this area will include a range of potential partnerships with community organizations and with the University’s Equity Center staff as we seek to serve as a place-based anchor institution. Demonstrated ability or potential for building and sustaining strong working relationships on the foundation of trust will be important for the role.

We are interested in reviewing candidates with a broad range and combination of experiences, education, and qualifications. The minimum education and experience requirement for this position is a Bachelor’s degree and six years of related experience or a Master’s degree and two years of related experience. Related experience can include training via internships and volunteering with non-profit organizations and community groups that are relevant to the work of the position. If you are interested in applying, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin January 4, 2020. This is a FLSA Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

To apply for the position please include a resume/CV as well as a cover letter that addresses your specific interest in the position and how you have and/or would contribute to culturally competent, inclusive, and equity-informed data and assessment practices.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 12/8/2020
Application Due: 3/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time