Assessment Analyst

Employer
Saint Leo University
Location
University Campus

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Assessment, Accreditation & Compliance, Institutional Research & Planning

Job Details

Job location: University Campus


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-09-21
Req: R5889
Job Description Summary

The Assessment Analyst plays a central role in assessing Saint Leo University’s student learning outcomes (SLO) across all academic programs. In collaboration with the Assessment team, the Analyst is charged with: Helping direct the operation of SLO data collection via the assessment management system (or through alternative methods); managing the historical SLO dataset; ensuring the systematic analyses of SLO data; and working directly with faculty to leverage assessment findings to improve student learning. A key focus of this position is to help ensure that we are “closing the loop.” Additionally, the Assessment Analyst is charged with co-creating a strong program of community engagement to strengthen the University stakeholders’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in working with assessment data, through regular workshops, presentations, and committee membership. The responsibilities of this position include contributing to program improvement efforts and accreditation efforts (at the University and discipline level) by consulting with academic departments and teams and by conducting applied qualitative and quantitative assessment research. This position plays an integral role in making assessment processes and results trustworthy, useful, and used. The Assessment Analyst works directly with the Director of Academic Assessment and Chief Assessment and Institutional Research Officer in formulating assessment planning and approaches, and carrying out agreed upon work.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assessment Analyst plays a central role in assessing Saint Leo University’s student learning outcomes (SLO) across all academic programs. In collaboration with the Assessment team, the Analyst is charged with: Helping direct the operation of SLO data collection via the assessment management system (or through alternative methods); managing the historical SLO dataset; ensuring the systematic analyses of SLO data; and working directly with faculty to leverage assessment findings to improve student learning. A key focus of this position is to help ensure that we are “closing the loop.” Additionally, the Assessment Analyst is charged with co-creating a strong program of community engagement to strengthen the University stakeholders’ knowledge, skills, and abilities in working with assessment data, through regular workshops, presentations, and committee membership. The responsibilities of this position include contributing to program improvement efforts and accreditation efforts (at the University and discipline level) by consulting with academic departments and teams and by conducting applied qualitative and quantitative assessment research. This position plays an integral role in making assessment processes and results trustworthy, useful, and used. The Assessment Analyst works directly with the Director of Academic Assessment and Chief Assessment and Institutional Research Officer in formulating assessment planning and approaches, and carrying out agreed upon work.

Duties and Tasks:

  • Assist in the coordination, design and implementation of a SLO assessment data system to provide valid and reliable assessment data needed for the evaluation of student learning.

  • Help oversee the implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the university’s key SLO assessment processes (e.g., the Annual Student Learning Assessment Narrative).

  • Work with web-based data collection tools to produce assessment reports.

  • Help design, administer, and analyze assessment instruments.

  • Ensure that SLO data are systematically collected, managed, analyzed, and reported to stakeholders.

  • Lead and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Deliver assessment findings and manage their communication and distribution.

  • Develop and maintain effective and constructive relationships with faculty and administration in Academic Affairs and throughout the University.

  • Assist in the accreditation efforts for Academic Affairs and the University.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferrably in the social sciences, education, or a related field, with experience in assessment and program evaluation. Preferred: master’s degree and at least two years of assessment of student learning experience,

  • Knowledge of assessment processes, student learning outcomes, and accountability,

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with faculty,

  • Application and analysis of qualitative and quantitative methods used in learning assessment and evaluation,

  • Experience in web-based data collection tools, for example, Canvas, Taskstream, Qualtrics or similar.

  • Working knowledge of the Colleague UI data warehouse,

  • Communication skills, especially in written communication of analytical findings,

  • Interpersonal communication skills,

  • Organizational and planning skills,

  • Use of assessment and/or evaluation methods in applied settings,

  • Skills in statistical analysis and use of related software (e.g. SPSS, VEERA, Tableau, or similar).

ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here: Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world. Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period

Organization

The opportunities at Saint Leo University are as diverse as our student population. As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, we offer more than 40 academic programs that meet the educational, spiritual, and professional goals of nearly 16,000 traditional-age and adult students. 

Nearly 2,000 students live and study at our University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, nestled in the rolling hills of West Central Florida, just 30 minutes north of Tampa.  Our students receive personalized attention in classes that tend to be small—14 students on average. They can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and specializations. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, educationcriminal justice, instructional design, social work, theology, as well as the education specialist degree.  Certain graduate degrees may be earned online. 

Undergraduate students who work full-time or have personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending weekday classes can attend classes evenings and weekends through our convenient Adult Education Center at University Campus.

Another 14,000 students pursue degrees at our 50 education centers, offices, and teaching locations in seven states and through the Center for Online Learning.  

Throughout our history, Saint Leo has provided a solid liberal arts education grounded and based on the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine values and welcoming people of all faiths. The university offers the latest state-of-the art technology to not only prepare students for careers as teachers and leaders, but also to bridge faculty and students from multiple locations for an enriched educational experience.  The university is also a leading provider of  higher education to our nation’s military.  By reaching out to students both near and far, Saint Leo lives up to its mission and its vision to be “a leading Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the twenty-first century."

The university offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as tuition remission.  The university also offers a comprehensive mentorship program in which each new faculty member is paired with an experienced faculty member from a different school.  The program includes personal, professional, and social components including frequent one-on-one meetings, mutual classroom observation, and social events.

In 2012, Saint Leo University received three workplace awards: Top 75 Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2012 by Tampa Bay Times; the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Florida Psychological Association; and the2012 Education Nonprofit of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.

View “Over a Century of Excellence,” to learn more about Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University’s School of Business received initial accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in September 1999. Saint Leo University’s degree program in social work is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (BSW level). Saint Leo’s undergraduate Sport Business program and MBA Sport Business Concentration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Saint Leo University has Teacher Education Programs approval by the State of Florida Department of Education.

Saint Leo University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability. Saint Leo University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.

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