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Assistant Director for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

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Job Details

Posting Number:

PG191629EP

Internal Recruitment :

No

Working Title:

Assistant Director for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$56,000-$61,000 (Commensurate with experience)

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Selection, Education & Behavior

About the Department:

University Housing provides inclusive living and learning experiences through residential education and community engagement. As a unit within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, University Housing promotes the success of the whole student. With over 9,000 residents, 15 living and learning Villages, a residential curriculum, and conference operations, University Housing strives to create a preeminent residential experience.
University Housing’s dedicated staff commit to serving residents, guests, and families through education, inclusion, collaboration, organizational excellence, service, and providing a sense of belonging.

Essential Job Duties:

The Assistant Director for Assessment, Research, and Evaluation is responsible for guiding the development, management, and implementation of a comprehensive assessment plan for University Housing at NC State University. In addition, the Assistant Director will guide the creation, implementation and on-going assessment of University Housing’s curricular approach to residential learning. This position also provides consultation on assessment projects in the department and works with staff to evaluate data management needs and create solutions. Through assessment and research, the Assistant Director will assist in cultivating a department culture of data-driven decision-making. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the DASA Assessment to provide assessment training and resources for professional and para-professional staff to build capacity to meet strategic planning goals. This position provides essential knowledge within University Housing and is responsible for meeting all University and Division assessment requirements. The Assistant Director for Assessment, Research and Evaluation serves as departmental representative on assigned DASA and University committees as needed. This position will supervise a Graduate Assistant and report to the Director of Residential Learning.
Principal Functions and Responsibilities:
Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

  • Provide leadership for assessment and research designed to develop and increase knowledge about residents, their living and learning environments, and the effectiveness of University Housing’s programs and services.
  • Implement and practice effective research design, methodology, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and statistical analysis to obtain valid and reliable data for measuring student learning, engagement, development, satisfaction, and program and service effectiveness.
  • Direct University Housing’s divisional assessment and annual reporting processes.
  • Provide management and serve as a point of contact for all assessment, data-collection, data requests, and research conducted within University Housing; including coordination, design, review, approval, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Consult as appropriate with the University Housing Executive Team regarding data requests.
  • Standardize data, report management, and data storage that align with department, division, and University guidelines.
  • Collect and organize longitudinal data analysis supporting University Housing’s impact on the educational experience and retention to improve operational effectiveness.
  • Lead in collaboration with University Housing’s leadership to develop assessment plans that align with the department’s strategic goals.
  • Lead Assessment Advisory board for the department.
  • Lead discussions in the review of findings from university wide and national instruments (i.e. NC State Campus Climate, First Year First Term, NSSE, etc.) to identify actions that enhance student success initiatives.
  • Support the ongoing development, in collaboration with the Associate Director, Residential Learning, to review and evaluate the residential curriculum through the analysis of assessment strategies and data collection.
  • Effectively lead planning discussions and facilitate group processes around assessment, strategic planning, and strategic projects in line with department, division, and university missions, vision, values and initiatives.
  • Cultivate partnerships with the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and the division’s Office of Assessment to ensure University Housing’s assessment efforts are in line with current best practices.
  • Serve as the department’s faculty liaison and principal investigator with the University’s Institutional Review Board.
  • Collaborate with DASA Marketing staff to distribute relevant data to stakeholders including quarterly and end-of-year assessments documenting University Housing’s impact and action items.
  • Utilize analytic software, technology, and data visualization tools to distill data into user-friendly formats to support data-driven decisions.

Educational and Administrative Support
  • Mentor, educate, and guide staff with their development of assessment methods, utilizing resources and evaluation skills with particular focus dedicated to assessing educational strategies outlined within University Housing’s residential curriculum.
  • Lead and cultivate a culture of outcomes-based assessment, data-driven decision-making, student-focused research, and assessment competency development through facilitating departmental training and continual staff improvement.
  • Conduct workshops and professional development sessions to faculty, staff, and students in support of assessment or specialized accreditation requirements.
  • Manage and reconcile any budgets associated with position and advocate for appropriate financial resources to support yearly assessment, evaluation, and research.
  • Responsible for following and meeting expectations outlined by external research entities for grant requests and grant funding.
  • Serve as departmental consultant, assisting with grant requests and execution.
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as scheduled.
  • Serve on department, division, and university committees as appropriate.
  • Supervise and mentor assessment Graduate Assistant, Residential Learning and any additional staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Inclusion
  • Assist the Department in creating an open and inclusive community.
  • Participate in and/or encourage staff and resident participation in on-going training related to multiculturalism.
  • Serve as a multicultural resource for fellow staff and/or residents.

Other Responsibilities:

  • This position is expected to serve in a Director-level on-call system for the department and may have to respond to campus to provide leadership and support during emergency situations after hours.
  • This position is required to handle confidential information appropriately and is bound by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This position is also a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the Clery Act as well as Responsible Employees under Title IX and are mandatory reporters for any crimes of incidents of sex discrimination which they are made aware. In addition to reporting, training is required for these designations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Requires a Master’s degree in higher education, social sciences, or a related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Requires a minimum of four years demonstrated post-Master’s experience in educational assessment, designing assessment plans, completing assessments, synthesizing results, process improvement, applied statistics, social sciences, reporting tools, program evaluation, quantitative, and qualitative research.
  • Minimum of one to two years of demonstrated experience in higher education including student learning outcomes assessment and institutional research
  • Prior experience conducting survey research and report writing.
  • Must have an understanding of student and staff development within the context of Student Affairs work.
  • Proficient in qualitative and quantitative research methods including the statistical analysis of assessment data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in assessment at a large public institution.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with SPSS, SAS, and/or NVivo statistical analysis software(s).
  • Experience providing consultation in research design, statistical analysis, and educational research.
  • Experience with curricular design.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):

N/A

Valid NC Driver's License required:

No

Commercial Driver's License required:

No

Job Open Date:

03/30/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

Position Number:

00106807

Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):

1.00

Appointment:

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:

No

Department ID:

242280 - Selecton, Education & Behavior

AA/EEO:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Organization

NC State: Think and Do

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we're a pre-eminent research enterprise with 12 colleges excelling in all major academic fields.

NC State studentsOur 34,000 high-performing students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in the real world by conducting research, working in internships and co-ops, and performing acts of world-changing service. That experiential education ensures that they leave here ready to lead the workforce. NC State's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is one of the reasons why we're the best college for your money in North Carolina (Money) and the No. 5 best value among public universities nationally (U.S. News & World Report).

Overcoming Challenges, Improving Lives

NC State is one of only two universities in the nation leading two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers — one developing wearable, self-powered health monitors, and the other researching smart-grid technology. We’re also leading interdisciplinary efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, help farmers confront climate change and build a new American manufacturing sector.

Our research doesn't just get published in a journal or sit on a shelf; it makes an impact. NC State is No. 6 nationwide in commercialization agreements based on university research, and we're No. 2 among universities without a medical school. Our Cooperative Extension Service provides research-based information to citizens in all 100 North Carolina counties. In addition, our industrial extension unit — Industry Expansion Solutions — has created an economic benefit for the state's manufacturers averaging $149 million per year since 2005.

Bright Minds Creating a Bold Future

NC State’s 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. NC State students won two Goldwater scholarships, five Fulbright scholarships, one Churchill scholarship and a record-breaking 25 National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships in the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, 25 faculty are members of the National Academies.

NC State bldg in darkOur Centennial Campus, an award-winning public-private research campus, is home to more than 70 partner organizations working alongside more than 70 NC State research and academic units. Centennial is also the location of the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”

In Raleigh and Around the World

It all happens in one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center:

NC State building oldWith Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hotspot for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.

More than 130 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.

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