Associate Director, Office of Accreditation and Assessment

Employer
Kean University
Location
Union, New Jersey

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External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Office of Accreditation and Assessment

Associate Director

Reporting to the Director of Accreditation and Assessment, the Associate Director 2 assists with managing the University's institutional and program/unit outcomes assessment processes and provides leadership to faculty, staff and administrators in managing their activities required for campus-wide assessment efforts to improve student learning and success outcomes. This position assists in the management of ongoing institutional compliance with all Standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, as well as with specialized programmatic accreditation of academic programs and units.

The Associate Director acts with the authority of the Director in their absence; creates policies and procedures related to accreditation and assessment activities; supervises part-time and full-time office staff; and does related work as required. This position requires travel and a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college and a minimum of three years of professional experience in academic outcomes assessment and/or institutional assessment and related activities within a higher education setting is required. A doctoral degree may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Candidate must have working knowledge of research methods and design, statistics, qualitative analysis, technology in assessment and tests/measurements; strong organizational and project management skills; and excellent written and public presentation skills. Experience with regional accreditation, specifically with Middle States Commission on Higher Education and experience with the use of statistical analysis and visualization tools such as R and PowerBI is a plus.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule. All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

Organization

With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership.

 

The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.

With so much to offer, students who graduate Kean University leave well-prepared for success in careers…and life, in general. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

 

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