Director of Assessment

Job Details

Job Title: Director of Assessment
Location: Albany State Rec. Location
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 252853
About Us

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.

Job Summary

The mission of Institutional Effectiveness is to support the University by leading activities related to university-wide accreditation and institutional effectiveness. The Director of Assessment will manage and lead academic assessment and institutional assessment. They will monitor general education assessment processes related to SACSCOC accreditation. The Director will conduct statistical analyses of assessment data and produce online resources to educate and communicate about assessment activities. The Director will also facilitate administrative and academic outcomes, assessment, and reporting to support the Strategic Plan and the Mission of the University. The Director will determine reporting requirements, develop the assessment calendar for both Administrative and Academic assessment cycles, consult with/support campus stakeholders, and will be responsible for evaluating reports, writing summary reports, and providing feedback to faculty, staff, and Administration.

The Director of Assessment reports to the Associate Vice President of Research and Institutional Effectiveness and works collaboratively with the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs regarding academic assessment and with various other members of the President's cabinet regarding administrative and institutional assessment.

  • Plans, organizes and coordinates college-wide strategic, comprehensive, and ongoing academic assessment programs, projects, and activities measuring student learning and institutional achievement.
  • Works with faculty, programs and departments to develop assessment plans to monitor progress towards programs learning objectives and goals.
  • Works collaboratively with the General Education Committee.
  • Reviews reports and gives formative and summative feedback to programs on assessment plans and progress.
  • Works with executive leadership to coordinate the assessment agenda.
  • Coordinates academic assessment activities for compliance with SACSCOC standards related to assessment and education effectiveness; and assists with other college and/ or program specialized accreditations.
  • Supports faculty with the advancement of academic assessment and improvement of student learning through effective outreach efforts including consultation, training, mentoring, and resource development.
  • Collects and reviews program accreditation and assessment data so as to assist departments and colleges in implementing findings for continuous improvement in both academic and administrative units.
  • Maintains a focus on opportunities to improve/expand student learning activities.
  • Collaborates with Institutional Research preparing reports based on interpretation of data to summarize findings and report on the quality of institutional assessment efforts.
  • Provides assessment information to the college leadership to assist with institutional decision making in alignment with strategic planning.
  • The Director of Assessment will collaborate with the General Education Assessment Committee and chair the institution assessment committee;
  • The Director of Assessment will work closely with the Chief Student Support Officer in assessing the collected data/artifacts to ensure the QEP goals are being met.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of administrative experience in academic and/or non-academic assessment, accreditation and compliance, certification and/or licensing of academic and career programs (General education assessment preferred).
  • Expertise in curriculum design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment principals and design.
  • Experience in the development and assessment of institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes.
  • Ability to assist with the development of assessment tools and methods of measurement .
  • Knowledge of appropriate state and federal regulations and requirements for higher education.
  • Significant experience in state, regional, and/or national accreditation.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and training, and to work professionally with diverse groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in the methods of the scholarship of teaching and an ability to lead action research activities.
  • Experience in current theory and practice in institutional research, research design, data warehousing, management information systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical tools for analyzing datasets (Excel, SPSS, etc.).
Proposed Salary

Salary range is from $80,000 to $90,000

Required Documents to Attach

List of 3 references with contact information

Equal Employment Opportunity

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Albany State Univesrity Office of Human Resources at (229) 500-2026. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at 229-500-3442.


Albany State University is a four-year institution in southwest Georgia offering undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional degree programs, and a wide range of outreach programs to the community. Albany State University is located in Albany, a progressive city of 100,000, on a 206-acre campus featuring impressive new buildings. The school has gained a reputation as the "Unsinkable Albany State" after surviving two major floods.albany_state_university1.jpg

Both traditional and non-traditional students make up the more than 4,000 students who attend Albany State. They come primarily from southwest and middle Georgia, Atlanta, other states in the U.S., and several foreign countries. The average student age is 24 and about 40 percent of the students live in on-campus housing.

Albany State offers more than 30 undergraduate degree programs, of which the most popular majors are biology, criminal justice, computer science, middle-grades education, business administration and nursing. The University offers six advanced degrees: the master of science in criminal justice, master of public administration, master of business administration, master of science in nursing, master of education in 11 majors, and an education specialist degree. The university also offers the Board of Regents' engineering transfer program and the dual degree program in engineering with Georgia Tech.


Students at Albany State stay busy after class by participating in 59 clubs and organizations including bands, choirs, religious groups, honor societies, several major Greek and honor sororities and fraternities, and ROTC. An NCAA Division II school, Albany State's intercollegiate sports include men's football, basketball, baseball, track and field, cross-country and women's basketball, volleyball, cross-country and track and field.

A historically black institution, Albany State was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute and supported by private religious organizations. It remained privately supported through 1917, when it began to receive state support and became the Georgia Normal and Agricultural College. It continued to grow and in 1932, when the Board of Regents was established, it became part of the University System of Georgia. The mission was expanded in 1943, and it became a four-year college and assumed the name Albany State College. In 1981 the college offered its first graduate program and in 1996 its name was changed to Albany State University.



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