Assessment Coordinator

Florence, Lauderdale County
Mar 21, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment at the University of North Alabama is accepting applications for the position of Assessment Coordinator. This position is part of a coordinated team that exercises primary responsibility for working directly with vice presidents, deans, department chairs, and directors in overseeing the ongoing evaluation of student learning outcomes and departmental goals to ensure program improvement and accreditation compliance. This position works cooperatively with department chairs, faculty, and administrators across the university to advance assessment and evaluation efforts and maintain semester course evaluations. As a member of the professional staff, this individual will assist in the implementation of assessment activities and projects at the institutional level. Essential job duties include the following: Supports academic department chairs and faculty in the articulation and use of learning outcomes; Guides and supports the development of goals and assessment strategies within administrative and educational support departments; Develops continuous improvement processes in academic, administrative, and educational support assessment to aid in institutional strategic planning and accreditation requirements; Enhances existing data systems and develops new data systems to support academic, administrative, and educational support assessment; Works with vice presidents, deans, department chairs, and directors in the development and evaluation of departmental/program review for all units; Maintains and generates information from the institution's annual reporting system; Maintains and generates information from semester course evaluations; Designs and conducts faculty/staff workshops, seminars, and other professional development processes focused on assessment and institutional effectiveness; Serves as a member of the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment team to support data-driven decision making for planning, budgeting, and resource allocation; Prepares assessment reports and data for campus dissemination, accreditation documentation, and other purposes; Provides professional assistance in the area of educational research, trend analysis, and institutional effectiveness analysis; Updates annual and semester reports on the office's website; Provides status reports on on-going projects; Defines, analyzes, plans, and implements solutions to improve operational efficiencies; Composes correspondence and generates reports; Regular office hours with evening and weekend hours necessary to meet deadlines or during peak planning, budget, and assessment periods; Pressure to meet both internal and external deadlines is significant; Position requires good working relationships with internal and external university constituents; Performs all other duties as assigned. Minimum requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate discipline is required; Higher education, primary, or secondary education experience preferred; Three years of related/comparable experience in teaching, training, presentation/public speaking preferred. To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at Applications will only be accepted through this system. For questions, please email or call 256.765.4291. UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed.