Student and Program Assessment Manager

Merced, Merced County
Apr 25, 2014

Student and Program Assessment Manager
Job Category:         Managerial/Professional
Unit:         School of Natural Sciences
Position Code:         SNS5259A
Status:         Open
Closing Date:         This position is open until filled.
Salary:         $55,800 - $ 82,700 Annually
Location:         Campus Site
Background check:         Background check may be required
The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Under the general direction of the Dean and the direction of the Assistant Dean of Student Support for the School of Natural Sciences (SNS), the Student and Program Assessment Manager is responsible for monitoring and assisting all academic and administrative assessment activities of SNS in the conjunction with Assistant Dean. The Student and Program Assessment Manager is expected to: support faculty and staff in planning and implementing annual and periodic assessment of undergraduate degree programs and administrative units; prepare studies/reports to meet data requirements for mandated college accrediting bodies, including WASC and program-specific accreditors as relevant; prepare and disseminate reports to SNS faculty and provide data-based recommendations and solutions as requested by the Dean of the School of Natural Sciences. The incumbent also supports faculty in the assessment of student learning and success in lower division core-science courses, working with the faculty to identify and expedite necessary improvements.

The Student and Program Assessment Manager serves as the liaison between the SNS and the campus units that support and facilitate campus assessment activities, and represents SNS on assessment-related campus committees and projects.

In meeting these responsibilities, the Student and Program Assessment Manager uses his/her skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of analytical practices and campus policies and procedures; researches, analyzes and develops solutions to a wide range of issues; and demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. This position primarily deals with policies, programs and proposals which are complex in nature and diverse in scope and as relevant develops new programs, policies or procedures for possible implementation.
•    Masters degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

•    Thorough knowledge of campus processes, protocols and procedures.

•    Strong knowledge of assessment accreditation.

•    Strong organization and project management skills.

•    Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with senior management, and lead and direct subordinates.

•    Extensive analytical/problem-solving skills.

•    Proven knowledge in research design, quantitative and qualitative assessment strategies and instruments, and data collection methodologies and quantitative and qualitative analysis strategies.

•    Comprehensive project management skills.

•    Effective written and oral communicator.

•    Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

To Apply:

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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