Director of Assessment and Accreditation

United States, North America
May 27, 2014

Saint Mary's College of California

Director of Assessment and Accreditation

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 06/23/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


The Director of Assessment and Accreditation serves as the school’s leader in all areas related to assessment and accreditation. The Director is the school’s credential analyst and accreditation liaison with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Director provides data analysis at the school level and provides leadership for assessment efforts at the program level.

The Director:

Provides leadership around the development and submission of accreditation reports, including biennial, program assessment, and other program-oriented documents relating to accreditation. Maintains current knowledge of accreditation rules, requirements and statutes from CCTC, including maintaining ongoing relationships with CCTC personnel through work on the Board of Institutional Reviewers.

Acts as liaison to the SMC Office of Institutional Research regarding WASC reporting and requirements, providing communication and faculty development as necessary to facilitate successful and timely completion of reports.

Develops and implements assessment plan through the implementation of TaskStream Assessment Management System (AMS). Collaborates with program coordinators to develop ongoing assessment plans using TaskStream AMS.

Serves as credential analyst for all credential programs in the school. Provides credentialing information to students in a clear and timely manner. Verifies completion of requirements and certifies all candidates for recommendation to the CCTC. Recommends eligible candidates for the relevant credential to the CTC. Maintains historical credential program documents, student credential files, enrollment data, and other data necessary for the purposes of reporting (accreditation, Title II, AACTE). Complete and file federal reports (Title II and AACTE).

Supervises the assessment and accreditation specialist in support of PACT scoring, calibration of scorers, reporting, and management of Signature Assignments on TaskStream.

Experience and Qualifications:

Education: REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree
PREFERRED: Masters degree in higher education or education.
Experience: (years required and applicable field of experience): Minimum of 3 years experience in California CTC accreditation activities on the Board of Institutional Reviewers.

Minimum 5 years experience as California CTC credential analyst.

Valid California teaching credential.

Prior experience: Minimum 8 years working in higher education including record evaluation and student advising.

Skills/Abilities: (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical): Excellent communication and leadership skills. Strong written and verbal skills. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

REQUIRED: Driver’s License

Other Requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work) Ability to travel and work on evenings and weekends for recruitment events and conferences (such as NAGAP).

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

2) A resume

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

Notification with regard to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.

As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Saint Mary’s College of California through its Department of Public Safety, annually provides notice and makes available copies of the Annual Security Report, to the campus community, prospective students, employees and the public. Each Security Report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents (whether they occurred on campus, in off-campus building and property owned or controlled by the College, or on public property adjacent to campus) reported to campus security authorities. Each Security Report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security – how to report sexual assaults and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, college resources, and other matters. The Security Report is publicly available electronically or hard copy in the following ways: electronically:; in person: Department of Public Safety, Administrative Office, Assumption Hall: or by or by Mail or Telephone Request: Department of Public Safety, P.O. Box 3111, Moraga, CA 94575-3111 (925) 631-4052.

In addition, as provided by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Megan’s Law database of sex crime offenders, which information may be obtained from the Sheriff’s office located at 500 Court Street, Martinez, Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.