ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST

Location
Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn) County
Posted
Jul 23, 2014
LIU Brooklyn Located in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., LIU Brooklyn offers nearly 160 associate, undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs in one of New York City’s most diverse and thriving urban communities. In addition to world-class faculty, a vibrant campus life and residence halls for more than 1,100 students, the campus is home to the $45-million Steinberg Wellness Center, which features an NCAA-regulation swimming pool, a 2,500-seat arena, state-of-the-art workout facilities and a rooftop track for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community. Graduates who earn their degrees from LIU Brooklyn have achieved great distinction in the fields of art and media, natural sciences, business, social policy, education, health care, and pharmacy science. The Assessment Specialist will provide design, measurement, management, and professional development expertise to assist in the development of quality assessment of student learning across an assigned campus. The Specialist will work closely with faculty to develop effective assessment initiatives that will yield results applicable to the improvement of student learning, and have the ability to help faculty meaningfully relate assessment to curricular and pedagogical needs. The Specialist will develop on-going relationships with faculty that support a culture of faculty-driven assessment. Principal Responsibilities: • Oversee the design and implementation of the 3-Year Assessment Cycle • Collaboratively, plan, monitor, and manage the annual academic Assessment Review Process, as an Assessment Team Leader • Provide leadership for twice-yearly Assessment Norming Sessions • Review, rate, and provide feedback to a select number of annual academic program outcomes assessment reports • Assist various campus stakeholders and external accrediting agencies in developing understandings of the role of, and procedures for, program-level assessment • Serve as a resource about qualitative and/or quantitative data collection instruments and techniques for assessment • Serve as a resource about qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, interpretation, and reporting techniques and procedures for assessment • Serve as a resource about reliability, validity, and trustworthiness practices appropriate for qualitative or quantitative data to support integrity and accuracy of assessment data • Implement faculty development opportunities regarding all areas of assessment of student   learning • Identify, design, and distribute faculty resources related to assessment of student learning • Collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate assessment results to various campus stakeholders • Serve as the Dean’s office liaison for identifying and addressing assessment needs within a school/college • Provide content for University Outcomes Assessment and Sharepoint websites • Support faculty use of the Campus Labs survey software system & related technologies for the collection and analysis of assessment data • Stay apprised of assessment software packages for tracking, analyzing, and reporting assessment data • Communicate the policies and procedures for tracking, analyzing, and reporting assessment data • Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher in social/behavioral science, education or related field; experience in research and assessment, preferably in higher education; at least two years of professional assessment related experience; knowledge of assessment processes, student learning outcomes, and accountability issues; advanced knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research design and measurement techniques, including sampling procedures and issues of reliability and validity; demonstrated experience in designing, administering, and analyzing assessment instruments (e.g., rubrics, test blueprints, and surveys); excellent analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required and experience with data management (data gathering or storage) or assessment software is a plus . Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to: hr@liu.edu LIU is proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v. We are committed to seeking qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.