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Staff - Director of Assessment
Title:Staff - Director of Assessment
Department:Academic Support and Assessment
Location:Main Campus
Posting Date:12/20/2018
Initial Screening Date:N/A



Division: Academic Affairs
Department Academic Support and Assessment
Job title: Director of Assessment
Reports to: Dean of Academic Support and Assessment
Position type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt


The Director of Assessment is responsible for coordinating the assessment of student learning efforts of faculty and staff.



  • Partner with all college programs/departments to develop, implement and evaluate assessment criteria in alignment with HLC standards.
    • Support faculty in the collection of relevant data to improve student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
    • Educate faculty on data analysis tools for effective evaluations
  • Assist all faculty involved in program-level specialized accreditations with appropriate data collection and evaluation criteria to ensure compliance of all required elements.
  • Educate employees on accreditation standards and communicate any and all changes in these criteria in a timely manner.
  • Provide examples of best practices for assessment of student learning and improvement of student learning outcomes.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate innovative strategic assessment programs, projects, and activities campus wide.
  • Leads the development, organization, analysis and reporting of student learning outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
  • Participate in the collection and analysis of various assessment data to support departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
  • Co-chair the Academic Assessment Council with a representative of the faculty.
  • Work with personnel from Online Services and the Center for Teaching Excellence to develop and monitor assessment efforts.
  • Coordinate assessment and institutional effectiveness activities needed for compliance purposes, for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation and other college-and/or program-level specialized accreditations.
  • Provide written/oral reports on the status of college wide Assessment efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Must understand and endorse the philosophy of the comprehensive, urban community college.
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and evaluating innovative assessment strategies; student learning behaviors; student learning outcomes; program learning outcomes; and HLC compliance.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, with a proven ability to build consensus among colleagues.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
  • Must demonstrate an interest and commitment to learning for life for students, staff, faculty, and self.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships and establish credibility with all levels of employee in the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to successfully initiate and carry projects to completion.
  • Ability to solve complex problems by using best practices and alternative methods.


  • Master’s degree required, preferably with experience/coursework in data analysis and educational research.
  • Experience with data management and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience with an academic assessment project matching student/institutional outcomes to the college mission and ultimately to accreditation criteria.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items. The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

SALARY: $55,300 - $69,100, actual salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

APPLY BY:  open until filled.

To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s).  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process.  Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required. Individual hiring departments may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.





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