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Director of Assessment
Summary
Title:Director of Assessment
ID:956
Department:Academic Support and Assessment
Division:Academic Affairs
Location:Main Campus
Closing Date:N/A
Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

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

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

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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:   Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

APPLY BY: Screening of applicants will begin May 14th.  Position will remain open until filled.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department. Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.

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