Department: Institutional Effectiveness
In collaboration with the Assistant Provost, exercises leadership in assessment, evaluation, and research to advance student learning and continuous improvement. Collaborates in the design and implements assessment and continuous improvement projects in support of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and other programs and services at the division and institutional level. Collaborates with the Assistant Provost in providing hands-on assistance with unit-level assessment, research, and evaluation. Assists with data integrity and data management including extracting, collecting, analyzing, and summarizing institutional data with a special emphasis on supporting continuous improvement and outcomes assessment.
Essential and Related Functions:
- In collaboration with the Assistant Provost, exercises leadership in assessment, evaluation, and research to advance student learning and continuous improvement.
- Collaborates in the design and implements assessment and continuous improvement projects in support of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and other programs and services at the division and institutional level.
- Provides coordination and guidance in designing, implementing, and interpreting assessment, evaluation, and research projects, including: learning and operational outcomes, student retention and success measures, program evaluation, satisfaction and benchmarking, institutional/cultural climate studies, participation in national assessments/surveys, program review and accreditation support, research being conducted by individuals and work groups within multiple divisions, and project specific assessment.
- Works across the campus with appropriate partners to assess strategic initiatives and provide analytical reports. Works collaboratively to generate data in support of program analyses. Generates spreadsheets, graphic displays, and/or other reports of institutional data.
- Supports accreditation initiatives and reporting, with particular emphasis on SACSCOC standard 3.3.1.
- Collaborates in the development and offering of campus workshops in order to enhance a campus culture of assessment.
- Assists with data integrity and data management including extracting, collecting, analyzing, and summarizing institutional data with particular emphasis on continuous improvement and outcomes assessment. Generates queries from the National Student Clearinghouse and develops reports to describe relevant outcomes.
- Generates data in support of programmatic analysis, retention, graduation, and other critical outcomes research.
- Collaborates with IE staff on research and assessment projects.
- Responds to data requests from internal and external constituents as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree, preferably in social science, education or business and two years progressively responsible experience working in assessment activities or a combination of education and experience that would provide a similar knowledge and skillset. Facility with multiple software packages and systems and evidence of ability to learn new systems. Prefer some knowledge of administrative student database systems and data warehousing, and ability to access data through online data query systems or ability to learn new systems. Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods,survey design, a strong understanding of statistics and excellent analytical skills are essential. Must possess excellent oral and written communication and effective interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently is required. Positions requires the incumbent to work collaboratively with colleagues from multiple disciplines. Experience in public speaking as well as presentations is necessary. Required Competencies:
- Strategic Thinking – Keeps the University’s strategic objectives in mind when developing and contributing to plans and initiatives for own work group. Is able to explain the link between team goals and the University’s strategic direction to work group. Makes informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the impact and consequences involved. Considers key financial factors (e.g., budget, revenue, resources) when making decisions.
- Change Adaptability – Stays focused on own work and responsibilities in a changing work environment. Is able to quickly reprioritize to ensure resources (e.g., work group members, systems, tools, etc.) are in place to achieve change objectives. Responds positively and is supportive of change initiatives.
- Communication and Networking – Articulates thoughts clearly and is able to offer logical arguments to gain acceptance of an idea in a positive manner. Consistently communicates to work group and/or supervisor ensuring that everybody is well informed. Proactively builds informal networks at own level and uses them to drive results within own work group.
- Drive for Results – Seeks to identify specific improvements or opportunities to combine duplicate efforts to increase efficiency. Takes personal responsibility for seeing tasks and assignments through to completion. Sets high standards for work/deadlines and demonstrates a drive to deliver quality work within the allotted time.
- Self Development and Motivating Others – Establishes productive working relationships by actively participating in meetings and activities. Listens carefully, encourages and accepts other points of view. Seeks work group input and encourages their participation and involvement. Stays informed on events, trends and other developments in own field of work (e.g., regulations, policies, standards and practices).
Type: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2017 and continue until position is filled.