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Assistant Director for Assessment
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2021
Title Assistant Director for Assessment
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administration - General

Job Description

Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Director for Assessment position in the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR&E). Reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Assistant Director for Assessment has primary responsibility for leadership in the institutional efforts to assess student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness. As the primary point of contact for IR&E in campus-wide assessment activities, this position works collaboratively with faculty, school deans, senior administrators, the Provost’s Office, and other campus constituencies to build a rigorous and transparent assessment program and produce essential information needed for accreditation and decision making.

This is a very rewarding and interesting role for someone who has a passion for assessment, thrives in analyzing data, has a deep understanding of accreditation requirements, and enjoys collaborating with others to decide how to best achieve continuous and sustainable improvement.

*Responsibilities: *

  • Work closely with faculty and academic administrators to develop assessment initiatives, and implement comprehensive approaches to assess educational units and student learning outcomes of academic programs.
  • Manage Stevens’ course evaluation system (AEFIS), configure required student and faculty survey forms every semester, and generate reports to support the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Coordinate the phased implementation of other solutions in AEFIS for accreditation reporting and strategic planning.
  • Collaborate with academic units to identify assessment needs, develop data collection strategies, and report assessment results to support curricular and institutional improvement while fulfilling reporting requirements.
  • Participate in the implementation and improvement of ongoing institutional assessment plans and processes in areas critical to Stevens’ mission.
  • Assist with the institutional re-accreditation efforts, and fully understand the standards and requirements of regional and professional accreditations (Middle States, ABET, AACSB, etc.).
  • Serve as a critical member on the Stevens Middle States accreditation steering committee.
  • Serve as the primary contact for IR&E to interpret qualitative and quantitative data within the framework of accreditation and assessment, and recommend process improvements to support the culture of assessment.
  • Promote internal and external communication of assessment results including reports needed for accreditation. Analyze and prepare summary reports on institutional surveys of student learning and satisfaction measures such as National Study of Student Engagement, Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory, Princeton Review Student Survey and others.
  • Provide training and consultation to faculty and staff in the design, implementation and documentation of effective assessment strategies and activities.
  • Maintain the documentation and recordkeeping of all assessment materials and reports. Develop and manage the assessment content on the IR&E office webpage.
  • Support the Stevens ongoing efforts related to data warehousing and reporting, with a focus on the institution’s ability to provide data and information relevant to assessment, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness efforts.
  • Represent Stevens at professional meetings and other professional groups related to assessment.
  • Perform other duties and manage other special projects as assigned.

*Qualifications *

  • Master’s degree in educational assessment, research and measurement, social sciences, or other related disciplines. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of three years of experience directly related to educational research and assessment.
  • A minimum of one to two years of demonstrated experience in higher education including student learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and/or institutional research.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative methods and practices in higher education.
  • Prior experience conducting survey research and report writing.
  • Highly developed technical skills, including experience with survey systems, statistical methodology, and data visualization tools.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and present data in a cohesive manner.
  • Knowledge of the Middle States accreditation requirements preferred.
  • Knowledge of AEFIS and Canvas learning management system preferred.
  • Excellent writing, oral and presentation communication skills.
  • Ability to complete projects on time and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and to respond effectively to pressure and stress.
  • In addition, the successful candidate must have a passion for excellent customer service, be flexible in nature, and have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation with culturally diverse populations.

*Grade 8 *

*Location: *This position will be working at hybrid location schedule.

*Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students, faculty and staff of all races and genders. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. *

*General Submission Guidelines: *
In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application.

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