The University of St. Francis, a Catholic, Franciscan institution in Joliet, Illinois, invites applications for an Assistant Director for Assessment at our main campus in Joliet. This position is available immediately
USF offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs serving traditional-aged and adult students through a variety of learning formats. The university is located in a residential neighborhood about 35 miles southwest of Chicago, and offers excellent recreational opportunities with access to the rich resources of the Chicago area.
This is a full-time, exempt position; Monday – Friday with a minimum of 40 hours per week expected, and additional hours as needed.
Benefits include a welcoming and caring culture, competitive salary, excellent welfare options (medical, dental, life, disability, & retirement), generous paid time-off, free membership to Inwood Athletic Club, employee discounts, and, after 1 year of employment, free tuition for employee, spouse and dependents.
The Assistant Director for Assessment provides central support and coordination for the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive program of assessment designed to improve learning and to fulfill accreditation standards. Responsibilities of the position include working with faculty, staff, and administrators to sustain a culture of assessment through the development and revision of assessment approaches based upon best practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to establish meaningful, manageable, and sustainable assessment processes
Assist departments in design, implementation and analysis of assessment plans and reports; consult on technical aspects of assessment (e.g. data analysis, surveys, focus groups, qualitative methods, etc.)
Managing survey administration and analysis (NSSE, BCSSE, Proficiency Profile, SSI, ASPS, ALI and Alumni Survey)
Present information on academic assessment procedures, data collected and recommendations for continuous improvement of teaching and learning to faculty and administrators
Conduct and maintain an inventory of existing surveys and other assessment instruments and initiatives on campus, their results and uses of results for improvement
Review and consider the latest knowledge about educational assessment including theories, analytical trends and tools
Collaborate with other university offices on assessment related training and professional development
Maintain current knowledge of external developments in student outcomes and higher education assessment
Assist with other research projects as needed
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer and using a telephone. Some travel is required and may include use of the employee’s own vehicle. This is sedentary work which requires the following physical activities: sitting, walking, bending, stooping, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.
Master’s degree in educational research, social sciences or related field
Intermediate skill in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and SPSS
Experience in higher education assessment, survey methodology, basic database management skills and quantitative statistical analysis
Strong oral, written, personal and technical communication skills
Ability to work independently and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and administrators
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position
Willingness to support the Catholic and Franciscan values of the university
Preference will be given to applicants with outcomes-based assessment experience in a higher education environment including training, planning and implementing assessment
Knowledge and experience with the Higher Learning Commission AQIP process, quality improvement or TQM
Experience with Banner or other student information system
Submit resume, USF online application form ; cover letter; unofficial transcripts and a Hiring For Mission statement to firstname.lastname@example.org subject ADA or to confidential fax: (815) 768-8374.
We accept electronic submissions only. Submissions without all of the required materials may not be considered.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all persons. Minority persons and women are especially invited to apply. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and other considerations will be competitive and consistent with the university’s commitment to recruiting the best-qualified individual.
University of St. Francis - 20 months ago