NEW: Assistant Director for Assessment, full-time, Joliet, IL (ADA)
University of St. Francis - Joliet, IL

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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.

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule:
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.
POSITION SUMMARY

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.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum:
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

Preferred:
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

To Apply:
Submit resume, USF online application form ; cover letter; unofficial transcripts and a Hiring For Mission statement to working@stfrancis.edu 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.

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