Director, Assessment and Institutional Research
Company: Northcentral University
Posted on: February 24, 2021
Director, Assessment and Institutional Research Academic
Operations United States Scottsdale, Arizona San Diego, California
San Francisco, CA Los Angeles, CA Rapid City, SD Dallas, TX
Houston, TX Columbus, OH Nashville, TN New York, New York Chicago,
Illinois Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jackonsville, Florida
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Denver, Colorado Washington, District Of Columbia Boston,
Massachusetts Austin, Texas SUMMARY
The Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at
Northcentral University (NCU) creates and fosters a culture of
continuous assessment and data-driven decision-making. This
position is responsible for the development, implementation, and
maintenance of a comprehensive institutional research program
including the systematic collection, evaluation, and distribution
of university data to provide a complete picture to guide
decision-making and support institutional improvement, planning,
and accreditation needs. The Director will guide and engage our
students, faculty, staff, and administrators in every stage of the
assessment cycle. Additionally, the Director will collaborate with
campus data stewards to contribute to an institution-wide data
strategy, supporting easy and appropriate access and use of data,
and to assure data quality.
--- Contributes to the university-wide integration of meaningful
assessment processes and practices in support of student learning
and institutional effectiveness.
--- Oversees NCU's external reporting, internal reporting, and
analysis in support of institutional assessment, planning, and
--- Monitor the assessment of student academic achievement for all
programs across NCU.
--- Provide assessment support to faculty and staff members at the
course, program, and unit levels.
--- Lead professional development activities related to assessment
of student learning and institutional effectiveness.
--- Share findings with key stakeholders and campus community and
stakeholders in discussions around findings and provide guidance on
--- Support the university's strategic planning process with
institutional data to track progress toward strategic goals.
--- Identify stakeholders and assist with their decision support
needs; anticipate critical institutional questions through data
review, both internally and externally (state, national,
international, higher education field)
--- Update, maintain, and distribute the university fact book of
institutional indicators and standard reports.
--- Oversee the development and implementation of institution-wide
surveys of both student and employee populations.
--- Manage external reporting for IPEDS and public agencies,
including state and federal governments.
--- Serve as a member of appropriate committees.
--- Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.
--- Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
--- Clear track record of experience, particularly in the areas of
reporting, decision support, and the ability to constantly improve
process and tools.
--- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team on
multiple projects, establish priorities, and work collaboratively
as a member of a community.
--- Exhibit strong organizational and project management skills
with attention to detail.
--- Advanced computer skills including knowledge of database
management, statistical software packages, visualization tools, and
--- Demonstrated experience with quantitative and analytical
skills, including research design, survey methodology, and
statistical methods for data analysis.
--- Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and present data in a
meaningful and user-friendly manner.
--- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
define problems, collect data, analyze, and effectively present
information to internal and external audiences professionally,
articulating the college's institutional research and planning
agenda with clarity and confidence.
--- Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective
working relationships with students, faculty, administration, and
--- Ability to work in a dynamic environment, and responsive to
changing goals, priorities, and needs.
--- Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the
Microsoft Office suite
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
--- A master's degree with focus in quantitative social science
area such as educational statistics, sociology, psychology, or
related field, with a strong background in statistics required.
--- A doctoral degree in a related field preferred.
--- A minimum of five years of demonstrated proficiency in
assessment, accreditation, applied research and data analysis,
preferably in higher education or related setting required.
--- Experience with survey design, analysis, and reporting
--- Experience in higher education preferred.
--- Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise
--- All skills, abilities and education will be considered for
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by a team member to perform the essential
functions of this job successfully. The physical requirements for
performing the essential functions of this position require the
team member to be able to:
--- Able to sit, stand, kneel, walk, and reach.
--- Able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 20 pounds.
--- Hear well enough to communicate with others.
--- Read a computer screen and written material.
--- Write, type, and use phone system.
--- This position operates in a professional office environment.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as
computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax
--- This position operates in a remote, home office environment.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as
computers, printers, and phones.
--- Good working environment with the absence of disagreeable
--- The noise level in the work environment is usually
--- Regular and reliable attendance is required.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe
the general nature and level of work performed by the person
assigned to this position, but is not a complete list of
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for
employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the
employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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