Director of Assessment, Student Affairs

Duke University  |  Durham, NC

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Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Assessment, Student Affairs

Job Type: Management Other Student Affairs Administration
Location: Durham, NC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 8,000 Students
Employer ID: 27731

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

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Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education
Experience:
2-4 Years

Position Description

The Higher Education Analyst II, with a working title of Director of Assessment, leads assessment activities for Duke University Student Affairs. With departmental assessment coordinators, the director develops and implements assessment plans and processes that effectively support the division’s assessment priorities and will lead the establishment of assessment priorities and policies, identification of data needs and gaps, development of annual assessment plans and timelines, analysis of data and sharing of findings to support a culture of evidenced-based practice. The director will ensure that assessment activities align with learning outcomes and the division’s strategic goals and objectives while providing expertise and guidance to leadership and staff in planning and implementing meaningful assessment activities. Also serves as primary liaison from Student Affairs to the Office of Institutional Research and other assessment and research centers at Duke.

 

Specific Duties

  1. Lead the conceptualization and design of division strategies to assess learning, programs, and services. Develop division assessment plan and identify appropriate tools and methodologies. Identify aggregate data and methods for data collection and analysis. Collaborate with senior leadership and consult with departmentally based assessment staff to develop and monitor departmental strategies for measuring learning outcomes and evaluating programs and services.
  2. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with Student Affairs units, including convening a working group of division staff with assessment responsibilities on a regular basis to identify needs, collaborate on joint projects, and, in consultation with appropriate university partners, develop effective approaches to assessment and research with students and other stakeholders.
  3. Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and other campus offices to support connections between Student Affairs and relevant activities in the schools/college and academic support areas. Analyze institutional data and lead the writing of reports, studies and presentations concerning student characteristics and experiences. Effectively use results in determining division accomplishments of mission and goals.
  4. Serve as primary division contact for assessment and research platforms. Serve as division representative to institutional assessment and accreditation committees and prepare reports as needed. Oversee content maintenance of assessment web site with current resources and information.
  5. Ensure division compliance with professional standards concerning ethical assessment and research activities.  Recommend training and other resources to support assessment staff and activities. Formulate relevant policies, procedures and schedules.
  6. Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein.
     

Job Requirements

Minimum Master’s degree in a social-sciences-related field and three years of experience in assessment in a higher education setting. Doctoral degree in research, measurement and statistics or higher education with an emphasis in assessment, research, measurement and statistics and five or more years of relevant post-degree experience, preferably in Student Affairs, is strongly preferred.

Specific Skills and Competencies

  • Quantitative research methodology including advanced knowledge in multivariate analysis, linear regression, and item response theory
  • Qualitative research methodology including participant observation, focus groups, and in-depth interview techniques
  • Proven ability to apply appropriate statistical techniques to the analysis of assessment and institutional data 
  • Experience administering outcomes-based assessment
  • Advanced skills in data management and the analysis of small and large datasets
  • Expertise in a variety of technology tools such as SPSS, SAS, Tableau, etc.
  • Proven abilities to create learning environments that are enriched with diverse views and people and integrate relevant cultural issues on campus
  • Understanding of current issues and trends in higher education, including student learning and development 
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills including report-writing and presentations
  • Active listening skills and ability to facilitate problem-solving, decision making and goal setting in group situations
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Application Information

Apply online through the Duke University Careers site at https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply. Search for requisition number 401609237. The official position title is Higher Education Analyst II, Student Affairs with the working title of Director of Assessment.

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