Director - Student Affairs Assessment, Research and Planning

University of North Carolina Wilmington  |  Wilmington, NC

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Posted 2 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Director - Student Affairs Assessment, Research and Planning

Job Type:
Location: Wilmington, NC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 15,000 Students
Employer ID: 29730
Application Deadline: 05/01/2019

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Doctorate/J.D. Preferred, Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

The Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Research, and Planning serves on the Division Leadership Team as well as the University Leadership Council.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  • Coordinating all Division assessment initiatives and supporting all Division strategic planning and accreditation compliance efforts
  • Providing leadership, coordination and expertise in designing, implementing, and interpreting assessment projects related to student development, learning outcomes, and educational programming/services and measuring how these initiatives impact student success and retention
  • Providing expertise on the types of assessments that will be most effective, as well as guidance on designing instruments, sampling, data analysis, and reporting. It is essential that this person is not only an expert in conducting the various assessment processes but must also possess the ability to train staff and to consult others on best practices
  • Coordinating the annual reporting and strategic planning process for the Division
  • Supervising the Assessment and Research Coordinator, and 1-2 graduate assistants (as needed)
  • This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Masters’ degree with at least three years of experience in assessment research emphasizing learning evaluation
  • Experience in experimental and survey design, data analysis, and statistical reporting are essential

LIST THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Strong analytic, writing, interpersonal, and computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to summarize and present complex analysis of data to varied audiences and constituents
  • Strong communication skills and understands the need for confidentiality when appropriate
  • Knowledge of appropriate technology in data management, application, and presentation of results

PREFERRED FORMAL EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Doctorate strongly preferred
  • A background in theory and practice in education, communication, social sciences or related field is preferred

EXPERIENCE IN:

  • Data Science with strong technological skills and/or the ability to learn various technologies
  • Applying econometric, machine learning, and/or traditional statistical analyses in a research or program evaluation setting
  • Developing analytics to make data actionable
  • Assessment of student learning and program outcomes

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE DIVISION, DEPARTMENT, AND/OR GRANT:

The Division of Student Affairs has recently been recognized as one of the “Top 18 Most Promising Places to Work in the U.S.” by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The Division consists of fifteen functional departments, each of which is responsible for providing a variety of student support, service, and educational programs which are accessible to all members of the university community. The staff members are dedicated individuals known for their passion and commitment to implementing programs and services that affect student development over the course of a lifetime. Student Affairs provides excellent delivery of student services that are responsive to student needs and promotes the quality of life and education both inside and outside the classroom. We build institutional traditions and lifelong affiliations through creative programs, vibrant student organizations, and a living/learning environment built on core values and uncompromising principles. The Division is a leader and primary spokesperson for students.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO STATEMENT:

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

PRIORITY CONSIDERATION INFORMATION:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date (05/01/2019); however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Information

Applicants can only apply via the UNCW website.

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