Associate Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 04, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

HCC is recruiting for a Associate Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment to join the team in Columbia, MD. The Associate Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of designing, completing, and preparing research reports developed in collaboration with the faculty, division deans, executive director of planning, research and organizational development and the vice president of academic affairs (VPAA) to study student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional level for both credit-bearing and non-credit academic areas of the college. Scope of influence requires managing the learning outcomes assessment (LOA) office, extensive contact with faculty, collaboration with other college units/offices, and collaboration with other colleges to facilitate the acquisition of benchmarking information for approved projects.

Activities include managing assessment projects, data collection and file editing activities, complex data analysis, developing reports on findings, and working with faculty to ensure that the information is properly interpreted and used. Reporting and communication skills as well as ensuring that high-quality work is produced with no errors and with maximum impact are crucial. Work with the executive director and associate directors.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct research activities including designing research studies and surveys for use within the college or in cooperation with community, other colleges, or county government groups, particularly within grant proposals.
  • Use large-scale databases as well as small data sets and appropriate statistical techniques to accomplish research or assessment objectives.
  • Produce reports, charts, tables, graphs, and presentations synthesizing research/outcome assessment findings, and present findings to the faculty, student, and staff groups.
  • Perform statistical analyses , conduct data searches in response to internal and external requests, and provide consultation and continuing education opportunities to faculty and academic staff.
  • Master's degree in statistics, mathematics, computer applications, business, social sciences or related field requiring coursework in quantitative analysis.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in institutional research, outcomes assessment, educational research, applied statistics, social sciences, or a related field is required.
  • Evidence of an awareness and understanding of the institutional effectiveness and learning outcomes assessment focus in higher education.
  • Experience and proficiency with statistics and quantitative data analysis including multivariate techniques, and predictive analytics.
  • Proven competency in the technical aspects of research in general, psychometric and survey research, including research proposal and design, statistical and research methods, data collection and/or extraction, and data analyses and evaluation.
  • Recent experience using SPSS or SAS and other computer software applications to support research and assessment. Must be experienced with Microsoft Office Suite products, web-based learning management systems, and web design/management software.
  • Knowledge of curriculum design/development, pedagogical frameworks, and effective instructional techniques.
  • Teaching or training experience required.
  • Understanding policies regarding confidentiality (e.g., FERPA), predict policy implications of information and projects, and Knowledge of human research protections and guidelines.
  • Ability to translate quantitative data into usable information for planning, assessment, and other purposes.
  • Evidence of an awareness and understanding of the national trends in educational excellence criteria, and inter-institutional benchmarking initiatives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, efficient, personable, and collegial working relationships with diverse faculty and staff members.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal, written, and graphical communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong team building, team management, and interpersonal skills. Prior supervisory experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated excellent conceptual, analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, communicate the importance of privacy and confidentiality to clients, and attend to detail and maintain accuracy in working with complex statistical information.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule:M-F 8:30 am to 5 pm
Compensation: $64,702 Minimum plus excellent medical, tuition reimbursement and paid leave
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration: 9/21/2020

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

The following are required documents:

  1. Completed Application
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Cover Letter