Assessment Director

Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
Assessment Director
Public Health Institute


Compensation: $61,937.62
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 10650
Formal review of applications begins: Nov 9, 2020
Department: College of Education
Location: Tarpon Springs


Key Position Information:
The incumbent of this position must have a thorough understanding of FDOE assessment requirements & must be able to lead the College of Education in all communications to these external constituents. Prior experience working in a COE preferred.

The Assessment Director serves as the lead facilitator for program accreditation in the College of Education, provides guidance and assistance with program-specific accreditation and reaccreditation processes, and maintains the departmental accreditation website.

Candidates should have knowledge of managerial principles, project coordination techniques, research and data analysis principles and practices, assessment and measurement principles, research instruments, and statistical methods. Candidates should have a Master's degree (Doctorate preferred) in Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Leadership, Mathematics, or Statistics, or in a related field to assigned area with courses in educational research, design, and statistics. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements.

The College of Education (COE) offers both Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees as well as certificates. The COE prepares students for the following: Teaching at the K-12 level, working with early learners (birth to age 4) and their families, and positions in a non-school setting that require a working knowledge of training and educational principles. The COE also provides students with the background knowledge required to pursue a graduate degree. As a department, the COE works collaboratively with SPC's Institutional Assessment division to document and provide information for regional accreditation.

The Assessment Director is expected to collaborate with faculty and the Office of School Partnerships to collect and report on data. Therefore, candidates should have knowledge of project coordination techniques, research and data analysis principles and practices, assessment and measurement principles, research instruments, and statistical methods. In addition, candidates should have a master's degree (doctorate preferred) in Educational Research, Mathematics, or Statistics, or in a related field to assigned area with courses in educational research, design, and statistics. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements.

The Assessment Director assures that all the data elements needed to address accreditation criteria, and for program assessment activities, are collected in a timely, accurate, and appropriate manner. Responsibilities also include coordinating the efforts of various working committees and serving as the College of Education's primary point of contact with the Florida Department of Education.


Position Summary:
Typical Essential Duties
• Serves as the lead facilitator for program accreditation in the College of Education, whose primary purpose is to review educational outcome data and make strategic recommendations to leadership for improvement. Responsibilities include coordinating the efforts of various working committees and serving as the college's primary point of contact with the Florida Department of Education.
• Provides guidance and assistance with program-specific accreditation and reaccreditation processes;
• Maintains the departmental accreditation websites;
• Publishes academic-related Research Briefs;
• Serves on various committees.

This is the fourth of five levels in the Institutional Effectiveness series. Incumbents plan, develop, analyze, report and justify institutional and comparative data elements and outcomes including assessment, forecasting, and graphical analysis. Responsibilities may include planning, directing, completing, and reviewing long-term reports and studies; preparing projections related to curriculum, students, enrollment and budgeting; directing survey and/or program assessment efforts; publishing research briefs; and supervising institutional advancement staff.


Requirements:
Education:
Master's degree in Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Leadership, Mathematics, or Statistics or in a related field to assigned area with courses in educational research, design, and statistics.

Experience:
Four (4) years experience in educational and/or institutional research, educational program evaluation, or in a position requiring statistical analysis. Experience in higher education research preferred.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

Knowledge:
• Managerial principles;
• Project coordination techniques;
• Research and data analysis principles and practices;
• Assessment, evaluation, and measurement principles;
• Research instruments;
• Statistical methods;
• Mathematical concepts;
• Data extraction and transformation;
• Surveying methods;
• Computers and related software applications.

Skills:
• Prioritizing and assigning work;
• Monitoring and evaluating employees;
• Analyzing research reports;
• Coordinating research projects within the department;
• Performing qualitative and quantitative research analysis;
• Using research instruments;
• Extracting and transforming data and information;
• Performing mathematical and statistical calculations;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Physical:
• Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
• Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Responsibilities:
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

1. Manages staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. Daily 20%
2. Provides oversight and directs the implementation of internal operations, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; and works to integrate and coordinate service areas. Daily 30%
3. Directs the gathering, organization, and compilation of data in support of budgeting, planning, and/or evaluation and assessment; oversees the reporting of related data and information; directs the analysis of internal and external institutional research and/or planning projects; and reviews and disseminates research requests and associated processes. Daily 30%
4. Meets, consults with, and makes key decisions with applicable University staff regarding projects; directs and oversees the completion of applicable projects; communicates project status and results with relevant constituents. Daily 10%
5. Reviews a variety of reports summarizing research data; analyzes related reports and/or data and makes recommendations based on findings. Daily 10%
6. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. As Required


For more information or to apply, please visit: https://web.spcollege.edu/hrapp/job/4353


Equal Access/Equal Opportunity
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at eaeo_director@spcollege.edu.

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