Associate Director (PRN25505B)

Utah, United States
$53,000.00 - $60,000.00
Mar 10, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Associate Director for Assessment and Analytics at the University of Utah plays a key role in developing and managing the assessment and analytics projects to align the Division’s strategic planning efforts. Using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, the Associate Director works with other staff within Student Affairs, to design and implement assessment strategies to identify student needs, measure student satisfaction, assess student learning outside the classroom, extract information from existing data sets that predict future outcomes and trends, and visualize information. This position requires an ability to work with and support a range of needs within a large, dynamic Student Affairs Division. An ability to lead, consult with others and adjust priorities is critical to this role. This position reports to the Director of Assessment and Analytics.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN25505B - 01550 - Assessment & Analytics

COMPENSATION: $53,000 to $60,000/year

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


o In collaboration Student Affairs units, develop and implement learning assessment projects (learning and general outcomes) at the department and program level that are directly linked to the Division’s priorities and strategic plan;
o Plan and implement assessment projects to understand student needs and satisfaction; this includes developing assessment methodology, conducting assessment (quantitative and qualitative), analyzing and drawing conclusions from data, writing reports, and presenting findings to stakeholders;
o Utilize survey software (Qualtrics) to create and evaluate and administrate surveys;
o Foster an innovative, inclusive, collaborative, team-oriented work environment;
o Manage, analyze data, and present results from assessment and research studies (e.g. , NSSE, NCHA, Graduating Student Survey, First Destination);
o Integrate automated reporting, data visualization, and analytics across the Division;
o Manage data needs for Student Affairs departments in consultation with supervisor to support performance measures strategic planning efforts;
o Lead the assessment liaison team comprised of staff from each Student Affairs department and serve as a resource and consultant to staff members who are conducting assessment projects;
o As directed, collaborate on Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and research studies;
o Extract information from existing data sets that predict future outcomes and trends related to students and the programs and services provided by the Division of Student Affairs;
o Manage survey software (Qualtrics), that includes onboarding new users and assisting with more advanced design for Student Affairs and affiliated areas.
o Perform other duties as required or assigned

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.


Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Department Preferred Qualifications
o A Master’s degree in related field, such as education, psychology, sociology, statistics, etc.
o Strong analytical and advanced statistical skills, including the ability to conduct predictive analytics;
o Proficiency in the use of data analysis and visualization software such as R, Python, SPSS, STATA, SQL, Tableau, etc.
o Proficiency in survey development and analysis utilizing software such as Qualtrics or Campus Labs.
o Project management experience;
o Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


o A Ph.D. degree in related field, such as education, psychology, sociology, statistics, etc.
o Three to five years’ experience of assessment work at a college/university, preferably in student affairs;
o Experience conducting and analyzing qualitative assessment projects, including focus groups, individual interviews, and case studies;
o Outstanding interpersonal communications skills and flexibility in project management
o Excellent written and presentation skills
o Proven competence in managing multiple tasks and competing priorities;
o Commitment to diversity and inclusion of all community members
o Commitment to a collaborative team approach. Knowledge of theory and practice related to college student development, student learning, and professional standards such as CAS;
o Demonstrated ability to function effectively in high-paced work environments;
o Ability to function effectively in a decentralized, research-intensive University environment;



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.