Assessment Specialist

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 35221 University Title Student Services Specialist 1 University Job Family Student Services ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Multi Title Scope of Search National Working Title Assessment Specialist Position Number 587080 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department VP Student Affairs Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Assessment Specialist is responsible for assisting the Division of Student Affairs ( DSA ) with developing assessment projects and appropriate measurement tools, as well as collecting, analyzing, and reporting assessment data for continuous improvement purposes at various organizational levels. This position supports a broad range of assessment needs for the staff and programs of the DSA . This position will report to the Director of Assessment and Planning for the Division of Student Affairs.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Bachelor’s degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field or equivalent experience.

One to three years of experience in assessment, research, and program evaluation, or other applied research fields, involving project design, data analysis and reporting.

Experience with statistical packages such as, SAS, SPSS, or R to perform statistical tests including correlation analysis, One-Way ANOVA, linear regression, etc.

Experience in survey design and other data collection tools such as rubrics.

Experience with developing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative assessment projects.

Experience with project using both direct and indirect measures.

Ability to work independently and demonstrates initiative as it pertains to the duties and responsibilities.

Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary to relay data issues and data analysis findings in an organized and easily understandable fashion.

Strong organization skills, diligent attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities, and ability to meet deadlines.

A strong customer service orientation with impeccable ethical judgement, and ability to coordinate activities in a collegial manner both within the office and with other colleagues.

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

Master’s degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field or equivalent experience.

Knowledge of college student learning and development theories and application of theories to practice.

Knowledge of or experience in college student services and administrative functional areas.

Experience with assessment management and data collection platform, such as AMS and campus labs

Ability to effectively develop graphical visualization of assessment findings

Knowledge of visualization software such as Power BI and Tableau

Assessment, program evaluation, or research experience in higher education/Student services and administrative settings

Ability to learn and apply emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner

Advanced degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range 45,000-53,000 Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribution to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion. Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research, and teaching that promotes equity and parity; advising and mentoring students, and/or initiatives to create a positive and successful organizational experience for traditionally underrepresented staff groups.

Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 04/12/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in assessment, research, or program evaluation?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-3 Years
    • More than 3 years
  2. * Please describe your experience working with program assessment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Master’s degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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