Associate Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment - full-time Management -Non-Unit Position
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Associate Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment reports to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and is responsible for leading the college in the development and implementation of a learning outcomes assessment model that measures, demonstrates, and furthers student learning at the course, program, and institutional level. The Associate Director will promote a culture of assessment and contribute to institutional effectiveness by leading professional development efforts and by working closely with faculty, deans and other college personnel to systematically define and assess learning objectives for the purpose of instructional, curricular, co-curricular, and programmatic improvements.
- Work with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to foster and sustain a culture of assessment on campus.
- Establish a comprehensive system for measuring and improving student learning outcomes.
- Lead an inclusive process to define institutional level learning outcomes including the review and revision of the college's General Education Abilities.
- Spearhead collaborative efforts with academic departments to establish program level outcomes.
- Improve learning at the course level by working with faculty to support their assessment efforts.
- Provide expertise and support in the collection of artifacts, norming sessions, peer review sessions, rubric development and assessment of online courses.
- Support academic departments in the development of their annual reports and contribute to the periodic academic program review process including a comprehensive review of the Liberal Arts program.
- Assist student support services in articulating and measuring co-curricular contributions to student learning.
- Direct and conduct professional development programming for faculty and staff in support of planning and institutional effectiveness.
- Engage with assessment related groups, initiatives, and events at the state and national level and bring back best practices to campus.
- Work with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to develop an integrated system to broadly communicate institutional data, progress on key performance indicators, and assessment efforts.
- Master's degree in Assessment, Educational Research or related field.
- A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in leading educational assessment activities
- Experience in leading large collaborative projects in a college environment
- Demonstrated ability to engage personnel throughout the college in a collaborative manner; excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work with administrators, faculty, staff and students to fulfill their needs for assessment.
- Applied and advanced knowledge of research and assessment methodology, curriculum development and assessment design.
- Strong presentation skills to communicate assessment plans and results effectively with a wide range of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to make independent and collaborative decisions
- Ability to use quantitative, basic research software and Microsoft Office products
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity
- Experience as a faculty member
- Familiarity with accreditation
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
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