Director of Institutional Assessment

North Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Institutional Assessment

The Director of Institutional Assessment provides leadership and expertise to maintain and refine institutional assessment and effectiveness processes across the university. The position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and works closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Essential Job Functions

    Establishes, maintains, and refines institutional assessment and effectiveness processes across the university Leads and manages the campus-wide assessment program, including curricular, co-curricular, and operational assessment while working with administrators, chairs, faculty, and staff to improve assessment Develops and maintains positive relationships with faculty and staff in order to support a culture of assessment and continuous improvement Provides expertise in the development of assessment instruments and processes Monitors assessment plans and works with faculty, staff, and administrators to improve their plans as necessary Provides expertise to administrators, chairs, faculty, and staff in using assessment data to improve the quality of programs and operations and to inform teaching and learning Monitor an assessment management system for the storage, organization, retrieval, and use of assessment data and reports Prepare and communicate assessment results to faculty, administrators, students, and other stakeholders as needed Acts as the University’s accreditation liaison to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and directs all efforts related to reaffirmation, reporting substantive changes, and meeting other requirements to maintain compliance Maintains current knowledge of expectations of HLC and other higher education regulatory bodies Provides proactive communication to the members of President’s Staff and Faculty Senate of any issues of concern related to university assessment and/or accreditation Serves on appropriate campus committees to provide expertise and guidance for all assessment


    Master’s degree in assessment, evaluation, higher education, or related field; doctorate preferred At least 3 years of higher education work experience related to assessment, evaluation, or other higher education administration Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication including expertise in developing and presenting workshops and training on assessment-related topics Proven ability to build consensus, communicate clearly, and work positively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, educational levels, and academic disciplines Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance and respond to a wide variety of demands Experience in using data and data analysis to inform decision-making High-level conceptual thinking with attention to detail Ability to work independently in a time-sensitive environment

Compensation:  Salary based upon education and experience.  Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA retirement plan, and tuition waiver benefits. Explore MSU Benefits.

To Apply:

Submit application, letter of interest, curriculum vita, and the contact information for at least three professional references to the MSU online application site of HR Department, Minot State University. Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2021. Anticipated start date: August 2021.

For more information: Contact Dr. Laurie Geller at

About Minot State University

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life. Minot State has approximately 3200 students enrolled in over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates interested in helping us achieve our goals are encouraged to apply or contact us for more information.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement
Minot State University (MSU) is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. MSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information (GINA), marital or parental status, veteran’s status, citizenship status, public assistance status, participation in lawful off-campus activity, spousal relationship to current employee, or other protected status under federal, state, or local law. MSU complies with all federal and state non-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations, including complying with the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This policy applies to admissions, enrollment, scholarships, loan programs, participation in University activities, employment, and access to participation in, and treatment in all University programs and activities.

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