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Director of Student Affairs Assessment (Administrator II)

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
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Aug 18, 2022

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Director of Student Affairs Assessment (Administrator II)

Job No: 516972
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Position Information

This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Conditions of Employment

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy. Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Application Deadline & Salary Information

Review of applications has been extended to Monday, September 12, 2022, and the position will remain Open until Filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Major Duties

The Director of Student Affairs Assessment provides leadership, coordination and technical expertise for program evaluation, learning and program outcomes assessment and research across the Division of Student Affairs. The Director serves a critical role within the Division Operations Team and offers a strong voice in data-informed decision-making and building a culture of evidence-based assessment. Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director will partner with departments within Student Affairs to improve programming and student services throughout the Division through enhancing the quality and outcomes of student out-of-class experiences.

The Director provides leadership, coordination and expertise in designing, implementing, and interpreting assessment projects related to learning outcomes met through our educational programming and services with a focus on measuring how these initiatives impact student success and retention. The Director provides expertise on the types of assessments that will be most effective, as well as guidance on designing instruments, sampling, data analysis, and reporting. It is essential that this person is not only an expert in conducting the various assessment processes across the Division, but must also possess the ability to train staff and to consult others on best practices.

The Director coordinates the annual Student Affairs Assessment showcase and the periodic comprehensive program review process for the Division. The position will develop and chair the Student Affairs Assessment Council. The position supports institutional effectiveness and assessment efforts and disseminates information about student characteristics and concerns to interested members of the Toro community.


Required Education: Master's degree in higher education, public administration, public policy, social sciences, statistics, student affairs, college student development or related field.

Required Experience: Five (5) years of experience working with assessment/ institutional effectiveness and data analysis in a higher education environment.; strong skills in qualitative and quantitative research and experience in survey design and statistical reporting are essential.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of the assessment of student services and programs in a higher education context; experience successfully managing multiple assessment/ research projects simultaneously, ideally in a higher education setting

Proven ability to apply appropriate statistical techniques to the analysis of assessment and institutional data; experience administering outcomes-based assessment

Advanced skills in data management and the analysis of small and large datasets

Qualitative research methodology including participant observation, focus groups and in-depth interview techniques

Strong writing, interpersonal, and computer skills with the ability to summarize and present complex analysis of data to varied audiences and constituents

Proven abilities to create learning environments that are enriched with diverse views and people and integrate relevant cultural issues on campus

Understanding of current issues and trends in higher education, including student learning and development

Excellent writing and verbal communications skills including report-writing and presentations

Active listening skills and ability to facilitate problem-solving, decision making and goal setting in group situations

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong analytical and advanced statistical skills, including the ability to conduct predictive analytics

Proficiency in the use of SPSS, Qualtrics, Excel, Tableau, and/or other data analysis software

Demonstrated consultative skills in working with internal and external constituent groups

Strong project management skills with acute attention to detail, ability to manage demanding workflow and competing deadlines

Ability to train others on new skills and procedures


50% - Student Affairs Assessment Office (SAAO) Leadership and Training:
Develop annual and long-term Division assessment plan, tools, and methodologies based on Division and University priorities, strategic goals, and objectives. Consult with senior leadership and work with departmentally-based assessment staff to develop departmental strategies for measuring learning outcomes and evaluating programs and services.

Develop and lead the Student Affairs Assessment Council, a group designed to bring together Division staff representing key departments to receive training on best practices, provide feedback on existing practices and collaborate on new ideas.

Assist Student Affairs departments in conducting learning and program outcome assessment, including planning, data gathering and report preparation with the support of the Student Affairs Assessment Council.

Design and implement assessment initiatives appropriate to the research question and ensure use of the data in decision-making and program/ service evaluation.

Coordinate the Periodic Comprehensive Program Review program for the division.

Mentor Student Affairs staff as they develop their assessment and evaluation skills, with a particular focus on identifying the appropriate assessment strategy to answer the research question.

Supervise professional staff employed in the Student Affairs Assessment Office.

35% - SAAO Communications and Consultation:
Collaborate with University Effectiveness, Planning and Analytics (UEPA) and Information Technology to develop and implement dashboard indicators to inform Student Affairs practice.

Serve as a resource person and consultant to individual Student Affairs staff members who are conducting research as a part of their job responsibilities.

Encourage and conduct research focused on student developmental change, student learning, and the processes through which students make meaning of their college experiences.

Coordinate annual Student Affairs Assessment showcase.

10% - SAAO Partnerships:
Represent Student Affairs with University assessment initiatives, committees and workgroups. Serve as the Division of Student Affairs' day-to-day liaison to UEPA.

Participate in university committees, councils, workgroups, and special programming efforts as appropriate.

5% - Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. For more information or definition of these terms, please visit:

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639. Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9

Applications Close: Open until filled

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