Director of Student Affairs Assessment (Administrator
MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve
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probationary period and never receive permanent status.
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Application Deadline & Salary
Review of applications has been extended to Monday, September 12,
2022, and the position will remain Open until Filled.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Supervise professional staff employed in the Student Affairs
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
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Open until filled
To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/516972/director-of-student-affairs-assessment-administrator-ii