Assessment and Accreditation Officer, SOE

Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington State
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

This position will sustain overall assessment, accreditation, and reporting for the SOE. This position will be essential for quality assurance of programs and depicting the School of Education to the university and other outside agencies.

Essential Functions

Function: Accreditation and Annual Report - 45% of time

Function Detail:

  • Responsible for collection, analysis and reporting of all data required for compliance with the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) to maintain program approval for teacher, counselor, and administrator certification programs. Is the representative from Gonzaga University SOE to the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) for certification program accreditation through program compliance and work with the National Educational Research Data Center (EDRC). 
  • Manages accreditation and outside agency reports in compliance with the agency standards, coordinates the report with the departments, and is responsible for SOE unit content, formatting, editing, and submitting reports.  
  • Review data for validity and utility and conduct tests for validity and reliability as needed. 
  • Coordinate processes for gathering and presenting data to meet state and national accreditation requirements 
  • Prepare and submit required reports and evidence 
  • Create and maintain an electronic exhibit room 
  • Manage and submit reports related to evolving standards and learning outcome requirements  
  • Stay abreast of updates and changes directly related to state leaning and teaching standards that need to be integrated into the unit assessment system 
  • Prepares annual reports for various agencies (SOE Annual Report, PESB, Title II, NWCCU, Canadian Ministries, etc.) 
  • Prepares SOE Magazine for university distribution 
  • Help ensure that student learning outcomes and program goals are linked to assessments that meet NWCCU accreditation standards 
  • Work with unit and program administration to prepare for accreditation visits and ongoing continuous improvement 
  • Identify and assist with implementing improvements in the School of Education’s data resources and report production processes. 
  • Follow-up on departmental and program assessment action plans 
  • Approves folders/documents permitted for storage in the SOE Global Assessment System (GAS). 
  • Coordinate data review and analysis for program planning and continuous improvement. 
  • Serves as administrative support to the SOE Rank, Reappointment, and Tenure Committee confirming verifying notebook content and the digital content. 

Function: Data and Assessment Administration - 45% of time

Function Detail:

  • Manage integration of assorted assessment components into a single, efficient system including administration of multiple platforms and data collection systems. 
  • Manage all matters related to state and national standardized and licensure testing  
  • Administrate systems for collection, recording, and distribution/reporting of NES, WEST-B, WEST-E, Praxis, edTPA, and ACTFL scores. 
  • Administrate web-based assessment system. 
  • Oversee the design, build, and deployment of online assessments and other data collection tools 
  • Coordinate with school districts to provide online access to assessment system for University Supervisors and students. 
  • Review assessment instruments and work with stakeholders to adapt instruments as needed in support of accreditation standards and requirements. 
  • Facilitate sharing of data with students, faculty, administrators, and the larger professional community.  

Other Functions:

  • Incumbent may represent the department on University-wide committees or projects as assigned and approved by the supervisor 
  • Incumbent may represent the School of Education on University committees or projects as assigned and approved by the supervisor  
  • Attend School of Education functions as directed by the Dean’s Office 
  • Incumbent may serve on advisory boards or SOE committees in order to manage correspondence as assigned and approved by the supervisor 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in a field that is related to Education 
  • 5+ years of work experience in research and data analysis 
  • Successful experience in the area of accreditation/continuous improvement in a higher education setting. Strong ability to interpret and analyze assessment data.  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a positive and effective manner 
  • Proficiency with database, spreadsheet, and word processing software 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and organizational skills 
  • Must be detail oriented; possess analytical skills and statistical ability to translate raw data from disparate sources into information and knowledge 
  • Ability to travel via car and air 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • An understanding of accreditation for education programs in higher education settings at local, state, and national levels 
  • Proficiency with Watermark web-based assessment systems 
  • Advanced knowledge of Banner, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Hyland OnBase, and electronic survey software​ 

Physical Qualifications: 

  • Remain in stationary position for 80% of time  
  • Wrist and hand movement related to computer work 
  • Bend, stoop, kneel, stretch and reach  

EEO Statement:

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (509) 313-5996.

Clery Statement:

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A copy of the report can be found online at A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.


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