Assistant Director for Assessment
Staff Posting Details
Appointment: regular, full-time, (1.0) FTE.
Reporting to the Associate Provost, the Assistant Director for
Assessment has primary responsibility for supporting assessment of
curricular and co-curricular outcomes including survey and focus
group management, data collection and analysis, and communications.
The Assistant Director will work with faculty and staff to develop
assessment plans, collect and analyze data, monitor progress and
share results. In addition, they will provide data to external
agencies and organizations and support the success of the Office of
Institutional Research in meeting its mission of contextualizing
and stewarding university information to facilitate connections
across campus and enhance the student experience.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
• Developing assessment plans.
• Collecting, cleaning, maintaining, and analyzing data from
multiple sources to assess academic, administrative and
• Managing all logistical aspects of surveying Puget Sound
students, faculty and staff, including calendaring, deploying,
communications and marketing.
• Managing Qualtrics survey software usage and training.
• Conducting focus groups and other qualitative research, providing
training and/or support to other areas as necessary.
• Providing internal and national qualitative and quantitative data
and analysis to departments and offices.
• Respond to guidebook surveys such as U.S. News, Fiske and
• Support the Accreditation Review Committee.
• Maintain the institutional research website.
• Field and respond to ad hoc requests.
• Represent the University and engage in professional development
Oversight of 2-3 Student Staff
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Develop and administer surveys, preferably through the use of
Qualtrics survey software including the ability to employ survey
logic, craft survey questions collaboratively and manage survey
• Independently manage all aspects of focus groups including
drafting protocols, recruiting participants, facilitating groups,
note taking, analyzing qualitative data and report writing.
• Develop and maintain social media plans.
• Edit and maintain websites.
• Craft learning outcomes collaboratively, develop measures for
outcomes, select and use the appropriate research tool for
measuring outcomes, report out on achievement of outcomes, and
maintain tracking of outcome achievement.
• Manage multiple, time-critical projects, both new and recurring
with clear planning, documentation and attention to detail and
• Knowledge of the issues of higher education and university
• Respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a
diverse campus community.
• Education level: a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
• Years of Experience: 2-5 years in assessment research (can be
concurrent with education) AND 2-5 years in higher education (can
be concurrent with education)
• Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal
skills, as evidenced through samples of written reports.
• Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership
within a diverse campus community
• Manipulate, analyze, summarize and present qualitative and
quantitative data in multiple ways for a variety of audiences,
- Excel (minimum knowledge includes graph creation),
- Statistical software such as SPSS, R or Stata (minimum knowledge
includes importing datasets, cleaning and labeling data, and
descriptive statistical analyses),
- Powerpoint (import graphs and tables for effective communication
of data as information), and
- Microsoft word (to write reports, including importing graphs,
tables and images).
• Graduate coursework in research methodology
• Experience using R, Python or SQL for data manipulation and
• Knowledge of statistical techniques (e.g., Regression)
Compensation and Benefits:
The range for this position is $66,000 - $70,000 annually.
Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and
relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on
internal equity and market considerations.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package for eligible staff
• Medical, dental, and vision
• Life insurance and long-term disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• Retirement plan options and 403(b) contributions
• Paid vacation, floating holiday, and campus bonus holidays
• Education benefits, such as full tuition for eligible employees
and their families
• Access to university facilities and entertainment (fitness
center, pool, library, concerts, lectures and more!)
-Positions that work less than .75 FTE (1,560 hours per year) do
not qualify for long-term disability or education benefits.
-Positions that work less than .50 FTE (1,040 hours per year) will
accrue paid sick leave but are not eligible for additional
-Temporary positions that work at least .50 FTE (1,040 hours per
year) will be eligible for benefits after 6 months of continuous
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor
For more information on Puget Sound's exempt staff benefits
Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin
immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a
sufficient number of qualified candidates have been
• Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of
all required background checks. All new hires will be required to
submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or
receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the
• We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we
share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who
work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of
and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
• We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons
as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the
diversity of all parts of our University community through
commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts;
to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all
members of our campus community.
• We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports
diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach
and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and
supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought,
perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To
learn more please visit:https://pugetsound.edu/about-puget-sound-0/mission-core-values/institutional-equity-diversity
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity
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