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Assistant Director for Assessment and Research

Adele H. Stamp Student Union
College Park, Maryland
$85k - $92k
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director for Assessment and Research

University of Maryland, College Park

The Adele H. Stamp Student Union

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Position 101006 or

Best Consideration: June 26, 2023

As a member of the Stamp Administration team, this position directs assessment and research in the Stamp Student Union, including providing departmental vision, coordination, and direction for assessment and research efforts.

  • Coordinate and assist Student Union staff with departmental, divisional, and institutional assessment and research projects and authorship of reports related to research findings to include leading participation in national surveys;
  • Provide departmental leadership for learning outcomes assessment efforts as well as program/course evaluations including overseeing student engagement assessment projects;
  • Supervise the Program & Data Consultant who will engage in all efforts of the research & assessment area to include data collection, management, and visualization;
  • Serve as the Chair of the Stamp Research Team which will direct departmental research projects and produce research reports, journal articles, , and professional presentations about Stamp data and research projects and findings;
  • Coach and mentor staff in other units within the Stamp as they conduct assessment projects and assist them with strategies and materials to share findings on campus, in professional journals, and at conferences;
  • Develop and manage a strategy to employ the use of big data, perform both quantitative and qualitative analyses of data, and employ the use of mixed methods of data analysis;
  • Collaborate with divisional leadership on a DSA data warehouse and, as a part of the Stamp’s leadership team, work to ensure that decisions within the department are informed by data;
  • In collaboration with the VP’s Office, assist with the development of Division-wide data management and assessment initiatives;
  • Serve as the Stamp’s liaison to the division-level assessment committee Student Affairs Assessment and Learning Outcomes Group (SAALOG), web survey vendors, and act as an IRB liaison for the division;
  • Develop, implement, and assess a comprehensive staff training program to develop assessment and data analysis competencies;
  • Infuse equitable and culturally responsive assessment practice into all aspects of assessment, data analytics, and research processes;
  • Promote student engagement, learning and development through a systematic process of gathering and using assessment evidence to improve programs and services;
  • Direct and produce the final product for major required reports including the department’s annual report, departmental review report, and other required university and external reports, reports which will be informed by data collected by this position’s research/assessment/evaluation efforts;
  • Work with Stamp Marketing staff and HR colleagues to coordinate and enhance internal Stamp communication and link external communications to our mission, particularly as this relates to sharing findings of research and assessment efforts;
  • Supervise 1-2 hourly graduate students and, when available, 2-4 Federal Work Study students who will support the quantitative and qualitative research initiatives by the Assessment and Research unit;
  • Staff the Director of the Stamp by leading the effort to ensure that the department realizes its strategic plans and goals;
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution, preferably in higher education, social sciences, or related field. At least 3-5 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in educational assessment, process improvement, applied statistics, social sciences or related field required in a higher education setting. Related experience in government or industry is acceptable. Experience in assessment, including assessment design, analysis, and reporting. Experience merging disparate datasets and knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistical methods, qualitative methods, and mixed methods research is required. Competence with software packages, preferably SPSS, and experience with survey design is necessary. Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to work in team and group environments are essential.


Advanced degree (Master’s/Ph.D.) in higher education/student affairs. An understanding of student and staff development within the context of student affairs work. College union experience is helpful. Experience with data visualization platforms such as Tableau is preferred as is experience with SAS Enterprise Guide. Experience in team management, organizational development, coaching or process consultation and project management are preferred.

Physical Demands:

Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings;  will require ability to travel throughout campus and may entail lifting up to 40 pounds. There may be occasions  when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to  accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of  meetings, training, etc.

Additional Information: 

UMD offers great retirement, leave, and other benefits! Pay range is $85,000-$92,000, commensurate with experience.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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