Job Vacancy Announcement
Director, Institutional Assessment
Data Science, Innovation and Effectiveness (DSIE)
Full Time or Part Time
Hiring Salary Range
$84,669 - $121,017 / annually
Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)
Regular or Temporary
Job Description Summary
The Director of Institutional Assessment is responsible for the
coordination and support of all
student learning outcomes assessment plans and activities at the
course, program, and
institutional levels. In addition, the Director collaborates with
others to help ensure that the
College’s Strategic Goals are infused in the annual objectives of
individual units and that unit’s
ability to achieve their objectives is regularly assessed. As Chair
of the Teaching, Learning, and
Assessment Committee and Co-Chair of the Institutional
Effectiveness Committee, the Director
provides training and collaborates on the creation and
implementation of standards, policies, and
procedures related to the improvement of student learning and
- Master’s degree in social science or related field.
- Doctorate preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Minimum of five years’ experience in the area of learning
outcomes assessment and program evaluation at a post-secondary
educational institution, preferably at a community college.
- Minimum three years supervisory experience.
- Experience teaching at a postsecondary institution, preferably
at a community college.
- Prior experience leading the development and implementation of
a comprehensive approach to outcomes assessment preferred
- Advanced knowledge of research methodologies.
- Advanced knowledge of assessment theory and practice.
- Ability to lead collaborative projects and coordinate
discussion among participants with different priorities.
- Knowledge of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA
- Experience using assessment data for the purpose of continuous
improvement at all levels.
- Experience with curriculum and program development at the
- Experience with Strategic Planning and project management.
- Knowledge of Middle States Commission on Higher Education (
MSCHE ) accreditation Requirements.
- Advanced knowledge of research methods appropriate to assessing
data in a longitudinal fashion
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills
- Ability to articulate complex data to mainstream users.
- Success managing multiple projects and demonstrated agility,
versatility and strategic thinking skills
- Ability to work collaboratively with administration, faculty,
- Ability to work in a team environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the
ability to tailor reports to various audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to present research findings in both
written and oral formats.
The following criteria, which are not the sole
criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review
the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process. A
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below
for this position.
- Supervises the activities of direct reports
- Coordinates the work of faculty assigned to support the
development and assessment of student learning outcomes at the
course, program, and institutional levels.
- Collaborates with deans, associate deans, chairs, program
coordinators, and faculty in the design and use of measures of
student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
- Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of
the college-wide integrated planning system.
- Collaborates with Professional Development to provide ongoing
training opportunities for faculty and staff in the areas of
student learning outcomes assessment and assessment of
- Oversees the regular cycle of unit reviews for every area of
the College in collaboration with the Institutional Effectiveness
- Leads initiatives to ensure that academic and institutional
assessment efforts manifest a commitment to continuous
- Recommends actions to ensure the design and implementation of
meaningful action plans to improve student learning and
- Reviews all changes to Course, Program, or Institutional
- Ensures all curriculum assessment maps are completed and
- Collaborates with the Senior Director, Curriculum, Programs,
and Regulations and the Curriculum Committee Chairs on curricular
- Oversees the Survey Resource Center
- Collaborates with RAE colleagues to design and implement
longitudinal research on student progression, completion, and
College initiatives and programs.
- Provides guidance to link assessment results to planning and
resource allocation efforts.
- Maintains alignment between area and unit objectives as part of
the Strategic Planning process.
- Evaluates the performance of all employees under his/her
- Chairs the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Committee.
- Co-Chairs the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
- Represents RAE statewide, regionally, and nationally in
initiatives and affinity groups devoted to the improvement of
student learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness.
- Prepares all mandatory documents related to reporting the
College’s progress in the areas of student learning outcomes and
- Presents orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to each
audience, assessment results.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively
communicate and interact with other employees and the public
through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally
defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel
objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and
operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not
limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax
machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping,
and repetitive motions.
Is Background Check Required?
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present
acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a
U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
- A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer
of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal
information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or
directly engaging with minor children on campus?
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe
campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for
applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record
check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial
(credit) report or driving history check.
Special Instructions to Applicants
: You will receive an email acknowledging
receipt of your application, upon which time no further
communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the
position is filled. Communication is immediately sent to the
references listed on your application if recommended for hire.
Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight
requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Master's degree in Social Science or related?
- * Do you have a minimum of five year's experience in the area
of learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation at a
post-secondary educational institution?
- * Min Qual: Do you have three years supervisory experience?
- * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to
continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986
Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation
showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to
work in the U.S.
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2