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Director, Institutional Assessment

Employer
Prince George's Community College
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 30, 2023
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Position Title

Director, Institutional Assessment

Position Type

Administrative

Department

Data Science, Innovation and Effectiveness (DSIE)

FLSA

Exempt

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Grade

17

Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$84,669 - $121,017 / annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary

Regular

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 institutional effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION
  • Master’s degree in social science or related field.
  • Doctorate preferred

EXPERIENCE
  • 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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • 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 Community College.
  • 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 critical
  • 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, and staff.
  • 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.
Criteria

CRITERIA : 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • 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 institutional effectiveness.
  • Oversees the regular cycle of unit reviews for every area of the College in collaboration with the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
  • Leads initiatives to ensure that academic and institutional assessment efforts manifest a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Recommends actions to ensure the design and implementation of meaningful action plans to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness.
  • Reviews all changes to Course, Program, or Institutional Outcomes
  • Ensures all curriculum assessment maps are completed and updated annually
  • Collaborates with the Senior Director, Curriculum, Programs, and Regulations and the Curriculum Committee Chairs on curricular matters
  • 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 supervision.
  • 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 institutional effectiveness
  • Presents orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to each audience, assessment results.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • 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 Background Check Required?

Yes

Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

PGCC204011/12

Open Date

08/30/2023

Close Date

09/27/2023

Open Until Filled

No

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

Application Status : 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 investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Social Science or related?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Min Qual: Do you have three years supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * 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.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Other


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