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University Assessment Coordinator

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

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Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University Assessment Coordinator

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
The University Assessment Coordinator reports to the Assistant Provost for Planning, Budgeting, and Assessment. This position will be responsible for administering annual assessment activities for academic and administrative units across the campus. The University Assessment Coordinator will work collaboratively with faculty members, staff members and administrators in academic departments and administrative programs, and staff members in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment assists and supports institutional planning, management, policy formulation, and decision-making, through the systematic collection, analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of valid and reliable information.

  • With guidance from the Assistant Provost for Planning, Budgeting, and Assessment, implement, review, and suggest improvements to the institutional outcomes assessment procedures.
  • Effectively communicate annual assessment cycle timelines to university stakeholders.
  • Collect and compile assessment data from across the institution.
  • Ensure that assessment data are entered into the university's assessment database in a timely manner.
  • Assist faculty and staff members to evaluate annual assessment results and document planned improvements.
  • Collaborate with faculty members, staff members, and administrators to identify and/or develop appropriate outcomes and measurement tools.
  • Identify topics for professional development and facilitate events that would strengthen the culture of assessment across the campus.
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Assessment Council.
  • Assist the Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Reporting and the Assistant Provost for Planning, Budgeting, and Assessment to develop and distribute surveys.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need.
  • Actively work towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff.
  • Maintain “open door” to internal and external customers.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to work practices and offer viable solutions for implementation.
  • Proactively engage in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external people.
  • Routinely practice self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take corrective action to improve performance.
  • Complete other tasks assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an education field.
  • Three years of classroom teaching experience.
  • Ability to communicate the value of student learning and administrative assessment to campus stakeholders.
  • Ability to perform data analysis including descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • Familiarity with student learning assessment databases.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Education or in a quantitative field such as Business Administration, Business Analytics, Data Science, Educational Measurement, Math, Statistics or a related discipline.
  • At least three years of post-secondary teaching experience.
  • At least one year of assessment experience in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation
  • Previous engagement with programmatic accreditation initiatives (e.g., ABET, ACBSP, CCNE)
  • Experience with Watermark Insights Planning & Self-Study.
  • Experience with Watermark Insights Student Learning & Licensure
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis using SPSS, SAS, R, or a similar application

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: P500To view salary schedules, visit: resources/salary-schedule-tables/ Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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