Director, Institutional Assessment

Employer
Prince George's Community College
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Faculty Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy Announcement

Position Title

Director, Institutional Assessment

Position Type

Administrative

Department

Strategy, Planning, And Effectiveness

FLSA

Exempt

Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time

Grade

17

Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Commensurate with Education and Experience

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

  1. Master’s degree in social science or related field, Ph.D. preferred.
  2. Experience teaching at a post-secondary institution, preferably at a community college.
  3. Three years’ experience in the area of learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation at a post-secondary educational institution, preferably at a community college.
  4. Prior experience leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to outcomes assessment preferred.
  5. Demonstrated ability to present research findings in both written and oral formats.
  6. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for minimum qualifications.


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. Resume required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position .
  • Supervises the activities of direct reports (two research analysts with a primary focus on assessment).
  • 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, 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 assessment management 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.
  • Provides guidance 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.
  • Collaborates with RAE colleagues to design and implement research to identify and longitudinally assess “pathways to success”.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Vice President for Strategy, Planning, and Effectiveness to link assessment results to planning and resource allocation efforts.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Vice President for Strategy, Planning, and Effectiveness to maintain alignment between area and unit objectives as part of the Strategic Planning process 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.
Job Requirements

  1. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  2. Work schedule subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  4. 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 offer of employment.
  5. A signed authorization for release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.


Is Background Check Required?

Yes

Posting Number

PGCC168011/12

Open Date

10/19/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

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

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to VMPO@pgcc.edu .

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. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. 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. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you you have up to three years’ experience in the area of learning outcomes assessment and program evaluation at a post-secondary educational institution, preferably at a community college?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * 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
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts


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