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Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
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Apr 20, 2022

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Curriculum and Assessment Analyst

Arizona State University

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University—one of the nation’s premier professional journalism and strategic communications programs—is seeking a Curriculum and Assessment Analyst. The analyst assumes responsibility for successful completion and implementation of academic assessment and reporting, with the goal of continually optimizing and strengthening the Cronkite School’s undergraduate and graduate programs.


The ideal candidate is well-versed in assessment measures and methodologies, effectively analyzes data across sources to strategize and track performance, and enthusiastically encourages faculty and school leadership to harness assessment to drive student and school success. As the leader of several key initiatives – annual assessment reporting, external accreditation, and university program reviews among them – the analyst must be a skilled project manager, data analyst, report producer and team coordinator. 


The role is fast-paced and results-driven, and requires high energy, approachability, strategic thinking, and comfort with student and academic data analysis and reporting.


Salary Range

Depends on experience


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Collect and analyze data/artifacts for direct and indirect assessment measures, including surveys; course, faculty and student data; portfolio evaluations; rubrics and surveys.
  • Complete annual university assessment reporting
  • Coordinate ASU’s seven-year Academic Program Review for all degree programs, including planning, self-study coordination and reporting, and site visit preparation.
  • Coordinate assessment reporting for the Cronkite School’s external accreditor, ACEJMC
  • Lead course evaluation process and data analysis
  • Develop assessment plans for new degree programs
  • Implement assessment mapping
  • Ensure the reliability and validity of assessment and survey instruments, and recommends changes and enhancements as necessary
  • Harness assessment data to identify opportunities to improve program performance and achieve goals
  • Coordinate curricular optimization with faculty and instructional design staff, completing the assessment “feedback loop”
  • Coordinate workshops/trainings for academic support personnel and faculty.
  • Produce ad hoc analyses, reports, and data as needed, for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of successful assessment management at a college or university.
  • Knowledge of best practices, direct and indirect measures, and methodologies in academic program assessment. 
  • Experience analyzing and reporting student, course and faculty data.
  • Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication, including assessment reporting.
  • Experience working with faculty and administration to leverage assessment in program or course optimization.
  • Experience coordinating teams and managing projects.
  • Ability to work in an environment subject to tight deadlines and changing priorities.


Working Environment

Our office is located at ASU’s Cronkite Building, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004.

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions
  • Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals


ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.


Based on business needs a flexible work schedule may be available after training:


Flexible work options

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.


Department Statement

The Cronkite School is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier journalism programs. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake—accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity—the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics among students as they master the professional skills they need to succeed in the digital media world of today and tomorrow.


Located on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus in the heart of the nation’s fifth-largest city, the School has 70 full-time faculty members, more than 100 full-time professional staff and annual resources of more than $40 million. The school’s presence has grown to include new degree programs and emerging media projects at ASU’s California Center in Downtown Los Angeles. 


Nearly 2,500 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students are enrolled at Cronkite, preparing for careers in journalism, strategic media and related communications fields. Of the undergraduate residential student population, more than 60 percent come from out-of-state and more than 37 percent are students of color. The retention rate consistently exceeds 90 percent, and Cronkite students regularly lead the country in national journalism competitions.


The school champions a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education, for which it has received international acclaim. Cronkite offers 15 different full-immersion professional programs in which students work in intensive, real-world settings under the guidance of top-flight professionals and in collaboration with research faculty. The programs enable students to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom, producing news, information and community engagement on critical issues for the state, region and nation.


The Cronkite faculty is made up of award-winning professional journalists, strategic communications specialists and world-class media scholars. Cronkite professors include five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, digital media thought leaders, top TV producers and correspondents, major metropolitan newspaper editors and strategic communications experts.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Applicants must apply online through Kenexa by submitting the following:

1) a cover letter;

2) resume;

3) contact information (name, address, email, telephone number) for three professional references;

4) a diversity statement that addresses their experience and commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion over the course of their careers, and outlines how they would advance DEI goals at the Cronkite School. The statement should be no longer than 500 words.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


To apply please go to see Req Id# 78363BR

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