Job Title: Assessment Director
Location: Iowa Valley Community College District Office
Brief Job Description/Summary: The purpose of this position is to coordinate the development of and continued focus on the areas of Assessment of Student Learning and Non-Academic Assessment projects specific to higher education. Responsible for maintaining and supporting the use of the selected assessment software; training of staff/faculty on use of the software; and developing and assisting with the utilization of reporting capabilities in support of institutional effectiveness. Provide training and support for faculty and staff on the overall Integrated Institutional Effectiveness assessment process and
requirements. May select and adapt qualitative and quantitative methods, practices and theories to perform analysis, interpret results, and document findings, and assist with the organization and implementation of assessment projects, and identifying ways to improve institutional effectiveness. Participates in the IIE Steering and Assessment Committees. May assign and/or supervise the work of others.
List of Job Duties: Knowledge in the areas of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, and statistical analysis techniques. Proficiency in Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, EXCEL, SharePoint, PowerPoint) and specific computer programs related to the area of assessment and research.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally with diverse populations. Knowledge of accreditation standards and state and federal requirements related to institutional effectiveness. Ability to independently interpret data and create detailed reports, documents, and communications. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with instructional and non-instructional units on best practices in assessment and the use of results for learning improvement and decision making.
Required Experience and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Completion of a Master’s degree required; Doctorate preferred. Minimum of three years in higher education required that includes work with academic/administrative assessment and a demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices
of assessment and evaluation processes, including a thorough understanding of student learning outcomes. Teaching experience at the college level required.
Further information/application process contact: Please click here for our online application http://www.iavalley.edu/district/forms/affirmative_action.php Applicants will be asked to include cover letter and resume once the on-line application is ready to be submitted. Contact information is also located on our website.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled