Detailed Job Description
The Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness will help manage and facilitate the continuing development and further enhancement of the outcomes assessment activities within both academic and administrative departments.
Additional Department Summary:
The Assistant Director serves with an Institutional Effectiveness (IE) team responsible for ensuring meaningful, measurable and manageable University planning and evaluation efforts across all campus divisions and departments. The Assistant Director consults with academic and nonacademic units to develop and implement evaluation/assessment plans and reports. The Assistant Director assists with and/or manages departmental assessment projects, as needed. The Assistant Director assists in the development and implementation of professional development opportunities about assessment and assessment management systems. The Assistant Director serves as an administrator and trainer for the institutional effectiveness management systems. The Assistant Director assists with the development and maintenance of IE webpages, including the QEP. The Assistant Director assists with the implementation of quality improvement initiatives, such as the QEP. The Assistant Director assists with curriculum approval processes and document management. The Assistant Director supports the diverse functions of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, including compliance with the University's regional accrediting body, SACSCOC. The Assistant Director is expected to remain current on issues related to institutional effectiveness, best practices in assessment of academic and non-academic units, institutional and disciplinary accreditation, and university, system and state curricular approval processes.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree and one year of experience; or a doctorate degree.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
The Assistant Director must be able to consult with diverse faculty and staff on matters of evaluation and planning, including the assessment of student learning. The Assistant Director must have classroom teaching experience in an institution of higher education to include assessment of student learning outcomes. The Assistant Director must have experience with regional accreditation, program review, and the development and implementation of a QEP. The Assistant Director must have experience with institutional effectiveness management systems (e.g., TracDat, LiveText, WEAVE, etc.). The Assistant Director must be able to manage multiple projects and tasks.
Skills and Knowledge:
The Assistant director must have: excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work in a collaborative office environment; the ability to manage projects independent of supervision; the ability to facilitate meetings; the ability to develop and implement professional development opportunities; skill in the use of Microsoft Office, statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, etc.), assessment management software (e.g. WEAVE, TracDat, etc.), and webpage development tools; knowledge of curriculum review and IRB.
Experience developing and implementing institutional effectiveness initiatives in a major university; experience with the SACSCOC reaffirmation process to include documenting compliance, hosting an on-site review, and training as an IE reviewer; creation and implementation of professional development materials for face-to-face events and institutional website; and participation in a QEP related to problem-solving skills and the ability to connect academic knowledge to real-world contexts and situations.59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 43887.96 Midpoint - $ 63648.00
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.