Detailed Job Description
The Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Planning is responsible for divisional assessment and planning. The Director is expected to lead assessment and planning efforts for the division. This includes assisting divisional leadership with identifying and planning for the attainment of goals for the Division, particularly those related to student learning and the non-academic campus environment.
Additional Department Summary:
The Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Planning is responsible for leading outcome assessment, planning, and strategic initiative efforts for the Division of Student Affairs. The Director will coordinate learning and program assessment activities for the Division, including supporting departmental assessment coordinators. The Director will assist in planning processes related to the Division's strategic priorities, and will conduct assessment and monitor progress toward priorities and goals. The Director will conduct assessment consultations, create and lead staff development opportunities related to assessment, communicate Division outcomes via various communication channels, assist staff in using assessment results to improve programs and services, and analyze assessment data and make recommendations for program and policy changes. The Director will manage short- and long-term projects related to Division priorities, and monitor project teams, create timelines, and oversee development of project deliverables. Represents the division on Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment projects (SACS, Annual Assessments, etc.).
Required Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree or higher in public administration, management, higher education, college student personnel, educational research, social science, statistics or other relevant field and at least five (5) years full-time successfully demonstrated related experience (institutional research, planning, assessment, forecasting).
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of academic assessment methods and activities, ability to assess instructional programs and review student learning outcomes to ensure achievement of academic objectives and strategies. Expertise in assessment and planning design, including both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; expertise in current assessment instrumentation and survey design; proficiency in data analysis; working knowledge and the ability to use the tools, techniques, relevant statistical principles, and methods to perform statistical analysis and measurement; strong analytical skills and the ability to construct recommendations from evaluative and assessment data; superior verbal and written communication skills; good presentation skills including ability to use PowerPoint and other marketing techniques to present information; strong interpersonal and team-building skills.
Skills and Knowledge:
The position requires competent organizational abilities as well as, short and long term planning, along with an aptitude for a variety of software technology. An understanding of student development and leadership theory and its impact on practice is valuable. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and customer service and ability to work with internal and external stakeholders such as students, alumni, University administrators and faculty, and community members.
Doctoral degree in or higher in public administration, management, higher education, college student personnel, educational research, social science, statistics or other relevant field and at least seven (7) years full-time successfully demonstrated related experience (institutional research, planning, assessment, forecasting). 59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 42993.60 Midpoint - $ 62337.60
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.