Assistant Director of Assessment and Coordinator of Survey Research

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssistant Vice Provost for Academic and Resource Planning
Reports in officeInstitutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
Application due dateJuly 7, 2018
Job start dateAugust 15, 2018
State/ProvinceNew York
InstitutionUniversity at Albany - SUNY Albany
Institution descriptionEstablished in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.
Job dutiesThe Assistant Director of Assessment and Coordinator of Survey Research supports institutional assessment/effectiveness activities across academic and administrative support units, with particular emphasis on assessments within academic units. The Assistant Director is also expected to contribute to fulfilling the campus's obligations with regards to required external reporting, particularly with respect to accreditation and assessment issues. In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Assistant Director will contribute to developing a longer-term broad assessment agenda of the office, and UAlbany's Institutional Assessment Plan.

With regard to the survey research responsibilities, the incumbent is responsible for stewardship of the office's survey research program in support of myriad University efforts targeted at improving effectiveness and campus decision-making. The survey research coordinator will develop and administer a comprehensive and longitudinal student survey program, through appropriate internal and/or external instruments; provide timely survey research support to academic and administrative units as they pursue their assessment agendas; continue the University's efforts to further develop institutional policy regarding surveys of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and their coordination; and become familiar with the office's major data and information systems and participate in the design and execution of analytic studies, as needed, to support planning and decision-making across the campus.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
•Master's degree or higher in Business, Higher Education, or relevant quantitative discipline from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
•Experience in institutional research, survey research, assessment, or data analytics (earned doctorate may substitute)
•Demonstrated experience using SPSS, 'R', Stata, Qualtrics, or advanced knowledge of other analytical software packages (eg: Excel)
•Applicants must address their ability to work with a culturally diverse population in their application.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Earned doctorate from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, or ABD with continuing active progress toward completion
•Outstanding communication skills
•Experience using empirical evidence to support logical conclusions
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsDependent on qualifications and experience
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