Assessment Specialist

Posted on1/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment
Reports in officeOffice of Medical Education
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateOpen until filled
CitySouth Orange
State/ProvinceNew Jersey
InstitutionSeton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Institution descriptionThe Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will be located in Nutley, New Jersey, approximately 10 miles west of New York City. For more information about the School of Medicine, please visit our website at:

Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all its employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.
Job dutiesThe newly established Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (SOM) invites applications for an Assessment Specialist (the “Specialist”).

The Specialist will support and report to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, who is responsible for developing and measuring outcomes measures for the SOM.

The Specialist is responsible for managing the process and timeline of assessment development, implementation, and evaluation of student competency-based assessments to support the mission and goals of the SOM. The successful candidate will provide ongoing support to faculty members in developing direct and indirect assessments of student learning outcomes, competencies, and Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). The Specialist will work with SOM faculty and staff to examine the reliability and validity of assessment tools, and make recommendations for revisions and enhancements as needed.

In addition, the Specialist will provide training to faculty, staff, and administrators on best practices in assessment development and implementation, analysis of assessment results, and reporting of results to internal and external stakeholders.

The Specialist will assist in the development of the SOM’s Curriculum Database, to be developed in conjunction with the Offices of Medical Education and Student Affairs and Well-being. This database will monitor and track student progress through the curriculum, identify students at risk of academic difficulty, and provide data to students, faculty, advisors, and administration. In the development of this database, the Specialist will work with the SOM’s Database Manager to ensure reliable data collection and entry of assessment data, and participate in assessment quality assurance processes. The Specialist will also be involved in the development of assessment dashboards to provide real-time formative feedback to students and faculty.

Specific responsibilities include:

Overseeing the coordination, implementation and evaluation of competency-based assessments.

Working with faculty to develop, monitor, and evaluate assessment methods and tools

Providing ongoing support and training for assessment activities

Implementing established criteria/assessment tools and matrices for tracking student progress, identifying students at risk, and working with students, advisors, faculty, and administrators to implement and monitor programs to support student success.

Analyzing assessment results, and reporting results to internal and external stakeholders

Assisting in the development of an assessment dashboards

Supporting Institutional Quality Improvement (IQI) activities at the SOM

Working with, and supporting, faculty in scholarship including educational research.

The successful candidate will be involved in the development and implementation of an innovative curriculum at a new School of Medicine. The SOM’s integrated curriculum incorporates content from the Biomedical, Behavioral, Social, and Health Systems Sciences. The School of Medicine will feature an integrated 3+1 curriculum that allows students to develop an individualized 4th year program following a core 3-year curriculum. Active learning techniques, including Team-Based and Problem-Based Learning will be utilized.

The successful candidate will also be expected to provide service to the School of Medicine and professional communities, to assist in LCME accreditation activities, and to support innovative scholarship and research to advance knowledge.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications:
Master’s degree, preferably in Educational Psychology, Educational Research or related field, or equivalent work experience.

Experience in relevant area(s) including assessment design and development.

Use of technology for collection, analysis, and reporting of assessment data.

Exceptional organizational, communication, and team skills.

Knowledge of research design, quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Desired Qualifications:
Doctoral degree, preferably in Educational Psychology or related field, or equivalent work experience.

Experience in psychometrics and analysis of assessment results.

Report writing and presentation for varied audiences.

Experience providing training or professional development.

Familiarity with learning management and student assessment systems.

Experience in a health professions school or higher education environment.

Knowledge of standard setting methods.

Experience with dashboards and/or data visualization.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsPlease go to our website for information about benefits.

Application procedureIndividuals wishing to apply should submit an application through, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of professional references.