Director for Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs
Reports in officeN/A
Application due dateJune 18, 2018
Job start dateJuly 2018
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
InstitutionThe University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Institution descriptionUNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees.
Job dutiesThe Director for Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte provides leadership for developing and implementing assessment and planning strategies to effectively inform improvements in accordance with institutional, state, and SACSCOC expectations. In addition, the Director will be an integral member of the college’s administrative team and the Academic Affairs Assessment Team (AAAT), working across the college and collaborating with faculty, staff, departments, programs, and administration.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director for Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation will have the following primary responsibilities:
• Provide leadership for the academic assessment of student learning outcomes in support of the college’s departments and programs; 59 undergraduate majors; 42 graduate programs and certificates; and 4 undergraduate certificate programs.
• Guide efforts to enhance the college’s use of assessment results in seeking improvements;
• Assume primary responsibility for maintaining institutional compliance with SACSCOC standards pertaining to assessment of student learning outcomes;
• Assume primary responsibility for data initiation, collection, curation, and dissemination;
• Develop and deliver training materials and workshops;
• Participate in appropriate University committees and working groups;
• Coordinate a college-wide learning outcome assessment plan;
• Facilitate and institutionalize assessment processes;
• Assist with program reviews;
• Assist with the college’s annual report;
• Oversee the administration of applicable surveys and initiatives within the college; and
• Stay abreast of best practices and new innovative methods to introduce opportunities for improvement.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
• Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant discipline.
• Significant experience in the area of assessment and/or evaluation.
• Experience with outcome-based assessment strategies and methods.
• Ability to analyze and interpret assessment results.
• Proven ability to work collaborative and productively.
• Excellent communication skills, including presenting workshops and developing reports.
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Significant experience in managing and leading large-scale academic assessment activities at the program-level (e.g., general education, degree programs).
• Experience with data analysis and statistical software.
• Proficiency with assessment and student software, including Compliance Assist, Banner.
• Experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods.
• Demonstrated success in the use of assessment data to assist with decision-making.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsCompetitive
Application procedureCandidates must apply at this website and use position #004385. Applications must include a resume or CV, cover letter and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your application by June 18, 2018. If selected for a campus interview, finalists will be expected to submit three letters of recommendation. Finalist will be subject to a criminal background check. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.