Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement

Posted on6/13/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement
Application due dateJune 15, 2018
Job start dateJuly 25, 2018
Other Location24142
InstitutionRadford University
Institution descriptionRadford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 204-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. The university offers 67 degree programs in 38 disciplines and four certificates at the undergraduate level; 22 master's programs in 17 disciplines and three doctoral programs at the graduate level; 11 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master's certificate. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Athletic Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 270 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service.
Job dutiesThe Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Quality Improvement will be responsible for academic programs’ and support units’ assessment planning and implementation, survey design and administration, student evaluation of faculty, and other reporting requirements related to institutional effectiveness. The candidate must have demonstrable skills and experience in supporting faculty and staff in their assessment efforts. The Associate Director will be responsible for coordinating learning outcomes assessment in various programs/units in order to demonstrate the extent to which student learning and development have been attained. Specific duties will include:

• Organizing academic programs assessment planning and implementation in collaboration with faculty, department chairs, program directors and College Assessment Committees.

• Leads the core curriculum assessment efforts by collaborating with the Core Curriculum Advisory Committee and the faculty teaching core curriculum courses in defining and measuring expected competencies.

• Collecting and analyzing data using both quantitative and qualitative techniques to inform continuous improvement of programs and services.

• Administering, managing, and designing university-wide surveys to support institutional effectiveness.

• Organizing assessment training workshops and presentations to enhance the capacity for strengthening a culture of evidence on campus.

• Providing support for conducting Student Evaluation of Faculty and analyzing the data to assist departments and deans in decision-making.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications:
A master’s degree in higher education, educational research, social sciences, or directly related field plus, at least, three years of experience in assessment is required. Qualified candidates will also have a good knowledge and experience in using SPSS/SAS software and Microsoft Office applications. The successful candidate must possess a keen attention to detail and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with various campus constituents. Strong written, presentation and interpersonal skills with an ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships across the University constituencies are important.

Preferred Qualifications:
In addition to the required minimum educational qualification, prior experience with assessment data management and reporting software will be an advantage.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsRadford University offers a comprehensive package of Commonwealth of Virginia and agency specific benefits available to employees.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website and select the Administrative/Professional Faculty Positions button to connect to the posting. Only online applications will be accepted. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2018.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.