Assistant Director of Academic Assessment

Posted on8/11/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Academic Assessment
Reports in officeAcademic Assessment
Application due dateAug. 30, 2017
Job start dateOct. 1, 2017
InstitutionUniversity of Oklahoma
Institution descriptionFounded in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma just 20 mins. south of Oklahoma City. OU’s Norman undergraduate population is just over 20,000, giving students a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. With three campuses in Oklahoma, OU also offers study abroad opportunities at several locations and OU campuses overseas.
Job dutiesKey responsibilities include:

• Managing national and university-wide surveys (e.g., NSSE, University Student Satisfaction Survey, program review surveys, etc.).
• Conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative data gathered in surveys and assessment events.
• Preparing written reports, PowerPoint presentations, dashboards, infographics, and other data visualizations for surveys and other assessment research findings.
• Disseminating survey results to address various internal and external needs.
• Creating online surveys and assisting academic departments in analyzing and interpreting data.
• Developing and implementing technical solutions to streamline assessment processes and improve efficiency.
• Managing periodical and multi-year data bases to support faculty and administrators for assessment and strategic decision-making. 
• Serving as the administrator and primary campus contact for the institution-wide assessment tracking and reporting system.
• Assisting in preparation of accreditation and state assessment documentation.
• Assisting in the development and implementation of training activities.
• Supporting research on assessment of student learning.
• Participating in assessment committee meetings.
• Assisting in the supervision of graduate students and student hourly employees.
Performing other job-related duties as assigned by the Director.
QualificationsRequired Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, applied statistics, measurements/psychometrics, or a related field.
• Three years of experience in an Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness and/or Assessment office.
• Experience with survey design and research, statistical procedures, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and reporting.
• Proficiency with statistics and analysis software (SPSS and/or SAS).
• Proficiency with MS Office products, specifically Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience tailoring quantitative research results for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to organize and oversee university-wide surveys.
• Strong planning, time-management, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Attention to detail and data accuracy while working on multiple projects with competing deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline/field in education, psychology, applied statistics, measurements/psychometrics, or a related field.
• Two years of experience in an Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness and/or Assessment office.
• Advanced Excel skills and experience using filters, pivot tables, charts and graphics, and other advanced functions and formulas.
• Knowledge of data extraction techniques.
• Experience in working with large data sets.
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of assessment in higher education.
• Experience using TracDat assessment management software and Qualtrics survey software.
• Knowledge of utilizing learning analytics/educational, data mining and evidence-centered design to inform institutional assessment.
• Demonstrated experience with report building/data visualization software (e.g., Microsoft Power BI).
• Experience overseeing administration of national or university-wide surveys (e.g., NSSE).
• Supervisory experience.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsSalary: $40,000 to $60,000, plus excellent benefits.
Application procedureHow to Apply for this Job:
To evaluate the requirements and apply, candidates should review Job Number 172203 in its entirety at the University of Oklahoma Human Resources (Norman Campus Jobs) website.

Review of applications will begin August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants MUST apply on-line to be considered.

A completed application must include: 

• A cover letter including a brief statement of professional interests, experiences, and evidence of qualifications relative to this position. 
• Resume (be specific about how your experience meets each of the requirements and qualifications). 
• Contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Felix Wao at