Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Posted on6/25/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Reports in officeAcademic Affairs
Application due dateOpen until filled. Review begins July 15, 2018
Job start dateimmediately
InstitutionAustin Peay State University
Institution descriptionAustin Peay State University is located on an urban campus that for over 180 years has been used for educational purposes and on which the buildings of five colleges have stood. APSU is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, the state's fifth largest and youngest city. The school is named after former Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, a Clarksville native. Austin Peay is a four-year public university offering over 56 majors and 63 different concentrations.

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Job dutiesThis position promotes institutional capacity for effective and meaningful outcomes assessment efforts and promotes common understanding and value in the use of assessment. Support the use of assessment results for unit/department improvement and institutional effectiveness and broader use of general education and institutional learning goal assessment data. This position leads and manages assessment processes at institutional, department and program levels. This position is also responsible for institution’s participation in all aspects of annual Tennessee Higher Education Quality Assurance Funding requirements. This position reports to the Vice Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. See job posting on APSU jobs website for detailed job description.
QualificationsRequired minimum qualifications
• Master’s degree required from an accredited college or university in a relevant discipline.
• Three years of experience in evaluation, assessment of student learning outcomes, and institutional effectiveness in higher education
• Demonstrated experience managing and leading academic assessment activities at the institutional, departmental, and/or program levels.
• Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as well as of assessment and evaluation theories and practices.
• Documented experience in survey design and methodologies.
• Documented experience in a leadership/management role. Effective academic administrative skills. Possess strong management skills and ability to oversee a diverse team, coordinate work, and plan for the future. Be able to effectively guide/lead others in successful completion of tasks and projects.
• Demonstrated organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Excellent listening, decision-making and consensus-building skills. Must be adept at working with diverse populations and be able to communicate complex information effectively to university and external constituents.
• Understanding of key issues in higher education and the culture and dynamics of higher education. Understanding of the operations, organizational structure and decision-making processes of colleges and universities.
• Demonstrated effective experience with project planning and project management, prioritizing assignments, meeting deadlines and working in project groups.
• Demonstrate strong attention to detail and ability to focus on quality assurance.
• Possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.
• Ability to work independently while overseeing multiple and complex projects.
• Ability to effectively multi-task
• Approach work with a high level of energy, motivation, persistence, and a positive attitude, in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
• A background check will be required for the successful applicant.
Preferred qualifications:
• Doctorate earned or in progress
• College or university teaching experience
• Significant understanding of accreditation principles, with an emphasis on SACSCOC.
• Proficiency with statistical packages and Microsoft Excel
• Demonstrated success working effectively with senior leadership
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsEmployee benefits summary can be found at the following website.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website and reference position number 2012635Staff.

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