Student Affairs Assessment Specialist (Student Services Professional IV - Exempt

Posted on11/8/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAVP of Student Success
Reports in officeStudent Success
Application due date11/13/2017
Job start date10/31/2017
InstitutionCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
Institution descriptionStudent Affairs Assessment Specialist
(Student Services Professional IV - Exempt), Student Success
Recruitment# 3174

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

Position Information:
This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Department: Student Success

The Student Affairs Assessment Office is tasked with developing and administering an assessment certification course to all appropriate SA staff; coordinating, consulting and advising all SA assessment efforts; monitoring and ensuring that these efforts develop into action based plans that reinforce the university's mission and goal; and ensuring that the assessment efforts of SA departments/offices align with the divisional and university strategic plans.

The Division of Student Affairs provides services and programs in support of the educational development of students. This is achieved by a student-centered philosophy, student life activities, and an array of support and developmental services. We are committed to assisting students in enhancing their sense of purpose, autonomy, integrity, identity, and tolerance, in a caring yet challenging environment.
Job dutiesMajor Job Duties:
Under the general supervision of the AVP of Student Success, the Assessment Specialist is responsible for collecting, interpreting, and acting on information relating to the goals and outcomes to support student success.  The Assessment Specialist will collaborate with campus partners to review, analyze, advise on improvement measures through training and certification.  The incumbent will create programs and services that provide training and certification on the assessment cycle.  The incumbent will also lead assessment efforts for student affairs offices and departments. These assessment efforts include yearly reviews as well as 3-5 year programmatic reviews.  In addition to these duties the specialist will be tasked with providing action based assessment driven plans for SA offices that will increase retention, pass and graduation rates for students.
Thorough knowledge of current assessment methods and practices; research and analytical techniques; general knowledge of the various SA department/office practices and assessment techniques; analyze complex data to determine appropriate course of action for assessments; ability to collect and evaluate, categorize and interpret assessment data; comprehension of the divisional and university strategic plan; pedagogical comprehension and research connected to assessment and instruction; understanding of the principles, practices and major trends concerning student retention, persistence and assessment; and the ability to coordinate across department/office lines.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs departments utilizing assessment techniques for student success. Ability to use effective and persuasive communication skills.

Experience and Education:

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a field that requires highly complex analysis.

Preferred Education: Master's Degree in a field that requires highly complex analysis of data pertaining to higher education or a related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the preferred education on a year-to-year basis.

Required Experience: Required Experience: Equivalent to 4 years of progressively responsible SSP experience which includes experience in advising students individually and in groups, and in analysis and resolution of complex student services problems.

A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work or a job related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling, guidance or a job related field may be substituted for two years of the required professional experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional, personal or career counseling.

Preferred Experience: Experience with university assessment efforts, specifically the development of independent assessment initiatives.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsThe salary range for this classification is: $4,892- $6,978 monthly.
Application procedureHow to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job website. Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. The application deadline is Monday, November 13, 2017.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
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