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Assistant Director for Assessment and Institutional Research

Application Procedure:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. In your cover letter, please highlight how your experiences inform your approach to working with faculty and staff in the assessment of student learning outcomes. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

Job Duties

The Assistant Director for Assessment and Institutional Research leads and develops a comprehensive institutional assessment program to support the university's mission and strategic initiatives.  Specifically, the position supports faculty governance and assists faculty in developing academic program student learning outcomes and assessment and using results for programmatic improvement.  The person also collaborates with relevant campus constituencies and assists with co-curricular assessment to support student success as well as support the planning and coordination of administrative unit assessment. The position provides support for fulfilling accreditation requirements related to New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as discipline specific accreditations. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.


  • Develops and implements a systematic and ongoing plan for the assessment, analysis and reporting of student learning outcomes and related programs and services to support planning.
  • Supports academic program assessment (curricular and co-curricular activities) and continuous improvement of student learning through consultation, mentoring and hands-on training with faculty and staff in the development of meaningful and measurable outcomes and appropriate assessment methods.
  • Contributes to the collection and analysis of direct and indirect assessment data to support institutional and departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with interpretation and appropriate use.
  • Prepare high-level reports and presentations of assessment findings, with emphasis on student learning outcomes and evidence of continuous improvement.
  • Co-chairs (with a faculty member) undergraduate assessment committee and graduate assessment committee.
  • Coordinates assessment and institutional effectiveness activities and documentation needed for compliance purposes and for (NECHE) accreditation and other institution -and/or program-level specialized accreditations.
  • Develops and promotes internal and external communication of assessment results.
  • Performs related project and duties as assigned to support the University.

Job Qualifications


  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Expertise in student learning outcomes assessment, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and direct and indirect assessment best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and accreditors.
  • Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
  • Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.

Institution Description

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine and among the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.


Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Due Date: 2019-11-29
Job Start Date: 2020-01-13
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Newport
State/Province/Region: RI
Institution: Salve Regina University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Effectiveness

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