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Director of Assessment, Institutional Research and Reporting

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Postal Address:
Human Resources
Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 E. Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604

Job Duties

The Director of Assessment, Institutional Research and Reporting oversees assessment, institutional research and reporting functions that support SCU’s strategic vision and decision-making processes. In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, academic programs and administrative units, the Director of Assessment, Institutional Research and Reporting contributes to institutional effectiveness initiatives, as they relate to SCU’s ongoing, systematic evaluation and improvement of its functioning.


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assessment Functions
  • Leads the implementation of assessment activities of academic programs, administrative units, university learning outcomes as well as other assessment studies, in alignment with SCU’s Institutional Effectiveness activities.
  • Analyzes the University’s assessment data and effectively use results to inform and improve academic quality and operational efficiency.
  • Organizes, manages and maintains assessment evidence at the institutional level, as well as documentation of the use of the results.
  • Consults with academic programs and administrative units on goals and student learning outcomes assessment, methodology, data analysis, and interpretation of results for their planning and actions for continuous improvement.
  • Prepares and maintains assessment data reports and documentation for accrediting bodies, including data for WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), Council for Chiropractic Education, (CCE), Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), The Academic Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and other accreditation agencies supporting existing or future programs.
  • Supports, coordinates, creates, and delivers training programs for administrators, faculty and staff on the use of ExamSoft, Examplify and other assessment tools for campus wide assessment initiatives.
  • Collaborates with both academic and administrative areas to offer professional development workshops, training, and resources on the topics of assessment, continuous improvement, analysis and reporting.
Institutional Research and Reporting Functions
  • Provides oversight and supervision for institutional research and reporting functions for environmental scanning and accreditation processes.
  • Performs extensive querying of data from the institution's Student Information System (SIS) and other databases using SQL and other tools.
  • Oversee the administration of the university-wide Student Rating of Instructors (SRI) process.
  • Ensuring that reports provide meaningful, appropriate and accurate data and supporting documentation is available to meet the decision-making needs of the University;
  • Compiles, analyzes and disseminates quantitative data on facets of the University and related educational issues, including areas such as institutional characteristics, enrollments, student retention, student transfer activities, enrollment projections, grades, and other student performance indicators and fiscal affairs.
  • Coordinates, compiles and submits annual IPEDS reports and other external facing reports as required.
  • Assist the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness the collection of data and development of reports related to educational and institutional effectiveness.
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned.

Job Qualifications

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • High level of proficiency in current assessment methodologies in health care related education, with particular emphasis on clinical skills, communication, critical reasoning, and problem solving.
  • A working knowledge of Jenzebar or other SIS, SQL, and/or SPSS/R/SAS, as well as a strong interest in institutional research and academic analyses is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence tools; experience/knowledge of data dictionaries, institutional Fact books, dashboards; superior organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong skills and commitment to the use of medical education related assessment software e.g. ExamSoft, Exam Master, Akindi, etc.
  • Ability to support faculty and staff in the development of consistent and progressive methods of outcomes assessment.
  • Ability to operate and customize standard office equipment and software to produce a wide variety of customized reports
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Display a high degree of discretion regarding institutional data and related information
  • Ability to work independently and be a resourceful problem solver in order to complete assignments and projects as per defined timelines.
  • Knowledge of data query and reporting;
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent in educational research, higher education administration, educational psychology, social science, statistics, or related discipline.

Three to five years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in institutional research/assessment/reporting in higher education.

Institution Description

Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) has been a leader in educating students to be competent and caring integrative healthcare practitioners for over 100 years.

SCU has a history of providing the highest levels of patient care and has gained a reputation for excellence in an evidence informed curriculum. SCU is the best place to prepare for a successful, significant, and rewarding career.

SCU’s rigorous programs lead to tremendous success for our graduates, who gain the knowledge and experience needed to be practice-ready through a combination of SCU’s industry-leading faculty, innovative course design, and exceptional clinical experiences.

While at SCU, students from all programs come together for core science classes giving them appreciation for other types of medical professions. Once they leave SCU, they are thoroughly prepared to thrive in an ever-changing inter-professional healthcare delivery system through training in SCU’s Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, College of Eastern Medicine, College of Science and Integrative Health, and SCU Health System.


[Benefits may be subject to change and are dependent on type of employment]

  • Twelve… yep TWELVE paid holidays per year
  • E.V. Charging Stations*
  • Free Employee Parking
  • 15% off Logo Merchandise at Campus Store
  • On-Site Chiropractic Treatment: No Charge for Employee** / $25 per session for Family and Friends
  • On-Site Acupuncture Treatment: $10 per session for Employee** / $25 per session for Family and Friends
  • On-site World Class Human Performance Training at only $39/month for unlimited sessions OR complementary use of the University’s student managed weight/exercise facility
  • On-Site 1400 sq. ft. Yoga Studio with access to our tranquil herbal garden
  • 10 paid sick days per year†
  • 2 to 4 weeks of rolling vacation accrual††
  • An active culture calendar including: team happy hours, lunch & learns, enrichment events, and more.
  • Employer sponsored 401(A) Retirement Plan with optional 403(B)
  • Medical Benefits: 5+ plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)
  • Dental Benefits: 2 plans to choose from with 1 plan free (employee only)
  • Vision Benefits: Complementary insurance through VSP (employee only)
  • Life Insurance: 1x Annual Salary
  • Additional Voluntary Benefits including: Pet Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Accident Indemnity, Cancer Care, and more. 

*Fees apply when charging vehicle.

**Co-Pays may be applicable depending on insurance

 These hours do not roll over at the end of the year and cannot be banked.

†† Accrual rate and maximum hour cap depend on the position held by the individual and the amount of time said individual has been employed by the University (3.08, 4.62, or 6.15 hours/pay period).

 “Happy Hour” events are only authorized by individual area Vice-Presidents and the University President. If held, attendance is never mandatory. Non-alcoholic beverages as well as food are always provided.

‡‡ These voluntary benefits are made possible through SCU’s relationship with both ADP and Aflac; as such, SCU is not responsible for program or claim administration.

Application Due Date: 2020-02-07
Job Start Date: 2020-03-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Whittier
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Southern California University of Health Sciences
Reports To: Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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