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Director of Assessment and Accreditation

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Applications received by August 28, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

Job Duties

The Director, Assessment and Accreditation oversees the assessment of student learning outcomes at both the institutional and programmatic levels across campus. Develops and manages a comprehensive evaluation system, both formative and summative, that evaluates students, courses and program success. The Director will utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to propose and/or expand assessment strategies for programs and courses, as well as oversee reporting efforts.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assists University leadership (credit and non-credit) with departmental and program planning and assessment processes and coordinates the reporting and utilization of assessment activities and data.
  • Develops and supports the assessment and planning processes to measure student performance in meeting its institutional student learning outcomes or competencies.
  • Collaborates with the Directors of Institutional Research & Data Analytics to communicate the purpose and intent of institutional assessment plans and ensure that accreditation requirements, including compliance with accrediting standards, are incorporated into the planning and assessment processes of the college and academic departments.
  • Maintains the information systems necessary by which various assessment practices are captured for reporting purposes
  • Creates and updates guidelines and policies that direct the implementation and collection of information in line with university policy, and provides tutorials to end users on how to use the systems.
  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of an accreditation management system that will facilitate compilation and presentation of evidence to confirm compliance with core requirements and comprehensive standards of the regional accreditation body.
  • Support the University and its units maintaining compliance with the University's regional accreditor and program specific accreditation
  • Manage various compliance-related projects for the University and develop various means for monitoring compliance with the accreditation standards. 
  • Preparing various reports pertaining to program, regional, and national accreditations and compliances
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of webpages for the Office of Assessment and Accreditation.

Other Duties:

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Information Systems Management, Educational Technology, or related field.
  • Six years of experience in an institutional research setting at the level of assistant director.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution in Information Systems Management, Educational Technology, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of student learning outcome assessment best practices.
  • Knowledge of reginal accreditation standards.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to develop and manage a budget within fiscal allocations.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to develop, interpret, and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to utilize data and information to make decisions and projections.
  • Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others.
  • Ability to conduct short-range and long-range project planning studies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, vendors, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.

Institution Description

Located in Southwest Florida, our campus and region serve as a living laboratory where life-enhancing discoveries are made. We're an incubator for entrepreneurs who fuel economic development and a cultural resource that enriches life on and around campus. Our sports teams energize the entire region. Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.

Florida Gulf Coast University’s comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs prepare 16,000 and growing students to excel and innovate. Our students, alumni, faculty and staff are actively engaged and environmentally conscious citizens. They serve their communities and inspire others by leading, doing and making a difference.

Faculty members represent a diverse collection of scholars and researchers with a strong commitment to teaching and service. Unlike most universities, we do not have a tenure system so faculty members work on multi-year contracts. And, because the university is relatively young, it tends to attract professors with entrepreneurial spirits, those who are excited by the prospect of creating new programs and initiatives that benefit students and the community.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Find out more about us here.


Pay Grade: 20

Application Due Date: 2022-08-18
Job Start Date: 2022-11-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Fort Myers
State/Province/Region: FL
Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Reports To: Assistant Vice President
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Planning and Institutional Performance

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