The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) leverages strategic and transformational data analytics to further the mission and key priorities of Mount Holyoke College. The College seeks an inquisitive, highly motivated, Director of Assessment and Academic Analytics to support the effectiveness and continuous improvement at the College, Division, Department, and Program level. In this role, you will also partner with faculty and academic leaders in leveraging data to make decisions that are both operational and strategic. You will conduct data-driven research, problem-solving, and support faculty development through the systematic application of technology and educational research methods. Position deliverables include building efficient data management and analysis processes, interactive visualizations, presentations, and narrative reports. As the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE), you will coordinate accreditation efforts for the College and work to ensure compliance with federal and state standards. We are looking for candidates who are experienced in collaborating with academic units to establish systematic and evidence-rich improvement efforts, and can integrate assessment activities and results with regional accreditation processes.
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- Advanced degree in education , social science, or other related discipline.
- 5+ years engaging in faculty development related to assessment of student learning.
- 5+ years working with institutional or programmatic accreditation standards.
- 5+ years managing data (preferably in a higher education setting).
- Proficient understanding of assessment of student learning in a higher education setting.
- Exceptional problem-solving skills and readiness to learn new concepts, methods, and technologies.
- Proficient in data analysis using educational research methods.
- Exceptional attention to detail and ability to progress multiple analyses in parallel.
- Effective communication skills: Ability to “tell the story”.
- Ability to work effectively across functions, disciplines and levels.
- Commitment to mentorship and the development of the assessment profession.
- Experience coordinating institutional accreditation (e.g., data collection, self-study narratives) with a regional accreditor in higher education (NECHE preferred).
- Knowledge of higher education data and reporting standards related to faculty, course, and student data (AAUP, IPEDS, CDS, etc.).
- Ability to manage data reporting and data visualization through College systems (e.g., Tableau, Informer 4/ Informer 5, SAP Business Objects, Colleague, etc.).
- Quantitative and qualitative research experience, including analyses using statistical tools and Excel.
- Awareness of high-impact assessment practices and survey research practices in higher education in areas, such as, general education assessment, program-level assessment, and diversity, equity, and inclusion assessment initiatives.
- Strong business acumen & demonstrated aptitude for analytics that incite action.
- Demonstrated respect and promotion of inclusion & diversity.
Available benefits include health and dental insurance, vision plans, flexible spending accounts, a generous retirement plan and more. We also offer tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Our benefits booklet contains more information on these and other benefits.