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Director for Assessment and Program Review

Application Procedure:

Applications accepted until position is filled.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Name and contact information of three references
Materials can be submitted electronically following by following instructions provided on our website:

Job Duties

The Director for Assessment and Program Review (State Title: Staff Associate) manages and facilitates all facets of student learning outcomes assessment processes, supports formal program reviews, and accreditation activities. The Director supports the Provost and Executive Director in developing and executing a strategic vision and plan for assessment, program review, and student learning improvement, and the maturation of an assessment culture at the College. Serving as collaborator and project manager, the individual works with faculty, leadership, and staff in developing assessment and review activities that are meaningful, empirical, and time and cost effective, improving learning experiences and programmatic effectiveness. 

The position is situated in within the College's office of Decision Support and demands the ability to solve complex problems by gathering data, reasoning logically, drawing valid conclusions, and writing clear and concise reports. The individual will be a collaborative, creative, independent problem-solver, and have ability to work with diverse faculty and staff from multiple disciplines and functions. Above all, the Director will be committed to improving student and institutional outcomes related to student learning and success, will possess a deep understanding of accreditation requirements, and collaborate with others to decide how to best achieve continuous and sustainable improvement.

Specific duties include:

  • Develop and manage assessment and program review operations, workflows, processes, data collection, schedules, and communication.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and administrators across the college in the planning and development of sound assessment initiatives yielding measurable outcomes.
  • Implementing comprehensive approaches to assess educational units and program level student learning outcomes.
  • Prepare timely, professional reports (oral and written) and presentation materials based on findings and disseminate information internally and/or for external reporting.
  • Design and execute strategies to promulgate a culture of assessment utilizing strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain thorough, organized documentation and detail to support current and future assessment and accreditation needs.
  • Build and/or maintain an accessible site to document the assessment efforts of the college and an evidence repository for accreditation efforts.
  • Research and develop or acquire assessment tools and evaluation instruments (e.g., rubrics) that include attention to assessment of diversity and inclusion practices in teaching and learning.
  • Develop training materials and provide professional development workshops and webinars regarding assessment and program review for faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
  • Work with office of the Provost and the accreditation liaison officer to ensure compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education regarding policies and standards of accreditation, etc.
  • Work across divisions to support assessment of institutional effectiveness.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in relevant field such as educational assessment, research and measurement, social sciences, or other related disciplines.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the assessment of learning outcomes in higher education, accreditation, and/or curricula development.
  • Demonstrated competence with quantitative and qualitative methods and practices in higher education.
  • Demonstrated competence with data collection and analysis and generating written summaries, reports, and presentation materials.
  • Experience with institutional and/or specialized accreditation standards.
  • Experience with student learning outcomes assessment and formal assessment processes including assessment design, and evaluation methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in related field.
  • Proficiency with statistical packages (such as SPSS, SAS).
  • Experience developing and delivering professional development related to assessment for faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Higher education teaching experience.
  • Project management skills.
  • Data visualization skills.

Institution Description

SUNY Empire State proudly serves 16,000 students through online, hybrid, and in-person instruction across New York state, the region, and the world. Established in 1971 as the innovative branch of the State University of New York, SUNY Empire is a recognized national leader in serving working adults - including parents, veterans, and military-affiliates - through flexible programs that meet workforce needs and provide support through mentoring and prior learning assessment. The institution offers a broad range of associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. SUNY Empire's 94,000 alumni are entrepreneurs, nurses, teachers, businesspeople, and leaders in their communities and their fields. Visit and follow us on social media @SUNYEmpire. 

SUNY Empire is committed to creating a multicultural, inclusive academic and work environment. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that having diverse faculty and staff is critical to academic excellence and prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global world.


Empire State College is an EOE employer.

We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development.

SUNY Empire provides employees with a flexible work environment with a part-time telecommuting option per the current SUNY Telecommuting Policy which has been extended to June 30, 2023.
Application Due Date: 2023-03-31
Job Start Date: 2023-05-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Saratoga Springs
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: SUNY Empire State College
Reports To: Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Decision Support

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