Assistant Director, Student Affairs Assessment and Planning

Posted: 08/07/17 | SHARE:


The Division of Student Affairs' Office of Student Affairs Assessment and Planning is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the Assistant Director position. The Assistant Director aids in collaborating and consulting with campus partners on the design and implementation of research projects, develops assessments using various qualitative and quantitative methodologies; performs critical analysis of literature; and analyzes data and generates reports.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and consult with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Student Affairs, and Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness departments regarding research projects centered on retention, persistence, and the overall student experience
  • Work with Student Affairs departments on the analysis of engagement and success data
  • Develop instruments and launch assessments via existing software that support research projects
  • Using statistical techniques to interpret data and analyze results of divisional assessments
  • Assist in developing and implementing data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency, data quality and platform value
  • Provide consultative leadership regarding data analysis findings to help inform resource allocation decisions
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and other campus offices to support connections between Student Affairs and relevant activities in the schools/college and academic support areas
  • Hire, train, and evaluate undergraduate interns
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends in Student Affairs and assessment literature
  • Aid in the coordination of the annual Student Affairs Assessment Conference


Education and Experience:
This position will require the ability to deal with complex issues, ambiguity and data-intensive analyses within a fast-paced work environment and development of collaborative nuanced strategies that demonstrate and increase value to campus constituents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, Students Affairs, Social Science, Statistics, Business Administration or related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Strong background working with survey software, relational databases, and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R studio, Stata, SQL, etc.).
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • At least two years' experience working in evaluation, assessment and/or research
  • Knowledge of student learning and student development theory
  • Demonstrated experience publishing and presenting research on student affairs topics
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, Students Affairs, Social Science, Statistics, Business Administration or related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Demonstrated ability to research issues, perform root cause analysis, compare/contrast, and implement problem resolution
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Senior Staff Assistant, SL-3

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  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • List of three professional references

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Closing date for receipt of applications: September 4, 2017

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