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Chadron State College is seeking a Director-Assessment in the Institutional Research department. Application materials that are required are a completed application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Please login to apply.

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Position Information

Job Title Director-Assessment
Nature of Work

The Director of Assessment will provide campus-wide administrative leadership in the development and operation of robust and effective academic assessment strategies and systems that are compliant with college accreditors and State standards. They will be responsible for overall planning, budgeting and organization, and serve as the institutional liaison for the HLC. The role requires detail-orientation with strong analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative), exceptional communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once. The ideal Director will be a self-starter who manages time and budgets judiciously.

Examples of Work Performed

• Develop a campus-wide assessment plan using an innovative model that fits Chadron State College.
• Assure that academic program assessment strategies and systems are compliant with guidelines established by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as well as by any specialized accreditors of Chadron State College (CSC), such as the Council for Accreditation of Education Programs (CAEP).
• Lead, coordinate, and maintain CSC reaffirmation teams for HLC accreditation, submit required HLC documentation to HLC such as annual Institutional Update, and work with CSC liaison officer to ensure aligned, focused, and streamlined results.
• Provide campus-wide strategic direction in the use of TK-20, CSC’s assessment and accountability management system, and develop training for faculty and staff who work with the system.
• Work with deans, chairs, directors, and faculty leadership on assessment and curricula design matters as well as SARA and Master Academic Plan.
• Mentor and support academic schools and departments in developing and maintaining effective assessment activities (e.g., determining learning outcomes, curriculum mapping, data collection, data analysis, and continuous-improvement programming).
• Work collaboratively with Chief Information Officer, Associate Vice President of Teaching and Learning Technologies, Director of Institutional Research, Senior Director of Student Affairs, Senior Director of Student Services, Director of College Relations, and Deans, and assists with campus-wide cross-training efforts related to curriculum design and assessment.
• Oversight of a website for assessment-related activities and reporting.
• Participate in the development and redesign of campus-wide surveys, such as course evaluations and graduation surveys.
• Drive assessment activities for co-curricular and operational units throughout the institution.
• Lead the campus-wide NSSE/FSSE data collection, analysis, and implementation of findings.
• Serve on position-related college committees.
• Supervise and evaluate staff and administers budgets.
• Other duties as defined by the VPAA.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate preferred
Two to four years of campus-wide institutional and program assessment experience with demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty
Competency with assessment and accountability management tools, such as TK-20; and a working knowledge of Backward Design
Demonstrated leadership and management experience and skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks utilizing organizational skills
Tactful and diplomatic written and verbal communication skills
The ability to learn new technology in various formats

Physical Demands

The physical requirements for this position may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the ability to use a computer, calculator, telephone, keyboard, and/or various types of office equipment.  Must be able to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats and satisfactorily perform the functions of this position.

Salary Information $75,765


FLSA Exempt
Union Status NSCS
Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS147P
Desired Start Date 07/02/2018
Open Date 11/07/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Chadron State College is seeking a Director-Assessment in the Institutional Research department. Application materials that are required are a completed application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Please login to apply.

General Information
EEO Statement

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Veteran Statement This position is subject to Veterans Preference.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcript 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Transcript 2
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation