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Director of Assessment #497954

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111367
Position Title Director of Assessment #497954
Template Title
Position Type Staff
Position Number 497954
Department Planning and Assessment Dept

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

General Description:
The role of this position is to plan, evaluate, conduct, and facilitate university-wide academic and administrative assessment. This is accomplished by collaborating with faculty and staff to develop and implement assessment systems; managing operations of the assessment office; implementing and managing assessment systems for campus divisions and committees; maintaining and securing assessment systems and data; providing consulting as programs develop assessment systems; and providing oversight for assessment data systems including WEAVE online, Online Course Evaluation, Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), and STEPS electronic portfolio. Other duties of this position include the management of survey projects such as NSSE, FSSE, Survey of Organizational Excellence, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), various college and disciplinary accreditation reviews, and program evaluation.


Essential Job Functions:
The role of this position is to plan, evaluate, conduct, and facilitate university-wide academic and administrative assessment. This is accomplished by collaborating with faculty and staff to develop and implement assessment systems; supervising operations of the assessment office; implementing and managing assessment systems for campus divisions and committees; maintaining and securing assessment systems and data; providing consulting as programs develop assessment systems; and providing oversight for assessment data systems including WEAVE online, Online Course Evaluation, Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA), and STEPS electronic portfolio. Other duties of this position include the management of survey projects such as NSSE, FSSE, Survey of Organizational Excellence, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), various college and disciplinary accreditation reviews, and program evaluation.

Manage the operation of the assessment office by directing, overseeing and participating in the Assessment branch of the Office of Planning & Assessment; monitoring budgets and expenditures; directing the Coordinator of Assessment; and planning.

Support development and assessment of the University’s QEP and First Year Experience programs in conjunction with the Director of QEP/FYE. Advise the University Institutional Effectiveness Committee in pursuit of its mission to insure that the university remains in compliance with SACS standards

Minimum Qualifications

Job Requirements:
Serve as chief assessment officer, reporting to Executive Director of Planning and Assessment/SACSCOC Liaison

Education/License Required:
Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution required. Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred. Graduate coursework in assessment, program evaluation, quantitative/qualitative analysis, data management/analytics, and/or research methodology strongly preferred.

Experience Required:
Seven or more years of progressively more responsible service at a college or university.

Five or more years of successful experience in program evaluation/assessment or institutional research.

Evidence of ability to communicate effectively in writing, speech, and through electronic media.

Physical Requirements:
Sedentary, exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience Preferred:
Prior work experience at a SACSCOC S) institution.

Successful experience with SACSCOC (or other regional accrediting) reaffirmation/QEP.

Experience with WEAVE, NSSE, FSSE, student evaluation software, VSA, BANNER, survey research software, and data analysis/presentation software.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 06/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education that you have acheived?
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Associates Degree
    • Technical School Degree and/or Certificate
    • Some college credit(s) obtained
    • High School or GED
  2. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/?objectid=EF4C3C3B-EB44-4381-6673F760B3946FBB. As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience with use and support of various types of computer software, student information or assessment management systems.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to jobs4vets@lamar.edu your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Miscellaneous