Associate Director of Assessment and Accreditation

Department: Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation

The Associate Director of Assessment and Accreditation reports to the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment.  The Associate Director is responsible for leading the College in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment system that enhances educational effectiveness through continuous quality improvement processes.  The Associate Director will promote a culture of assessment by working closely with faculty, program directors, deans, administrators, and students to systematically define and assess student learning outcomes at the institutional, program, and course levels.

This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Establish, implement, and oversee a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment program that promotes student success and achievement in the classroom, throughout the academic program, and beyond graduation in graduate school programs and professional careers.
  • Work closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment to foster and sustain a culture of assessment across campus.
  • Lead an inclusive process to examine and revise institutional level learning outcomes including those associated with the college’s General Education program; support academic programs with the development and assessment of program outcomes; and support faculty with the development and assessment of course outcomes.
  • Assist the College, program directors, and faculty with meeting or exceeding regional accreditation standards and those associated with program-specific accrediting bodies.
  • Support academic departments in the development of their annual program reviews, five-year program reviews, and specialized accreditations. Oversee the annual and five-year program review processes in Academic Affairs, and align these reviews with NECHE’s Standards for Accreditation.
  • Co-author narratives for inclusion in regional accreditation documents (e.g., Interim Fifth-Year Report, decennial self-study) and the College’ website related to student learning, educational effectiveness, student outcome measures, academic programs, etc., and participate in accreditation related events, activities, and visits.
  • Design and conduct periodic faculty workshops on academic assessment and educational effectiveness topics (e.g., learning outcomes, annual and five-year program reviews, direct and indirect assessment methods, design and use of rubrics).
  • Assist Student Affairs and Student Support Services in developing and measuring co-curricular contributions to student learning and development.
  • Actively participate in periodic, professional development activities, at the state and national levels, which promote and facilitate the acquisition of assessment best practices.
  • Serve on relevant committees (e.g., Curriculum Committee, Assessment Committee).

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in Program Evaluation and Assessment, Assessment and Measurement, Research Methods, Educational Leadership, or related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in leading educational assessment initiatives.
  • Experience with leading large institutional projects, preferably in a college environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff and students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills for engaging diverse audiences.
  • Applied and advanced knowledge of educational assessment, measurement, and relevant research methodology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and the ability to learn and utilize other technologies associated with collecting, managing, and evaluating assessment data.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent and collaborative decisions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience as a faculty member
  • Academic accreditation related experience

Anna Maria College is an equal opportunity employer.