The Director provides leadership and oversight for an integrated and systematic institutional assessment program to support the university's mission and strategic initiatives. The Director plays a key role in ensuring the University's ongoing compliance with the requirements of its regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, by promoting institutional effectiveness and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
More specifically, the Director of Institutional Assessment supports quality student learning by assisting academic programs in meeting the goals of defined learning outcomes, developing assessment strategies, and encouraging a culture of learner-centered education. These goals are accomplished by working with a variety of stakeholders, including the Associate Vice Provost, Deans, faculty, and academic units. The Director also serves as lead for the University's Assessment Management System users group and a key contributor to the University's learning assessment council.
The Director of Institutional Assessment reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Education and Accreditation Liaison Officer (AVPE). The Director represents the Provost and Associate Vice Provost for Education on matters related to assessment. The work of this position is highly collaborative and is integrated with academic and operational departments across all nine of the University's schools.
Earned master's degree from an accredited institution
Minimum of three (3) years administrative experience in higher education
Demonstrated experience in managing and guiding successful student learning assessment practices and student learning outcomes
Demonstrated experience with institutional assessment and regional accreditation
Understanding of current pedagogical practices in both graduate and undergraduate higher education
Evidence of excellent organizational, leadership, and communication/writing skills
Demonstrated experience with balancing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines
Proven skill and ability to identify and analyze complex situations, present alternatives and options, and recommend or implement effective courses of action
Demonstrated ability to work with senior administrators, staff, and faculty of all levels as a team; capacity to quickly earn the trust of others, facilitate meetings, and develop positive working relationships across the organization
Demonstrated competence in working with diverse populations
Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort
Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from an accredited higher education institution
Experience as a faculty member/instructor in higher education
Demonstrated experience with Assessment Management System software system(s)
Experience working in a decentralized environment
Works with the AVPE, Deans, Department Chairs, faculty, and staff to develop policies and procedures that foster a culture of assessment
Establishes, maintains, and deepens university-wide collaborations and efforts in institutional and learning assessment
Conceptualizes the University's approach to evaluation and assesses the adequacy of current assessments
Collaborates with Divisional stakeholders to develop and/or modify assessment plans to meet accreditation and program approval standards
Serves as the content expert and lead for the University's shared Assessment Management System software
Work with the AVPE, Student Services Excellence Initiative (SSEI) leadership, divisional IT, and faculty/staff colleagues to manage the implementation of the AMS across JHU's academic divisions
Create projects plans, timelines, and reports to ensure all stakeholders are kept abreast of project progress and potential issues/risks
Create communications and training materials
Chairs the university's Assessment Management System software users group
Manages special assessment and accreditation projects as assigned, including external reviews
Assists with state authorization and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) approval processes as assigned
All other duties as assigned
Classified Title: Director of Institutional Assessment Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MG Starting Salary Range: $81,512 - $112,063 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000055-Vice Provost Education, Ofc of Personnel area: University Administration
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