Location: Oneonta, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Mon Aug 12 2019 Job Description:
Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Assessment Specialist. As part of the institutional effectiveness team, this position will provide key support for fulfilling institutional assessment needs.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Strategy, Planning and Effectiveness, the Assessment Specialist provides professional support and technical expertise to ensure the quality and timely performance of institutional assessment. The position collaborates closely with faculty and staff to develop useful and sustainable assessment practices and provides expertise to administrative units across the College in planning, evaluating, and implementing a culture of continuous improvement. The successful candidate will be team-oriented and collaborative with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks while paying close attention to detail. The ability to communicate complex information clearly, to promote assessment-related activities in a collegial manner, and to establish relationships effectively with diverse constituencies is a must.
Responsibilities may include but not limited to:
provide and facilitate workshops, speakers, and panel discussions relative to assessment and accreditation as part of ongoing professional development for faculty and staff;
manage academic, co-curricular, and administrative assessment by working with faculty and staff on curriculum maps, student learning outcomes, design, and implementation;
manage and maintain evidence in the assessment management system; provide reports as requested to College Senate and other shared governance bodies;
provide ongoing feedback to departments and offices regarding assessment practices;
support general education assessment;
collaborate with College assessment committees;
support departments during process of compiling accreditation materials and completing academic program reviews.
bachelor's degree in educational psychology, education, psychology, sociology, economics, statistics, or a related field;
one to three years of assessment of learning and/or of administrative or institutional effectiveness or program evaluation in an educational setting;
demonstrated knowledge of outcomes assessment principles, methods, and techniques;
demonstrated proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
excellent written communication skills.
master's degree in related field;
knowledge of SUNY assessment, MSCHE and national subject matter accreditation;
knowledge of NYS and federal post-secondary education accountability initiatives and trends;
previous experience with institutional assessment at higher education level;
proficiency in accountability / assessment management software, including implementation;
excellent time and project management skills, including ability to plan, maintain schedule, and deliver products in a timely manner;
experience working with and serving diverse populations.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity. Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Established in 1889 as a state normal school with the sole mission of training teachers, the SUNY College at Oneonta was a founding member of the State University of New York system in 1948. Today, SUNY Oneonta is a multi-purpose comprehensive public college with programs in the liberal arts, sciences, social sciences, and professional studies. The College is known for outstanding and accessible faculty, a campus community committed to academics and service, developing students into life-long learners, and a beautiful campus that helps nurture connections between the upper Susquehanna Valley of rural central New York and our global society.
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