Director of Institutional Assessment

Henderson, NV

Posted: 10/15/21
Deadline: 1/21/22
Reference Number: 2555841

About This Organization

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State College, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), NSC is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

Job Duties

Director of Institutional Assessment

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

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Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for the position of Director of Institutional Assessment. As our Director, you will help us design and implement a comprehensive system of assessment that builds on existing program assessment efforts and supports future institution-level planning and resource allocation. In doing so, you will provide expertise in assessment, identify meaningful assessment strategies that fulfill accreditation expectations, help faculty and staff to improve their programs, and oversee assessment reporting.

Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, you will work with administrators in the Office of the Provost to oversee assessment efforts across campus. You will direct faculty and other stakeholders as they develop and implement appropriate plans for assessment of student learning outcomes (SLO) and academic and student services programs. This includes working with faculty committees to design effective SLO assessment strategies, planning assessment retreat days, and following up with committees to monitor the implementation of improvement plans based on assessment findings.

In this position, you have the opportunity to contribute to the development of an expanding assessment infrastructure aimed at ensuring we have adequate leadership for the essential task of assessing student and program outcomes. To be successful, you should have an entrepreneurial spirit, an ability to execute your professional duties with a significant degree of expertise and autonomy, and a strong desire to collaborate with faculty and staff. Successful employees at NSC are defined by a strong work ethic, innovative spirit, data-driven philosophy, and a willingness to contribute to the development of a modern institution in substantive ways. The atmosphere we engender is one of enthusiasm, dedication, camaraderie, and effective collaboration.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Core Responsibilities

• Work with faculty and the Office of the Provost to develop, implement, and improve an effective program of student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment.
• Incorporate best practices in academic assessment into campus assessment processes.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
• Advanced knowledge of meaningful assessment techniques for programs and student learning outcomes (SLOs)
• Ability to guide faculty through assessment process and achieve results commensurate with the expectations of our accrediting body (NWCCU)
• Experience with student learning outcomes assessment in higher education
• Demonstrated commitment to evidence-based and data-driven approaches to student success and/or program improvement
• Effective written and oral communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently in the planning, execution, and improvement of core responsibilities
• Ability to contribute constructively to a diverse team environment while effectively managing multiple priorities and deadlines
• Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas)

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Due to the current health and safety emergency declaration, anyone hired must receive a complete (and verified) COVID-19 vaccination series or an approved medical or religious waiver request as a term and condition of employment prior to any start date at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with qualitative research methods (e.g., open-ended surveys, focus groups, analysis of interview transcripts)
• Experience with assessment software, such as Watermark by Via or Weave.
• Master’s or doctorate degree in educational assessment, psychology, or related field
• Experience leading assessment efforts across multiple departments at the college/university level
• Experience developing and conducting workshops related to assessment and/or accreditation efforts
• Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, nontraditional, first-generation student population

Other Info

Salary & Benefits

Budgeted salary range for this position is $65,000-70,000. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.50% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Full-Time Equivalent

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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Required Application Materials

Required Attachment(s)

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Please upload the following documents:

• Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
• Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State College;
• Names and contact information of three references (you will be notified before references are contacted).

Applications who do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.