Reports To: Assoc. Provost, Institutional Effectiveness
Time Commitment: Full Time
The director of assessment directs and coordinates the assessment activities of the university, by working with deans, academic program directors, and administrators to plan for, develop, gather, analyze and form responses to the assessment of student learning outcomes. The director coordinates closely with the Department of Institutional Research and works with academic programs and other departments on all university campuses to serve as a resource and assist in developing centrally coordinated and departmentally lodged outcomes assessment activities. The director serves on committees as assigned and appropriate to the position.
Uphold the “Founded on Christ” mission of Fresno Pacific University at all times.
Exhibit unfaltering commitment to the “The Fresno Pacific University Idea” and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the University.
Be Christ -centered in all areas while working with other staff members, students and guests.
Provide leadership in designing, implementing, and monitoring institutional assessment activities;
Serve as a resource for faculty, program directors and other educational leaders in assessment best practices;
Serve as a resource in the planning and coordination of workshops and seminars designed to establish and maintain a college-wide “culture of assessment”;
Work with program directors to implement program level assessment of student learning;
Work with deans to implement school-level assessment of student learning outcomes;
Work with administrators to implement co-curricular and administrative level assessment of student learning outcomes that are aligned with area/group-desired student outcomes;
Work with administrators and faculty to implement university level assessment of student learning outcomes;
Prepare institutional reports that synthesize complex data matrices and present information to both technical and non-technical audiences; and
Collaborate with individuals in academic and institutional leadership positions.
Supervise staff and student workers to maintain assessment software systems and create reports for constituents.
Create and conduct virtual and real-time professional development courses/workshops in assessment practices.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,600 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches more than 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university and is the Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church. All employees must express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university.
Download and complete an application form. Candidates must complete and submit an application in order to be considered for the position.
Fresno Pacific University provides equal opportunity for employment without regard for race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.
Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the University
Understanding of, and experience with, student learning outcomes assessment, current trends, and best practices;
Demonstrated abilities in working with spreadsheets, databases, and statistical software;
Possess analytical and strong research skills;
Familiarity with accrediting agency regulations and requirement related to assessment of student outcomes;
Capacity to present complex information to technical and non-technical audiences;
Three years of assessment experience in higher education;
Familiarity with current assessment technology.
Regular attendance and punctuality
Mobility within the office. Ability to use hands and fingers, to handle office equipment, records and files. Occasionally required to reach with arms and hands, and to stoop, kneel or crouch. Vision abilities required by this job include the ability to read and discern written data on paper and electronic documents. Ability to talk and hear.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation
Pay is based upon qualifications and experience with opportunities for advancement
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,700 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development s...tudies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 35 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.