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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Institutional Research, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
The Director of Institutional Research and Assessment gives leadership to the institutional assessment planning and activities of Simpson University. This position oversees the institutional research and assessment needs for the University and provides all areas of the institution with accurate data and appropriate interpretations for informed decision making. The director is responsible for IPEDS reporting and working with appropriate faculty and University officers to ensure student educational outcomes are being effectively measured and achieved
Coordinate and oversee institutional assessment activity and the IR and Assessment staff
Serve as the chair of the Institutional Assessment Committee
Serve as IPEDS keyholder, ensuring that all data are submitted accurately and on time
Gather institutional assessment data; analyze, interpret and report on findings to the appropriate parties
Serve as the gatekeeper for assessment instruments and surveys used across campus
Assist in the training of Simpson University personnel in the area of assessment, including creating and maintaining an assessment handbook
Participate in national surveys, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating findings as appropriate
Oversee the program review process ensuring that reviews are completed as scheduled and conform to best practices
Assist the ALO in moving the institution forward in educational effectiveness and the achievement of student learning outcomes at every level of the institution, including working directly in the WASC process
Monitor educational effectiveness markers such as retention and persistence rates across all programs and student classifications
Develop and maintain the annual institutional data report
Coordinate and assist as appropriate (through the AVPAA) Simpson University individuals and areas to do the work of assessment
Represent Simpson University to outside agencies in the area of assessment (e.g. CCCU, HERI)
Annually conduct an institutional assessment audit and update institutional alignment maps
Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community
Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor
Simpson University is an Evangelical Christian Institution, located in Redding, California affiliated with the Christian & Missionary Alliance (statement of faith is found on the HR website). Additional materials may be requested of applicants if questions arise during review of on line materials.
Interested applicants must apply on line at www.simpsonu.edu.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in related field; master’s degree preferred
Working experience in college or university institutional research and/or assessment
Working knowledge of best practices in university institutional research and assessment
Working knowledge of assessment and evidentiary requirements for WASC institutions
High degree of competence in IPEDS reporting policies and procedures
Working knowledge of FERPA regulations and confidentiality requirements
Proficient in MS Office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)
Proficient in utilizing institutional integrated databases
Experience with SSPS statistical software
High level of initiative and motivation with demonstrated collaboration and facilitation skills
High levels of integrity and professionalism
Strong analytical and statistical analysis abilities in order to accurately interpret data gained from assessment
Internal Number: SAADIRA002
About Simpson University
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for nearly 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving more than 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and ethnic diversity characterizes almost one-third of the population.
Nearly two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 11 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, resulting in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.