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Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
Asbury Theological Seminary
Location: Wilmore, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
Company offers candidate sponsorship
Salaried position; paid monthly in addition to eligibility for ATS Benefits Package
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 6865
Position Summary: The Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (DIEA) of Asbury Theological Seminary reports directly to the Provost and works closely with all other Academic Area leaders. The DIEA serves as a resource for the Academic Council as needed and serves on the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC), and Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment sub-committee of the IAC. The DIEA also attends meetings of the President’s Council when the President’s Council is functioning as the accreditation internal leadership team for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The DIEA also regularly interacts with the Florida campus Management Team and the Dean of the Orlando School of Ministry (Florida Dunnam Campus).
Because of the leadership requirements of a seminary with more than one geophysical location, the DIEA is expected to provide leadership for all formal institutional assessment, internal research, accreditation, and evaluation activities and work collaboratively with faculty, deans, directors, vice presidents, and the President to plan and carry out the initiatives of the President and the Board of Trustees.
The DIEA manages the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. General responsibilities include administrative leadership, strategic planning, coordination of assessment between the various institutional units, staff supervision, and consultation with the Provost on budget planning and the overall institutional assessment process.
The DIEA is responsible for the following tasks:
Advises the Provost on all matters related to assessment, internal research, and institutional evaluation and communicates all SACSCOC and Association of Theological School (ATS) requirements and standards.
Provides internal oversight of institutional alignment to accreditation standards and maintenance of official reports.
Leads the SACSCOC and ATS institutional review process and activities, including submission of final reports due to SACSCOC and ATS.
Facilitates communication between the Provost and SACSCOC and ATS in regards to all accreditation issues
Supports and resources academic and administrative units regarding SACSCOC and ATS requirements including program or department outcome development, program reviews, educational effectiveness, and substantive change reporting.
Anticipates and works proactively to comprehend and engage the changing landscape of accreditation.
Ensures the proper maintenance of the official files for accreditation transparency, assessment data, and program review historic records.
Works with Asbury Global on matters of accreditation and state and federal compliance, including state authorization.
Facilitate survey development, deployment, and dissemination of results to stakeholders
Actively participate in the management and coordination of assessment efforts, working directly and indirectly with offices to produce, organize, and evaluate data related to assessment activities
Oversees timely preparation and submission of all reports required by accrediting and state licensing agencies.
Provides Seminary-wide leadership in preparation for decennial and fifth-year self-studies and all accreditation processes.
Serves as a resource for the Academic Council as needed, participates on the Institutional Assessment Committee, and Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Subcommittee.
Reviews and maintains the accuracy of all reports flowing out of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.
Works closely with members of the faculty to ensure the following: the development of appropriate outcomes for curriculum, programs, and courses; the presence of embedded artifacts of learning; the development and implementation of assessment rubric(s) for embedded artifacts of learning; and ensures that the reporting of such results are adequately maintained.
Works with new members of the faculty and staff to ensure that individuals are aware of assessment procedures, in addition to teaching any new aspects of the assessment process to current Asbury employees.
Coordinate Seminary-wide assessment activities for academic and administrative programming.
Lead assessment technology efforts: Partner with the institution’s IT department to devise training and processes for assessment software adoption and management.
Membership on the IRB committee.
As other responsibilities allow, the EDIEA should participate in appropriate professional organizations.
Performs other duties, as assigned by the Provost.
Key Leadership Standards:
Servant Leadership: The EDIEA demonstrates a commitment to serving the Lord Jesus Christ through serving others and models servant leadership for the community.
Administrative Leadership: The EDIEA maintains administrative standards that are consistent with the mission and vision of the seminary and models a style of leadership that is considerate and caring.
Strategic Leadership: The EDIEA provides leadership for the assessment and evaluation of strategic initiatives of the seminary and summarizes results for the seminary’s administration.
Tools And Equipment:
Microsoft Office: The EDIEA is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Statistical Software: The EDIEA is proficient in statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, or R (Asbury currently owns SPSS, so this software is preferred).
Survey Software: The EDIEA must be knowledgeable about survey software. EvaluationKit is used at Asbury Theological Seminary. However, skills learned from other survey software such as Qualtrics or Survey Monkey are transferable to EvaluationKit.
A graduate-level degree in a relevant area is required.
Demonstrated management and leadership experience and expertise in matters of educational assessment and evaluation. Successful leadership experience with regional accrediting bodies such as SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) and ATS (Association of Theological Schools) is preferred.
Strong statistical skills are necessary.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
Strong analytical, written and oral communication, and computer skills with the ability to develop, interpret, summarize and present complex data.
Strong knowledge of research methodology and applied research practices
Able to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work independently as well as work collegially with administrators, faculty, and other constituents
Ability to set deadlines, prioritize responsibilities, and coordinate numerous projects simultaneously