The Assessment Specialist is responsible for data searches, data retrieval, analyses and reporting from campus-wide data depositories to facilitate and support university planning, policy development, and operations.
The Assessment Specialist works in the Department of Strategic Planning and Assessment. Oversees administrative, logistical, and technical needs to advance strategic planning, assessment, and continuous improvement initiatives. Works closely with Student Life departments and campus partners. Supervises undergraduate and graduate student assistants. Assists the Director in creating a culture of evidence based evaluation and improvement throughout the Division of Student Life. Provides training and development workshops, data warehousing, data analysis, data reporting, and other related activities.
Responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree and one (1) year of experience in strategic planning, qualitative or quantitative data analysis, or higher education administration.
Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in higher education, statistics, business, or other relevant field with an emphasis in statistical, qualitative, or quantitative research methods. Experience using quantitative or qualitative research techniques. Experience running research through SAS, SPSS, or STATA. Experience with analytics and data visualization. Experience with designing, implementing, and analyzing organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Experience with Qualtrics research suite for data collection or Tableau for data visualization.
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to communicate complex issues in non-technical terms with a variety of constituents. Ability to listen to client needs and identify methodologically sound approaches for data collection and analysis to facilitate documentation of success in key departmental, divisional, and institutional metrics. Data management skills. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders. Ability to master software and applications quickly.
Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.
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