Missouri State University Assessment Specialist in Springfield, Missouri

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Position Information

Position Title Assessment Specialist

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Assessment

Pay Grade 41

Proposed Salary $13.16 - $15.86 per hour

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Professional Non-Exempt

General Function

The Assessment Specialist assists the Director, Assessment in planning and implementing assessment services that meet the needs and interests of on-campus and off-campus constituencies. The Assessment Specialist works with the Director, Assessment to help colleges, academic and co-curricular departments, and faculty determine assessment needs and measure how students are meeting learning outcomes. The Assessment Specialist assists with the administration of a variety of assessments including external assessments such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The Assessment Specialist works with the Director, Assessment to inventory assessment information and assessment instruments used at the University for purposes of external accreditation, such as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Assessment Specialist assists with coordination of a comprehensive website for use by faculty, students, accrediting organizations, and community, assists with the design and editing of assessment annual reports, coordinates the University Exit Exam, and assists as needed with colleges on major field testing. The Assessment Specialist provides information to support program review and accreditation needs in colleges and academic and co-curricular departments.

Description of Primary Duties

  1. Assists the Director, Assessment with outreach to colleges, academic and co-curricular departments, and programs to provide support for assessment, program review, accreditation, etc. by assessing their needs.

  2. Assists the Director, Assessment to administer surveys and develop reports.

  3. Organizes assessment projects and results into a comprehensive website, to provide useful information to students, faculty, accrediting agencies, the community, etc.

  4. Recommends consolidation of assessment efforts where appropriate and organizes assessment projects and results into a comprehensive website to provide useful information to students, faculty, accrediting agencies, the community, etc.

  5. Communicates assessment findings to the appropriate groups who would benefit from understanding the results, including communicating to particular audiences, both internal and external, the results of external assessments, such as NSSE and accreditation.

  6. Assists with the coordination and implementation of events such as the Showcase on Assessment and similar events.

  7. Under the direction of the Director, Assessment, works with contracts, services, organizations, and individuals as assigned.

  8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

  9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director, Assessment.

  10. Supports the overall success of the Office of Assessment by performing all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: At least one year of experience in assessment or education is required.

Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to communicate technical information to individuals of varying backgrounds are required. The ability to reason analytically and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects are required. The ability to work independently and on a team is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: Occasional out-of-town travel may be required to engage in professional development. The scope of the job may require some evening and weekend work to complete projects, participate in workshops, seminars, training, and professional development.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/312539.htm

Open Date 11/22/2016

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 12/09/2016

Special Instructions to Applicants

Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20160262FTS

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/30390

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