This position reports to the Senior Associate Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Research and Retention (SAARR) and serves as liaison to the departments associated with Campus Recreation & Wellness and Student Affairs Marketing & Communications.
The Assistant Director will administer assessment and research projects on Student Affairs programs and services at the departmental level and provides hands-on assistance with unit level assessment, research, strategic planning, and program review activities. Specifically, the Assistant Director provides assistance and expertise on projects including, but not limited to: strategic planning and assessment of student employees/leaders, recreation, wellness, intramural, adventure, aquatic, fitness, club sports and family programs along with facilities usage; provide assistance and guidance related to projects involving digital analytics (social media tracking and SA website data) as well as assessment projects within Technology Services and Student Media related to, but not limited to, student employees/leaders, customer satisfaction and systems tracking. Additionally, the Assistant Director will provide assistance as requested on special projects associated with: learning and operational outcomes, student retention and success measures, institutional research data sets, program evaluation, satisfaction and benchmarking, institutional/cultural climate studies, participation in national assessments/surveys, program review and accreditation support, research being conducted by individuals and work groups within the Division of Student Affairs, and project specific assessment related to the Division's strategic priorities. The work of the Assistant Director requires a high level of effective collaboration within the Division of Student Affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide consultation to assigned Student Affairs departments and staff to address their assessment, evaluation, research, strategic planning, and program review activities.
Guide departmental staff in defining measurable program goals and learning outcomes, and selecting assessment strategies.
Assist Student Affairs departments to conduct assessment/evaluation/research; including planning, data gathering, data analysis, and report preparation for assigned projects.
Use principles of research and measurement theory to develop multi-dimensional, rigorous and trustworthy methods that assess student learning and development, including consideration of psychometric characteristics, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and human subjects' ethics.
Analyze, interpret, and disseminate available data from professional literature, national data banks, institutional effectiveness research, and other student-related studies specific to assigned projects.
Prepare correspondence and reports about assessment activities within assigned departments and projects including the contributions toward student learning, retention, and success.
Serve on the Student Affairs Assessment Team (SAAT).
Attend Student Affairs Assessment, Research and Retention (SAARR) staff meetings and as appropriate, assigned liaison departmental staff meetings.
Participate in committees, task forces, and special programming efforts as appropriate.
Represent the department and /or university at professional conferences and workshops, serving on division or campus committees.
Plan and execute professional development activities for Student Affairs staff to enhance their assessment, evaluation, and research competencies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Special Instructions To Application:
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information.
Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and two signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.
1.Minimum of a Master's degree in area related to assessment and measurement, statistics, student affairs, higher education, education research or other research-oriented discipline related to assessment and evaluation, statistics, or social science. 2.Knowledge of theory and practice related to college student development, including familiarity with professional standards such as The Council for the Advancement of Standard in Higher Education (CAS) and Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards. 3.Skilled in quantitative and qualitative research design, administration, and interpretation. Demonstrated experience with research and assessment software such as SPSS, Qualtrics, Nuventive Improve, etc. 4.Ability to understand mission alignment and broad planning frameworks, long-term goals, outcomes-based approaches, and key performance measures. 5.Strong analytic, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 6.Ability to work independently to accomplish assigned goals in a timely manner. Ability to work with detailed information with attention to accuracy. 7.Demonstrated team oriented work style, and the ability to work cooperatively with various faculty, staff, and students throughout the campus community.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 001639
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Student Affairs actively supports the University's missions of education, research, and service by providing comprehensive programs and services to assist each student in developing intellectually, socially, morally, and culturally. The Division anticipates students' developmental needs throughout their collegiate experiences and promotes students development by fostering a community of learning, which encourages individual student involvement and participation. The Division of Student Affairs provides a broad range of support services, activities, and programs that seek to: Assist students in developing respect and appreciation for individual differences, interpersonal civility, and human rights. Enhance the learning environment, facilitate retention, and optimize the student experience. Accommodate the diverse needs of all students. Support a community environment that is welcoming, safe, and secure. Assist students in meeting their basic needs for housing, nutrition, and physical and emotional well-being. Provide the means for students to become active participants and leaders in their own learning. Assist students in developing logical thought processes and sound decision-making skills. Assist students in developing an appreciation of the arts. Moreover, the division seeks to contribute to the development of the whole individual by fostering in each student a deeper appreciation of the importance of life-long learning, individual responsibility, and human diversity. Through collaboration, the division provides programs and services that are grounded in theory, assessment, and sound practice. Student Affairs Assessment, Research and Retention: SAARR champions a culture of evidence and improvement within the Division of Student Affairs in support of student learning, development, and success. SAARR provides leadership through the scholarship of assessment to increase the institution's knowledge about students, the educational environment, and institutional effectiveness to continuously improve student programs and services, and does so through service in support of outcomes-based assessment, student-focused research, strategic planning, program review, accreditation compliance, data-driven decision-making, and professional education.
Liaison Units: Campus Recreation and Wellness: The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness engages the Pirate Community in diverse recreational and wellness experiences by providing exceptional facilities, programs, and services. Our vision is to be an advocate for lifelong wellness and a pioneer for leadership development. From outdoor adventure trips to group fitness classes; yoga to Pilates; flag football to lacrosse; and everything in between, Campus Recreation & Wellness (CRW) offers activities and services to meet the needs of every ECU student. CRW strives to promote learning how to maintain healthy lifestyles while getting the most out of the college experience.
Student Affairs Marketing & Communications: The departments associated with Student Affairs Marketing and Communications collaborate with divisional and university partners as well as students and student groups to help raise awareness and interest in programs and services, as well as increase attendance and participation. Student Media engages students in real life hands-on training in a learning laboratory while providing news, information, entertainment and literary expressions to the campus community. Through structured systems development and maintenance, Technology Services provides integrated, stable, and reliable technology based solutions that support the business needs and strategic goals of the Division of Student Affairs.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.