Assistant Director - Assessment

Drexel's Center for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning Excellence (CASTLE; is seeking to hire a Program Manager for Assessment who will have primary responsibility for ensuring that assessment programs are integrated across multiple projects and of the highest possible quality. This individual will be responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating assessment efforts relating to multiple grant initiatives and developing new assessment efforts to study STEM education initiatives at Drexel and CASTLE affiliated institutions. These assessment efforts will include: assessing student learning, program outcomes, instructional effectiveness and retention. This individual must be collaborative in his/her approach so as to understand the purposes, programs and goals of CASTLE and to engage effectively with the CASTLE team and affiliates. The successful candidate must effectively interact with individuals at all levels and in situations will require tact, judgment and integrity.

QualificationsBachelor's degree required in any related field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of three years of experience with educational assessment activities. 

1. Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication and data analysis skills 
2. Ability to work independently with high achievement orientation 
3. Ability to contribute productively as a member of a team with common objectives 
4. Experience with project management 
5. Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues 
6. Familiarity with reporting, assessment and evaluation software 
7. Knowledge of, and ability to carry out, statistical and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) 
8. Must appropriately exercise initiative and sound judgment, maintain detailed and accurate files and records and maintain strict confidentiality in all situations  
Essential FunctionsThe CASTLE Assistant Director for Assessment will report directly to the CASTLE Director of Operations, and the position's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: 
1. Developing assessment instruments for the evaluation of STEM courses and educational programs and initiatives. 
2. Coordinating/conducting the collection and analysis of data for reports, publications and to support grant writing 
3. Working with grant program directors to develop, maintain, and conduct assessment activities and plans to allow for effective program evaluation 
4. Facilitate the use of institutional data to support evaluation of CASTLE related programs and initiatives 
5. Representing CASTLE to internal and external constituencies as needed 
6. Providing assistance and support to CASTLE team members and affiliates regarding learning assessment to include help in identifying goals, developing plans, reporting results and assisting in the design of actions based on those results 
7. Providing direction to CASTLE affiliated faculty and staff in developing and planning assessment activities 
8. Studying trends in higher education assessment practice and assessing their viability for adoption 
9. Preparing high-level reports, presentations, proposals, etc. for internal and external consumption 
10. Other duties as assigned  
Supplemental Posting InformationThis position is supported either fully or partially by external funds, therefore, the continuation of this position are contingent on the ongoing receipt of those external funds. 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. 

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation. 

Documents that must be associated with this postingResume
Cover Letter  
Does this position interact with minors?No  
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Motor Vehicle Check (MVC) requiredNo  
Employee Type(5) Full Time  
Home Department Name3193 CASTLE  
Recruiting SalaryCommensurate with experience  
Position Location3401 Market Street  
Salary GradeK  
Job Open Date01-30-2017  
Job Close Date03-01-2017

Keywords:STEM Teaching and Learning; Drexel; Planning; Assistant Director   Doc ID:70518
Owner:Joao .Group:Delta Community Program
Created:2017-02-07 16:30 CDTUpdated:2017-02-07 16:33 CDT
Sites:Delta Community Program
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