Assistant Director of Assessment
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for the newly created position of Assistant Director of Assessment. The Department of Residential Life & Housing (RLH) at Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing safe, inclusive, and well-maintained facilities that build intentional communities to empower residents in their academic excellence, citizenship and personal growth.
About the University
Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. Established in 1838 and located on 144 acres in downtown Richmond, VA, we currently enroll approximately 31,288 students. Learn more about living in the Richmond, VA area. VCU takes pride in its nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities it serves and changes. Learn more about working at VCU.
Principal Functions And Duties
The Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment is a Masters Level, full-time, experienced professional who will serve as part of the Residential Life Assistant Director team and will work to increase departmental knowledge of student experiences, program effectiveness, student learning, and best practices for residential engagement. The Assistant Director will provide coordination and expertise in designing, implementing, and interpreting assessment, evaluation, and research project. In collaboration with departmental leadership, the Assistant Director will work to design and implement the departmental assessment plan, create and deploy assessment tools, and interpret and disseminate outcomes to the department and campus partners. The position will report to the Associate Director of Residential Initiatives.
The role of the Assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing for Assessment is to provide leadership and direction for departmental learning and assessment. Principle responsibilities include: planning, implementation, interpretation and dissemination of departmental assessment efforts. The individual in this position will be responsible for the preparation and implementation of the departmental assessment plan, evaluation of signature events and high impact practices, and interpreting data to provide recommendations that will enhance program effectiveness. In addition, the position will work with Assistant Directors of Residential Life to provide support for area specific initiatives throughout the year such as student staff training, Ram Camp, Living Learning Communities, staff evaluations, and program models.
Required Qualifications: 3+ years professional experience working with the development of learning outcomes, assessment plans and conducting assessment projects; Ability to collect, interpret, and report data and to write informational materials and reports; Strong Effective communication skills (oral and written); Ability to build teams and work collaboratively; Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy; Ability to work well under pressure with multiple and changing deadlines; Demonstrated proficiency utilizing technology in the implementation, analysis and reporting of data such as web applications, online systems, database software, and standard office packages; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Manage several responsibilities at the same time resolve; Knowledge of student learning theory and developmental outcomes, and experience in its application; Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse University Academic Professional, staff, and student environment; and commitment to do so as a University Academic Professional member at VCU.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working with residential education or co-curricular learning initiatives; experience; involvement with state or regional conferences; familiarity with systems such as Campus Labs Baseline software, EBI Skyfactor, and Tableau; Experience with living learning communities and University Academic Professional members.
Compensation & Anticipated Start Date: $53,000 to $56,500 as well as a competitive benefits package. The anticipated start date is May 25, 2018.
Please visit https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/75868 to apply. Application packages must include a letter of intent, resume, and contact information of three references. For additional information please contact George Kelly at (804) 828-7666 or visit our website http://www.housing.vcu.edu. The position will be open until filled. Only electronic applications submitted through https://www.vcujobs.com will be accepted.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.