Assistant Director of Institutional Research, Assessment Specialist

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Salve Regina University

As a community that welcomes people of all beliefs, Salve Regina University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, seeks wisdom and promotes universal justice.
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Assistant Director of Institutional Research, Assessment Specialist
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Brief Description
The Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Assessment Specialist leads and develops a comprehensive institutional assessment program to support the University's mission and strategic initiatives. Specifically, the position supports faculty governance and assists faculty in developing assessment programs and making data informed decisions. The person also collaborates with relevant campus constituencies and assists with co-curricular assessment to support student success as well as support the planning and coordination of administrative unit assessment. The position provides support for fulfilling accreditation requirements related to New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as discipline specific accreditation. The position reports to the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
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Education Level Required
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Newport, RI 02840, United states
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Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.
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  • Supports academic program assessment (curricular and co-curricular activities) and continuous improvement of student learning through consultation, mentoring and hands-on training.
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the development, organization, analysis and reporting of student learning outcomes and related activities to support planning activities.
  • Participates in the collection and analysis of various direct and indirect assessment data to support institutional and departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
  • Interprets assessment findings and prepares an annual assessment report to summarize such findings, with particular emphasis on institutional effectiveness.
  • Co-chairs (with a faculty member) undergraduate assessment committee and graduate assessment committee.
  • Coordinates assessment and institutional effectiveness activities and documentation needed for compliance purposes and for (NECHE) accreditation and other institution -and/or program-level specialized accreditations.
  • Develops and promotes internal and external communication of assessment results.
  • Performs related project and duties as assigned to support the University.


  • Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Expertise in educational outcomes assessment, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and direct and indirect assessment methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of the university community including faculty, staff, administrators, students, and accreditors.
  • Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals.
  • Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.