DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH, ASSESSMENT, AND ACCREDITATION

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort McNair, D.C
Posted
Jan 22, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Institutional research is a critical academic support function, fulfilling university- and program-level requirements in the following areas: data management and analysis, reporting, and assessment. Institutional research facilitates evidence-based planning and decision making, ensures compliance with accreditation standards, and fosters a culture of continuous institutional improvement and effectiveness.

The Director of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Accreditation is responsible for developing, leading and managing a comprehensive institutional research and assessment program at the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). As the program lead for institutional research, assessment and accreditation, he or she provides direction for data governance strategies and policies, assessment policies and practices, accreditation compliance and institutional reporting. Specific duties in each area include:
  • Institutional research - leading and implementing a comprehensive program of data management, analysis, presentation and reporting
  • Assessment - assessment of student learning outcomes, development of assessment policies and plans, collaboration and consultation with faculty and leadership on assessment and use of assessment results
  • Accreditation - maintaining program accreditation, to include: monitoring compliance with standards, fulfilling reporting requirements, providing accreditation expertise to others


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must possess the following qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational methodology, educational measurement, higher education administration, information systems, applied statistics or related discipline required
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in assessment planning and implementation, data analysis, and reporting experience in an academic environment
  • Thorough knowledge of institutional research and assessment principles and techniques and skill in their application;
  • Expert knowledge and application of higher education and assessment theory
  • Record of independent analytic writing, research and engagement
  • Demonstrated experience with institutional and program accreditation procedures and preparation of self-studies.
  • Aptitude for collaboration within and across all areas of the institutional organization, and the ability to develop relationships and coordinate with leaders across government and industry.
  • Demonstrated experience consulting with faculty and higher education leadership to facilitate curriculum development, strategic planning, and evidence-based decision making.
  • Demonstrated expertise in student assessment and development of rubrics.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree from an accredited college or university in educational methodology, educational measurement, higher education administration, information systems, applied statistics or related discipline
  • Knowledge and application of education and assessment theory as applied to JPME
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the graduate level, preparing and delivering lectures and seminar instruction.
Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills, and can provide valuable training and experience that translates to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

Education Requirement:
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational methodology, educational measurement, higher education administration, information systems, applied statistics or related discipline required
  • Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.


Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Transcripts: Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire certain annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .