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Academic Support (Assessment)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Date Posted:
September 10, 2017
Closing Date:
October 09, 2017
Additional Salary Information:
Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Develops and implements methods and procedures to administer campus assessment program.
  2. Evaluates student learning objectives and develops measurement instruments to analyze outcomes.
  3. Fosters the development of a campus-wide culture of assessment that results in continuous improvement of student learning while meeting accreditation expectations and requirements.
  4. Provides training and professional development opportunities to cultivate assessment capacity among UHWO faculty and staff.
  5. This includes: identification and assessment of student learning outcomes and creation of measurements and rubrics for assessment and program evaluation.
  6. Ensures program assessment activities are designed, implemented, analyzed, and reported in a manner that is useful for curricular and program improvement.
  7. Handles and maintains all preparations for accreditation inspections and site visits.
  8. Assists with program-specific accreditation efforts.
  9. Assists with preparation of state compliance and national accreditation reports.
  10. Collaborates with campus constituents and partners to collect data and perform data analysis to meet accreditation requirements.
  11. Maintains electronic archives of curriculum and assessment process artifacts, reports, and other records.
  12. Participates in campus leadership team meetings, including those involving assessment and institutional research.
  13. Conducts assessment and research through an inclusive lens, which involves recognizing the talents, worldviews, perspectives, cultures and skills that all bring to the UHWO community.
  14. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in a relevant field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for conducting assessment, and/or program evaluation in higher education; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the conducting assessment, and/or program evaluation in higher education as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with conducting assessment, and/or program evaluation in higher education.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  10. Master's Degree or higher, including coursework in program evaluation, statistics, education policy, or a related field.
  11. Experience conducting assessment and/or program evaluation in higher education, including but not limited to program evaluation/review, rubric design, assessment of student learning, and management of assessment data and records.
  12. Experience writing and publishing research reports.
  13. Proficient in software/tools used in learning outcomes assessment/ program evaluation, such as online survey tools, online course management platforms, statistical packages, spreadsheet applications, database management platforms, and presentation tools.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory and major trends and issues around college students’ needs, including factors that promote student success, retention, and graduation.
  2. Ability to effectively prioritize and successfully perform duties independently, as well as using a team approach, in a high-traffic and multi-tasked work environment.
  3. Experience presenting at national or regional conferences on assessment.
  4. Experience with higher education accreditation processes and organizations (WASC, ACCJC, CAEP, etc.).
  5. Strong interpersonal skills, including expertise in writing and oral presentations as well as the ability to cultivate strong working relationships.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64A (attach resume), names of 3 professional references, and a duplicate copy of your official transcript showing highest degree (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire). Application materials should be e-mailed as a MS Word or PDF file attachment to: . Please be sure to include the position title and number in the subject line. Please do not include any self-identifying photos, they will be redacted. Please redact references to social security numbers and birth date on transcript copies. All items become the property of the University of Hawaii-West O‘ahu and will not be returned.
  1. UHWO HR Office; 808-689-2525;

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