Director of Institutional Research and AssessmentClarke University, Dubuque, IA
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Clarke University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 1200 students in traditional, adult and graduate programs. Located in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa, along the Mississippi River, Clarke was founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on making an impact on students so they can positively impact the world. For students, this means finding a place where they are empowered to find success that will last forever. For faculty and staff, it means more than just coming to work every day – it means truly being engaged across campus while working to create an experience that always puts students first.
Clarke University faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package and a collaborative working environment. Outside of the university, faculty and staff benefit from living and working in a thriving city named one of the “most livable” small cities in the country and one of “Best Green Places” in the country.
For more information, please visit www.clarke.edu.
Clarke University, located in Dubuque, IA, is a leading independent, coeducational Catholic university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens. Offering traditional undergraduate majors and graduate programs, a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, Clarke is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. Clarke University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
Clarke invites applications for a 12-month position as Director of Institutional Research and Assessment. The Director will provide leadership and coordination of the University's assessment and research efforts, including development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for major programs. This position works directly with faculty, staff, and administration across the campus to advance the University's quality improvement and helps ensure that programs assess authentic achievements and that assessments yield meaningful results that lead to program improvement. This position will provide training for faculty and staff on planning and assessment. Additionally, this position will serve in partnership with the Vice President for Academic Affairs who serves as the as the University liaison to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation. This position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Director of Institutional Research and Assessment leads the University’s efforts to collect, evaluate and analyze institutional data in support of planning, assessment, and strategic decision-making, The Director works closely with the President, Vice Presidents, and their staffs, as well as across the University to support data provisioning and analysis and to establish priorities for institutional research and assessment. The Director coordinates data analysis with particular focus on refining and improving University-wide data standards and policies. The Director leads the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, ensuring accurate and timely research, responsible data stewardship, thorough institutional assessment, and with the goal of enabling informed decision-making by the various units of the University.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, Master's degree preferred, from an accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline/field (e.g., assessment and program evaluation, educational research, educational psychology, higher education administration, statistics) as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and an awareness of fostering an institution-wide culture and commitment to assessment, research, and quality improvement. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, current research, and innovations in assessment in higher education is a plus. The successful candidate will have the ability to organize work and be detail oriented. Preferred qualifications include prior experience working in higher education assessment and research, quantitative and quantitative research methodologies, curriculum mapping software, and statistical software literacy. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a collaborative and transparent manner.
To apply, please upload the following documents online at http://clarke.applicantpool.com: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will commence immediately.