Learning Assessment Coordinator Job Description

Job Summary

The Learning Assessment Coordinator will inform the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) by managing the development and implementation of a comprehensive assessment program for the purposes of creating a culture of assessment among faculty and academic staff to enhance academic and institutional effectiveness. The LAC will report to the CELT director and work with faculty and key units across the college respective to relevant academic staff to develop effective strategies for the assessment of student learning outcomes.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • The LAC will oversee the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of academic assessments. The LAC will provide ongoing support and training for assessment activities, collaborate on results analysis, and report results to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Consult with CELT director and advisory council in the development and implementation of plans and strategies to assess course- and program-level learning outcomes.
  • Work with CELT director and advisory council to design assessment tools, analyze evidence, document analysis, and provide evidence to inform response to findings.
  • Relay assessment results to students and key academic staff; and develop and implement model to track that CELT services are leading to intended outcomes.
  • Integrate assessments into advising and program review processes.
  • Train tutors and faculty in using assessment tools and results.
  • Develop guidelines and protocols for providing assessment and support to students.
  • Develop metrics for assessing academic services and student success.
  • Evaluate and refine physical and digital academic support labs.
  • Document the process of assessment activities and accomplishments; use documentation report to improve and adjust the assessment effort.

Other Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assist with operation of Academic Support Lab.
  • Assist with Faculty Institute – curating materials relevant to assessment and outcomes and instruction.
  • Serve as a resource on best practices and research findings in the area of student learning assessment and measurement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Required

  • Master’s degree in educational research, an academic discipline, or related field is required.
  • Minimum of five years working in higher education required; may include combination of teaching and assessment.
  • Experience in student assessment and student learning outcomes required.
  • Awareness of andragogical principles and academic success for adult learners required.

Skills & Knowledge Required

  • Knowledge of student assessment practices required.
  • Demonstrated competence in appropriate and relevant technology required.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as oral and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge in research design, quantitative and qualitative methods, and benchmarking strongly preferred.
  • Skilled in developing and facilitating instructional opportunities for faculty preferred.
  • Experience in organizational change and associated challenges in developing and understanding organizational culture preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of accreditation standards preferred.

Physical Effort Required

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a full-time position. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the supervisor. 

Contact

To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@cambridgecollege.edu