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Assessment Specialist - 518823

Company: University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Assessment Specialist - 518823

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

VP Student Life

Administrative / Professional

Information Systems/Technology Support

Management/General Business

Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)

Closing at: Apr 2 2023 at 22:55 CDT

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Pay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 42,140.80 Midpoint - $ 61,110.40

Department/Organization: 800201 - Student Life Assessment

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Job Summary: The Assessment Specialist is responsible for data searches, data retrieval, analyses and reporting from campus-wide data depositories to facilitate and support university planning, policy development, and operations.

Additional Department Summary: The Assessment Specialist works in the Department of Strategic Planning and Assessment. Oversees administrative, logistical, and technical needs to advance strategic planning, assessment, and continuous improvement initiatives. Works closely with Student Life departments and campus partners. Supervises undergraduate and graduate student assistants. Assists the Director in creating a culture of evidence based evaluation and improvement throughout the Division of Student Life. Provides training and development workshops, data warehousing, data analysis, data reporting, and other related activities.

Responsible for completing required training and promoting a safe, hospitable, and respectful workplace.

Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree and one (1) year of experience in strategic planning, qualitative or quantitative data analysis, or higher education administration.

Skills and Knowledge: Ability to communicate complex issues in non-technical terms with a variety of constituents. Ability to listen to client needs and identify methodologically sound approaches for data collection and analysis to facilitate documentation of success in key departmental, divisional, and institutional metrics. Data management skills. Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills. Ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders. Ability to master software and applications quickly.

Demonstrated commitment to expand multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills as evidenced through: demonstrating self awareness; understanding and valuing others; demonstrating knowledge of social inequalities; interacting effectively with a diversity of people; fostering equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in higher education, statistics, business, or other relevant field with an emphasis in statistical, qualitative, or quantitative research methods. Experience using quantitative or qualitative research techniques. Experience running research through SAS, SPSS, or STATA. Experience with analytics and data visualization. Experience with designing, implementing, and analyzing organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Experience with Qualtrics research suite for data collection or Tableau for data visualization.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law"

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