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University of Colorado Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description

The College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications for the position of Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator. The Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator will collect, maintain and manage qualitative and quantitative data for accreditation, planning and assessment for the College of Education and education-related programs across UCCS. The data will include but is not limited to surveys; informal and formal observations; interviews; grade reports; course assignments; exams; Praxis; reporting; student and completer data; and system, state, and national data. The Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator will maintain electronic databases using appropriate software. In addition, the Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator will collaborate with and assist the Dean’s office, Department Chairs, Program Coordinators, and the College’s standing committee on assessment and academic quality improvement.

The COE professional education programs are authorized by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE). Programs are also accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The College of Education offers programs in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Counseling, and Educational Leadership. Undergraduate, Master, and PhD degrees are awarded by the College. We also offer a number of certificates and endorsements. To learn more about the College of Education, visit College of Education Web site at https://coe.uccs.edu/ .

In this position, the Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator develops clear and well-structured analytical plans, analyzes, and synthesizes information from large data sets. Information will include student records, administrative data, enrollment trends, student information and other data sets and statistical information of a sensitive nature. The Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator will collect, maintain and manage qualitative and quantitative data for accreditation, planning and assessment for the College of Education and education-related programs across UCCS. The Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator specializes in collecting data, organizing that data, and then verifying the data so findings can be interpreted and reported accurately.

The Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator is responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial, and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed collaboratively and independently.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) (https://www.uccs.edu/experience/aboutuccs) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (http://www.choosecoloradosprings.com) (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report (https://realestate.usnews.com/places/rankings/best-places-to-live) as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

  • Complete requests related to student-level data to support accreditation requirements.

  • Gather, extract, manipulate, synthesize, analyze, merge and model data using analytical and statistical tools.

  • Data mining and analysis for ad hoc projects.

  • Ensure data accuracy and create ad hoc reports.

  • Provide database maintenance and development.

  • Conduct benchmarking and peer analysis.

  • Locate an array of sources and media containing information on a particular subject.

  • Complete a variety of projects using diverse software applications, such as Tableau, EXCEL, HCM.

  • Familiarity with statistical and visualization software.

  • Develop dashboards that the dean’s office can use to produce informed decisions.

  • Support the Dean’s office in the compilation and submissions required for university, accreditation, state and federal reports.

  • Perform quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis of program effectiveness, student learning outcomes, instructional effectiveness, as well as to support planning and decision-making.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in developing effective assessment strategies associated with student learning outcomes, creating/identifying valid and reliable assessment instruments, analyzing assessment methods and results, reporting and communicating assessment results, and preparing reports and presentations.

  • Maintain college databases and reports.

  • Provide support to Dean’s Office, Department Chairs, and Program Coordinators and carry out research and development tasks as assigned.

  • Exploratory data analysis, predictive analytics, and data visualization.

  • Communicating and collaborating effectively with a broad range of constituents.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Competencies:

  • Applicant must possess exceptional skills in technology to maintain spreadsheets, databases, assessment, and support curriculum design and alignment to standards.

  • Applicant must possess the ability to support accreditation (e.g. CAEP, CACREP) and has strong writing skills for generating reports for multiple audiences.

  • Applicant must possess the ability to track several projects simultaneously, have excellent communication skills (oral and written) and the ability to build positive relationships.

  • Applicant must possess excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to collect and manage quantitative and qualitative data.

  • Knowledge of Data Visualization software to design, develop, deploy and support dashboards.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at: $50,642- $63,303

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services . Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck. Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado (https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/collaborative-hr-services/total-compensation-calculator) .

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 03/08/2021

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 03/25/2021.

  • The potential employee start date is 04/15/2021.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution

  • At least 2 years of experience with data collection and management

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution

  • At least one (1) year of experience in PK-12, or Higher education setting

  • Experience with desktop publishing, graphic design and/or web design

  • Familiarity with higher education data systems, PeopleSoft, and preferably CU System experience

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Job: Business Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Business Services

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jan 13, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Lori Unruh

Posting Contact Email lunruh@uccs.edu

Posting Number 00779969

Req ID: 19623

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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