Director of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness

University of St. Thomas

Office of Academic Affairs

The University of St. Thomas, (www.stthom.edu), a private Catholic university located in Houston, Texas is seeking a high energy, experienced professional to serve as Director of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Director of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness will play a key role in leading the university to achieve its objectives as an institution of higher education committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of the Catholic faith. The Director will provide the effective leadership needed in the generation, analysis and dissemination of academic and administrative data for use in planning, policy-formulation, decision making, and budgeting to ensure that there is reliable evidence that the University and all academic and administrative units achieve the objectives required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plays a leading role in all activities related to compliance with the SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, including preparing for reaffirmation and developing the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).
Provide expert consultation to academic and administrative units on outcomes articulation and assessment, research methodology, data management, and data analysis and interpretation for their own programs of self-study, planning and assessment activities.
Assists in developing and implementing academic assessment efforts including the core curriculum, program reviews, and outcome assessment plans.
Direct the development and implementation of UST and national academic surveys.
Ensure all accreditation reports are completed as required and submitted in a timely
Design or identify, collect and maintain university-wide assessment results, analyzing and interpreting data to support evidence-based decision making.
Supervise the staff of the Office of Institutional Assessment and Effectiveness, including staff that work on grant-related assessment projects.
Conduct special studies as requested by senior leadership of the University.

Experience and Requirements:

Minimum five years’ experience directly involved and managing an academic assessment and effectiveness function including the design and implementation of planning, research, and other related activities.
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of SACSCOC requirements including experience with compliance certification and the development of a QEP.
Demonstrated knowledge of statistical software (such as SPSS) with proficient quantitative and analytical skills.
Demonstrates a strong attention to detail.
Experience with on-line survey, evaluation, and assessment tools.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize integrated databases and spreadsheets such as Excel and Access.
Excellent oral and written communications skills as well strong organizational and interpersonal skills,
Demonstrated effective presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to manage a complex set of projects with tight deadlines and priorities with a sense of urgency.
Demonstrates a familiarity with current trends in general education assessment, planning, and implementation.
Documented experience working effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Demonstrated ability to embrace, uphold, and support the University’s stated mission.


Master’s degree in program evaluation and measurement or a related field required, PhD preferred.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission