The primary goal of the Office of Assessment is to provide leadership and support in the University's efforts to create a culture of evidence and continuous improvement. The Senior Director leads the Office of Assessment in the design and implementation of institution-level, data-driven assessment projects. She or he chairs the Assessment Advisory Committee, serves as a primary advisor to the campus-wide Academic Planning and Review Committee, and facilitates the program review process for academic departments. This position works collaboratively with faculty, assistant and associate deans, the Accreditation Liaison Officer, the Registrar's Office, Institutional Research and Decision Support, and other related offices. The Senior Director also provides workshops, training, and consulting support to academic departments and programs in their assessment, program evaluation, and accreditation efforts. This position reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Typically a Master's Degree. Doctorate in related discipline is highly desirable. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Minimum five years' experience in assessment in an institution of higher learning or similar setting.
Demonstrated knowledge of key issues and concepts in higher education and in the areas of assessment of student learning, program evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, and statistical analysis is required.
Experience with regional or professional accreditation processes is highly desired.
Strong candidates will exhibit exemplary communication skills (both written and oral), highly developed organizational and leadership skills, an ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, and accreditors.
Teaching experience at the postsecondary level is highly desired.
Demonstrated computer competency including various software packages and applications.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.