The St. Joseph’s Seminary is looking for a Director of Assessment & Accreditation
The job description is attached.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Director of Assessment and Accreditation
Saint Joseph’s Seminary
Reporting to the Rector of Saint Joseph’s Seminary, the Director of Assessment and Accreditation (DAA) is a full-time administrative position who serves overseeing the institutional and programmatic assessment of the Seminary. The Director monitors the seminary’s adherence to the institutional and educational standards of the agencies for accreditation, and is the primary liaison with each agency.
Essential Position Responsibilities
- Maintain contact with and reports to the Association of Theological Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, New York State Education Department, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Congregation of Catholic Education for the Holy See.
- Represent the seminary at meetings and conferences of the various assessment agencies and participate in training programs on assessment and accreditation issues.
- Maintain and update as needed the seminary’s Strategic Plan and future plans for the assessment of student outcomes in all degree programs.
- Draw up, at the beginning of each year, a schedule of responsibilities and timelines for all assessment activities of that year, and for the implementation of the seminary’s strategic plan by overseeing its steering committee.
- Assist the rector in the coordination of institutional assessment with the Board of Trustees.
- Communicate the requirements of the assessment process to the Board of Trustees and to all persons directly involved in it, and monitor compliance with the requirements.
- Assemble, manage, and store assessment data as these are available, subject to the terms of the seminary’s policy on such files, and producing such data for accreditation agencies.
- Gather, communicate, and interpret the results of assessment at all levels of the institution; also communicates with all external constituencies bearing an interest in assessment.
- Ascertain annual budgetary needs for assessment activities and coordinate these needs with the rector and the seminary’s director of finance.
- Assure that assessment data is made available to any future process of program improvement at the seminary that may require it.
- Lead institutional research efforts, including improving existing data collection strategies and developing new approaches and procedures for the collection and analysis of institutional data and the distribution of research reports to external agencies and internal constituencies, including the Board of Trustees.
- Create and monitor all surveys conducted by the Seminary.
- Oversee the research, compilation, verification and analysis of statistical data on the Seminary.
- Design, lead and oversee the execution of grant proposals based on the the needs, priorities, and competencies of the Seminary’s faculty and staff. Efforts range from finding grant sources and informing appropriate individuals; assisting with and overseeing the development and writing processes; and assisting with final grant production, presentation, and achievement.
- Knowledge of compliance related matters, e.g. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
Required Education, Experience and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in Educational Assessment, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Measurement, or, Social Sciences required. M.A. degree in higher Education or related discipline preferred.
- Three (3) years of educational research and assessment experience in a higher education setting, and conducting survey research and reporting using quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Two (2) years of experience in higher education student learning outcome assessment and assistance to institutional accreditation activities.
- Demonstrated experience with student learning management systems, e.g. Populi.
- Familiarity with government and accreditation agencies’ expectations in preparation for school visitations, e.g., the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
- Demonstrated strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
- Proven commitment to student, faculty, and staff diversity.
- Strong collaboration, communication, project management skills
- Proven team player.
- Strong technical proficiency in Microsoft Office package (i.e., Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).