Education Assessment Coordinator

  • Washington Adventist University
  • Takoma Park, MD, USA
  • Aug 28, 2019
Part time Education

Job Description

Job Title:               Education Assessment Coordinator (Part-time 20hrs/Wk)
Department:         COIRE & Education
Reports To:           Chief of Operations & Compliance
Prepared By:         Office of Human Resources
Position Grade:    ASD                                             
FLSA Status:         Exempt


OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY: 
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued, and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of the title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

SUMMARY
 
Supports the Department of Education’s assessment efforts through the collection, analysis and reporting of data.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborates with state and NAD personnel to obtain educational data.
  • Collect performance-based assessment data at the end of each semester from course instructors.
  • Monitor current state and denominational regulatory practices and maintain all records required to certify and maintain accreditations.
  • Inform and advise the faculty and staff of all relevant rules and guidelines set forth by governments and other regulatory bodies.
  • Manage and analyze data; collect documentation related to assessment and accreditation.
  • Review analyses of activities, operations and forecast data to determine department’s progress toward state goals and objectives.
  • Report results from data collected on a semester basis at Teacher Education Council Meetings, and the Teacher Education Advisor Council.
  • Works collaboratively with the Chair of Education, and the Coordinator of Academic Assessment of Student Learning.
  • Tracks students against program entry and completion requirements.
  • Participates in departmental and University activities.
  • Supports a spirit of excellence through service.
  • Attends weekly Convocation and General Assembly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Received:   Reports directly to the Chief of Operations & Compliance.
  • Given:  None

 
COMPETENCIES
 
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
 
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
 
Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
 
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. 
 

  • –  Follows policies and procedures; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans; Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Supports project team activities.

 
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments; Possesses Christian values.
 
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
 
Dependability – Follows instruction, responds to management direction; Take responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
 
Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independence actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education and/or Experience:
 

  • Master's degree required. Educational research preferred.
  • Some doctoral studies work desired. 
  • Experience with state and denominational accreditation, licensure programs
  • Significant knowledge and skill in analyzing data and preparing reports for state, federal and/or accrediting agencies.
  • Experience with Title I and/or Title II preferred. 

 
Language Skills                                                
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
 
Mathematical Skills                                                     
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as quadratic equations and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.  Affinity for numbers and quantitative analysis.
 
Reasoning Ability                                             
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
 
Computer Skills                                               
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of survey software preferred.
 
Other Qualifications                                                    
Ability to track and work a variety of types of projects, with multiple deadlines at any given time.
 
Physical Demands: 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The job requires the ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel.  The employee may be called upon and must be able to work extra hours. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. 

 
Work Environment:
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.

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