Assessment, Research, And Planning Assistant

Duke University Durham , NC 27701

Posted 3 weeks ago

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

Working title: Assessment, Research, and Planning Assistant

Part-time position 19 hours

Assessment, Research, and Planning Assistant will report to the Executive Director of Recreation and Physical Education. This position will administer assessment and research projects on Recreation and Physical Education programs, services, and classes at the departmental level.The position will provide hands-on assistance with program level assessment,research, strategic planning, and program review activities. Specifically, the Assistant provides assistance and expertise on projects including, but not limited to: strategic planning and assessment of student employees/leaders,recreation facility usage, fitness & wellness, intramurals, outdoor adventures, aquatics, sport clubs, academics, and marketing. They will provide assistance and guidance related to projects involving digital analytics (social media tracking and website data) as well as assessment projects within. Additionally, the Assistant will provide assistance as requested on special projects associated with: learning and operational outcomes, student retention and success measures, institutional research data sets, and program evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation to Recreation and Physical Education staff to address their assessment, evaluation, research, strategic planning, and program/class review activities.

  • Guide departmental staff in defining measurable program goals and learning outcomes,and selecting assessment strategies.

  • Assist Recreation and Physical Education programs to conduct assessment/evaluation/research; including planning, data gathering, data analysis, and report preparation for assigned projects.

  • Use principles of research and me asurement theory to develop multi-dimensional, rigorous and trustworthy methods that assess student learning and development, including consider ation of psychometric characteristics, qualitative/quantitative analysis , and human subjects' ethics.

  • Analyze, interpret, and disseminate available data from professional literature, national data banks, institutional

effectiveness research, and other student-related studies specific to assigned projects.

  • Prepare correspondence and reports about assessment activities and projects including the contributions toward student learning, retention, and success.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires knowledge of basic mathematical, research and communications principles normally acquired through two years of postsecondary education.

Experience

Work generally requires three years of clerical or research experience OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE to acquire skills in administrative or project research responsibilities as well as accepted office organization, communications and research practices. A bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the specific position may be substituted for the education and two years of the experience requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in an area related to assessment and measurement, statistics,student affairs, higher education, education research or other research-oriented discipline related to assessment and evaluation, statistics, or social science.

  • Knowledge of theory and practice related to college student development, including familiarity with professional standards such as The Council for the Advancement of Standard in Higher Education (CAS) and Assessment Skills and Knowledge (ASK) Standards.

Skills

  • Skilled in quantitative and qualitative research design, administration , and interpretation. Demonstrated experience with research and assessment software such as SPSS, Qualtrics, Nuventive Improve, etc.

  • Ability to understand mission alignment and broad planning frameworks, long-term goals, outcomes-based approaches, and key performance measures.

Strong analytic, interpersonal,written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently to accomplish assigned goals in a timely manner. Ability to work with detailed information with attention to accuracy.

  • Demonstrated team oriented work style, and the ability to work cooperatively with various faculty , staff, and students throughout the campus community.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh


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