Senior Coordinator, Assessment

University Of Arizona Tucson , AZ 85704

Posted 1 week ago

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Title Senior Coordinator, Assessment Department Thrive Center (8303) Location Main Campus Position Summary

The Thrive Center, a unit under Student Success and Retention Innovation, is seeking a highly qualified Senior Coordinator, Assessment to join their team.

ABOUT STUDENT SUCCESS & RETENTION INNOVATION: Student Success and Retention Innovation (SSRI) is a unit committed to supporting the success of all undergraduate students at the University of Arizona through strengths-based programming, evidence-based practice and robust assessment. SSRI is home to Thrive Center, SALT Center, THINK TANK, CATS Academics, Advising Resource Center and the Transfer Student Center. The unique and important work of each office in SSRI is connected by mutual strategies that promote student success:
1.Put student needs first
2.Offer direct student support
3.Promote a culture of student success
4.Partner for academic and personal success
5.Proactive and early outreach
6.Set clear paths to degree completion
7.Advance educational equity
8.Encourage scholarly leadership

ABOUT THRIVE CENTER: Thrive Center's mission is to advance a community where students successfully navigate through, excel in, and graduate from the University of Arizona prepared for life after college. The Center's work is focused on three distinct areas related to student persistence and degree attainment:
1.Building community for students who have been historically underrepresented on college campuses, are low-income, and/or are first generation college students.
2.Collaborating across campus to serve students.
3.Centering students' wellness in and outside of the classroom.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Coordinator, Assessment will guide assessment planning efforts and directly support the assessment needs of Thrive Center. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the Senior Coordinator will employ an equity-minded approach to all Thrive Center assessment efforts, centering student needs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the development and implementation of assessments in coordination with the Associate Director, Thrive Center in order to tell the Thrive Center story and communicate the department's impact on student success.

  • Provide ongoing coordination of Thrive Center assessment activities, including surveys, focus groups, and other methodologies, as appropriate.

  • Extract, manage, and analyze data retrieved from UAccess analytics (institutional data) along with Thrive Center program data.

  • Manage and analyze data through the use of Excel (pivot tables, statistical functions, etc.), SPSS, SAS, or other statistical analysis software while ensuring data integrity.

  • Utilize assessment results to recommend data-informed improvements to Thrive Center programs and policies.

  • Analyze and interpret results; using these results, prepare reports in order to effectively communicate outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provide training and professional development opportunities to cultivate assessment capacity among Thrive Center staff.

  • Partner with Thrive Center staff to conduct effective and equity-minded assessments of Thrive Center programs and activities.

  • In partnership with the Thrive Center Leadership Team, coordinate the collation of Thrive Center's annual report, and other summary reports, as needed.

  • Act as a liaison for assessment related activities to UA's Assessment, Research, and Grant Development (ARGD) team and the Student Success and Retention Innovation (SSRI) strategy team.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the issues and trends impacting the transition of students into higher education; specifically, for first-generation college students, low income students, and/or historically underrepresented students.

  • Knowledge of the national research addressing the needs of the aforementioned students.

  • Ability to plan and achieve short and long-term goals driven by the mission and goals of the department.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and perform duties autonomously.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in higher education, social sciences, business administration, statistics, math, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, applied research, and evaluation practices using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in using statistical analysis software such as SPSS, SAS, or another statistical analysis software.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Administrative and Professional Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay $40,000 - $45,000 DOE Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A23437 Number of Vacancies One Desired Start Date 05/13/2019 Position End Date (if temporary) Limited to Current UA Employees No Contact Information for Candidates

Alex Robie

Open Date 03/13/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Review Begins On 04/05/2019 Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, for your convenience, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the website by your reference provider. is not compatible with any "dossier aggregate" system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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