Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Assessment Coordinator

Gallaudet University - Washington, DC
Salary: Other
Application Deadline: N/A


Coordinates, analyzes, and monitors non-academic programs and student-support services implementation, analysis, and utilization of strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation initiatives to enable evidence-based improvements within the institution grounded in Inclusive Excellence; assists the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Certification with analyses and reporting of planning and assessment implementation that are aligned with best practices in higher education, Inclusive Excellence, and accreditation requirements; reports planning and assessment methods and results to both internal and external stakeholders; develops, adapts, and implements technologically-based planning, assessment, and accreditation tracking systems; provides direction and supports Student Success and Academic Quality(SSAQ) staff in training students, faculty, staff, and administrators in the use of assessment data integration systems including Watermark programs; supports the Director of IEC with the institution’s responses to accreditation agencies, including reports and site visits; and provides leadership and direction on matters pertaining to Assessment grounded in Inclusive Excellence.



  1. Provides professional development and coordination for non-academic programs throughout the University including: leadership and guidance to the staff related to assessment and student success; consulting with faculty and staff groups and committees on assessment; coordinating, administering; and reporting university wide assessment activities (e.g. National Survey of Student Engagement).
  2. Oversees the work of the program assessment coordinators through training related to their role, as well as the reporting components of the assessment process, this includes evaluating and providing feedback on assessment reports (e.g. annual assessment updates, Program Effectiveness Plans), as well as guiding the development, reviewing and implementation of Outcomes, Assessment Plans and Status Reports.
  3. Works with the Director in planning and administering a balanced department budget; and authorizes expenditures and develops budget reports and projections.
  4. Coordinates the development of strategies, procedures, project plans, and communications related to assessment, and accreditation; and establishes and maintains strong relationships with units and departments to facilitate ongoing improvement of assessment.
  5. Develops resource materials and provides campus wide workshops and presentations to support faculty and staff professional development in assessment and improve their assessment practices.
  6. Tracks decisions and changes in assessment and program improvement based on assessment results.
  7. Collaborates with SSAQ and the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) to develop effective ways to analyze, disseminate and communicate assessment data to a variety of audiences including students, faculty, administrators, and the public.
  8. Collaborates with the SSAQ Administrative Assistant to assure that progress and changes in the implementation of assessment and use of data in public documents are reported in public documents, including Gallaudet’s website; and monitors the accuracy of public information on assessment.
  9. Assists, through researching, organizing, analyzing, and editing available data and other kinds of information, in the preparation of regional (MSCHE), and other accreditation or certification-related requests for information; and consults with departments and programs in need of support with their accreditation requirements.
  10. Facilitates assessment events and logistics leading up to them; arranges venues, interpreters, food, supplies, and any other support services needed; corresponds with all participants about arrangements; and prepares promotional and workshop materials (e.g. Institutional Assessment Day, Assessment Council).
  11. Develops knowledge of assessment, and accreditation; researches topics and information in support of special projects; and maintains a current knowledge of information technology.
  12. Establishes and maintains a positive and supportive working relationship with co-workers and supervisor.
  13. Shows a genuine commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; and participates in activities and workshops to foster continuous learning. 
  14. Serves as a mandatory reporter under Title IX; and commits to completing Title IX training and other compliance requirements on an annual basis.
  15. Performs other related duties, as assigned.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum four years of professional experience in program assessment, data analysis, or related experience.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad array of software programs including word processing, web development, database, and spreadsheet.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills, research skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with people with a variety of roles and experiences.
  • Ability to convey information visually for varied audiences.
  • Experience in project leadership, teaching or training, and information technology.
  • Willingness to learn and maintain knowledge of current accreditation requirements at the state and national levels.

The successful candidate will undergo a background check that must be cleared prior to working at Gallaudet University.

Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, hearing status, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of business or residence, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other unlawful basis.  This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, and other applicable laws and applies to all procedures affecting applicants and employees including, but not necessarily limited to: recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, reassignment, reappointment, tenure, demotion, selection for training, layoff, furlough, and termination, compensation, and all other conditions or privileges of employment.



SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

FLSA:  Exempt