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Requisition ID:  20698

Assessment Specialist, Student Success and Organizational Learning

Job Summary

This Assessment Specialist will support Student Success Programs and other units that wish for of our students, faculty, staff, and our organization to continue to thrive.  This person will oversee data collection (via assessments of learning, research constructs, focus groups or interviews), plan and conduct all facets of an evaluation process, and advise others on selecting measures of learning and developmental outcomes.  As one member of a team of Assessment Professionals, within the unit of IDATA, this person will support the development of Purdue's culture for continuous improvement.  Because of that, the Assessment Specialist must work across all constituencies of Purdue University, including but not limited to all types of staff, undergraduate and graduate students, senior administrators, instructors or faculty, alumni, and business or community partners.  SOME remote work is possible with this role.

What We Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two or more years of experience
  • You can understand a variety of requests from stakeholders - in both formal and informal settings - to know how to use a range of research, assessment, and evaluation methods that are used to further organizational goals
  • You have employed surveys and evaluations of interventions from which data will be used to inform any of the following topics:  leadership and mentorship, culture and climate, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, constituents' health and well-being, the work-life interface, teamwork, student retention or persistence, etc.
  • You can advise, support, educate, and negotiate with educators and other educational professionals
  • Ability to develop new research constructs and measures of cognitive and affective outcomes during college
  • Based on data you collect, you can make recommendations on how to improve interventions that focus on developing our constituents' knowledge and skills
  • You have facilitated meetings, discussions, seminars, and courses or other learning/developmental interventions
  • You can apply evaluation theory, assessment methods, or triangulated data collection methodologies in places of practice - i.e., work with and inform practitioners via rigorous inquiry methods
  • You have a practical understanding of the social, political, and economic issues encompassing the future higher and postsecondary institutions
  • You have an interest in or you are passionate about any of the following in higher education institutions:  equity, diversity, belonging, well-being, performance, or the organizational effectiveness
  • You have experience with:  Qualtrics, Excel, SAS, SPSS, R, or similar.  You are proficient in writing technical reports.  You can host presentations or facilitate trainings by using meeting platforms (Teams, Zoom, WebEx, etc.).  You have developed content for meetings or trainings with software such as Microsoft Word and/or PowerPoint.

What Is Helpful:

  • Master's Degree
  • Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Higher Education Administration, Program Evaluation, Assessment or Psychometrics of Educational Measurement, Student Affairs

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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