Assessment Specialist (Academic Programs)

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Bandon Water Works, MUNSTER
Job Type: FullTime
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1145-NN_ADMINPRO - Learning Design Consultant

Business Title:

Assessment Specialist (Academic Programs)

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Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Assessment Specialist position is responsible for collaborating with undergraduate academic programs and general education to design and implement effective and sustainable assessment of student learning for ongoing improvement. The duties of this position include consulting with faculty, administration, and staff to plan, conduct, and use assessment, and build capacity over time; designing assessment tools and measures; developing resources on good practices in assessment and curriculum mapping; facilitating assessment activities, workshops, and meetings; analyzing, interpreting, and reporting assessment data. The position involves communicating effectively with a variety of audiences and building productive partnerships at all levels of the university. In addition, this position supports institution-wide annual undergraduate assessment reporting for use at multiple levels of the university and to contribute to WSU’s regional accreditation under the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.See ACE’s website for a full position description .

Please note: The ACE office is located in Pullman, WA; this position has may be hybrid in WA or fully remote, provided the individual can meet during university business hours, pacific time.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree and two (2) years of professional experience that has included designing and facilitating learning opportunities for diverse groups, educational assessment, maintaining learning environments and communities (may or may not be technology enhanced), and best practices in teaching and learning.

  • Experience with learning outcomes assessment in a higher education setting.

  • Experience planning and conducting individual and group training and/or consultation sessions in higher education setting.

  • Experience with quantitative or qualitative data collection and/or analysis.

  • Demonstrated strong proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience planning, tracking, and completing multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in curriculum and instruction, assessment, program evaluation, educational psychology, or related field.

  • Four years’ experience with learning outcomes assessment, including knowledge of a range of quantitative and qualitative data tools and methodologies.

  • Experience facilitating assessment workshops, focus groups, norming sessions, and meetings in a higher education setting, in person and remotely.

  • Experience designing data collection tools (such as rubrics, surveys or focus groups) and methods for formative or summative assessment.

  • Proficient with assessment software, survey software (such as Qualtrics), or learning management system assessment tools (such as Canvas).

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships and communicate with faculty members, staff, and leadership, and to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of curriculum design and assessment theory and practice.

  • Understanding of the academic culture of a research university.

  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting, or in instructional design or faculty development.

  • Experience with institutional accreditation, such as the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) or similar accrediting agency.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Office of the Provost
Department Name: Office of Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA, 99164 w/ Hybrid or Remote options.

Department Link:

Monthly Salary: $4,508 - $6,767, Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range.

For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: .  WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit: . Find total compensation information here: .

FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary/Project: Permanent
Posting Close Date: Screening will begin Tuesday, January 3, 2022 and will remain ongoing until the vacancy is filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:


Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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