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9 Jan 2024

Full-Time Director of Assessment and Institutional Research

recruitment@clark.edu – Posted by recruitment@clark.edu Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Director of Assessment and Institutional Research. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Planning and Effectiveness. The Director of Assessment and Institutional Research is responsible for the collection, analysis, and evaluation of data for assessment, strategic planning, and internal and external reporting. This role also provides leadership for assessment activities in instructional and non-instructional areas to ensure compliance with Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The work location is at the Clark College main campus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with remote work on Thursday and Friday. This schedule is subject to change.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


Coordinate outcomes assessment planning and reporting processes for instructional and non-instructional areas.

Maintain oversight of the assessment functions of the college to meet the standards of national accreditor, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Support reporting for strategic planning, accreditation, institutional research, and assessment.

Assist in building and maintaining data visualization tools (Tableau) to support the strategic plan and assessment process.

Assist with data collection and evaluation for grants and enrollment.

Oversee internal research and data reporting.

Provide leadership over external and internal data collection.

Serve as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) keyholder and manage process to provide data to other government agencies as required by law.

Update the college’s statistical profile.

Oversee and support the development and regular institutional reports on enrollment, persistence, retention, graduation, and equity metrics.

Work with various campus constituents to facilitate usage of institutional data for assessment and strategic planning in alignment with the Clark College mission.

Assist faculty, administrators, and staff in constructing datasets and merging data from a variety of sources; determining and executing appropriate statistical and qualitative analyses; and summarizing and reporting on findings.

Provide support for the development, administration, and reporting of campus surveys.

Provide professional development on equity in assessment practices and data analysis and interpretation.

Develop resources for the campus community on assessment, survey research, and data analysis and interpretation.

Serve as an administrator for departmental software.

Serve as member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.

Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate the activities and accomplishments of the department.

Develop and update policies and procedures for assessment and institutional research.

Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values, and tenets established by the College to achieve mission fulfillment.

Facilitate transparency, ethics, compliance, and quality,

Ensure areas of responsibility function within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.

Engage in and promote shared governance.

Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.

Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.

Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and College policies and procedures.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree.

Three (3) years of experience in higher education assessment practice or in institutional research.

One (1) year of experience in accreditation with national accreditors.

One (1) year of experience with project management.

Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Demonstrated computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office software including, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

Experience with Statistical Product and Service Solutions, previously Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS) or similar software for descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.


A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.

McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.

Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.

Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.

On-campus early childhood education care program (pending registration and availability).

Gym and recreation facilities available for membership.

Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.

 SALARY RANGE: $90,066 – $104,288 (commensurate with qualifications and experience).
Successful candidates are typically hired at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases.
Clark College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes vacation/sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:

Clark College Online Application

Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed.

Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105 or email re*********@cl***.edu.
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., January 30, 2024.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or se***************@cl***.edu. The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here: http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/student-support/security/report.php.
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.  The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, gg******@cl***.edu, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Clark College Human Resources
January 9, 2024

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How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assessment, Clark College, director, and Higher Education. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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