Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness in the Academic Affairs division. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.
Heidelberg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, the Director of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness will lead 1) the development and implementation of effective assessment tools in support of departmental learning objectives, accreditation needs, and university wide academic and curricular development, and 2) institutional research with an internal and external evaluation, including market research, in support of the University’s Strategic Action Plan. The Director will encourage a culture of evidence throughout the University and will contribute to Heidelberg’s transformation, improvement and growth by playing a key role in developing assessment tools, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of analysis to facilitate strategic planning and academic program development. This full-time position will be the central point of contact for departmental, institutional and external data analysis and reporting to allow for continued assessment of institutional effectiveness.
The successful candidate will have experience and qualifications, including:
An advanced degree and two (2) to four (4) years of successful relevant experience including quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics. A Ph.D. in statistics, education, social science, business, or other related field and / or experience with predictive modeling software and managing a data warehouse for institutional analytics is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills
Technology skills to utilize word processing, spreadsheets, statistical analysis, reporting, and presentation software proficiently.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
Adept at multitasking while accurately attending to detail.
Able to work independently.
Enjoys working with people.
In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work.
From our founding in 1850, we’ve remained a welcoming enthusiastic community dedicated to helping our students live rich and fulfilling lives, personally and professionally. To citizens and students, Heidelberg University and Tiffin, Ohio just feel like home. Experience the comfort and convenience of a small town while benefiting from the personal relationships and networking potential a close-k...nit community can offer. Start a career, follow a passion, and create lasting friendships in a friendly, supportive environment.
Heidelberg’s mission is to promote and nurture intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction. By maintaining and enhancing academic quality, building programs, perspectives and reputation in global education and Heidelberg serves as a model for other small, liberal arts colleges.
Heidelberg will be a welcoming, student-centered university where in-class and out-of-class learning is seamless and continuous. Both the undergraduate and graduate curriculums will effectively integrate liberal arts and professional preparation across disciplines to prepare our students to be global citizens who communicate effectively, think critically and serve thoughtfully.
Statement of Educational Philosophy and Values
Heidelberg University, in the Liberal Arts tradition, educates persons who can act effectively and with integrity in a world of change. It cherishes academic excellence, honors knowledge, encourages original research, and promotes a lifelong commitment to free inquiry. Heidelberg is dedicated to being a diverse community that challenges students to understand their cultural heritage and the contemporary world, to explore frontiers of knowledge, and to develop powers of mind and spirit. In keeping with its historic affiliation with the United Church of Christ, students, faculty, and staff and the Board of Trustees work together to understand and respect diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles. Heidelberg University develops individuals with high moral and ethical standards who are productive in their life's work, engaged in their communities, and responsible citizens of the world.