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Iowa Western Community College

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Human Resources
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd. Box 4-C
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator

Qualifications:

Basic Function:

Position guides, coordinates and administers content development, implementation, and assessment. Collaborates with faculty and academic departments to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate curricular material and assessment methods to support the learning goals of courses, disciplines, programs, and institutional learning outcomes.

Position supports and plays a substantial role in academic and institutional continuous improvement initiatives. Collects, analyzes, interprets data, and assists with Program Review & Evaluation reports; collects, analyzes, and interprets data for research projects such as surveys of students, employees, labor market and demographic analysis, academic achievement results and student tracking initiatives; assists in developing procedures for collecting, analyzing and reporting data relative to current and projected student enrollments; assists in the creation and maintenance of college dashboards; tracks and reports on institutional effectiveness performance indicators; assists in multiple short and long-term projects; provides research design support as needed including the use of statistical software to aid in the interpretation of data; assists in reporting survey results.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop and implement a college-wide assessment plan and processes to support the systematic collection of assessment data.
  2. Collaborate with faculty and institutional departments.
  3. Support the program review system and process.
  4. Support the assessment needs for accreditation and academic program review processes.
  5. Support general education and program, discipline, and course curriculum alignment and assessment.
  6. Collaborate closely with faculty, advisory committees, and the Assessment Committee chair.
  7. Share assessment results, assist with analysis, and write reports for distribution.
  8. Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.
  9. Support academic department assessment.
  10. Support program and regional accreditations.
  11. Support survey research.
  12. Support activities at the institutional research and strategic planning levels.
  13. Leverage technologies to automate processes for assessment and curriculum management.
  14. Manage the curriculum mapping and alignment process.
  15. Provide faculty and departments with support and guidance for course and curricular organization, including the formulation and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  16. Work with faculty to gather and analyze student feedback on the effectiveness of curricula, teaching methods, and program offerings, using identified classroom and program assessment techniques.
  17. Collaborate with Faculty and Academic Affairs in the planning, development, and implementation of effective assessment models and tools (formative, summative, rubrics, etc.).
  18. Establish an assessment schedule and timelines, define assessment deliverables, and implement action plans.
  19. Organize and collect curriculum materials and resources.
  20. Disseminate data report information to leadership, faculty, and committees and ensure action plan development and completion.
  21. Ability to handle multiple projects with varying priorities simultaneously and with enthusiasm
  22. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in area of education, assessment, math, statistics, business analytics, or related field (including courses in research methods and statistics)
  • Two (2) or more years' experience collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Demonstrated understanding of conducting academic research using quantitative and/or qualitative research methodology
  • Demonstrated success in curriculum development
  • Ability to effectively design surveys and conduct academic and institutional research
  • Ability to establish priorities and achieve deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage time; work collaboratively and independently, while responding in a timely manner to requests which requires flexibility and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge with data extraction reporting tools relating to Ellucian Colleague and Learning Management Systems
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, individually and as a team member
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with advanced Microsoft Excel skill level especially functions, calculations, Pivot Tables, and data features.

Preferred Qualifications, Licenses, Certifications or Registrations

  • Experience in a higher education institution or other complex service organization
  • Experience in research design and/or statistical analysis using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, linear regression and/or logistic regressions
  • Working knowledge of data systems and learning management systems

Desirable

  • Master’s Degree with an emphasis in education or assessment. Other degrees will be considered based on relevant experience
  • Five years of professional level experience or higher
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications to support research activities

BENEFITS:                                           

Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays). 

Job Duties:

Salary Range:

38,000-41,000

Application Deadline:

TBD