University of Dayton — Director, Student Development Planning and Assessment

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Development, the Director of Planning and Assessment provides leadership and direction for all planning and assessment activities of student development programs and services within the division. The Director is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive division wide assessment program relating to student development, learning outcomes, educational programming and services, and retention efforts. The Director will create an environment where evidence of student learning is understood and appreciated in all of the division’s programs and services. Works closely with the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences regarding all learning based programs and activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in higher education or research related field. Demonstrated experience in student affairs research, planning and assessment initiatives. Articulated experience in developing planning and assessment programs to measure student learning and program effectiveness outcomes. Strong written communication skills.Articulated experience in strategic planning and assessing student-learning outcomes. Experience with computer technology, including the extraction and analysis of data and experience with relevant software including Microsoft Excel and SPSS or a similar program.Demonstrated ability in analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing complex data and presenting information both in writing and in presentations to a variety of constituents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with current trends in assessment and evaluation of programs and services.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  • Prior experience in supervision of student employees.
  • Articulated understanding of connections between strategic plan, budgeting, programming and assessment.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in working with various internal and external constituents, ranging from software vendors to the Provost, faculty, deans, directors of departments and the Board of Trustees.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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