Director, Assessment - School of Law

JFK, School of Law Scottsdale, Arizona San Diego, California Woodland Hills, California Salt Lake City, UT Rapid City, SD Dallas, TX Columbus, OH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jackonsville, Florida Baltimore, Maryland Colorado Springs, Colorado


What We Are Looking For

The JFK School of Law at Northcentral University invites applicants for the position of Director of Assessment. 

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Law, the Director of Assessment collaborates with faculty and administrative leadership and supports the School and University constituencies with assessment of student learning and program effectiveness.  The Director of Assessment is responsible for managing the coordination, implementation, and analysis of assessment data for the School of Law’s three programs including, but not limited to: Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, and Paralegal Certificate.  The Director of Assessment works collaboratively with the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) to assist and train law faculty on various assessment methods and tools, and in the collection, evaluation, and assessment of data pertinent to the school. 

Essential Functions

  • In collaboration with the Dean and Associate Dean, establish and maintain assessment policies and procedures in compliance with University and programmatic accreditation.
  • Act as the primary point of contact between the School and OPIE in relation to the development and administration of assessment instruments.
  • Develop and train School faculty on assessment methods and tools.
  • Annual compilation and analysis of data to be used to inform continuous improvements.
  • Produce reports from data collected and analyzed to improve student learning and success for the University and programmatic accreditors.
  • Coordinate the faculty review and evaluation of assessment data and recommend curricular improvements based upon annual assessment findings.
  • Manage the development, implementation, and overall quality control of rubrics for the School of Law.
  • The Assessment Director will research and remain current on assessment methods for measuring student learning.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience with higher education academic assessment theory and practice required, within a school of law preferred.
  • Awareness of current trends in higher education assessment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate assessment requirements, procedures, and processes to diverse populations.
  • Experience and knowledge of accreditation requirements for schools of law.
  • Experience working with learning management software as well as assessment management system software (e.g., Anthology, D2L) preferred.
  • Evaluation and analysis of data, using results to inform continuous improvement efforts.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritize multiple tasks/demands and meet deadlines with competing projects
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in a discipline related to law and/or educational assessment and research required, JD and/or PhD preferred

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