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Assistant Director of Assessment & Accreditation

Apply now Job no: 496830
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering

About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director for Assessment & Accreditation (henceforth referred to as ADAA) will help advance the research education, and continuous improvement missions of the college of engineering. The ADAA reports to the Director of Academic Analytics and is responsible for assisting in the gathering and formatting of university data for internal and external uses, for developing and shaping assessment processes and practices that align with the university mission, university and college strategic plans, as well as conform to accreditation needs of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's Accreditation Standards/Characteristics of Excellence and similar accreditation entities in partnership with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. The ADAA acts in concert with the DAA to foster a collaborative culture emphasizing the continuous improvement of academic program quality offered by Drexel University including, but not limited to, quality assurance of student learning, program outcomes, instructional effectiveness, and retention efforts.

Essential Functions

- Provide analytical support for efforts pertaining to implementation of
strategic growth opportunities, marketing initiatives, research
opportunities, learning assessment, recruitment and outreach, and
institutional surveys
- Assist in the collecting and formatting of data for processing and
analysis for internal and external reports
- Assist in the preparation high-level reports, presentations, proposals,
etc. for internal and external consumption
- Assist in the continuous assessment processes for all college academic
- Support the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs in all College of
Engineering accreditation and certification efforts, as well as manage the
scheduling of the 1st year engineering courses.
- Serve on the College of Engineering Assessment Committee and provide
guidance and data support in developing and planning assessment
- Assist the departments/programs in their assessment activities (i.e.
accreditation self-study, preparation of reports, and institutional review
- Performing other duties as required

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • 1-3 years' of hands-on experience working on learning assessment and accreditation.
  • Data analytics, higher education setting, familiarity with engineering curriculum and research.

Preferred Qualifications                                  

  • Master's Degree is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with a commitment to high achievement and continuous
    professional development
  • Ability to contribute productively as a member of a team with common objectives
  • Experience with high level project management
  • Excellent organizational, and written/verbal communication skills 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues across departments
  • Familiarity with reporting, assessment, and evaluation software
  • Knowledge of, and ability to carry out, statistical and data analysis (qualitative and
  • Appropriately exercises initiative and sound judgment, maintains detailed and accurate
    files and records, and maintain strict confidentiality in all situations


  • University City.

Additional Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant

  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

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