Washington University is committed to providing the highest quality university information and support for decision-making, planning, improvement, and reporting needs, particularly pertaining to undergraduate student outcomes and equity. Provide expertise in the assessment of student learning and experience and in the design and implementation of psychosocial interventions and/or programmatic initiatives intended to enhance equity in student outcomes, particularly in STEM fields. This individual will be working collaboratively with the Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives, the office of institutional research and analytics, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a variety of faculty and administrative partners across the university and externally.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Student-Focused Data Acquisition and Interpretation
Work with academic departments, course faculty, and academic support units to customize and deploy standard survey instruments on student experiences in academic environments.
Analyze results (quantitative and qualitative) and provide reports and other dissemination products to stakeholders on a semester or annual basis.
Student Outcomes Feedback Loop
Initially: contribute to the building of the data infrastructure that will support the implementation of an outcomes feedback loop for key stakeholders.
Longer-term: Prepare executive summaries for annual data reports to academic units on equity in student outcomes, as well as aggregate summaries for administration.
Serve as the primary point of contact for department inquiries about their data and coordinate or conduct follow-up analyses as needed.
Consultation on Equity Interventions and Assessment
Collaborate with campus partners to develop evidence-based plans for addressing disparities surfaced by the outcomes work discussed above.
Support implementation as needed, either directly or through providing relevant training.
Evaluation of Instruction
Support departments in developing robust mechanisms for evaluation of instruction.
Train classroom observers in evidence based protocols, and support capacity-building for analysis and communication of observation results.
Communication and Outreach
Regularly communicate with the Center for Teaching and Learning, Office for Student Success, Student Affairs assessment team, CDI, and academic departments around data-oriented equity initiatives.
Present on work described above to these units to raise awareness.
Collaborate with institutional teams preparing equity/student success related grant proposals.
Consult on equity-oriented program design.
Where appropriate, publish or present findings from work at national conferences.
Assist in other duties as assigned.
Ph. D. in related field with at least five years related experience.
Experience working in higher education and/or institutional research setting.
Experience in the development and/or implementation of equity related programs.
Experience in gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
Experience with cultivating and sustaining meaningful collaborations.
Highly effective interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire others to work collaboratively.
Strong project management and organization skills.
Incredibly sound judgement, decision making ability and high level of maturity and strategic thinking in highly sensitive situations.
Demonstrated superior writing and editing skills are required.
Strong interpersonal and communication (oral, visual display of data) skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, and students.
Strong statistical analytic skills and the ability to think strategically and programmatically.
Ability to work independently and exercise outstanding judgment.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment.
Effective attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability in using Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
Bachelor's degree and four years of experience or Master's and two years of experience or PhD.
$55,600.00 - $94,900.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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