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Assistant Director for Learning and Improvement

University of Georgia

Location: Athens, Georgia
Type: Full-Time, Permanent, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 15, 2023
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Assistant Director for Learning and Improvement
Athens , GA
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Job Description
Posting Details
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Working Title
Assistant Director for Learning and Improvement
VPSA-VP for Student Affairs
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type
Retirement Plan
Employment Type
Benefits Eligibility
Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time
Full Time
Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Some nights and weekends may be necessary.
Advertised Salary
Posting Date
Open until filled
Closing Date Proposed Starting Date
Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy
Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
Position Information
Classification Title
Student Services Professional
Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in education, higher education/student affairs, counseling, social sciences, statistics, or related discipline .
Position Summary
The Assistant Director for Learning and Improvement will work collaboratively with the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, supporting efforts across Student Affairs to build a culture of assessment and continuous improvement for student success.
This position leads assessment efforts throughout the division, serving as a consultant to Student Affairs departments who each create and implement annual assessment plans and reports. The Assistant Director monitors assessment plans to ensure effective implementation and assists departments with final reporting. The position enhances assessment knowledge, skills, and abilities through educational workshops as well as the development of assessment resources. Additionally, the Assistant Director supports data initiatives with the oversight of data collection and preparation for analysis. Finally, the Assistant Director will promote Student Affairs' student skill-building and active learning initiatives.
The Assistant Director works collaboratively with assessment partners across campus and within the Office of Institutional Research. This position is housed within the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs ( OVPSA ).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
• Minimum of two years of experience working with student learning outcome and operational outcome assessment.
• Knowledge of research methodology and the assessment cycle, educational research design, accountability issues and student learning outcomes.
• Background working with relational databases and online survey and assessment tools (e.g., Qualtrics, Campus Labs, Xitracs, Anthology, Tableau).
• History creating data visualizations.
• Proficient with Excel.
• Ability to clean and maintain consistent and large data sets.
• Familiarity with best practices in curriculum design.
• Understanding of student and staff development within the context of Student Affairs work.
• Background managing multiple complex projects, ideally in a higher education setting.
• History with staff upskilling, training, and development.
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent listening and problem-solving skills.
• Detail-oriented, highly organized, proactive, creative thinker and problem-solver, possess the ability to interpret and communicate statistical processes and findings to a diverse audience with varying levels of data acumen.
Physical Demands
Standard office environment.
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Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.
Assessment and Curriculum Coordination
• Lead assessment efforts across the division, building and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement.
• Meet with department representatives on a regular basis to assist with developing and regularly assessing student learning outcomes and operational outcomes, including effective planning and use of appropriate assessment tools.
• Assist with the development of effective co-curricular programs to meet stated outcomes.
• Oversee the collection of yearly departmental assessment plans and reports.
• Provide feedback on departmental assessment plans and reports.
• Assist with reporting on assessment and research efforts to Student Affairs leaders, institutional partners, and other members of the campus community.
• Lead division-wide assessment projects to measure student learning and development, especially as it relates to student skill development.
• Work collaboratively across academic and student affairs to incorporate student skill development into co-curricular programming.
• Identify, foster, and assess Student Affairs' co-curricular programs that align with UGA's Active Learning initiative.
• Assist with the development and implementation of a university-wide Comprehensive Learner Record.
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Assessment Education
• Develop and host educational sessions on topics related to the assessment and improvement cycle as well as techniques, tools, data visualization, etc.
• Create easy access assessment resources.
• Support and mentor master's-level graduate students on assessment projects on an as-needed basis.
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Data Collection and Management
• Partner in broad-based data initiatives in Student Affairs, working to improve data collection, analysis, and utilization.
• Collect, clean, and prepare data for analysis using effective data management techniques.
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Administrative Tasks
• Create and manage a digital warehouse of resources.
• Support broad learning and improvement initiatives.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Percentage of time
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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Job Summary
University of Georgia
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years