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Director of Institutional Assessment 

About the Organization NCU was founded with the goal of providing accessible, high-quality, online graduate degrees to working professionals. No other university can match NCU's uniquely flexible approach to online learning, which includes weekly course starts and personal one-to-one mentoring from our professionally seasoned, all-doctoral faculty in a class size of one. With no residency requirements, NCU is perfect for the independent, self-motivated student who seeks a world-class education no matter where they live!

Across all four of our Schools - the School of Business & Technology Management, School of Education, School of Psychology, and School of Marriage & Family Therapy - NCU is committed to helping students achieve academically to become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

With administrative offices in Prescott Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona, and San Diego, California, as well as students, alumni and faculty in more than 50 countries, NCU is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Have you ever heard the saying, “A company is only as good as the people it keeps?”

At Northcentral University, we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.

We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy a challenging, but positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success-oriented company, then we want to hear from you!


Who We Are:

Northcentral University is a global leader in online graduate education with students, alumni, and faculty in over 50 countries around the world. Working professionals have the opportunity to earn a U.S. regionally accredited graduate degree in the areas of business, education, psychology and marriage and family therapy, while working One-to-One with our 100% doctoral faculty via advanced delivery modalities. NCU is committed to helping students achieve academically and become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

With administrative offices in Prescott Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as team members spread throughout the globe, NC U is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

What We Are Looking For:

NCU is currently seeking a dynamic individual to become part of our Office of Assessment & Institutional Research team as a Director of Institutional Assessment.

Reporting to the Senior Director of the Office of Assessment & Institutional Research, the Director of Institutional Assessment collaborates with University constituencies on institutional level assessment activities.  This Director is responsible for the development and implementation of measures that will be used to assess the University’s Mission, Vision, Goals and Strategies. This person is also responsible for the analysis and distribution of institutional level assessment data to executive and senior level personnel and deans. Information will be distributed via a reporting schedule and format created by the Director of Institutional Assessment, working in conjunction with personnel from Student Support Services. The Director of Institutional Assessment serves in a pivotal role while assisting executive and senior level University personnel better understand how to develop and use institutional metrics to assess the performance of their departments.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment and University departments providing student support services in order to assist these departments in the planning, development, and use of measures to assess each department’s level of success
  • Oversee all field-testing of any new measures to assess institutional Goals & Strategies to assure the measures function as planned
  • Create and oversee the project plans and timelines for the implementation of University wide measures to assess student performance in relation to our Mission, Vision, Goals &
  • Manage the development and implementation of University policies and procedures related to the assessment of institutional Goals & Strategies
  • Direct the analysis of data collected via existing measures or through any new measures related to the assessment of the University’s Goals & Strategies
  • Work with student support departments to develop and maintain a yearly reporting schedule for various institutional level metrics
  • Supervise the distribution of reports related to institutional assessment to the Executive and Senior leadership team members, deans and any external accrediting bodies requesting this information
  • Lead the communication efforts for institutional assessment with the leaders of the university
  • Assist department personnel as needed with other assessment and/or research related activities


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Some level of IT experience and knowledge
  • Experience with higher education academic assessment theory and practice
  • Awareness of current trends and directions in assessment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to present assessment data clearly to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to complete projects within expected timeframes



Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate degree preferred
  • A degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology, or degree related to educational assessment and research preferred
  • At least five years’ experience working in a higher education environment with demonstrated leadership responsibilities
  • Experience using statistical analysis software such as SPSS
  • Experience with process evaluation methods such as Six-Sigma, Lean Six-Sigma, or Baldridge
  • Experience working in an educational research environment preferred


What We Offer:

In addition to excellent earning potential and a comprehensive benefits package—including medical, dental, vision, 401K, paid holidays and PTO—Northcentral University supports the professional growth of its team members through education benefits, growth opportunities and room for advancement.

Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to change lives through higher education?    Apply today!

Position Requirements

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Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category Academics  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

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