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Executive Director of Assessment
Department: Institutional Research and Assessment
Reports to: Provost


The College of Mount Saint Vincent (Riverdale, New York) seeks an experienced Executive Director of Assessment to provide leadership for Institutional Research and Assessment. Supervising the Director of Institutional Research, the Executive Director will be responsible for maintaining and improving an institution-wide assessment program that focuses on student learning outcomes and institutional improvement; interpreting assessment results and training others in assessment; ensuring assessment processes are consistent with plans; coordinating the administration of all institution wide assessment surveys; working collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, vice-presidents, and administrative departments to develop goals and assessment plans, producing an annual Institutional Assessment Summary Report; and teaching 2 courses per year.

Preferred requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in the humanities and a Doctoral degree in a social science field using extensive quantitative analysis and techniques appropriate for educational research, including business, communication, educational psychology, psychology, research/statistics, sociology, or higher education administration; awareness of current trends and directions in assessment; and familiarity with the policies and practices of assessment of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Minimum requirements include:  
  • Master's degree in a social science field using extensive quantitative analysis and techniques appropriate for educational research;
  • College teaching experience, minimum of five years of successful experience, including supervisory experience, in higher education institutional research, and assessment including experience developing and calibrating rubrics, program review processes, best practices in outcomes assessment;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to synthesize and translate complex data into clear and meaningful information for a variety of audiences;
  • Proficiency with qualitative and quantitative research design including survey design, statistical analysis, including knowledge of statistical software packages and database programs;
  • Familiarity with higher education software systems; strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

To apply:
Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and 225 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. Send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, research statement, three letters of recommendation and a list of five references who can speak to your professional qualifications to Review of applications will begin November 1st and continue until filled.


College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.