Overview

Job Location:
Main Campus – Boston, MA

About Simmons University

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women’s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all.

You’re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You’ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community

Position Summary
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment serves as a resource for the Simmons University community, providing accurate and timely information to a variety of stakeholders at the University as well as external agencies. We provide data, topical research, and analytical support to departments and senior administrators to support decision-making and assessment and accreditation effort.

The primary responsibility of the Program Evaluation Manager is to provide support for institutional assessment activities for the University and academic program level initiatives. The Program Evaluation Manager will oversee the application and continuous improvement of graduate program evaluations, manage the administration of student course evaluations, assist in development and implementation of assessment plans at the University and program level, develop assessment instruments, analyze evaluation data and support assessment and evaluation effort on campus.
 

As a member in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, this person will work to help multiple campus partners implement rigorous and inclusive measures on program evaluations, student learning outcome assessment, and course evaluations to ensure continuous improvement in our assessment and accreditation effort.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the distribution and data collection processes of student course evaluations in Evalkit and staff and faculty surveys in Access. This includes generating master lists of participants, distributing the surveys, managing responses to tickets from participants regarding their surveys, and collecting, cleaning and completing initial analysis of the data.

  • Collaborate with Program Directors and Deans to develop and format survey instruments or other evaluation methods to serve audiences’ engagement in and use of the results.

  • Maintain survey questionnaires, codebooks and other survey materials; responsible for logging, mapping and tracking improvements or changes to projects as assigned.

  • Identify and recognize trends and patterns of inconsistencies in the assessment data.

  • Directly collect data from primary or secondary sources to build and maintain data maps, spreadsheets, databases or dashboards, updating and disseminating data and reports.

  • Ensure the integrity of project data, including data extraction, storage, manipulation, processing, and analysis.

  • Independently consult with data stakeholders across the institution to identify data requirements and reporting needs related to assessment and accreditation.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum 3 years of related professional experience.

  • Proficiency with Social Science research methodologies and statistics.

  • Computer literate in MS Office, especially in Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

  • Understanding of statistical analysis, SPSS a plus.

  • Visual design sense regarding clear and accurate presentation of data, Tableau a plus.

  • Quick learner of software programs. Familiarity with any of the following a plus: Qualtrics, Evalkit or other survey program, Workday Student, Ellucian Colleague, Informer or similar software programs used in higher education.

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy of data.

  • Strong organizational skills especially in managing processes, data and reports.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills to diverse audiences and levels.

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Salary Grade

S06

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 (“My Experience”) of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices–at all levels, for all positions–ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.