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Director of Program Assessment, Accreditation, and Development

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Director of Program Assessment, Accreditation, and Development
Department CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500
Vacancy Number E206
Position Number 1502
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The Director of Program Assessment, Accreditation, and Development provides leadership in assessment, accreditation, and program development efforts, for the Cameron School of Business, the Watson College of Education, and the College of Health and Human Services.

The Director of Program Assessment, Accreditation, and Development provides assistance to faculty and staff in the above units to: plan, schedule, and coordinate accreditation activities; plan, implement and use assessment of student learning to enhance educational quality; and provide leadership and support for program evaluation and the development of proposals for new programs. The Director of Program Assessment, Accreditation, and Development will also assist college- specific administrative offices with their assessment plans and will collaborate with the Director of Assessment/Institutional Effectiveness within Institutional Research and Planning.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must (1) hold a master’s degree with at least 5 years of related work experience within a university or college setting; (2) have demonstrated leadership, management, communication, and organizational skills within a complex and diverse organization; (3) have the ability to build relationships and collaborate with academic and non-academic leaders and administrators, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals; (4) have experience in the development of comprehensive assessment and continuous improvement plans; (5) possess strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to analyze data, solve problems, make decisions, and prioritize; and, (6) experience with the accreditation process within higher education and the development of new academic programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who (1) possess an advanced degree beyond the master’s level, (2) have experience with assessment and accreditation matters at the College/School level, and, (3) have demonstrated experience providing expertise and support to a variety of stakeholders across an organization.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) opened its doors in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional education, and health and human services knowledge dissemination and application. The CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work. Moreover, the CHHS houses two emerging centers: the Center for Healthy Communities and the Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development. The overarching goal of the CHHS is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives. CHHS strives to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship/research, and service. To achieve this excellence, the faculty and staff are committed to responsible stewardship of the resources allocated to the CHHS. The CHHS has a permanent operating budget of $17M, over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 145 permanent employees. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

College/School Information
University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Months Per Year 10A (Aug-May)
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/08/2017
Priority Consideration Date 12/08/2017
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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