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Director of Assessment and Accreditation
Duquesne University

  • Jun. 14, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately - August 2017
  • Director/Manager
  • Teacher Education
    Higher Education Administration
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The School of Education at Duquesne University is recruiting applicants for a full-time Director of Assessment and Accreditation. The position will coordinate and direct assessment and accreditation activities for the School of Education and education-related programs across the University. As part of a team of Directors in the Office of Student Academic Services, the individual will report directly to the Associate Dean for Teacher Education. This is a full-time, non-faculty position with exempt status.


Data Management:

  • Analyzes data from a data management system.
  • Provides formative and summative data on program needs for decision-making and planning.
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis of program effectiveness, student learning outcomes, instructional effectiveness, as well as planning, decision-making, and grant reporting.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff in developing effective assessment strategies associated with student learning outcomes, creating valid assessment instruments, analyzing assessment methods and results, reporting and communicating assessment results, and preparing reports and presentations.
  • Analyzes data related to admissions, retention, attrition, and graduation to provide stakeholders with information for decision-making, planning, and training.


  • Prepares and maintains data reports and documentation needed by accrediting bodies.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports assessment data for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council for
  • Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP),and others as required.
  • Collaborates with faculty to write program reports for University, state, or national assessment and accreditation
  • Manages, implements, and ensures compliance with national and state accreditation requirements for the College’s certification, degree, and licensure programs.


  • Acquires knowledge and understanding of Duquesne University and the School of Education’s organizational structures, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional development to faculty and staff to improve assessment and data collection.
  • Works collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate program directors for continuous improvement.
  • Actively participates in University and School-level committees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


This position requires a master’s degree from an accredited institution and 3 to 5 years of experience with P-12 and higher education setting or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This experience includes, but is not limited to the following attributes:

  • Knowledge of program evaluation and assessment
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Proficiency in using or familiarity with data management software program
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of and experience with CAEP accreditation process.
  • Knowledge of and experience with P-12 and higher education assessment needs and processes.
  • Knowledge of instrument design and validation
  • Familiarity with analytics and statistical modeling and analysis


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resource Management
    Duquesne University, Management and Business College - Pittsburgh, PA
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
  • 4123961403
  • 412-396-2236


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