Utah State University

Outcomes and Assessment Specialist

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/19/2022 6:31 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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Analysis Assessment & Accreditation
Advertised Salary
Minimum $55,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Within the Office of Analysis, Assessment & Accreditation, and under the direction of its Executive Director, the Outcomes and Assessment Specialist (Data Analyst SR) serves as a primary resource for the University’s academic program assessment activities. They track, evaluate, and support program assessment efforts at the departmental level; provide support and training to college and departmental faculty and administrators undertaking these assessment activities; integrate assessment activities and results with regional (NWCCU) accreditation standards and processes; disseminate information and best practices among university constituents and stakeholders; and manage and maximize the benefit of the university’s IDEA/Campus Labs Student Ratings of Instruction system.


  • Supports systematic planning of program assessment activities within the University community by serving as a leader for academic program assessment within the Provost’s AAA Office, collaborating with campus units to integrate assessment and evaluation efforts, and integrating assessment activities and results with regional accreditation processes.
  • Provides direction in program assessment by communicating the purposes of student outcomes assessment, assisting departments and colleges in the implementation of assessment plans, assisting in the development of appropriate measures and methods for assessing student learning outcomes, and analyzing and communicating the results of assessments conducted.
  • Reviews proposed and existing academic program assessment plans, data, accountability, and evaluation programs for compliance with regional accreditation (NWCCU) standards. Maintains the AAA Program Assessment Scorecard.
  • Provides technical and professional guidance, consultation, and support to departments regarding assessment, including development of assessment plans, interpretation of assessment findings, and appropriate utilization and application of results.
  • Develops, plans, leads, and/or participates in educational, training, and outreach activities focused on assessment practice.
  • Manages the IDEA/Campus Labs student ratings of instruction processes and results.
  • Records, stores, manages, and disseminates confidential and sensitive assessment data, as appropriate.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with 3 years of experience directly related to the responsibilities specified OR a Doctorate degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement management principles and practices.
  • Advanced research, analytical, critical thinking, and report writing skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective training materials to faculty and staff within area of professional specialty.
  • Data visualization and database management skills.
  • Knowledge of web page development and website maintenance.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation (NWCCU) requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of assessment methodologies, practices, and principles.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities; attention to detail.
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please include the following:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Contact information for three professional references
  3. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-5”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $55,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Office of Analysis, Assessment & Accreditation is a reporting unit to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.usu.edu/aaa/.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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