Utah State University

Assessment Coordinator

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/16/2024 11:10 AM)
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Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College of Engineering
ASPIRE Engineering Research Center
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The ASPIRE NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Utah State University (USU) has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Assessment Coordinator (Data Analyst III) to join our team. The Assessment Coordinator will play a pivotal role in evaluating the effectiveness of our research initiatives, educational programs, and collaborative industry and community efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for survey methodology, administration, data analysis, reporting, and continuous improvement. This role requires a combination of quantitative and qualitative skills, along with strong organizational and communication abilities.


Design and Perform Assessments:

  • With support from an external evaluator, design assessment methods that will facilitate the continuous improvement of ASPIRE ERC outcomes including process improvements.
  • Engage participants in the evaluation of their own work or the work of their peers.
  • Conduct structured or semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, participants, or experts to gather in-depth qualitative data including exit interviews as participants end their engagement with the Center.
  • Facilitate focus group discussions with targeted participants to explore specific topics or issues in depth.
  • Systematically observe events, activities, and behaviors to gather qualitative or quantitative data.

Survey Methodology and Administration:

  • Design and develop surveys to collect data on various aspects of research projects, educational programs, and collaborative efforts.
  • Ensure surveys adhere to best practices in survey design, including clarity, reliability, and validity.
  • Coordinate the administration of surveys, including scheduling, distribution, and collection of responses.
  • Implement strategies to maximize survey response rates and minimize bias.

Data Analysis:

  • Conduct statistical analysis of survey data to identify trends, patterns, and correlations.
  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative data to derive meaningful insights and actionable recommendations.

Evaluation Reporting and Documentation:

  • Prepare comprehensive reports summarizing assessment findings, including visualizations and narrative summaries.
  • Communicate assessment and evaluation results to key constituents, including researchers, educators, and industry partners.
  • Maintain accurate records of assessment activities, including survey instruments, data sets, and analysis procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant institutional policies, NSF requirements, regulations, and ethical guidelines for research and assessment.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Collaborate with external evaluator and internal teams to integrate assessment findings into decision-making processes and improve program outcomes.
  • Evaluate ASPIRE ERC processes and suggest improvements.
  • Recommend enhancements to assessment methodologies and tools based on industry best practices and emerging trends.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., social sciences, education, statistics, engineering).
  • At least four years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in survey design, administration, and data analysis.
  • Proficiency in survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics), statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, R) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate large datasets into actionable insights.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI) to communicate findings effectively.
  • Ability to develop and implement data collection protocols for both quantitative and mixed-methods research and assessment designs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information clearly and persuasively.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment that crosses many locations and industries.
  • Familiarity with assessment principles and methodologies in an academic or research setting is preferred.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please include:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Advertised Salary

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 NSF Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE) was established in 2020 with funding from NSF, DOE, DOT and additional federal and state agencies and industry partners. ASPIRE is the first of its kind in the world to take a holistic approach to eliminating range and charging as barriers for electrifying all vehicle classes, from passenger cars to heavy duty trucks. The approach is to pursue innovative wireless and plug-in charging and infrastructure solutions that bring the power to the vehicles—where they drive and park. EV users will no longer be concerned with when, where, or how they will charge, and EVs will be less expensive to purchase and operate than their gasoline and diesel counterparts.


Headquartered at USU, the center has more than 400 participants across 10 university campuses and global partnership with more than 60 industry and innovation partners in the related automotive, transportation, and electric utility industries. The center mission is to improve health and quality of life through intelligent and electrified transportation systems. Facilities at USU include the state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) test track and a new 25,000 square foot ASPIRE headquarters planned for completion in 2024. See ASPIRE online at http://aspire.usu.edu.


Utah State University is located in the beautiful mountain valley of Logan, Utah. With nearly 20,000 students living on or near campus, it is Utah’s largest public residential campus and has the highest percentage of out-of-state students of any public university in Utah. USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day's drive of six national parks, including Yellowstone and Arches. It provides big-school opportunities with a small-school feel, and all for a great value.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

*updated 09/2023


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