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AU Core Assessment Analyst (18176)

Date: Sep 18, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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Working independently, and in a team, the AU Core Assessment Analyst is responsible for designing and conducting research on a variety of issues of importance to the AU Core Curriculum. Using expertise in assessment for student learning, the Analyst produces qualitative and quantitative reports, analysis, and visualizations of information/data. Develops, implements, and maintains the Business Intelligence system to generate statistical and other management reports used by a variety of audiences including Undergraduate Education and Academic Student Services (UEAS) leadership, the AU Core Committee, and other division and department staff. The Analyst provides leadership on UEAS academic program assessment and represents the AU Core in decisions about BI training, support, and data integrity.

Essential Functions

  1. Academic Program Assessment: Works with the Director of the AU Core & University College, AU Core Committee, and others to design and implement plans to assess and evaluate the Core Curriculum. Responsible for developing and maintaining systems and processes that serve these assessment activities. Supports selection or creation of direct and indirect measures (e.g., rubrics, pre-/post-tests, focus groups) appropriate to the assessment-related research questions being asked.
  2. Reporting and Data Visualization: Designs and develops reports intended to convey program information to university leadership, the campus community, and external constituents (including accreditors.) Provides insight and analysis into findings and trends, which take into account considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Integrates narratives and graphics with data to communicate with relevant stakeholders.
  3. Special Projects: Undertakes special research and other projects in support of AU Core curricular planning and policy making, as well as Inclusive Excellence. This includes responsibility for supporting work on the university’s accreditation process. Such support includes developing and organizing data/information for the university’s self-study. Collects and helps report information regarding the student staff experience and other important initiatives. Assists with workshops and presentations conducted by AU Core staff and faculty. 
  4. Living-Learning Community Assessment: Works with University College and Sophomore Living-Learning Community staff to determine information needs and how to best access information. Helps facilitate and coordinate population identification, assessment plans, analysis of new data, and data integration into existing databases.
  5. General Support of AU Core Initiatives: Works in a team environment to support the general work of the office. Examples include assisting with work on faculty development, responding to email queries, and editing internal and external communications.
  6. Other duties assigned.

Work Environment

  • This full-time position is currently funded through June 30, 2024. The continuation of this position is contingent upon funding.
  • No travel required. Option for attendance at conferences.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35 hours/week, Full-Time
  • Sr. Coordinator/ Analyst B
  • Exempt
  • This position is union-eligible
  • This position is hybrid (2 days in-person, 3 days at home)

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a data or research- oriented/analytic field (i.e., social sciences, research methodology, data analytics or related discipline.)
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in an office or research-oriented environment.
  • Experience or training in social science research methods or data analysis
  • Training and experience in the using a business intelligence reporting system
  • Advanced experience with spreadsheets (e.g., Excel).
  • Experience using statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA, or R) as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience with data visualization products (e.g., Tableau)

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • Graduate level work in a data or research-oriented/analytic field (i.e., business analytics, research methodology, higher education or the social sciences preferred.)
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Three+ years of work experience in data analysis, business intelligence, assessment or evaluation.
  • Experience in the field of higher education institutional research or in higher education data analysis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Knowledge and experience working with American University data.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to high standards for data integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), especially in communicating technical information to data users and other customers.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: An ability to welcome, value, and affirm individuals of all identities and experiences, and a commitment to ensure they are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the university community.
  • Solid problem-solving skills, including the ability to be pro-active, innovative and creative.
  • Comfort in learning and using new technologies.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and to prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.



  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


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