Director of Assessment and Institutional Research

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Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, exempt Director of Assessment and Institutional Research. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Instruction. This role conducts evidence-based research and studies on the college through the collection, analysis, and evaluation of data for continuous improvement of programs, and for accreditation documentation. The director of assessment and institutional research is also responsible for oversight and leadership of assessment programs for academic and non- academic programs and services.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees.


  • Assist in building and maintaining data visualization tools (Tableau, PowerBI, Rapid Insight) for access by various departments.
  • Assist with data collection and evaluation for grants and enrollment.
  • Oversee internal research and data reporting.
  • Oversee outcomes assessment in instructional and non-instructional areas.
  • Serve as college’s accreditation liaison officer and coordinate college accreditation activities and report creation.
  • Serve as chair of data governance committee.
  • Conduct evidence-based research.
  • Manage administration of all campus surveys.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.
  • Assist in writing reports and documents for NWCCU and other accreditation, institutional research, assessment, or curriculum-related reports.
  • Maintain oversight of the assessment functions of the college including designs and data requirements for meeting standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the accrediting agency.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee human subjects review and institutional review board.
  • Supervise and evaluate classified staff.
  • Provide leadership over data visualization and other reporting.
  • Provide leadership over external and internal data collection including IPEDS.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values, and Core themes established by the College to achieve mission fulfillment.
  • Facilitate transparency, ethics, compliance, quality, and strategic institutional use of data in alignment with the Clark College mission.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the College.
  • Engage in and promote shared governance.
  • Oversee and support the development and regular institutional reports on enrollment, persistence, retention, graduation and equity metrics.
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and College policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree.
    One (1) year of experience overseeing program assessment and/or institutional research.
  • One (1) year or more of experience with project management.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 22-13.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine attestation status must be received by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.


  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs.
  • McClaskey Culinary Institute offers fast, fresh, and healthy dining options for students, faculty, staff, and the community. The space, located in Gaiser Hall, features three kiosks, a full-service retail bakery and barista bar, grab-and-go items, and a student-run restaurant.
  • Coffee Lounge in Hannah Hall and Clark Café in Joan Stout Hall.
  • Campus bookstore offers snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies.
  • On-campus childcare.
  • Gym and recreation facilities.
  • Clark promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events.

STARTING SALARY: $86,602-$100,277 /annually (commensurate with qualifications and experience).

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:

• Clark College Online Application
• Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
• Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.


Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., November 15, 2022.


Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community.

The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Clark College Human Resources



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