OCCE Assistant Director of Evaluation and Assessment

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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


This new position will join the newly established Office of Culture, Community and Equity (OCCE) to help enact and maintain measures that promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within the College. This position will provide leadership with regard to content, design, quality, processes, and procedures for new and existing assessment and evaluation products and services. Reporting to the Executive Director of Culture, Community and Equity, the Assistant Director will manage the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of assessment and all facets of the evaluation process for the purpose of institutional improvements and institutional effectiveness. The Assistant Director will work across all constituencies at the a college of Engineering, including but not limited to all types of instructors or faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, senior administrators, alumni, and business or community partners

They will work with various committees, faculty, staff and administrators to develop effective strategies for the assessment of key success indicators for the Culture pillar. In addition, the Assistant Director will provide ongoing support for the College’s assessment activities, assist with the analysis of assessment methods and results and report such results to internal and external stakeholders. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree.

Who We Are

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation’s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering's mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering: https://www.engin.umich.edu/culture/diversity-equity-inclusion/

Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
  • Maternity and Parental Leave


  • Lead the evaluation and assessment efforts for OCCE
  • Coordinate the collection, evaluation and dissemination of reports relative to the DEI strategic plan, functions and deliverables of the OCCE 
    • Collect data using qualitative and/or quantitative approaches such as interviews, group processes, participant observation, surveys, electronic data files, or other methods
    • Conduct statistical analyses with detailed written documentation that ensures analytic reproducibility
    • Produce audience-specific evaluation reports and presentations. This may include developing data visualizations to enhance the accessibility of findings
  • Work with the Executive Director to provide oversight for assessment processes and for assessment discussions among faculty, staff and students 
  • Work closely with the Executive Director in leading college-wide initiatives, growing the OCCE office, scope and impact
  • Assist in the development of evaluation mechanisms and assessment tools in the program development, implementation and management process 
  • Create reporting forms for assessment of OCCE K-20 activities
  • Work with K-20 Programs and the other Michigan Engineering departments in coordinating the recruitment efforts with the Office of Student Affairs of individuals from underrepresented or underserved communities
  • Present assessment plan, collect evidence, design assessment tools, analyze evidence – make summative judgments and develop templates for reporting
  • Work with the OCCE staff, interdisciplinary committees, departments, divisions or individuals to develop benchmarks and rubrics as well as develop reporting forms if they do not exist
  • Problem-solve issues that arise with assessment plans and present solutions to appropriate stakeholders
  • Contribute to collaboration with other institutions and University of Michigan schools and colleges to develop comprehensive evaluation plans that identify and prioritize evaluation activities
  • Analyze data and develop reports as required for accountability and accreditation
  • Maintain evidence associated with assessment systems
  • Support faculty and staff with assessment training and current research
  • Assist the Executive Director of OCCE with leading the strategic direction of Dean’s advisory groups

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field with 5+ years of experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the demonstrated ability to synthesize ideas, anticipate next steps and prioritize important decisions
  • Substantial experience in organizational assessment planning and execution
  • A superior command of both oral and written English
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills, communication and presentation skills; the ability to generate enthusiasm and understanding with a variety of audiences and partners.
  • Demonstrated organizational, management and project management skills
  • Demonstrated skill in fostering new relationships, marshaling professional networks, budget management and strategic planning
  • Ability to manage change in a complex environment, and prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality, discretion and integrity
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work in team environment with persons from diverse backgrounds
  • Awareness and focus on continuous change and improvement
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience presenting to and collaborating with executive-level leadership and demonstrated executive presence and credibility to interact with senior leaders inside and outside of the College of Engineering

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience with program evaluation and needs assessment
  • Demonstrated comfort in working with Qualtrics, the entire Microsoft Suite (especially robust use of Excel), and some experiences with SPSS or another analytical platform
  • Proficient user of statistical analysis packages and project management software.
  • Strong computer skills and experience utilizing technology to deliver services
  • Working familiarity with and an appreciation of the diverse cultures of the University of Michigan/College of Engineering, including identity-based and intersectional diversity
  • Previous experience as an external evaluator for National Science Foundation (NSF) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored programs (e.g., AGEP, LSAMP, S-STEM)

Work Locations

Will require travel to multiple locations on and off campus. Will occasionally require domestic travel. This role will have space in a building on the Ann Arbor north campus.

The Michigan Engineering Office of Office of Community, Culture and Equity operates in a hybrid work environment consisting of both in-person and remote work. This position will be classified as a FLEX position within the Michigan Engineering STARR classification matrix which means working on campus approximately three days per week and working remotely the rest of the week. You can find more information here: https://rpm.engin.umich.edu/human-resources/telecommuting/

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.