University Housing Assessment Analyst

Contact Information
Celeste Blythe
1595 E 15th Ave
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Open Until Filled: 
Open until filled, review begins on: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
University Housing
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
Academic Year: 

The University Housing Assessment Analyst is responsible for coordinating and supporting University Housing assessment. Some of the primary goals of University Housing assessment include the understanding/determining of program and service effectiveness, implementation and fulfillment of University Housing learning objectives and outcomes, service standards, strategic initiatives and Multi-Cultural Organizational Development.

The University Housing Assessment Analyst reports to the Director of Housing, Director of Residence Life and Educational Initiatives, and Director of Student Life Assessment and Research.

Major Duties

70%  Conducts University Housing Research, Evaluation and Assessment 

  • Curricular assessment of University Housing programs and services: Analyze, summarize and interpret departmental assessment activities in terms of relationships with curricular outcomes including GPA, retention, and graduation.
  • Co-curricular assessment of University Housing programs and services: Measure, analyze, summarize, and interpret departmental assessment activities in terms of relationships with co-curricular outcomes including learning, community-building, and relationships with peers and staff.
  • Compile research and assessment reports that align with University, Division and departmental mission and goals
  • Identify and share appropriate data throughout the institution, other institutions and multi-site studies for benchmarking data.
  • Integrate data from multiple assessment sources to provide a unified picture of progress toward fulfilling the departments’ strategic plans and learning outcomes.
  • Recommend future areas of inquiry to benefit the department.
  • Ensure all analyses comply with/meet national, state, local law, University, laws, policies, guidelines, standards and ethical standards.
  • Recommend appropriate steps to continually improve the effectiveness of departmental assessment efforts.
  • Provide support to unit directors and other departmental employees in helping to conceptualize, design, analyze, and present assessment results
  • Co-develop and/or co-author assessment analyses, reports, and executive summaries and assessment/evaluation components of documents, reports, articles, etc. 
  • Provide department staff, as appropriate, with analysis of collected data to guide and inform for current and future practice


20% Collateral Work Assignment With the Divisions of Student Life and Enrollment Management and Student Services

  • Collaborate with Student Life Assessment and Research and with Enrollment Management and Student Services Research on Housing assessment initiatives to ensure they meet university standards and contribute to the understanding of student success
  • Collaborate with Student Life Assessment and Research and with Enrollment Management and Student Services Research on division-wide assessment initiatives


10% General Responsibilities  

  • Assist with the development and implementation of University Housing diversity and multi-cultural organizational development initiatives. 
  • Represent University Housing on/at various committees, groups, meetings, events, pertaining to assessment/evaluation. 

Other assessment related duties as assigned.

Graduate students pursuing any master’s or doctoral degree may apply.

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Strong knowledge and experience with conducting data analysis
  • 12 credits in Statistics and/or Research Methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience with program assessment and/or evaluation
  • Ability to successfully work with students, faculty members, and staff from diverse group
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Desire and ability to successfully contribute to and support the implementation of the University Housing’s Learning Outcomes, other strategic initiatives 

Successful completion of criminal background check required.


Application Procedure: 

Applicants please submit the following by email to Celeste Blythe at 

  1. Cover letter outlining interest and skills related to this position
  2. A resume or CV
  3. At least 2 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from applicant's advisor and must address student's progress toward degree
  4. Answers to the following 3 supplemental questions:

1. Please list the research or statistical methods courses you have taken.

2. Describe a research experience that you participated in with a focus on the hypothesis you were testing, its influence on research design and data collection, the data analyses/methodologies you selected and used, and practical applications or future directions that came from the results of the research.

3. University Housing is interested in testing the following hypothesis: Living on campus is associated with greater student success. Briefly describe how you would approach testing this hypothesis. What outcome variables would you use to represent success? What sort of research design and statistical method would you use? How would you isolate the influence of living campus?


Our General Duties and Responsibilities Statement (GDRS), which includes our general appointment/reappointment process and criteria, is available online.

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