Director of Assessment and Professional Development
Van Andel Institute (VAI) is a nonprofit biomedical research and science education institute located in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s vibrant Medical Mile. VAI Graduate School is currently hiring for a Director of Assessment and Professional Development. VAI Graduate School (VAIGS) develops future leaders in biomedical research through an intense, problem-focused Ph.D. degree in molecular and cell biology. By combining rigorous, inquiry-based coursework with extensive experience in laboratories led by the Institute’s expert faculty, VAIGS prepares students for productive careers in biomedical research and beyond. VAIGS thrives within the state-of-the-art facilities of VAI with access to extensive core technology support and the resources of collaborators in Grand Rapids, Michigan and around the country.
The Director, reporting to the Dean of VAIGS, will be responsible for assessment and evaluation of VAIGS programs and courses. The Director will develop and implement processes that enable VAIGS to measure the impact of its work; create and apply procedures for data collection and analysis; and establish mechanisms and formats for internal and external reporting. The Director will guide faculty and staff in assessment and evaluation practices. The director will oversee periodic program review and accreditation initiatives. The Director will create and direct professional development opportunities for faculty, graduate students and student interns.