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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.

Position Summary:

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.

To apply for this position, visit: https://jobs.silkroad.com/vai/VAICareerSite/jobs/756
Position: Director of Assessment and Professional Development
Organization: Van Andel Institute
Location: Grand Rapids,  MI 
United States
Posting Start Date: 6/3/2021
Date Posted: 6/3/2021
  • PhD in a basic / natural science discipline and/or in science education or educational psychology; master’s degree may suffice for candidates with exceptional experience.
  • Teaching and/or assessment experience in higher education, preferably at the graduate level.
  • Strong focus on science education assessment and evaluation methods.
  • At least five years of professional experience in a research or evaluation work environment; institutional effectiveness or institutional research experience preferred.
  • Ability to design and conduct qualitative/quantitative evaluation studies, develop data collection instruments, and conduct appropriate analyses.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of word processing, spread sheet, data analysis, project management and presentation software.
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills, oral and written communication skills, and project management skills.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/2/2021
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Organization Information
Van Andel Institute
333 Bostwick Ave NE

Grand Rapids,  MI 49503
United States
(616) 234-5797
Eric MIller

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