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Specialist - Assessment and Strategic Planning
at College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Specialist - Assessment and Strategic Planning
at College of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

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Specialist - Assessment and Strategic Planning



The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:




  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.


If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ON-LINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email hr.recruitment@csn.edu or fax to (702) 651-5778.

Job Description

About the College of Southern Nevada

Founded in 1971 and situated in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, CSN, as Nevada's largest college and one of the largest in the nation, operates in over 50 locations including 3 main campuses, as well as multiple sites and centers throughout the southern Nevada area. As a comprehensive, multi-campus community college, and the largest and most ethnically diverse institution in the state of Nevada, CSN educates over 50,000 students, including more than 14,000 non-credit students annually. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities, CSN offers education opportunities in over 70 academic programs featuring more than 180 degrees and certificates, and several niche baccalaureate programs areas. CSN is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution and a Minority Serving Institution. The college creates opportunities and enriches lives with inclusive learning and working environments that support diversity and student success. CSN's mission ensures that the college serves the diverse educational needs of the communities and businesses within the southern Nevada service area. CSN is a growing and influential network that enables students, faculty, staff and alumni to advance personally, professionally and intellectually. Its vibrant network of people and programs creates lifelong benefits for all students. As the communities of southern Nevada continue to grow, CSN is committed to remain highly accessible to serve the diverse needs of an increasing population.

Position Summary

Under the leadership of the Director of Testing and Student Affairs Assessment, the Specialist supports activities such as data collection, analyses, and reporting within in the Division of Student Affairs (SA). The position encourages intentional efforts to support evidence-based decisions that promote student access, persistence, retention, and success/completion, as well as the division and unit level planning with the end-goal of mission fulfillment. The Specialist communicates with internal and external audiences and provides support for continued assessment and evaluation of units. This position supports efforts to provide reports to local, state, and/or federal stakeholders, as well as facilitates, monitors, and participates in data collection and analysis for all student affairs departments. Duties include but are not limited to the following: A) conducting important inquiry about the delivery of all student services; B) working with various Division departments and the Office of Institutional Research and other college-wide stakeholders to facilitate the collecting, analysis, and interpretation of data related to student success outcomes, C) working with relevant SA departments in collecting and analyzing data related to the fulfillment of the Division's mission, and D) performing duties, as assigned or needed in support of College's mission. The Specialist is responsible for keeping informed of national testing, assessment, and student affairs trends, and plays a role in Division-wide student services and success initiatives. They participate in professional development opportunities in their field and add-value to the Division in support of students and student success initiatives. Essential job duties include, but are not limited to the following:



  • Assists in providing guidance to Student Affairs (SA) Dept. in designing SMART Unit Outcomes and Student Learning outcomes. Including appropriate assessment instruments, data analysis, and interpretation and reporting.
  • Assists with student services programs review and or satisfaction surveys (e.g. CSSE), results and individual department plans to improve services and revisions of reports to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Assists with the collaborations with SA dept./unit heads to ensure time completion of assessment of departments'/units' annual reports, program reviews, among others.
  • Assists in the design of assessment plans for each SA dept./unit in response to mid-term and seventh year accreditation cycles, respectively.
  • Assists in the designing, implementation, and reporting of assessments for Student Affairs Strategic Plan.
  • Assists with the organization and delivery of assessment workshops and training.
  • Assisting with planning and implementing the Division's annual professional development day and other testing and assessment activities.
  • Collaborating in the execution of special projects, as needed.
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of assessment policies, procedures, and website.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Updating/Reporting attainment of goals and metric targets to various units/departments, and supporting further improvement.


Required Qualifications



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (higher education, social science, educational research, statistics, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of experience using data for decision-making related to educational research, program assessment and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.


Preferred Qualifications



  • Ability to help with assessment projects, define research questions, and analyze data to improve services and programs, and to guide decision-making.
  • Ability to produce accurate professional work with excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated awareness of sensitivity and commitment to diversity, inclusivity and able to effectively engage with diverse personalities and manage difficult situations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and organizational skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills - to include proficient presentation skills.
  • Experience in a Student Affairs setting, preferably at a community/state college.
  • Experience with data analysis, statistical, or visualization software applications (such as Excel, Tableau, SPSS, Nvivo, other).
  • Experience with supporting project coordination and meeting deadlines.
  • Knowledge of assessment methodologies such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, rubrics, and ethnographic methods, a plus.
  • Knowledge of FERPA and other state, federal regulations guiding public higher education institutions.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and assessment practices (e.g., MS Office Suite, People Soft, or similar software systems).


Salary Starting Range

Administrative Faculty Grade B

$38,549 - $44,216


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:



  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references


Local Search

Out of Area/State Candidates will not be offered travel reimbursement.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59 pm the day prior to the position close date.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

To apply, visit https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CSN-external/job/CSN---Charleston-Campus/Specialist---Assessment-and-Strategic-Planning_R0116179-1

About Us
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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