Assessment Coordinator - Yakima, WA

Employer: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Job Description:
Description
Recruitment Period: 05/13/2022 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time
To apply visit: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1092849

Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degrees of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Master of Arts in Medical Science enrolling over 550 students annually with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

General Summary:
The Student Assessment Coordinator is part of the assessment team and is instrumental towards the success of Pacific Northwest University's assessment activities across multiple health sciences programs. This is a student-facing position that also works directly with faculty and staff to ensure successful delivery of assessments. Timely communication, attention to detail, and sound judgment are requirements of the Student Assessment Coordinator.

The Student Assessment Coordinator assumes a vital role in ensuring accurate information is produced within a deadline-driven environment and protects confidential information at all times. Responsibilities include building, reviewing, and coding performance-based and objective assessments; assigning graders; proctoring assessments; following assessment guidelines; generating reports; overseeing assigned assessment activities; and providing general assessment support for students and faculty.

Essential Job Functions:
• Coordinates directly with faculty to build assessments
• Reviews assessment items to identify any potential issues related to presentation, content, grammar or structure
• Self-directs and communicates timely with faculty, staff, and students to successfully administer assessments
• Proctors student assessments, ensuring compliance to assessment process and procedure
• Generates and maintains accurate assessment reports for faculty following each assessment
• Identifies any abnormalities or potential issues with software or other systems that need to be addressed
• Troubleshoots issues on all testing devices for students, faculty, and staff
• Appropriately administers assessments to individuals with approved accommodations
• Continuously provides quality customer service to all students and employees who need assistance
• Understands and adheres to strict confidentiality requirements
• Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
• Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements
Education:
• Required: Bachelor's Degree

Experience:
• Two years of related experience required, preferably in an educational or medical setting. Additional education may be substituted for years of work experience

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills, including timeliness, attention to grammar, clarity, and public speaking; ability to proofread assessment items; strong decision-making skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people, prioritize and self-direct tasks; ability to work with and manage a variety of computer programs and databases; ability to schedule activities and/or meetings; ability to maintain a calm and helpful demeanor during stressful situations; competence in using Microsoft Office suite.

To ensure full consideration submit:
• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three professional references

The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.

Contact Person: Rosa Solorzano
Phone: 509-452-5100
Email: HR@pnwu.edu
Location: Yakima, Washington
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on May 23, 2022

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