Director - Institutional Research

Location
Oroville
Posted
Apr 24, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


Director - Institutional Research

Salary
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Location
Main Campus, CA

Job Type
Exempt Full-time

Division
Administration

Job Number
1617-00283

Closing
6/5/2017 4:00 PM Pacific

Description
Exempt Full-time; 12 months per year
MSC - Range 22; $107,735.37 per year

Overview
Under the administrative direction of the Vice President, The Director - Institutional Research provides leadership for the development and management of an Institutional Research Program that supports the College's Strategic Direction and results in greater student access, equity, success, and completion.

Representative Duties
The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *

1. Plans, designs, and implements institutional research projects to develop and provide relevant information to inform decision making processes regarding all facets of managing a California Community College District and its academic and student services programs.
2. Serves as the District resource for developing, collecting, and retaining comprehensive information regarding key performance indicators for the college and its academic and student services programs, comparable benchmarks with other programs and institutions, characteristics of the college and its community, and current trends in education. Based on these data, makes recommendations to administration, deans and directors, and faculty leadership to improve student access, equity, success, and completion.
3. Selects, adapts, and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative research designs and statistical tools / techniques, surveys, etc. to areas of study to produce relevant and high quality research information for the college, and its academic and student services programs.
4. Provides leadership for and supervises staff assigned to support institutional research and reporting.
5. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with members of the campus community in support of achieving institutional research goals.
6. Maintains current knowledge of relevant national and statewide actions (e.g accreditation, Education Code, Title 5, programmatic, etc.) that have implications for research and evaluation at the community college; keeps abreast of new developments in technology regarding information, analysis, planning, and reporting systems.
7. Maintains databases, manages data, and creates reports designed to support the success of academic programs, institutional reporting requirements, information storage needs, and local demand for research information.
8. Trains District faculty and staff on the effective use of available data, the selection and employment of research methods, statistical tools, survey designs, and data evaluation methods to support local research needs.
9. Provides support, analysis, and leadership for the development, revision, and implementation of institutional plans (Educational Master Plan, supporting plans, Strategic Direction, Standards and Goals for Student Achievement, program reviews processes, career and technical education planning, outcomes assessment processes, and accreditation reports/plans/evaluations).
10. Develops professional research reports, provides reports, analysis, and recommendations to support the implementation of the Districts Strategic Initiatives, the District's Strategic Direction, District Standards and Goals for Student Achievement, academic and student services program review and learning outcomes assessment, and briefings containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content.
11. Creates a research agenda based on requirements gathered through collaboration with academic, student services and administrative departments, prioritized through discussions with senior management.
12. Maintains an institutional research calendar and ensures that project timelines are met.
13. Provides research and data to support the efficiency and evaluation of the overall instructional program and individual academic and student services programs. Based on these data, makes recommendations to administration, deans and directors, and faculty leadership to improve the performance of the overall instructional program and academic and student services programs.
14. Participates in the creation and implementation of District integrated planning, forecasting and decision-support models including student success and achievement, financial, enrollment and productivity analysis.
15. Interfaces cooperatively with information systems staff to improve the District's data warehousing capacity to support academic, student services and administrative requirements and to provide visualization tools to assist in institutional and program decision-making.
16. Interfaces collaboratively with planning and research staff at the state, county, city, university, and local school district levels*
17. Works effectively within the culture and processes used in educational organizations.
18. Attends staff and committee meetings as required.
19. Serves on a variety of District committees as required.
20. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications/Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


  • Master's Degree AND two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this class preferably in an academic setting.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of staff, students and the public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong organizational skills while being able to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer applications, such as statistical spreadsheets, word-processing and creating and maintaining databases.

    DIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A Master's Degree in a behavioral or social science or educational research orientated discipline or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education or the equivalent that includes coursework in statistics, research and statistical design and analysis, program evaluation techniques, technical report writing, assessment procedures, and survey methods.
  • Five (5) years of experience performing and coordinating institutional research, planning, assessing academic outcomes, performing assessment activities and/or conducting institutional or social science research.
  • Two (2) years of leadership experience in a research setting.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.
    Knowledge of: District policies, procedures rules and regulations; laws and ordinances pertaining to the specific responsibilities of the position; community college instructional programs; instructional design methodologies and nontraditional methods of instruction; curriculum development; student learning outcomes; supervisory and managerial concepts and practices; research and design, including standard statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, trends and projections, instrument design, qualitative measures (as applied to educational and social research), and benchmarking; database design, data warehousing, data views, data cubes, and information security; and web-based reporting and survey administration.
    Ability to: comprehend and stay current with the theories and practices utilized in higher education instruction and programming; pedagogical trends impacting the delivery of instructional services to support instruction; gather, analyze and interpret statistical, legal and program-related information; ascertain student learning outcomes are being met; use computer systems and statistical software packages; create queries and reports from a relational database designed to support instructional programs; analyze the most effective use of faculty, staff, facilities and resources to achieve District-wide instructional goals; clearly organize and present information; make required mathematical calculations accurately; communicate effectively and tactfully both orally and in writing with administrative and professional staff, public and private agencies, and community organizations; work accurately at a fast pace under the pressure of deadlines; analyze transactions and identify deviations from applicable policies and procedures; direct and evaluate the work of others; provide employee leadership and direction as required; work as a team member on projects related to college planning and institutional research / evaluation; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate professionally in confrontational situations; to work with diverse populations. Commitment to: supporting faculty and educational administrators in development of best practices in assessment of student academic achievement, student learning outcomes, program review and validation of accreditation standards.

    Supplemental Information

    WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Provides supervision and direction to assigned staff.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT:
    Normal office environment.

    CONTACTS:
    Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:
    Normal office environment.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
    1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
    2. Education Code § 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
    3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
    The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

    The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.

    REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS

    All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

    COVER LETTER:
    Please describe in your cover letter how your past experience and qualifications meet the needs of this position.

    RESUME OR VITA:
    Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

    DIVERSITY:
    Butte College serves a diverse population. In a separate statement, address how your skills, experience and education have prepared you to serve and meet the needs of a diverse student/staff population.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    In a statement addressed to the hiring committee, explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed below and attach a copy of all relevant certificates and proof of completed trainings.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Master's Degree AND two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this class preferably in an academic setting.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of staff, students and the public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong organizational skills while being able to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer applications, such as statistical spreadsheets, word-processing and creating and maintaining databases.

    TRANSCRIPTS OF ALL ACADEMIC WORK:
    You are required to provide transcripts for all coursework and/or degrees listed on the application materials you have submitted. The transcripts must include the date the institution granted the degree. Legible copies of transcripts are acceptable at this point in the process. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hire.
    If you have foreign transcripts please include copies of a U.S. evaluation and translation.

    FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS:
    Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Please contact the Office of Human Resources for a list of agencies providing this service or our website at; http://www.butte.edu/hr/job_opportunities/associate_faculty/foreign_degree_eval.html

    All offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of official transcripts showing completion of the degree.

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