Dean of Planning, Research, Innovation, and Effectiveness (PRIE)

San Mateo
Mar 19, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of Planning, Research, Innovation, and Effectiveness (PRIE)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014569S
Department: Research / Planning / IE CAÑ (DEPT)
Location: Cañada College
Position Number: 3A0016
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $150,204 (annual)
Max Salary: $190,860 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Cañada College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in approximately 2000, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Cañada College, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 11.1% are Asian, 3.7% are Filipino, 36.8% are Latinx, 1.4% are Pacific Islander, 25.8% are White, 15.1% Multi-Ethnic, and 2.9% are unknown.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The position is responsible to the President and serves as the college administrator responsible for planning, developing, reacting, and conducting institutional planning, assessment, and evaluation of institutional effectiveness. The position is responsible for developing and executing a sustainable strategy for the overall college innovation vision that supports student success and institutional effectiveness, and that allows the college to respond rapidly to changes in the external environment. The position oversees and implements planning and institutional effectiveness activities to positively impact student outcomes; oversees and coordinates implementation of the college Strategic and Master Plans and provides leadership in other major planning and strategic innovation efforts. In addition, the position is responsible for the conceptualization, design, execution, and coordination of research at the college level to support the planning and evaluation of all programs and services through the continuing assessment of student needs and analysis of student outcomes and for providing information and strategic direction that will assist the college in improving student success. The Dean will be joining a leadership team that is expected to uphold values of social justice and equity, and be committed to a “Students First” philosophy.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed. 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 position.

1. Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the college Strategic Plan in alignment with the SMCCCD Strategic Plan, by ensuring the development of strategic priorities, meaningful objectives, assessment, and consistently reporting the outcomes of evaluation activities.

2. Provide leadership in the development of policies and procedures for planning, assessment, research,innovation, and institutional effectiveness.

3. Provide leadership and direction for PRIE faculty and staff.

4. Manage assigned budget for the PRIE office.

5. Coordinate a systematic and integrated institutional planning process that is aligned with accreditation, the District Strategic Plan, the campus Strategic and Master Plans, and other planning related requirements, including resource allocation.

6. Compile, analyze, and maintain statistical and other data for reports related to institutional effectiveness including: student equity, enrollment, demographics, productivity, student success, retention, persistence and transfer rates, and provide college level reports as assigned; coordinate timely responses to surveys and reports required by external agencies and other ongoing college efforts to measure its effectiveness.

7. Provide consultation, support, and technical assistance on specific research and grant projects for divisions, departments, programs, governance committees, and individual faculty, staff, managers, and administration.

8. Collaborate with District Information Technology Services Department, the District Planning and Research Council, and the District Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) Office.

9. Supervise and evaluate college PRIE office staff; delegate assignments when appropriate. Participate in integrated planning.

10. Provide support for college units to design and deploy innovative strategies. Design overarching plans for implementing strategic innovations and initiatives.

11. Serve on state, District, and college committees and councils as designated by the college President.

Institutional /Effectiveness

12. Establish a process using the governance model to design a college level research agenda and research studies (including data development, analysis, and report writing) to identify implications for increasing the effectiveness of college programs and services.

13. Develop, review, and report on measures of institutional effectiveness.

14. At the college level, coordinate the collection of data concerning measures of institutional effectiveness.

15. Specify measures of institutional and program effectiveness (working with college administration).

16. Provide access to timely, focused, and accurate information from multiple data sources. Keep abreast of national and state institutional effectiveness practices by participating in conferences and professional organizations.


17. Serve as a thought leader and advisor to the President by identifying innovative programs and practices that provide the college opportunities to impact student learning, success, and completion.

18. Research and review opportunities with external constituencies as related to furthering the strategic goals of the college and make recommendations to appropriate college stakeholders as to the viability of these opportunities.

19. Work collaboratively with college stakeholders to prioritize and incubate innovative programs and initiatives.


20. Provide leadership in developing an assessment plan ranging from establishment of outcomes and methods of assessment to the interpretation and analysis of the results and follow-up decision making.

21. Coordinate program-specific assessment and planning activities, including departmental program review.

22. Provide leadership in the design, implementation, and analysis of student satisfaction surveys, campus climate and (in collaboration with the District Research Office) community surveys.

23. Provide leadership in academic, support, and administrative assessment efforts.


24. Act as the Accreditation Liaison Officer and coordinate continuing institutional self-evaluation scheduling and logistics in preparation for accreditation review; manage response efforts as required by the Accreditation Commission; compile and submit accreditation update reports.

25. Provide leadership in the preparation and the development of responses to WASC (accreditation) related to the reaffirmation of accreditation.

26. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above or equivalent AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment, which may or may not be concurrent with the required full-time service OR possession of a California Community College Supervisor Credential• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff• Proficiency with contemporary research and planning software

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires requires the ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing 35 pounds or less, work at a computer, including viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse, or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard and mouse, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others and ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Successful work experience demonstrating leadership, research experience, and knowledge of planning, research, and assessment activities in a college or university, or closely related setting.

2. Formal education or training in research, assessment and/or planning, particularly related to higher education.

3. Knowledge of electronic and print research resources relative to educational research.

4. Knowledge of computer software available for various research, tracking, reporting, and documentation activities.

5. Skill in research and strategic planning technology and methodologies, including facilitation of group planning activities.

6. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective educational and planning partnerships.

7. Skill in oral communication, including persuasive communication and public speaking.

8. Skill in written communication, including WASC and other formal report composition.

9. Skill in conducting comprehensive research on a variety of topic areas, particularly related to education.

10. Skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds.

11. Ability to supervise, manage, and evaluate staff.

12. Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 03/16/2018
First Review Date: 04/20/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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