Director, Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Planning (Clovis Community College)

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Director, Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Planning (Clovis Community College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 5/5/2018 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Clovis Community College

Start Date: 07/02/2018

Essential Functions:
Under the direction of the College President, the Director, Institutional Research, Evaluation & Planning will provide leadership and coordination of college planning, institutional effectiveness, outcomes assessment, and institutional research functions. Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Plan and organize activities involved in the research, review, analysis, interpretation and reporting of a variety of data and information used in assessing institutional effectiveness, accreditation, decision making, program review, and student learning outcomes;

  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain an annual calendar of institutional planning activities;

  • Organize and support program review efforts in conjunction with planning;

  • Establish and provide leadership and direction in the design, prioritization, and implementation of an ongoing research agenda and program to support college planning and decision-making;

  • Ensure integration of research outcomes in planning and decision-making;

  • Develop and oversee college data warehouse for applied uses in research, development, planning, decision-making, institutional effectiveness, accountability review, and operational effectiveness;

  • Assist administrators, faculty, and staff in preparing annual goals and/or unit plans and facilitate the assessment of these goals;

  • Provide detailed and technical information concerning data related to research, projects, reports, studies, measures, and programs used for institutional planning, effectiveness, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and decision-making;

  • Provide leadership in professional development related to planning and effectiveness;

  • Establish and maintain relationships with agencies to communicate information regarding planning, research, and assessment;

  • Assist in the hiring and evaluation of classified staff in accordance with established policies and procedures;

  • Develop and recommend budget for the Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Planning;

  • Participate as a member of the president's council and other college and/or district committees as assigned; and

  • Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned master’s from an accredited institution AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment;


  • Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential;


  • All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • A minimum of three years of increasingly responsible experience in the design and implementation of planning, research, and assessment activities in higher education;
  • Equivalent to at least three years of full-time teaching and/or professional experience in higher education;
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting and coordinating the design, development, monitoring, and evaluation of institutional strategic planning processes;
  • Knowledge of database management and software applications related to research interpretation and analysis;
  • Demonstrated experience in general research methodology including standard qualitative and quantitative procedures applied to education, social, and operations research;
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Knowledge of practices, procedures, and techniques involved in the design, analysis, reporting, development, and implementation of projects, surveys, and studies in institutional evaluation, planning, research, and decision-making;
  • Knowledge of the college’s missions and goals;
  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment of student learning outcomes;
  • Ability to utilize computer applications, including statistical analysis, spreadsheet, word processing statistical software, and database software;
  • Evidence of effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, classified staff, administrators, and student population in a complex environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management;
  • Demonstrated ability to present detailed and complex data in different formats and/or present media to different audiences;
  • Ability to use organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
  • Ability to contribute to the institution’s vitality and growth;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Conditions of Employment:
223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary: $106,480 - $134,179 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who submit all the required documents and who meet the qualifications, a selection advisory committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions. Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District. For more information, contact the Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900, fax (559) 499-6007. For information on Clovis Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 5602. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
Located in the heart of California, Clovis Community College is the newest college in the State Center Community College District, as well as one of the newest and fastest growing community colleges in California. Clovis Community College offers quality education in a friendly, innovative, and contemporary setting to students from the Fresno, Clovis, and foothill communities. The College’s instructional and student services units are united by the common goal of providing exemplary academic programs and support services tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population and its communities. The College mission and vision reflects this ambitious and inspiring goal. OUR MISSION Creating Opportunities - One Student at a Time We embrace diversity and serve all students of the community; We believe education is based on integrity, generosity, and accountability; We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking; We support student success by preparing students for their futures and for the community’s future through career/technical certificates, degrees, and transfer programs; We cultivate community partnerships to enhance student learning and success; We engage in reflective, data-drive cycles of research and innovation focused on learning and student outcomes. ABOUT THE REGION Clovis and Fresno residents enjoy a strong combination of rural and cosmopolitan living. With a population of over 900,000, Fresno County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, boasting a diverse population. Less than an hour from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Clovis and Fresno offer easy access to three national parks: Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Yosemite. Seven nearby lakes offer sailing, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Living in the Clovis and Fresno area allows winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, to be enjoyed during a day trip or weekend getaway. Clovis and Fresno’s unique central location is a short driving distance from Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Carmel, Big Sur, Monterey, and Morro Bay. Locally, art enthusiasts can enjoy museums, theater, opera, a philharmonic orchestra, and art galleries. Sports enthusiasts can benefit from year-round golf and country clubs of championship caliber. Tennis courts and recreational parks are strategically placed throughout the city, along with numerous hiking, biking, walking and running paths. Farmers markets abound with the fresh just-picked produce grown in the area. Local housing is affordable and Clovis Unified School District has the highest student test scores in the central valley. ABOUT THE COLLEGE Clovis Community College currently serves approximately 10,000 credit and noncredit students each semester who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career education, and foundational skills. The College’s student reflects its surrounding diverse communities as noted in its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Of our 10,000 students, 40% are Latinx, 1% are American Indian/Alaska Native, 9% are Asian, 2% are Black/African American, 37% are White, and 7% are multiracial. Accredited in 2015, the College’s culture is based on a commitment to and a vision for creating and maintaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable student achievement and academic excellence. Dedicated to the educational attainment and economic well being of the communities its serves, Clovis Community College partners with local educational institutions, such as K-12 Districts, and Fresno State, to create smooth pathways form secondary through post-secondary education. The College and the District also partner with local communities, as evidenced by their recent approval of a $485 million bond that will provide additional instructional and student services facilities for the College to better serve its growing population. Selected as a 2018 Top 10 Finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Award for our partnerships with Clovis Unified High School. The alignment has increased the student placement into college-level English from 33% to 92% for Clovis West students enter Clovis Community College. This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, and termination.

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Posted: 3/23/2018
Application Due: 5/7/2018
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