Vice President of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE)

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Vice President of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014593S
Department: Chancellor's Office DIST (DEPT)
Location: District Office
Position Number: 1A0037
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
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Salary Range:
Min Salary: $167,400 (annual)
Max Salary: $215,040 (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:
San Mateo County Community College District is home to Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges have been designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions. The District enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students within the District, 2.8% are African-American, 0.2% are American Indian, 16.4% are Asian, 10.4% are Filipino, 24.6% are Latinx, 1.6% are Pacific Islander, 24.0% are White, 17.8% Multi-Ethnic, and 2.2% 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 Vice President of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) position is a part of the Chancellor's team and has overall responsibility for the coordination of planning and research for the District. The District encourages a learning organization that focuses on access and student success and fosters a “culture of inquiry.” The District is known for developing effective approaches to serving the varied interests and needs of the community and for promoting a student-centered culture. The Vice President of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor of Educational Services & Planning. The Vice President will provide overall coordination in the planning, development and implementation of the planning and research agenda of the District, in support of the District Strategic Plan, including the areas of research and evaluation, strategic planning, workforce and economic development, instructional and student support programs.

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

1. Provides overall leadership in the District for strategic planning and research in support of the District Strategic Plan and its focus on social justice and equity.

2. Provides support for instructional and student service program development, alignment, and evaluation.

3. Coordinates the planning, research, and institutional effectiveness agenda of the District in collaboration with the College Vice Presidents, Deans of PRIE, senior staff, college administrators, and the appropriate governance groups.

4. Develops and manages the budget for the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE).

5. Works with the Vice Chancellors, College Vice Presidents, and other senior administrators on District-wide issues and initiatives.

6. Supports the completion of District reports for federal, state, and local agencies.

7. Coordinates District research functions and chairs the District Planning and Research Council.

8. Coordinates District grant development in support of instructional and student support programs.

9. Recommends to the Vice Chancellor and others as appropriate changes in organization and operating policies and procedures that affect District planning and research.

10. Collaborates with the District Information Technology Services (ITS) Department, the District Planning and Research Council, and the College Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) Offices.

11. Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees and serves on District committees.

12. Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Council and the District Vice Presidents Council.

13. Serves as liaison between District-wide planning, research, student services, and instructional committees, e.g. SSSP Committee.

14. Provides support for the Colleges to design and scale innovative strategies. Designs overarching plans for implementing strategic innovations and initiatives.

15. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above OR a California Community College Supervisor Credential OR the equivalent• At least three years of full-time managerial experience related to the administrative assignment• 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• Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires sitting for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and 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, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge and experience in strategic planning and research in support of the development and effectiveness of instructional and student support programs.

2. Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately- impacted students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes.

3. Understanding of effective practices for engaging African-American, Latinx, Filipino, and Pacific-Islander students, who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms.

4. Experience in program evaluation, technical report preparation, and presentation to diverse constituent groups.

5. Familiarity with Title V and other California community college laws, rules, and regulations.

6. Ability to use data, disaggregated, to inform and support instructional and student support efforts, create narrative, and inform decision making.

7. Knowledge of educational equity in theory and practice.

8. Management level experience in areas such as policy analysis, interpretation of laws and regulations relating to instructional and student support program development and evaluation.

9. Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, particularly with public and government agencies, and the use of computer software such as word processing and spreadsheets.

10. Ability to work in an academic environment with understanding of the traditional processes related to shared governance, as well as valuing employee and student diversity.

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. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Open Date: 05/09/2018
First Review Date: 06/20/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position). 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience. 3. A cover letter that addresses the following questions: • What does educational equity mean to you? • How has your work experience demonstrated your commitment to and support of educational equity? 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. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page:

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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Posted: 5/10/2018
Application Due: 8/20/2018
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