Director of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness

Locust Grove, Virginia
Mar 11, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

Director of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness

Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System with a Fredericksburg Area Campus in Spotsylvania, a Locust Grove Campus, and several centers. As a comprehensive community college, the College provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities.

Job Description: Germanna Community College is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness. This faculty-ranked position is responsible for integrated planning, organizing and coordination of activities required for campus-wide assessment, institutional research and institutional effectiveness. This position has broad oversight responsibility for ensuring that GCC’s and institutional effectiveness practices comply with state governance expectations and accreditation standards in support of the College’s mission. Works with senior leaders to ensure organizational units are actively engaged in institutional effectiveness and planning activity.

Review of applications is ongoing.


  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in educational research, higher education or related field
  • Working knowledge of institutional research in a higher education setting
  • Experience in research design, statistical analyses and program evaluation
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks according to deadlines
  • Understanding of SACSCOC accreditation standards
  • Demonstrated success in organizational continuous improvement activity


  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed.
  • Experience in developing and implementing a strategic plan
  • Experience in conducting assessments of student learning
  • Research and leadership experience within a community college setting
  • Experience with planning and effectiveness software

Special Requirements: Any offer of employment will be contingent upon an acceptable background investigation and reference check.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Effective June 1, 2011, agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Executive Branch will use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Application Instructions: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online at “employment opportunities”.

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application For Employment Form

Germanna Community College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Inquiries concerning EEO issues or the Affirmative Action Policy should be addressed to the college’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer.

An EEO/AA Employer

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