Director of College Research and Planning, Columbia College

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Job Title Director of College Research and Planning, Columbia College Personnel Requistion Form

Site Columbia College Salary Range/Other Management Salary Schedule 2018-2019 Range 34: $7,084 to $9,005 per month. Salary placement is determined per the YCCD Leadership Team Handbook procedure. A $2487 per year ($207.25 per month) Doctoral Stipend is provided for an earned doctorate. Benefits

The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.

Position Summary Information

Scope of Assignment

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, directs and implements college research and planning activities; collaborates with senior administrative staff to provide assistance and counsel in the gathering, interpreting, and applying quantitative, qualitative and historical data in support of decision-making, policy formation and student learning and performs other duties as assigned.

Receives administrative direction from the college President.

Provides direct supervision to College Research and Planning staff, as assigned; may provide indirect supervision to other staff on a project-by-project basis, as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:
Education: Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in education related discipline, i.e. higher education, educational policy and educational theory or related field.

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in educational research.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
•Principles, practices and theories of advanced educational research and institutional planning;
•Theories and practices related to using student learning outcomes for increased learning and institutional effectiveness;
•Standards necessary for obtaining and maintaining academic accreditation;
•Theory and techniques of organizational design and dynamics;
•Standards of academic excellence and scholarship of teaching and learning;
•Principles and practices of academic assessment with emphasis on culture of evidence.
Ability to:
•Problem-solve using rigorous academic research; analyze complex data;
•Design, propose, collect, analyze and present research;
•Effect change; motivate and move others to accept, if not desire constructive change;
•Use quantitative, qualitative and historical research appropriately;
•Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
•Work independently; prioritize workload;
•Understand audience.

Desirable Professional Characteristics

•Understanding of and commitment to shared governance.
•High degree of professionalism and integrity.
•Supportive of the comprehensive community college mission.
•Vision and energy to plan and organize efforts that enhance success of the college and its students.
•Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and cooperative working relationships with all segments of the college and its community.
•Ability to interpret and explain complex and/or technical information to lay audiences.
•Ability to effectively use information from the college enterprise resource planning (ERP) application (Datatel) in decision-making, research, planning, development, institutional effectiveness, and accountability.
•Proficiency with computer equipment and current software programs, including appropriate statistical applications (e.g., SAS or SPSS), reporting tools in Datatel, or a similar ERP system, and general desktop applications such as MS Access and Excel.
•Familiarity with rural community conditions.
•Understanding of community college issues.

Example of Duties

•Plan, organize, direct and implement a comprehensive institutional planning process; assure college planning process is coordinated with the District planning process.
•Identify, conduct and present college research activities.
•Research, design, and propose college planning activities.
•Educate and work with faculty, staff and administrators to design and implement Student Learning Objectives and Outcomes (SLOs) initiative; enrollment management activities
•Design and implement accreditation activities.
•Conduct assessment and research activities related to matriculation.
•Provide information and leadership to college committees engaged in policy review and development.
•Communicate with District’s Central Services Research and Planning Office and Information Technology office to get needed information for college research activities.
•Serve on various district wide committees relevant to assigned duties
•Perform other duties as assigned.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Physical and Mental Standards

•Mobility: ability to sit for long periods, move about an office, stand occasionally, reach above and below desk level.
•Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
•Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
•Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
•Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
•Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Additional Applicant Information

Applications are accepted online only at:
Select Job Openings, Select Search Jobs, Select Job Title, Create an account and Apply to this job.
Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

EQUIVALENCY: District has adopted equivalency procedures which enables applications by individuals not possessing qualifications listed above. For more information on equivalency, go to
Choose: Equivalency Policy and Procedures. When requesting equivalency, attach a completed
Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be placed on the appropriate salary column and step up to step 10. Initial salary placement will be at the first column/step until official transcripts have been submitted to Human Resources and placement processed.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 04/24/2019 Close Date 05/22/2019 Open Until Filled No Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. * To avoid conflict of interest, Yosemite Community College District, YCCD, permits employment of near relatives only under certain conditions. Are any of your near relatives; a child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step relatives in the relationships listed, currently employed by YCCD, that includes Modesto Junior College, Columbia College or the District Office?Respond YES or NO.IF YES - it is required that you provide the name or names of the person or persons along with their position title in the space provided for response.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
    • Job Fair
    • YCCD Recruitment Website
    • Website-Other
    • YCCD Email
    • Family/Friend
    • Newspaper
    • CCC Registry
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript (Attach all college transcripts)
  4. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. List of Graduate Courses




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Posted: 4/25/2019
Application Due: 5/22/2019
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