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Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness - REPOST

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, NJ

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Administrative and Professional
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: North Branch, NJ
Posted:: Mar 21, 2024
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: JF#3-24
Position ID:: 173935

About Raritan Valley Community College:

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Reporting to the Provost, this position provides strategic leadership, oversight, and management for the College's on-going assessment, institutional research, use of data, and institutional effectiveness. The Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning will work directly and collaboratively with the President, Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, faculty and staff to maximize institutional effectiveness. The Executive Director will serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).

Essential Duties:

  1. Coordinate, organize, prioritize and evaluate college-wide assessment activities for institutional assessment and assessment of student learning:
    1. Collaborate and provide consultation for faculty, staff and administrators to design, implement and document appropriate and effective assessment plans and activities;
    2. Prepare and distribute analytical reports;
    3. Assist with design of direct and indirect assessment projects, tools, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data;
    4. Maintain college-wide repository and reporting on assessment efforts.
  2. Support, manage, and evaluate the College's institutional effectiveness initiatives:
    1. Collaborate with Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, and Department Chairs on their strategic and assessment plans;
    2. Assist with coordinating assessments, budgeting, planning and resource allocation college-wide;
    3. Design, develop, and manage the college's Institutional Effectiveness Plan that aligns with institutional priorities;
    4. Provide orientation and support to programs and service areas in understanding and completing the program review/audit process.
  3. Coordinate a systematic and integrated institutional planning process aligned with accreditation, the College's strategic plan, and other planning requirements:
    1. Serve as the College's ALO (Accreditation Liaison Officer) for MSCHE;
    2. Collaborate on matters relating to accreditation; prepare and maintain accreditation documentation;
    3. Assist with the coordination, development, review, and revision of the College's strategic plan and master plans;
    4. Participate in the development and implementation of a systematic planning process;
    5. Develop reports and literature searches that inform and facilitate planning; gather data and complete analyses to support the planning process;
    6. Develop a tracking and reporting system for monitoring progress toward goals and objectives in plans;
    7. Provide the college community with periodic reports on the planning process.
  4. Oversee and support institutional research activities:
    1. Set the College's research agenda;
    2. Conceptualize, design and conduct research projects relating to fulfilling the mission, goals and objectives of the college and to assess institutional progress;
    3. Oversee environmental scanning and market analyses;
    4. Serve on and support the College's Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  5. Support data usage, data analysis, and trend monitoring:
    1. Work collaboratively with Institutional Research, Registrar/Records, and Enrollment teams to address the data needs of the college;
    2. Support and assist Institutional Research in the coordination, collection, analysis, and reporting of data;
    3. Develop and coordinate the college's survey calendar and direct efforts of staff in coordination of surveys and questionnaires;
    4. Assist with data interpretation;
    5. Collaborate on the development and enforcement of policies to support data integrity.
  6. Provide training and support for assessment, planning, research, and effectiveness activities:
    1. Organize and chair meetings;
    2. Lead workshops and facilitate group discussions;
    3. Involve faculty, staff, and administration in idea generation, goal setting, and decision making; support the Academic Assessment Committee and other college assessment committees as appropriate.
  7. Other duties as assigned.


Master's Degree in social science, social or educational research, higher education, or related field that includes data analysis, data interpretation, and/or research methodology.

Five years' progressively responsible management experience in higher education.

Three years' supervisory experience.

Experience with regional and programmatic accreditation.

Knowledge of current concepts and techniques in institutional assessment and assessment of student learning, planning, and research methods in a higher education environment.

Professional work experience demonstrating ability to interact effectively with senior leadership and to work in a collaborative manner with faculty, administration, and staff.

Demonstrated strategic and operational planning skills.

Effective verbal/written communication, presentation, and data visualization skills.

Strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in educational research, higher education, or related field that includes data analysis, data interpretation, and/or research methodology.

Experience working in a community college; comprehensive knowledge of community college administration.

Management experience in an educational institution that is a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Experience working with and/or within an office of Institutional Research.

Experience with Ellucian Banner.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

RVCC's starting salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online, by clicking the "apply now" button. We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.


Welcome to Raritan Valley Community College, where we’re dedicated to transforming lives by providing high-quality, affordable, and innovative education. RVCC is committed to meeting the higher education needs of the communities we serve, whether it’s preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution or offering technical training for those interested in pursuing a new career path or upgrading their skills. RVCC is nationally recognized for its educational excellence, innovative programming, extensive service to the community, and environmental leadership.

RVCC is a great place for students to start their college education and then transfer to a four-year college or university. To facilitate students’ seamless transfer after graduation, the College has agreements with close to 80 colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country, and abroad. Our students have transferred to the top colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the nation, including Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. 

For students looking to train for a career, RVCC is leading the way thanks to a $4.6 million workforce training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. In partnership with local industry, RVCC is reinventing workforce and technical training by identifying the long-term workforce needs of the region and developing programs that provide students with all the skills and hands-on experience they need to succeed.

We also recognize that there is more to a successful college experience than just classroom learning. Our co-curricular offerings—including clubs, student government, athletic programs, and leadership development opportunities—are thriving. RVCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and its Enactus team have earned regional and national honors. And the College’s Service Learning Program has been included on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll for eight consecutive years. Service Learning provides students with the opportunity to serve their communities while enabling community organizations to benefit from the students’ time, energy, and knowledge. 

(President’s Welcome)

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