Dean, Institutional Effectiveness (Riverside City College)

Riverside, Riverside County
Jan 16, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Under the supervision of the President, the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness provides dynamic and effective leadership for college-wide research activities, assessment of student learning and institutional outcomes, planning, accreditation, enrollment management, basic skills, and other activities directly impacting institutional effectiveness at the College; Analyzes data using sound research methods and statistical procedures involving descriptive, inferential, regression, and categorical analyses; Leads college's participation in state and national databases including Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), Accountability Reporting for Community Colleges (ARCC), and other similar activities.

Supervises and directs all assigned staff.

A master's degree from an accredited institution in social sciences, education (concentration in research preferred), or a related field is required; doctorate is preferred.

Minimum of four years' experience in an institutional research, planning or assessment capacity. Minimum of one year administrative experience required. Strong analytical skills required. Experience teaching at the community college level is preferred.

Principles of social science research design; accepted practices of student learning outcomes definition and measurement; appropriate application of statistical analysis including software packages (SPSS, SAS, etc.); databases commonly used in research (MIS, IPEDS, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.)

Enlist and secure the cooperation and participation of faculty members over whom the position exercises limited formal supervisory authority; understanding of the principles of shared governance.


Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

Primarily academic faculty, classified staff, management personnel, outside educational institutions, various communities, and occasional student contact.

Normal office environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides leadership for all research projects including selection of research design and instruments, implementation of data gathering methods, statistical analysis, and reporting results in written and oral forms.
2. Guides the college's development and implementation of assessment of student learning including course, program, and institutional-level outcomes.
3. Collaborates with faculty in planning and reviewing; interpreting and researching needs and findings; conducting educational and student service planning, review, and research.
4. Initiates, designs and conducts research to assess the effectiveness of student success initiatives including acceleration of basic skills remediation, articulation efforts between K-12 & 4-year segments, alternative placement processes, and alternative instructional methods (e.g., supplemental instruction, in-class tutors, learning communities.)
5. Advises president and other members of executive cabinet on uses of institutional data for decision making and planning purposes.
6. Provides technical assistance to faculty in identifying and measuring course- and program-level student learning outcomes.
7. Maintains archival evidence of student learning outcomes measurements and improvements to courses and programs made as a result of these measurements.
8. Manages and oversees budgets related to basic skills and institutional effectiveness areas; authorizes expenditures and writes year-end accountability reports as necessary.
9. Coordinates the process of enrollment planning and provides needed information and analysis to faculty, chairs, and administrators to assist in improved information and setting of educational priorities for institutional effectiveness, including FTEF/FTES analysis, student outcome measures, and institutional and student services process measures.
10. Designs and reviews surveys and other data collection instruments using guidelines for validity and sound survey construction in research, assessment, and planning endeavors.
11. Oversees content analysis of focus groups and other qualitative measures for the purposes of improved institutional effectiveness.
12. Plans, coordinates, and implements the evaluation of the Learning Resource Center Operations, Instructional Grants including Title III & Title V grants, and Basic Skills/Student Success Initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities - Continued: 13. Evaluates the effectiveness of the college's program review, assessment, and planning processes including the standing committees of the Academic Senate.
14. Oversees the validation of placement testing, course advisories, co-requisites, prerequisites, and disproportionate impact analysis for common departmental finals.
15. Generate all reports as outlined in the College's Strategic Planning Policies including evaluation report, bi-annual accreditation report, planning councils survey report, open dialogue executive summary, and other ad hoc reports as needed for strategic planning and accreditation.
16. Provides training to faculty, staff, and administrators on best practices in data gathering and use of results in establishing meaningful assessment and evaluation of their program areas.
17. Leads or serves on college committees to better address increased institutional effectiveness, including Assessment Committee, Student Success Committee, Institutional Strategic Planning Committee, Program Review Committee, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and any accreditation sub-committee as needed.
18. Designs and develops research and/or program evaluation plans detailing compliance with grant objectives, state and federal legislation, basic skills initiatives, and ACCJC/accreditation requirements, including but not limited to, mid-year and end-year reports, budgets, and other reports as required by the grant, the state, the federal government, ACCJC, or requested by administration.
19. Leads and develops a college culture of data-guided decision making related to program review and resource allocation, strategic planning, program development, and student services.
20. Participates in campus and district activities and committees.
21. Participates in local, regional, and state, and national activities to promote the interests of the College and Riverside Community College District.
22. Serves as a member of the Management Leadership Association.
23. Maintains an understanding and working knowledge of current ideas, research and practices related to the areas of responsibility for this position, through continued study and participation in professional organizations.
24. Performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned.


This is an Academic Management position with twelve-month contracts. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Chani Beeman, 450 E. Alessandro Blvd., Riverside, CA 92508. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Doctorate Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Application Deadline: Interested candidates must apply by 02/11/14 by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Department: Institutional Effectiveness (R)

Position Type: Academic Management

College/Campus: Riverside

Physical location of the position: Riverside

Employment Type: Full-Time

Position Length: 12-month

Salary Range: Grade W

Salary Amount: $107,022 - $130,295

Salary Type: Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No

Effective Employment Date: A mutually agreed upon start date.

Application Deadline: 02-11-2014

Special Comments:

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* An application will not be considered complete unless all Required Documents are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.

* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted: Classified/Management/Confidential Application

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