Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning

Norwalk, Los Angeles County
Mar 28, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Cerritos College


Application Deadline:
5:00 pm on May 2, 2014

$10,511.00 - $13,192.00 per month

Cerritos Community College District is a comprehensive single-campus district located in the southeastern Los Angeles County and serves approximately 24,000 students annually.

The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning provides leadership in the college’s strategic planning processes, while promoting a climate of student success in support of the college’s data-driven completion and enrollment initiatives. In addition to managing the college-wide planning efforts, the Dean leads the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and student success, establishes a college culture of meaningful evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and sets a college research agenda through assessment of the institutional mission and goals.

The Dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent and works collaboratively with all managers while providing research and planning support for the entire campus.

Manages college-wide planning efforts, leads the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and student success, establishes a college culture of evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and sets a college research agenda with a means to assess the agenda’s effectiveness.

Plans, supervises, assesses, evaluates and integrates institutional research supporting strategic planning processes, development and measurement of performance outcomes, institutional and academic planning, and other indicators of institutional effectiveness. Oversees the development and maintenance of up-to-date information databases to support demographic, enrollment, strategic planning, special programs, and institutional performance research, processes, and decisions. The position also provides complex administrative support to the Vice President, Academic Affairs and Vice President, Student Services.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Planning reports to the Vice President, Academic Affairs with a secondary reporting connection to the Vice President, Student Services and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of college planning and evaluation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides leadership in the management of college-wide planning efforts while establishing a college culture of institutional effectiveness.
Plans, organizes, performs, integrates and evaluates programs, services and research activities of the department including, but not limited to institutional and faculty research, strategic planning, completion plan, and performance measurement.
Leads the college in the review, revision and implementation of the Educational Master Plan.
Performs research studies that support planning, evaluation, budgeting, accreditation, and policy.
Responsible for ensuring accuracy of print and online publications related to the area of responsibility.
Develops and monitors budgets and maximizes financial resources.
Oversees the college’s Grant Department.
Provides leadership in the new and emerging technologies in support of student services.
Leads, supervises, trains and evaluates assigned personnel. Certifies payroll for assigned personnel. Applies the terms and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements; state and federal laws; and District Board Policies and Administrative Procedures in personnel matters.
Directs and conducts an array of research to identify and assess the District’s short and long-range institutional needs and opportunities. Collects, prepares and maintains statistical information and establishes the appropriate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical tools to be used in research and decision support.
Directs and participates in research for establishing institutional accountability measures and key performance indicators. Works with administrators and external agencies to determine outcomes and measures.
Provides data and performance measurement support to processes that review programs, accreditation, and compliance.
Researches trends in community-based demographics and economics, trends in education and a variety of other information used
to support decisions.
Directs the design and conduct of feasibility studies for new curricula, programs, facilities, and other services that enhance student success.
Leads the college in the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and student success.
Assists with, or directs the development of, surveys conducted by the college and directs or performs analysis and preparation of
reports based on these surveys.
Directs and coordinates institutional research information reporting to other institutions and agencies (e.g., IPEDS, ARCC, Scorecard).
Audits and releases official information about college student enrollment, faculty, student and staff characteristics.
Directs and coordinates the college strategic planning process as well as other college planning processes.
Monitors data integrity.
Directs or serves as research consultant for college program review activities.
Coordinates the development and maintains an expanded Data Warehouse for research, planning, and development.
Supervises data analysis and trend monitoring.
Assists managers, faculty, and staff in construction of reliable and valid research instruments.
Prepares recommendations and/or contracts as appropriate and submits them to administration and/or Board of Trustees for consideration.
Anticipates, prevents, and resolves conflicts and problems under areas of supervision.
Participates in community, state, and national organizations and meetings.
Participates on or chairs committees, task forces, and special assignments.
Maintains currency of knowledge and skills related to the duties and responsibilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience
Requires a master’s degree in a social science, mathematics, statistics, business, economics, research, or other related field, or the equivalent. Three years of experience in the development of strategic plans, conducting research-analyses for an institution, interpreting data, and presenting findings. Leadership experience in supervising support staff and working collaboratively with faculty.

Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.

Salary/Fringe Benefits
Grade 42 on Management Salary Schedule ($10,511.00 - $13,192.00/month).

Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance).

Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.

22 days annual vacation.

Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time 12-calendar month educational administrator position.

Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process.

Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Application Procedure
Interested applicants must submit:
Letter of application indicating how you meet each of the
required qualifications for this position to include, but not be limited to, information on the following:
- Contributions to the profession
- Related experience/accomplishments
- Professional/personal development (workshops, diversity sensitivity training, etc.)
Completed District Academic Employment application form.
Résumé of educational background and experience.
Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is
• The names, phone numbers and e-mail address of three work references to include at least one supervisor.

All above materials are to be mailed to the following address:
Cerritos College
Human Resources Department
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650-6298

Application Deadline
The position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is 5:00 PM on May 2, 2014. This position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encour- aged to submit their applications and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on May 2, 2014. It is the applicant’s responsibility to insure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.

Selection Procedure
Application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for this position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committees. First level and finalist interviews for this position are expected to be conducted during the month of May, 2014, subject to confirmation. Employment is contingent on approval by the Board of Trustees.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and the District shall provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. In fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of qualified people.

For application/ additional information:
Telephone: (562) 860-2451 x2284
Human Resources Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday)

Cerritos College employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Cerritos College does not provide sponsorship for changes in immigration status for the purpose of employment in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents verifying the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work and completion of the required I-9 Form in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).