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FULL-TIME DEAN OF PLANNING, INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS: Office of Institutional Advancement, Haverhill campus, 37.5 hours per week (Non-Unit Professional Position). Anticipated Start Date: January, 2015
The Dean of Planning, Institutional Research, and Effectiveness provides leadership in the college’s strategic planning processes, as well as the college’s data-driven completion and enrollment initiatives.
The Dean leads the review and assessment of The Dean leads the review and assessment of student learning outcomes and student success; plans and organizes the review of academic programs at the institutional and program levels; contributes to a culture of evidence at the college, including leading the Data Team of the Achieving the Dream initiative, hosting program review and assessment summits, and supporting professional development on the use of data. Establishes and promotes a college culture of meaningful evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and sets a college research agenda through assessment of the institutional vision, mission, strategic goals, and core values.
The Dean plans, supervises, assesses, evaluates, and integrates institutional research supporting all planning processes, development and measurement of performance outcomes, survey design, and other indicators of institutional effectiveness. Working collaboratively with the President’s Cabinet, All College Assembly, and faculty and staff across the college, the Dean leads and coordinates a variety of critical planning efforts, including strategic plans, accreditation self-studies, and more. Oversees the development and maintenance of up-to-date and accurate information databases to support demographic, enrollment, strategic planning, special programs, and institutional performance research, processes, and decisions. Performs research studies that support planning, evaluation, budgeting, accreditation, and policy. Collects, prepares, and maintains statistical information and establishes 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. Provides data, research, and analysis for accreditation studies and compliance; provides data that assists in the development and evaluation of institutional grants and contracts. Directs and coordinates institutional research information reporting to other institutions and agencies (such as IPEDS, HEIRS, CCSSE Survey, NEASC, DHE, USDoE, MA DESE, etc). Monitors data integrity and supervises data analysis and trend monitoring.
The Dean reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement; the position also provides direct support to the college President as well as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. The Dean works collaboratively and provides consultation, research, and planning support for the college community; serves as the college’s representative on external research and assessment efforts. The Dean chairs the college’s IRB/Institutional Review Board and sits as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Master’s degree in research-related field (such as statistics, mathematics, business, economics, social science or education); Doctorate preferred. Minimum of five years of progressive work experience in developing strategic plans, conducting research-analyses, interpreting data, and presenting findings effectively and in a timely fashion required.
Experience in directing and supporting learning outcomes assessment and academic program reviews required. Proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g. SPSS, SQL, Access, and Excel) required. Experience with strengths-based planning and organizational development (e.g. Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Organizational Scholarship, Strengths-Based Leadership) highly desirable. Leadership experience in supervising staff and working collaboratively with faculty highly desirable. Requires excellent writing and communication skills. Extensive knowledge of institutional research and reporting in higher education required, preferably in a community college setting.
SALARY: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00 annually, with full benefits package; salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
To be considered for this position, please provide examples of recent studies, planning materials, and/or reports for which you have been the primary researcher and/or author.
DEADLINE: Open until filled; review of applicants will begin on October 14, 2014 to October 27, 2014.
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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