Employer: Garden City Community College
Job Title: Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability
The Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability is a dynamic role that involves interaction with and leadership for broad areas of the College, providing support through college-wide data services; leadership regarding HLC accreditation, assessment, and program review; and guides the institution through strategic planning.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
35% Data Support
- Supervise and provide leadership for institutional research including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Chair a committee designed to develop shared definitions of data-related terms and institutional data functions to create a mission-based, cohesive system to gather, analyze, and interpret institutional data; provides access to institutional data.
- Become familiar with institutional data systems including database and reporting software.
- Work collaboratively with all areas of the college to understanding data collection and input practices.
- Offers a broad array of data support services to all areas of the college and to external bodies as necessary; facilitates the collection, analysis, and interpretation of institutional data and the provision of information to support planning, decision making and improvement.
- Hires, supervises, and evaluates IEPR staff and manages departmental workflow, including prioritization of projects and determining methodology for conducting research and data analysis.
- Develop and conduct surveys and analyze internal data; use external resources such as national tests, data reports, secondary data sources;
- Assist in the interpretation of data to guide institutional decision-making.
- Remain current in data collection and analysis methodologies.
- Designs and implements a college-wide system of analytical reports related to enrollment, retention and attrition to assist in enrollment management and program review; designs and writes research reports and presents findings that lead to the development of action plans for academic, administrative and policy issues;
- Supervises reporting of enrollment data and other student information related to federal, state and local agencies to comply with accreditation requirements and funding formulas; develops reports and provides data related to IPEDS, full-time equivalency reporting, and other specialized information as needed.
- Complete and/or supervise work in the college KHEDS system including course and program inventory.
- Complete and/or supervise state and federal reporting.
- Reports enrollment data and other student information related to federal, state and local agencies to comply with accreditation requirements and funding formulas; develops reports and provides data related to IPEDS, full-time equivalency reporting, and other specialized information as needed.
- Provides support to academic and service areas in conducting program reviews; assists with strategic planning and environmental scanning to guide long-term institutional planning and direction.
- Provides orientation and support to college departments and divisions related to research methodologies and data analysis; guides implementation of research methodologies at the department and division levels; chairs and coordinates the actions of the college’s Institutional Review Board.
- Provides College personnel with information regarding grant opportunities; recommends prioritization of grant efforts, serves as College liaison with third party grant-writers; directs the preparation of data to support grant-writing efforts.
- Acts as the College liaison to the Higher Learning Commission and serves on the College’s accreditation committee.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
35% HLC Accrediation, Assessment, and Program Review
- Supervise and provide leadership for accreditation work including continuous improvement through assessment and program review.
- Remain current with HLC policies, procedures, and practices to ensure institutional compliance.
- Acts as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) to the Higher Learning Commission and serves on the College’s accreditation committee.
- Coordinate the college-wide assessment program with the Student Learning Assessment Team (SLAT) at the course, program, and general education levels.
- Advise new and current faculty members on best practices for the assessment of student learning through formal and informal training. Serve as a consultant for all faculty members on proper completion of assessment reports.
- Coordinate the college-wide department review process with the Program/Department Review Committee (PDRC).
- Provides support to academic and service areas in conducting program reviews including facilitating understanding and development of co-curricular assessment of student learning.
- Ensure that assessment and department review at every level is complete, robust, and is of advancing quality.
- Primary liaison for HLC systems including the Assurance System and the Location Update System.
30% Strategic Planning
- Supervise and provide leadership for institutional strategic planning efforts.
- Regularly update the college strategic plan, including yearly reports.
- Assists with environmental scanning to guide long-term institutional planning and direction.
- Supervises grant functions of the college including providing College personnel with information regarding grant opportunities; collecting reporting data, and preparing follow-up reporting data.
- To maintain a highly qualified staff, sufficient to meet the future needs of the department.
- To maintain excellent community relationships with local businesses, individuals and organizations.
- To understand the responsibilities of being a role model to students on campus.
Knowledge and Skills:
Experience: 3-5 years of similar or related experience. Preferably in a higher education environment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline from a regionally-accredited institution; Master’s degree preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job and a high level of interpersonal skills is critical to the success of this position. Work frequently involves contacts requiring considerable discussion of problems, material presentations, and resolving issues impacting departments or divisions.
Other Skills: Knowledge of college policies and procedures affecting assigned work. Knowledge of current trends and methods related to research and data collection. Knowledge of federal and state reporting requirements and issues impacting higher education. Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures, as well as management principles and practices. Knowledge and skill in quantitative and qualitative research, data collection, statistical analysis and reporting. Knowledge and skill in supervisory principles, practices and techniques. Skill in using complex database management systems, spreadsheets, word processing and statistical software. Skill in analyzing complex problems, identifying solutions and demonstrating critical thinking. Skill in supervising staff and research-based programs related to higher education. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner. Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations. Ability to multi-task and organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail. Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment. Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information. Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public. Ability to motivate and inspire faculty and staff across campuses.
Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, driving and automobile, etc. No physical demands are required to perform the work.
Work Environment: Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
To complete the application process, candidates must submit:
- Application letter expressing interest in position
- Personal resume
- Complete an online application at www.hrepartners.com
- Copy of college transcripts and appropriate certificates
- Up to three current letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Human Resources Office by the individual providing the reference
CONTACT: Human Resources Office
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-0362; FAX (620) 276-9573
Garden City Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons, or handicap, nor will sexual harassment be tolerated, in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. Those concerned about the above should contact Human Resources, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9574.
Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Accommodations Coordinator, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9638.
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