Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning

Posted on2/12/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toPresident
Reports in officeShawnee Community College
Application due date2/26/18
Job start date3/8/18
CityUllin
State/ProvinceIllinois
Other Location62992
InstitutionShawnee Community College
Institution descriptionThe Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness & Planning is responsible for conducting and coordinating the activities related to institutional research, planning, and reporting. This position will serve as an internal facilitator for research and planning, and develop/maintain systems to communicate information related to research and planning to college employees, accrediting agencies, state boards, and federal agencies.
Job dutiesProvide overall direction to the College's research and planning functions and collaborate with other college departments to ensure full integration of research and planning activities.

Facilitate the collection and analysis of institutional data, serve as a campus data steward to support effective decision-making and policy recommendations.

Assist in the development or selection administration, and analysis of appropriate measurement tools (i.e. employer surveys, CAAP, compass, etc.). Make survey results available as appropriate.

Coordinate with the Assessment committee on matters of organizing assessment and other sources of data into useful reports.

Participate in the college's program review and annual mini-review processes in accordance with ICCB requirements.

Coordinate institutional strategic and operational planning as a system of continuous improvement and make plans available on the SCC website. Assure that all college departments, functions, and activities participate.

Prepare the institution's annual report in cooperation with other administrators and departments.

Coordinate, author and submit major institutional reports to state, federal and accrediting agencies and make appropriate reports available on the SCC website.

Represent the college in local and state organizations and meetings, and maintain contacts with outside agencies as appropriate.

Maintain professional contact through participation in necessary seminars and professional meetings.

Prepare an annual budget request, manage and maintain the institutional research and planning budget.

Develop, in cooperation with the Vice Presidents and President, annual goals and objectives.

Assist in identification, development, and procurement of grant funding.

Conduct research on potential external funding sources and identify potential grant opportunities, grant development.

Performing other related duties which may be required by the President (related duties as required are duties that may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but that are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee's class of work).
QualificationsRequired: Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field and with experience using statistical data processes. Experience in college setting; demonstrated competency in data collections, analysis, and development of data collection systems.

Preferred: Ph.D. in education administration or related. Experience in strategic planning, program reviews and surveys.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsRetirement State Universities Retirement System (SURS) 8% pretax
1.45% Medicare Tax
.05% SURS Retirees Group Health Insurance


Health Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield – 80% of the individual premium is paid by the College. Employees can add family coverage at their own cost. The effective date of insurance coverage for an employee is the first day of the month following 30 days of eligible employment. (Example: if an employee starts work February 15, his/her coverage would begin April 1. Payroll deductions for the insurance would begin March 15 and 31 as the premium are due and payable on April 1)


Dental Insurance Delta Dental - Available for minimal cost per pay period for Employee and family


Vision Insurance VSP – available for minimal cost per pay period for Employee and family



Life Insurance The College pays the premium for a $15,000 life insurance policy on all full-time employees. (Assurant)

Holidays 11 paid holidays throughout a calendar year:
New Year’s Day Independence Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday Labor Day
President’s Day Columbus Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Christmas Day


Sick: 18 days


Personal Leave: 2 days per fiscal year




Vacation Days Administrative and Operational
12 days for the first year. For each year of continued employment,
1 additional day is added per year up to a maximum of 20 days. (Given in hour increments accrued each month based on years of service.
Application procedure•Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
•If you are selected as a finalist, you will be notified by telephone.
•No further information concerning the progress of the search will be available until a decision has been reached. At that time, applicants will be informed of the decision by letter.
• All applicants must submit all of the credentials below to the Human Resource Office in order for your application to be considered complete. ◦SCC Application Form
◦Letter of Application
◦Resume
◦Official Transcript(s) (sent to SCC directly from college/university)
◦Proof of Certifications (if applicable)
◦2 Letters of Recommendation


Submit materials to:

Ms. Emily Forthman, Human Resource Director Shawnee Community College 8364 Shawnee College Road Ullin IL 62992