Director, National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute

Posted on5/17/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toExecutive Director for Institutional Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness
Application due dateJune 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Job start dateASAP
CityOverland Park
InstitutionJohnson County Community College
Institution descriptionWith more than 40,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each year, Johnson County Community College is one of Kansas’ largest institutions of higher education. Nationally known for the quality of its programming and teaching, JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. JCCC’s continuing education workforce development program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area.

The National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute was established in 2004 and is the first and largest provider of community college benchmarking and peer comparison services in the nation. Over 300 two-year institutions participate annually in the data-collection and reporting process of these Benchmarking Institute projects.
Job dutiesSUMMARY
The Director is responsible for the strategic direction of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute (NHEBI), making business decisions to ensure the financial viability and usefulness of the projects to its constituents. The Director is responsible for leading, monitoring, and evaluating the Institute in its conduct of research projects. The Director actively recruits member institutions, manages and develops existing and new national benchmarking initiatives through internal and external funding opportunities. Represents the Institute to various external clients. Plans and manages the National Benchmarking Conference.

Benchmarking Projects: Provide leadership and oversight for core projects.
1. Supervise and coordinate the data collection and compilation, database, web portals, analytics, and reporting functions of the benchmarking projects.
2. Stay informed about trends and issues in higher education to ensure relevance of projects.
3. Develop and execute a comprehensive marketing plan for the Benchmarking Institute and each of its projects.
4. Recruit and retain institutional members.
5. Responsible for leading project advisory board meetings.
6. Responsible for quality customer service related to data collection, operation, and use of the projects.
7. Maintain a national presence through presentations, contacts, and knowledge of higher education issues.
8. Disseminate national trends identified through the benchmarking projects.
9. Develop and establish a strong brand identity.
10. Assist customers in leveraging the results of data submitted and returned through the projects.
Conference Planning: Host the annual National Benchmarking Conference.
1. Develop budget related to hosting the conference.
2. Invite keynote speakers and plan sessions.
3. Develop marketing to grow the conference attendance.
4. Oversee logistics related to hosting the conference.

Business Development: Innovate new streams of revenue for the Institute and develop new projects to add revenue to the Institute.
1. Develop business proposals with expense and income projections.
2. Prepare contracts with guidance from legal for providing services to outside entities.
3. Prepare contracts with guidance from legal for licensing proprietary software.
4. Strategize and analyze plans to monitor metrics and meet program goals.

Management: Oversee the general operations of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute.
1. Develop and manage the budget.
2. Hire, train, and evaluate staff.
QualificationsRequired Skills
- Excellent communications skills.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Experience in business development.
- Strong research, methodological, and statistical skills.

Required Experience
- Master’s degree.
- Five years of experience in research or research-related field. 

Preferred Experience
- Master’s degree in education or a social science, or other research related field.
- Doctorate degree.
- Project management experience.
- Familiarity with one or more NHEBI projects.
- Five years of administrative experience in higher education.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.

Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website. Please submit resume and cover letter. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.