Manager - Research and Planning

Posted on10/25/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President of Academic Affairs
Reports in officePresident’s Office
Application due date12/11/2017
Job start dateapply for more information
CityCompton
State/ProvinceCalifornia
InstitutionEl Camino Community College District - Compton College
Institution descriptionThe Compton Community College District (CCCD) was established in 1927 as a component of the Compton Union High School District. In 1950, voters approved a bond issue separating the college from the high school district. Construction of the new college campus was completed on the present site. Classes began on the new campus in fall 1956.

The Compton Community College District encompasses an area of about 29 square miles, making educational services available to nearly 300,000 residents of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach and South Gate. Today, about 290 full and part-time faculty teach more than 40 degree programs and 20 certificate programs.

SALARY
The starting salary ranges from $77,201 - $ 98,855 annually, depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.

TO APPLY
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:
• Compton Community College District Classified Application Online
• Upload the following documents:
o Cover Letter (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.) o Resume.
o Copies of pertinent transcript(s). Multiple page transcripts must be uploaded as ONE pdf document. (Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf)
*Please Note: Documents uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

ALL APPLICATIONS MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT:
www.district.compton.edu/administration/human-resources
Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations must advise Human Resources within 5 days of the closing date.

To be included in the initial screening, application materials must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the
closing date.
Job dutiesEl Camino Community College District - Compton College

MANAGER – RESEARCH AND PLANNING
Closing date: December 11, 2017

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, organize, develop, evaluate, and implement a comprehensive institutional research program to assist the college in improving its effectiveness as a learning-centered institution. Provide research assistance to instructional and non-instructional departments to aid in the institution’s program review process, accreditation, planning, learning outcomes, grant development, and overall improvement.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
• Provide direction and support in the development, prioritization, and implementation of research projects to support planning and decision-making at the college.
• Integrate diversity, inclusion, and equity into a campus-wide research agenda.
• Develop, coordinate, and maintain an annual calendar of institutional research and planning activities; facilitate the annual planning process as it integrates with program review.
• Design, maintain, manipulate and query specialized databases and information systems for research, planning, and institutional accountability.
• Assist College staff in the preparation of questionnaires and survey instruments; identify primary institutional, local, State and national demographics, economic trends and other data to be used in research projects, reports, non-instructional, and development.
• Perform statistical and analytical institutional research.
• Provide technical and analytical support to administrators, faculty, staff, and committees in research and planning-related activities, such as in the areas of research design, grant development, outcomes assessment, program evaluation, and test or prerequisite validation.
• Collect and interpret statistical data regarding enrollment, demographics, student achievement, and other related measures including data/research to support College accreditation and effectiveness.
• Gather and analyze information about the District and its external environment for strategic planning and program development.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public.
• Make presentations to various groups within the District, community, and State, as necessary.
• Develop or select, validate, and administer surveys to regularly gather information from students and internal or external stakeholders.
• Evaluate and respond to requests originating inside and outside the institution.
• Compile, complete and submit local, state and federal reports as required.
• Develop and administer program budget; and train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
• Collaborate with individuals in a multi-cultural, diverse student, staff, and community population to fulfill job duties.
• Performs other necessary related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Research theory and methodology.
• Advanced applied statistics; report writing; survey design.
• Personal and client server computer systems.
• State and Federal accountability reporting requirements.
• District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
• Development, implementation and monitoring of budgets; resource development.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Effective collaboration, communication and consensus-building techniques.
• Principles and practices of management and supervision.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Operation of a computer and assigned software.
• Record-keeping and budgeting techniques.

ABILITY TO:
• Plan, organize, and conduct analytical studies.
• Facilitate groups and build consensus.
• Analyze and interpret complex data.
• Approach problems objectively and present findings, conclusions, and recommendations clearly.
• Exercise good judgment, diplomacy, and patience.
• Operate a variety of research and analysis-related computer application programs.
• Meet schedules and timeframes.
• Apply research theory logically, creatively, and reasonably that will translate into achievable designs in the educational setting.
• Plan and work effectively and cooperatively with peers, faculty, administrators, staff, students and community members from multi-cultural, diverse backgrounds.
• Organize multiple projects and carry out required project details.
• Evaluate department programs and functions and make recommendations for continuous quality improvement.
• Organize and chair meetings, lead workshops, facilitate group discussions and involve staff in idea generation, goal setting and decision-making.
• Communicate well in writing and orally; develop written reports and deliver oral presentations.
QualificationsREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in a specialization involving social science, higher education, social or educational research, psychology or a related field.
• Three years of research experience.
• Sensitivity and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Required to sit and view a computer monitor for extended periods of time.
• Travel within and outside of the District in performing responsibilities and functions.
• Work under tight deadlines.
• Hear and speak to exchange information.
• Use hand, wrist and finger dexterity to operate a variety of office equipment.
• Lift up to 25 pounds.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), transcripts, fingerprint results, and tuberculosis examination as required. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization in the form of a passport, valid driver's license, or other equivalent identification, and social security card.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefits$77,201 - $ 98,855 annually
Application procedureTO APPLY
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit:
• Compton Community College District Classified Application Online
• Upload the following documents:
o Cover Letter (Letter of introduction highlighting your education and experience.) o Resume.
o Copies of pertinent transcript(s). Multiple page transcripts must be uploaded as ONE pdf document. (Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit this website.
*Please Note: Documents uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

ALL APPLICATIONS MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED USING THIS website.
Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations must advise Human Resources within 5 days of the closing date.