Director of Institutional Research

Posted on10/25/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Library Services
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Library Services
Application due dateNovember 6, 2017
Job start dateDecember 12, 2017
InstitutionAntelope Valley College
Institution descriptionAt Antelope Valley College we take pride in providing a quality, comprehensive education for a wide variety of learners. We are committed to student success, offering value and opportunity for all members of our community.

AVC was founded in 1929 as a department of Antelope Valley Joint Union High School in Lancaster. Today AVC has a service area of 1,945 square miles with an annual unduplicated headcount of more than 18,000, and the college employs more than 850 people.

Antelope Valley College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges/Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC). AVC’s last reaffirmation of accreditation was in Fall 2016. The college is up for its next accreditation reaffirmation in Fall 2023.
Job dutiesPortrays a broad institutional perspective that supports the college’s mission, vision, and goals.
 Collaborates with college colleagues in support of strategic planning activities, institutional effectiveness
and research.
 Provides any data and reports needed for strategic planning processes.
 Develops performance metrics to measure progress on the strategic plan and achievement of the college’s
 Responsible for data and information related to the college’s planning; outcomes assessment; program
reviews; student engagement; accreditation; state and federal reports; as well as any ad hoc requests.
 Maintains current knowledge of relevant national and statewide actions (e.g. accreditation, Education
Code, Title 5, programmatic, etc.) that have implications for research and evaluation at the community
college and keeps abreast of new developments in technology regarding information, analysis, planning,
and reporting systems.
 Maintains databases, manages data, and creates reports designed to support the success of academic
programs, institutional reporting requirements, information storage needs, and local demand for research
 Participates in the creation and implementation of the college’s integrated planning, forecasting and
decision support, including student success and achievement, financial, enrollment and productivity
 Promotes best practices in the field of Institutional Research, especially the effective use of the best
available institutional data amongst campus colleagues.
 Acts as a primary college resource for assessment and quality improvement processes.
 Serves as the college resource for developing, collecting, and retaining comprehensive information
regarding key performance indicators and academic and student services programs, benchmarking with
other programs and institutions, characteristics of the college and its community, and current trends in
Makes recommendations to the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning, and Library
Services and, as needed, other colleagues to help monitor progress on the college mission and support
overall institutional effectiveness and improve student access, equity, retention, completion, and success.
 Selects, adapts, and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative research designs and statistical tools
/techniques, surveys, etc. to areas of study to produce relevant and high quality research information for
the college, and its academic and student services programs.
 Creates and disseminates Tableau visualizations/dashboards.
 Provides survey support e.g. survey design, administration, analysis, and interpretation of results.
 Develops and maintains positive working relationships with members of the campus community in
support of achieving institutional research and effectiveness goals.
 Attends staff and committee meetings as required.
 Provides direction and training for Institutional Research Staff.
 Performs related duties as assigned.
QualificationsA Master's Degree in a behavioral or social science or other scientific/analytic field from a regionally
accredited college or university, which includes coursework in statistics, research design and analysis,
assessment and program evaluation techniques, technical report writing, and survey methods (Ph.D.
 A minimum of three years of experience at the post-secondary education level that is directly related to
the duties and responsibilities of this position e.g. performing and coordinating institutional research
using computer applications; large databases; statistical packages/descriptive and inferential statistics;
strategic planning; assessing academic outcomes; performing assessment activities; and conducting
institutional or social science research.
 Two years of supervisory experience in an institutional research setting.
Salary range$80,000 - $100,000
Salary benefits-$7,719.56mo. + benefits
-Antelope Valley College offers an extensive benefit package that includes full-family medical, dental, and vision plans and
employee life insurance and income protection policies and eligibility to enroll in the Public Employees' Retirement
Application procedureTo be considered an applicant for a classified position in the Antelope Valley Community College District, all of the following
documents must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date.
If any of the listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered.
1. A completed and signed Antelope Valley College Confidential, Management, Supervisory Application
2. Cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications
3. Résumé
4. Transcripts of ALL college work that supports and substantiates the requirements of this position.
Transcripts must include verification of degrees conferred (unofficial transcripts or photocopies will be
accepted to establish the application file).
i. No copies of degree/diplomas will be accepted as proof of college education.
ii. Official documents will be required if the candidate is offered the position.
5. The application must be filled out completely and signed. Do not indicate “See Résumé” on any part of the
application. Blank spaces, illegible entries or failure to sign the application may be cause for rejection. The District
will not return application materials submitted.
Application forms are available on the AVC website or from the Human Resources Office and must be
returned to:
Office of Human Resources
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster CA 93536
(661) 722-6311