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Director of Institutional Research Effectiveness & Planning

Application Procedure:

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 Shawnee Community College directly from college/university)
  • Proof of Certification (if applicable)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

Submit above listed materials to or by mail to:

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

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Provide 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).

Job Qualifications


Required:  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.

Institution Description

Mission Statement

Shawnee Community College’s mission is to serve the needs of the students and our diverse community by providing quality higher education, community education, training, and services that are accessible, affordable, and promote life-long learning.

Vision Statement

Student Centered, Community Connected


Shawnee Community College promotes student learning through the values of the community college concept, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual and the diversity of his/her needs. The College is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the institution to provide a comprehensive program to meet those diverse needs and improve the quality of life for each individual. Education is the key to preparing individuals to confront the economic, social, and multicultural issues of this century. The College takes pride in providing quality educational and training programs that incorporate the most recent technologies to meet the ever-changing needs of our students and district residents.

Shawnee Community College is dedicated to providing quality, cost-effective comprehensive programs to all individuals within the district and the region who can benefit from such activities. The College strives for continuous improvement through the evaluation of programs, institutional effectiveness, and through assessment of student academic achievement. The College maintains an “open-door” admissions policy, thus providing educational, economic, and community service opportunities to all, regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, marital status, handicap, or socioeconomic level.

To the extent permitted by fiscal resources, technical expertise, and inter-agency cooperation, Shawnee Community College is dedicated to a major role in the district’s future.


SURS Retirement
College pays for 80% of the medical insurance premium for employee
$15,000 Life Insurance policy provided at no cost to employee
Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability & more available at discounted group rates

Tuition and fees for SCC courses shall be waived for full-time employees, their spouses, and their dependent children under the age of 24 living in the household of the eligible employee.  The books are loaned out at no charge through the SCC Bookstore.

Application Due Date: 2019-05-01
Job Start Date: 2019-06-04
Salary: $60000 - $73000
City: Ullin
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: Shawnee Community College
Reports To: President of Shawnee College
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Executive Office

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