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Director - Institutional Effectiveness and Research

Application Procedure:

Positions will remain open until filled. Teaching positions will be required to submit official transcripts upon an offer of employment. An offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Federal law prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens. All persons hired must submit satisfactory proof of employment authorization and identity within three (3) days of being hired. Failure to submit proof within the required time shall result in immediate employment termination. All position appointments are subject to approval by the college's Board of Trustees.

This description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. Kilgore College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or with notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by Kilgore College at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Kilgore College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or 34 C.F.R. Part 104, veteran’s status or genetic information in its educational programs, employment policies or activities.

Please apply through our website at https://www.kilgore.edu/additional-resources/human-resources/job-openings/

Job Duties

Job Summary
The Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research plays a mission critical role in enhancing the overall effectiveness of the institution by conducting research, analyzing data, and implementing strategies to improve institutional processes. This position involves collaborating with various departments to ensure the continuous improvement of academic, administrative, and support functions. The Director is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data to inform decision-making processes, the College’s Assessment Cycle for Institutional Effectiveness, and preparing/writing/evaluating accreditation reports for the SACSCOC.

Responsibilities and Duties

Data Collection and Analysis:
  • Design and implement data collection processes to gather information related to institutional effectiveness.
  • Conduct thorough analyses of quantitative and qualitative data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and presentations to communicate findings to stakeholders.
Institutional Research:
  • Conduct research on higher education trends, best practices, and benchmarking data to inform institutional planning and decision-making.
  • Stay abreast of changes in accreditation standards and compliance requirements, ensuring the institution remains in alignment.
  • Systemic Reporting to IPEDS and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Strategic Planning:
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement strategic plans that align with the institution's mission and goals.
  • Assist in the development of key performance indicators (KPIs) and monitor progress towards institutional objectives.
Accreditation Support:
  • Direct accreditation processes and prepare/edit reports to the SACSCOC.
  • Ensure all components of accreditation reports are complete, data supported, and peer reviewed prior to submission.
  • Work with Faculty and Staff at the college to ensure the college is compliant with all accreditation standards.
  • Prepare the QEP report with the Director of the QEP.
Quality Assurance/Program Review:
  • Implement quality assurance measures to assess the effectiveness of academic programs, support services, and administrative functions.
  • Recommend improvements based on data-driven insights.
Collaboration and Communication:
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to gather input and feedback for continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Communicate research findings and recommendations effectively to various stakeholders, both in writing and through presentations.
Technology Utilization:
  • Utilize relevant technology and tools for data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Stay informed about emerging technologies in institutional research.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s required and Master's degree preferred in a relevant field (e.g., Higher Education, Educational Research, Statistics).
  • Experience in institutional research, data analysis, and strategic planning.
  • Direct experience with accreditation processes and standards (SACSCOC experience preferred).
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and qualitative research skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using statistical analysis software and data visualization tools.

Institution Description

Kilgore College does not participate in the federal Social Security program. As a result, employees/retirees of the college are subject to the federal Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and possibly the Government Pension Offset (GPO) laws. For information on the WEP and the GPO, visit the Social Security Administration's website at http://www.ssa.gov/gpo-wep.

Kilgore College is a two-year, comprehensive public community college with a campus in Kilgore and an extension center in Longview, Texas. With approximately 6,000 students, Kilgore College is a student-centered institution characterized by excellence in teaching and quality learning opportunities. Kilgore College is focused on continually improving their students’ holistic experience leading them to success in life while improving access to higher education and partnering with those who advance the vision of a stronger community culturally, socially and economically.

Vision Statement: We commit to be the higher education institution of choice in Northeast Texas.

Kilgore College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or 34 C.F.R. Part 104, veteran’s status or genetic information in its educational programs, employment policies or activities.

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All positions are located in Kilgore, TX. No fully remote positions are available at this time. All employees must be available to physically present to work on the Kilgore, TX or Longview, TX Campus.

Benefits

Benefits and Perks

  • 36-hour work week for a healthy work life balance as well generous paid leave time.
  • Health, life, and income protection insurance are provided.
  • An excellent retirement program through the Teacher Retirement System or Optional Retirement Plan "ORP"  
  • Full Time employees have free use of the college’s recreational/fitness facilities.
  • Tuition scholarships are for the employee and dependent children. 
  • Compensation for this 12-month position will commensurate with experience.
Application Due Date: 2024-06-01
Job Start Date: 2024-02-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Kilgore
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: Kilgore College
Reports To: Executive Dean
Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
Reports In Office: Institutional Planning and Research

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