Provides leadership and direction in the design, prioritization, and implementation of an on-going research program to support the planning, decision-making, and evaluation activities of the College overall and in each of its functional areas. Sets the institutional research agenda in collaboration with College leadership. Leads the development of and provides results of institutional benchmarks of effectiveness to the College.
Develops, coordinates, and maintains an annual calendar of institutional research and planning projects, activities and milestones. Provides leadership in the development of policies and procedures for planning, assessment and research in conjunction with College goals and mission.
Leads and develops a culture of data-guided decision making related to program review, resource allocation, strategic planning, program development, and student services. Provides technical information and assistance to the College's leadership team regarding institutional assessment, research and planning activities, needs and issues, and on uses of institutional data for decision-making and planning purposes. Assists in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs. Ensures effective access to and dissemination of research and data to the College community.
Designs and develops research and/or program evaluation plans detailing compliance with grant objectives, state and federal legislation, Chancellor's Office initiatives, and ACCJC/accreditation requirements, including but not limited to, mid-year and end-year reports, budgets, and other reports as required by the grant, the state, the federal government, ACCJC, or requested by administration. Provides leadership for the College's accreditation self-study and collaborates with the Accreditation Liaison Officer.
Performs complex statistical and analytical institutional research connected with equity, placement validation, persistence, retention, and other student success outcomes. Responds to time-critical internal and external ad hoc requests for institutional information and analyses. Provides leadership in the design, implementation, and analysis of student satisfaction surveys, campus climate and community surveys using guidelines for validity and sound survey administration. Ensures mandated data and reports are completed and submitted according to established timelines and requirements.
Collaborates with Information Technology Support and Services (ITSS) to develop and manage the data warehouse and generate standardized reporting and analytics tools for applied uses in planning, decision-making, research, development, institutional effectiveness, accountability review, and operational effectiveness. Compiles, analyzes, and maintains statistical and other data for reports related to institutional effectiveness from various internal and external sources. Ensures that reports are valid, relevant, accessible, and meet the needs of administrators, faculty, and staff. Leads the institutional data governance committee.
Engages faculty, staff, and administrators in training and professional development on best practices in data gathering and use of results in establishing meaningful assessment and evaluation of their program areas. Provides needed research and analysis to faculty, chairs, and administrators to assist in improved information and setting of educational priorities for institutional effectiveness. Provides consultation, support and technical assistance on specific research and grant projects for divisions, department programs, governance committees and individual faculty.
• One year of formal training, supervising, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment, and
• Demonstrated experience with various facets of information technology and statistical software, and
• Extensive experience in public contacts that has demonstrated skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, abilities, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military status, and backgrounds. Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
College of Marin has been in operation since 1926. Each semester, about 10,000 students are enrolled in over 1,100 credit classes. Approximately 100 international students participate in College of Marin's International Student Program. Nearly 6,000 students attend the college's community education and community services classes. College of Marin is known for its theatre department, which has the highest transfer acceptance to Juilliard of any two-year college in the nation.