Dean, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Institution: Blinn College
Location: Texas, United States
Category: Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
Posted: 04/15/2019
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

The Dean of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, and enrollment management activities designed to meet the continuous improvement goals and strategic planning of the College, and the standards of relevant accreditation agencies. The Dean is responsible for developing and sustaining a usable management information system that will support data-informed planning, decision making, and policy formulation.

Required Quals Summary

1. Three years related work experience (institutional research or accreditation).

2. Senior or executive level experience in educational research, systems reporting, policies, strategic planning, and data analysis.

3. Master’s degree in related area from regionally accredited university.

Special Notes To Applicants

This is a 12 month, benefits eligible position. Blinn College pays 100% of health insurance for full time employees, 50% for dependents, and two times your annual salary in life insurance benefits. Optional coverage’s can begin on your first active duty date. If you would like to review insurance benefits in advance, you can access the New Employee Benefits Guide online,

Leave time includes 96 hours vacation, 40 hours discretionary and 16 hours personal each year and 8 hours sick each month. Paid leave for college designated holiday’s, spring break, thanksgiving and Christmas break (approx. 25 days per year)

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Position Details

Principal Accountabilities

Principal Accountabilities

1. Direct the planning, budgeting, staffing, and administration of the employees in the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Department.

2. Provide leadership for various accreditation initiatives and institutional reports, including the College’s Strategic Plan.

3. Serve as the College’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

4. Coordinates the development and maintains an expanded Data Warehouse for research, planning, and development – including program/discipline “dashboards”.

5. Collaborate with Executive Council in the alignment of institutional effectiveness initiatives with the mission and vision of the College.

6. Research trends in community-based demographics and economics, trends in education, and a variety of other information to support decisions.

7. Lead development and sustainability of a multi-functional, systemic assessment process that includes strategic planning, enrollment management planning, course assessment, program assessment, core curriculum assessment, and institutional assessment; document effectiveness and continuous improvement of instructional, administrative, and support functions of the College.

8. Responsible for ensuring accuracy of print and online publications in areas of responsibility.

9. Serve on College committees, councils, and task forces, providing leadership when appropriate.

10. Perform other related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

1. Three years related work experience (institutional research or accreditation).

2. Senior or executive level experience in educational research, systems reporting, policies, strategic planning, and data analysis.

3. Master’s degree in related area from regionally accredited university.

4. Experience in leadership in an educational institution, preferably in a community college environment.

5. Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite.

6. Experience with one of the seven regional accreditation agencies for educational institutions in the U.S.

Minimum Competencies

Minimum Competencies

Ability to:

1. Lead diverse groups toward common institutional goals.

2. Work independently as well as collaboratively with others.

3. Manage multiple priorities and projects.

4. Collaborate and communicate effectively with vice presidents, deans, directors, coordinators, department heads, faculty, and staff.

5. Communicate clearly in numerical, graphical, and narrative form, including effective written and verbal communication skills (one-on-one and presentations to large and small groups).

6. Persuade and influence others.

7. Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks and projects to meet deadlines.

8. Interpret regulations and accreditation requirements and communicate to others.

9. Interpret data and discern underlying patterns and trends.

10. Manage budgets effectively and with fiscal accountability.

11. Facilitate and embrace change and continuous improvement in a productive and positive manner.

12. Foster teamwork and to establish consensus.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

1. Earned doctorate in related area.

2. Five years of experience in the development of strategic plans, conducting research analysis for an educational institution, interpreting data, and presenting findings.

3. Experience with SACSCOC reaccreditation, substantive change notifications, Quality Enhancement Plans (QEPs), and industry/program accreditation agencies – Board of Nursing, etc.

Preferred Competencies

Preferred Competencies

Working Conditions

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Physical and Mental Requirements

Physical and Mental Requirements:

Light lifting, under 15 lbs., Light carrying, under 15 lbs., Sitting, Operating office equipment, Seeing, Hearing (with aid), Hearing (without aid), Writing, Counting, Reading, Telling time

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Environmental Requirements

Environmental Requirements:

Travel by car (enter percentage of time in below field), Inside, Working closely with other

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