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Assistant Director, Research & Planning

Position Deleted on 2/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
  • Admin - Institutional Research and Planning
  • Admin - Computing - Programming/Analyst
Application Due:
Full Time
Location: Kennedy King College
Employee Type: Full Time Staff
Department: Office of Strategy and Institutional Intelligence
Union Status: Non-Bargained For
Hours: 40 hours per week: Must be able to work flexible hours
Salary: $58,800 - $68,100
Closing Date: Monday, February 11, 2013

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) District 508, is the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation, with 5,800 faculty and staff serving 120,000 students at seven campuses and thirteen satellite sites city-wide. The City Colleges of Chicago is currently in the midst of a collaborative effort to review and revise CCC programs and practices to ensure students leave CCC college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life's goals.

CCC includes seven colleges: Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Harry S Truman College, Harold Washington College and Wilbur Wright College. The system also oversees: the Washburne Culinary Institute, the French Pastry School, two restaurants, five Child Development Centers, the Center for Distance learning, the Workforce Institute, the public broadcast station WYCC-TV Channel 20 and radio station WKKC-FM 89.3FM.

This position is responsible for overseeing institutional research and planning functions at the college level and responsible for leading and supporting district-wide research and planning initiatives associated with research operations, district-wide reporting metrics and the institutionalization of the CCC reinvention initiative.

College Level:

Provides information and analytic support to the college leadership, faculty and staff in order to facilitate policy-making, program evaluation, resource allocations, enrollment management and other processes requiring sound strategic analysis. Oversees all college research projects, gathers and maintains college-level data and designs and implements college-level surveys. Analyzes and disseminates re-search findings. Responds to internal and external data and information requests according to CCC protocol. Coordinates college strategic planning activities.

Supports and participates in the college accreditation process, including production of Self-Study report and preparation for site visit. Interacts with Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Administrators and community members to identify and respond to research needs. Coordinates the implementation of district-wide projects at the college-level. Develops college research agenda aligned with CCC District mission and priorities and submits to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Research and Evaluation for approval. Leads college steering committees to support college and District needs. Maintains archive of institutional data reports.

District Level:

Coordinates and provides support to district-wide research and planning projects. Researches solutions and best practices in higher education. Supports the reinvention teams by generating and analyzing information, creating charts, tracking issues, and developing communication materials. Works on the development of district-wide performance measures, metrics, score cards and dashboards in all areas related to student outcomes and institutional effectiveness. Works on projects to enhance information flow across the District and enhance District-wide data collection.

Generates information to meet college needs in the areas of Higher Learning Com-mission accreditation and federal and state reporting compliance. Assists the CCC leadership in the collection and analysis of information for labor negotiations and collective bargaining. Develops reports, presentations and communication materials.

Performs other research and analysis at the discretion of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Research & Evaluation in consultation with the college President or assigned designee.

All CCC employees are required to adhere to CCC Customer Service Excellence standards.

Completion of a Master's degree from and accredited college or university in Social or Behavioral Sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics or Demography). At least three years of relevant research experience, with demonstrated experience in quantitative research methods and statistics. Sound knowledge of qualitative research methods also required. Experience in the assessment of student learning outcomes desirable.

Advanced programming skills in statistical software tools such as SPSS, or SAS required. SAS query and reporting skills and/or SQL are highly desirable. Must be highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. Must have strong analytical and organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and staff at the college and District level. Must be able to work effectively and independently; to work on multiple projects simultaneously; and to travel across the District and work at multiple sites including the District Office.

How to Apply
For consideration, all interested candidates, including current CCC employees, must submit a current resume and a cover letter in MS Word or PDF format. Submit by electronic mail only to the below email address, type the position title that you are applying for in the Subject heading and indicate Full Time or Part Time position:

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Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Vacancies may be pending budget approval.

Due to the high volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in CCC!
City Colleges of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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