Job Details

North Orange County Community College District
  • Position Number: 2194610
  • Location: Cypress, CA
  • Position Type: Institutional Research and Planning

Director, Institutional Research and Planning

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015111P

Location: Cypress College

Department: CC Institutional Research & Planning

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Depending on start date, position may require that you work remotely Monday Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

Job Description:
Directs and manages institutional research projects to assess short and long-range institutional needs, including studies required for assessment of student outcomes, accreditation of the college and individual programs, enrollment management, program review, prerequisite validation, matriculation, student and staff demographics and other ongoing efforts to measure educational and institutional effectiveness; assumes leadership for the identification and attainment of project goals and objectives.

Develops and implements all phases of research and evaluation studies including selecting appropriate research designs, collecting and analyzing data, preparing narrative reports and presenting research results to various audiences; interprets data and reports trends and issues.

Directs and coordinates the comprehensive college strategic planning and accreditation processes, including development of college priorities and assessment of outcomes; serves as the College Accreditation Coordinator/Liaison Officer; conducts and updates college environmental scanning and planning assumptions; prepares comprehensive reports for documenting institutional progress toward District, state and federal accountability standards; prepares regular written communications for campus distribution on research issues and data relevant to institutional goals.

Coordinates the timely collection and preparation of data for statutory reporting requirements; serves as liaison with District Information Services as appropriate; coordinates the accuracy of data for reporting to external agencies; interprets technical research data, findings and reports generated by external agencies and presents implications and limitations as they pertain to the college; remains informed of state and federal legislation and regulations with implications for research and evaluation of college programs and institutional effectiveness.

Provides project consultation and technical assistance to staff and departments requiring research assistance; coordinates the research efforts of departments involved in projects with common goals; develops and presents staff development training regarding research value, methods and interpretation.

Directs the preparation of the institutional research and planning budget; monitors and controls budget expenditures; prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to institutional research and planning operations, activities and outcomes.

Trains, supervises, evaluates and directs the work of personnel as assigned; participates in selection and hiring processes.

Plans, organizes and arranges appropriate training and staff development activities; provides orientation for new employees.

Organizes, attends, or chairs a variety of meetings as required; serves on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinates programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Under the direction of a college president or designee, this position is responsible for planning, developing and implementing comprehensive research activities for use in institutional planning, reporting, evaluation and decision-making, and for directing and coordinating the colleges educational and institutional planning process and evaluation of institutional effectiveness.

Working Relationships:
The Director of Institutional Research and Planning maintains frequent contact with college and District administrators, faculty and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of state education code and requirements, including Title 5

Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate complex research project activities

Ability to clearly organize and present information

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions.

If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree with educational background in statistics or related field; masters degree preferred.

Minimum of five (5) years of direct experience in designing and implementing successful research projects.

Thorough knowledge of general research design, methodology, and standard statistical procedures including data sampling and reduction, correlation analysis, projections, display and reporting methods, and other qualitative and quantitative measures applied to educational and social research.

Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer applications, including spreadsheet, word processing, and database software.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Demonstrated leadership in collaborating with faculty, staff, and administrators to meet the needs of a diverse student population including the following areas: planning, evidence-based decision-making, and the use of data in support of programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to promote the growth and success of disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Possession of an advanced degree with educational background in statistics or related field.

Administrative experience, preferably in higher education.

Demonstrated experience with accreditation compliance and reporting.

Prior experience with strategic and master planning in higher education.

High level of critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.

High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Experience in shared governance in an educational setting.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range: $127,504 - $161,334 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Posting Number: 2015111P

Open Date: 02/25/2021

Close Date: 4/8/2021

Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

This is a designated classified management position subject to a one-year probationary period.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate N/A (not applicable). Do not use terms such as see resume or see attached.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

Minimum Qualifications Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (Example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).

Minimum Qualifications Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the Additional Transcripts link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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