DEAN OF INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING, RESEARCH, & GRANTS
Under the general direction of the superintendent/president, the dean serves as the college administrator responsible for planning, developing, directing, evaluating, and conducting institutional research. Oversees and implements planning and research activities to positively impact student outcomes; oversees and coordinates implementation of the college strategic plan and provides leadership in other major planning efforts. Provides direction and oversight to individuals seeking funding from external governmental sources. Responsible for the conceptualization, design, execution, and coordination of research to support the planning and evaluation of all programs and services through the continuing assessment of student needs and analysis of student outcomes. Responsible for providing information and direction which will assist the college in understanding and improving student outcomes and success. Responsible for evaluating key performance indicators for college-wide quality improvement.
The Dean provides leadership, vision, direction and administrative guidance in areas of assigned responsibility, as well as a proven ability to derive consensus and work collaboratively and collegially with internal and external constituents.
(E = essential job function)
Oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the College strategic plan by ensuring the development of meaningful objectives and consistently reporting the outcomes. [E]
Provide leadership in the development of policies and procedures for planning and research in conjunction with District and College goals and missions. [E]
Coordinate continuing institutional self-study, scheduling and logistics in preparation for accreditation review. Manage response efforts as required by the accreditation commission. Compile and submit accreditation update reports and substantive change requests. [E]
Provide leadership in the development and updating of the comprehensive master plan. [E]
Direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical records, reports and files related to research, projects, institutional assessment, planning, decision-making, quality improvement, policies, procedures, personnel, enrollment, and assigned activities. [E]
Plan, develop, and administer budgets for areas of responsibility. [E]
Coordinate a systematic and integrated institutional planning process and follow-up reports that are aligned with accreditation and other planning related requirements. [E]
Compile a data warehouse, analyze, evaluate, and maintain statistical and other data for reports related to institutional effectiveness including: enrollment, demographics, productivity, student success, student equity, retention, persistence and transfer rates, and provide reports as assigned; coordinate timely responses to surveys and reports required by external agencies and other ongoing efforts of the college to measure its effectiveness. [E]
Provide project consultation and technical assistance to staff and departments requiring research assistance; coordinate the research efforts of departments involved in projects with common goals. [E]
Oversee the process for the procurement of governmental grants. Manage personnel responsible for all grant-related research activities. [E]
Participate in and provide leadership with the Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment activities by providing research and assessment support and serving on the Steering Committee. [E]
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university (a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation); AND
One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the dean's administrative assignment; AND
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability, and academic diversity of community college students, faculty, and staff.
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the information on “How to Apply” before starting the application process.
The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is Monday, November 28, 2011.
A complete application packet must include the following:
An administrator application identifying the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of eight individuals familiar with your leadership experiences. If appropriate, these names should include two supervisors, two colleagues, two faculty and two staff. (References will not be contacted unless you are considered for the final interview.)
A cover letter stating your educational philosophy and explaining how your education and experience have prepared you to succeed in this position and to meet the minimum and desirable qualifications listed in this job posting (no more than two pages).
Sample of writing: a planning or research report written as either the principal or co-author.
A current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience, educational achievement and community involvement (no more than three pages).
Transcripts of all higher education – unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable.
If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency.