Dean of Assessment, Research and Planning
Reading Area Community College (RACC) in Reading, Pennsylvania, offers more than 62 transfer and career degree programs as well as a range of non-credit literacy and workforce options and annually serves 9,500 students. Founded in 1971, RACC is sponsored by the County of Berks. The College is proud to meet the federally defined threshold to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
RACC seeks a new Dean of Assessment, Research and Planning. This is a senior-level position that reports to the President and works closely with the college community in leading Institutional Planning efforts. This position directs college-wide strategic planning, institutional research, outcomes assessment, and helps to create a culture of assessment on campus through collaboration. The Dean will provide leadership in identifying data to inform institutional decision-making and monitor institutional effectiveness and viability. The Dean will supervise the Coordinators of Institutional Research responsible for the reporting of data, both internal and external in support of college-wide planning and assessment, and for coordinating compliance reports required by governmental agencies. The Dean plays a critical role in linking planning, budgeting, and assessment throughout the College. This position also provides leadership and oversight to the accreditation activities of the College.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a related field; at least five years of administrative experience in higher education, preferably in institutional research, planning, and assessment, leading, directing, and overseeing multiple functions, programs, and activities; five years of supervisory experience with excellent personnel management skills; demonstrated success in student learning outcomes assessment, coordination of program review in higher education, evaluating degree program effectiveness, developing guidance materials and training faculty; experience in preparing reports for college and accreditation bodies; experience in strategic planning; experience in applied institutional research and analysis; experience with IPEDS data reporting; experience in data collection, storage warehousing, access, analysis, and usage for evidence-based improvements; experience with higher education learning management, data and reporting systems (e.g. Canvas, Ellucian); bilingual communications (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Spanish is preferred; strong computer skills required - including proficiency in database querying using SQL, advanced features of Microsoft EXCEL, and basic features of Minitab or SSSP; excellent interpersonal communication, written, and graphic presentation skills to effectively collaborate, develop, implement, and communicate data and recommendations with a wide range of stakeholders (board members, administrators, faculty, staff, and students.); strong commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituent groups.
Qualified applicants should send letter of interest, current resume, and names and contact information for three professional supervisory references plus one from a professional colleague to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference AA-DARP in the subject line of your e-mail.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred deadline date to receive candidate submissions is February 12, 2021.
RACC is an equal opportunity employer: minority/female/disability/veteran
For a more detailed position description, please visit our career opportunities page at: https://www.racc.edu/about-racc/career-opportunities/id-3709
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