Department: Planning, Marketing, and
Pay Grade: 13 ($64,740
This position is responsible for the College’s institutional
effectiveness function including: external reporting; strategic
planning; internal and external surveys; research studies and
policy analyses; enrollment projections; marketing research;
program and unit review; student outcomes assessment; economic
impact and other cost analyses; and environmental scanning. It
reports to the Associate Provost, Assessment and Institutional
- Directs the preparation of institutional statistical reports
and data files required by the Maryland Higher Education
Commission, the U.S. Department of Education, Middle States, and
other external agencies, including the annual IPEDS data
- Co-Chairs the Planning Advisory Council and Senior Leadership
Council. Supports the College’s strategic planning efforts.
- Prepares and presents internal reports to a variety of
stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees, division leaders,
and College committees.
- Develops, accesses, and maintains computer and database systems
adequate to meet the research and reporting needs of the Planning,
Marketing, and Assessment area. Develops and maintains the office’s
portal site. Serves as a liaison with the College’s Information
- Maintains data trends for the College’s Institutional
Effectiveness Assessment measures and other accountability
- Provides data and analysis for academic program review, student
learning outcomes assessment, student success initiatives, faculty
projects, and ad hoc requests.
- Supervises the Senior Research Analyst. Oversees related
support tasks performed by the Research Analyst.
- Manages the College's relationship with the National Student
Clearinghouse including assigning users and user responsibilities.
Provides graduate files and monthly enrollment files to the
National Student Clearinghouse to maintain reporting compliance
with the US Department of Education. Submits queries to the
National Student Clearinghouse to obtain data for analytical
- Designs, administers, and analyzes institutional survey
research, and provides consultation on design and interpretation of
survey projects conducted by other campus offices. Discusses
research priorities with the Provost and area Vice Presidents.
- Performs data analysis to support office research and planning
activities, using appropriate methodologies and statistical
techniques including the capabilities of the statistical analysis
- Develops and implements enrollment projection models and
supports environmental scanning and other activities pertinent to
planning the College’s future.
- Provides information support for grant proposals and other
College fundraising efforts.
- Maintains longitudinal cohort files and conducts analyses to
support outcomes assessment and accountability efforts including
those mandated by Middle States and program-specific accreditation
- Writes analytical reports and prepares presentations,
describing the methodology and findings of office research
- Serves as the College’s IRB contact.
- Meets with campus clients and serves on College committees as
assigned to ensure that research is responsive to College
- Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM
- Master’s degree. At least two years (prefer five) of related
work experience preferably in a research or planning position at a
post-secondary educational institution.
- Documented experience with statistical analysis software,
- Demonstrated ability to write formal research studies
appropriate for a senior management audience.
- College level (undergraduate or graduate) coursework in
research design, statistics, and data analysis preferred.
This work is normally sedentary work which requires exerting up
to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of
force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or
otherwise move objects. Additionally, the following physical
abilities are required:
- Hear/talk/communicate – Must be able to exchange information
- Visual Acuity/ability to perceive or detect surroundings
- Mental acuity – Able to focus, concentrate, understand and
convey subject matter
- Repetitive motion (i.e. keyboarding)
- Stand/sit/walk/able to move or traverse from one area to
College Campus; Office environment involves everyday risks or
discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such
places as office, meeting, and training rooms; use of safe work
place practices with office equipment; computers for data entry and
word processing with highly technical applications; avoidance of
trips and falls; observance of College policies, fire and building
safety regulations; and observance of traffic laws when/if driving
a college vehicle.
This position will be placed on the 12-month Grade 13 college
salary scale. Actual salary placement based on qualifications and
experience. Position includes an excellent fringe benefit package
which can be found at:
Benefit Guide - Employee 2021 - 2022
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR
The College pays one-half of reasonable travel expenses for the
first visit and pays the entire cost of travel for the second
visit. The College does not pay relocation expenses or offer
tenure. However, following a one-year probationary period,
year-to-year contracts are provided until three years of
satisfactory service are completed, after which time 3-year
contracts are provided.
Interested applicants must submit a resume and
cover letter (including salary
requirement), emailed to email@example.com or mailed to
Carroll Community College, Human Resources,1601 Washington Road,
Westminster, MD 21157. The deadline for applicant email submission
is August 20, 2021 or postmarked by same date if submitted via U.S.
postal service mail.
To qualify for employment, selected candidates must
- successfully complete a criminal background check (for
- be able to work on campus and/or remotely as of the first day
- be a resident of DE, MD, PA, VA, WV or DC as of the first day
- be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does
not offer Visa sponsorships
- complete an employment application upon request, prior to
progressing through the initial interview process
Carroll Community College has the right to revise this
position description at any time, and this position description
does not represent in any way a contract of employment.
Carroll Community College is committed to creating a
diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. Carroll
Community College is committed to Equal Opportunity