Director of Research, Planning, and
Job Close Date: 10/14/2021
Pay Range: 19 - $134,352 to $189,036 (salary
placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable
experience and qualifications; increases are given annually
thereafter up to highest step)
The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance
benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental
insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life
coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a
long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully
paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening,
you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu
To provide leadership to plan, conduct and present research and
analysis of institutional data related to the development,
assessment, and effectiveness of college programs, services, and
activities; provide a variety of complex decision-making and
strategic planning support to the President of the College or
designees; assist the College Accreditation Liaison Officer by
providing research, analysis, and organizational support for
accreditation, including the comprehensive self-study; organize,
coordinate and monitor implementation of accreditation planning
agendas and recommendations; articulate accreditation activities
with the District as necessary; and provide regular progress
reports to the college and administration.
To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect,
innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District;
lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide
participatory governance components and activities and other
collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among
the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer
service, innovation, and quality services.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Receives general direction from the President or designee.
Exercises functional and technical supervision over
professional, technical and classified staff as assigned.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties
listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.
• Advanced statistical procedures
and research methods including those
related to sampling, projections, significance,
• Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and
• Computer systems and software applications related to
area of assignment. Data collection and coding methods.
• Data warehouse structures and techniques and data
collection information systems. District and college organization,
operations and objectives.
• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and
• Principles and best practices of strategic planning and
accreditation standards for community colleges.
• Principles and practices of developing and measuring
student learning outcomes, student services outcomes, and
administrative unit outcomes.
• Principles and practices of leadership and
administration, including organization, budget preparation and
• Principles and practices of training and
• Principles and practices used in the development and
implementation of survey instruments and techniques. Strong oral
and written communication skills, including giving presentations to
small as well as large groups.
• Analyze current and historical statistical data and develop
sound, logical conclusions and recommendations.
• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both
orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and
outside of the District.
• Compile data and prepare and present administrative,
analytical, and technical reports and recommendations. •
Coordinate, support, and exercise leadership in college and
district planning processes.
• Demonstrate leadership, management, supervisory, and
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic
backgrounds of students.
• Demonstrate strong and effective writing, editing and
verbal communication skills.
• Develop and implement comprehensive research designs and
methods with specific timelines. Develop and maintain research and
• Develop, prepare and administer program and project
• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and
promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation,
and quality services.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Evaluate program and institutional effectiveness
objectively, accurately, and efficiently.
• Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions,
sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the
consequences of the action.
• Facilitate and coordinate the activities of large groups
for the purpose of institutional planning.
Interpret, apply and explain applicable district policies and
procedures and local, state and federal laws and regulations.
• Manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities,
and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.
• Operate computer/applications software, including
database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software
related to area of assignment.
• Operate computers, peripherals and assigned office
• Perform statistical research and analysis work of a
specialized nature involving the use of independent judgment and
• Plan and organize work to meet deadlines.
• Plan, design and produce extensive reports, proposals,
position papers and other formal documents.
• Plan, organize and coordinate assigned activities in a
manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
• Plan, organize and execute effective oral presentations,
supported by sophisticated multi-media programs for large
• Plan, organize and execute effective written reports
supported by facts, documentation and research. Plan, organize,
coordinate, manage and expedite projects related to assignment.
• Relate effectively to people of varied academic,
cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Remain current in the
field of research and planning.
• Train and provide supervision and work direction to
others as assigned. Train others in the tools and techniques of
research and the use of data.
• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a
complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system
of community college districts.
• Use highly analytical thinking to identify, scrutinize,
improve and streamline statistical data and complex work
• Work independently with minimal supervision.
Education and Experience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or
university in a research-oriented discipline or related field that
demonstrates applications related to planning, research and
At least five years increasingly responsible experience in the
following: research design, statistical methods (qualitative and
quantitative), data inference, data analysis (using statistical
software), report writing, presentation of information,
participatory governance, strategic planning and accreditation
practices, including at least one year of supervisory and public
License or Certificate:
Valid California driver’s license.
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at
https://jobs.socccd.edu for a
detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to
complete an on-line application.
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform
and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers
obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that
individual to accept employment in this country. EQUAL