Director - Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation
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Vacancy Announcement

Position Title:
Director – Institutional Research, Planning and Accreditation

Position Number:


Office of Institutional Research

Release Date/Closing Date:
01/07/2013 – 01/25/2013

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on the close date. Applications received after the close date will not be accepted. Post-marks will not be accepted.

Department/Division Purpose:
The main function of the Office of Institutional Research is to support the college planning, decision-making, policy formulation, and accreditation processes. In this capacity, the Office of Institutional Research assumes primary responsibility for responding to a broad range of data requests from external or internal constituencies, preparing state and federally-mandated reports, designing and administrating surveys, conducting research projects, providing consultation for assessment/evaluation efforts, ensuring compliance with the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), and assisting administrators, faculty, and staff in the design and implementation of a variety of strategic initiatives.

Job Summary Statement:
Pueblo Community College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Institution. “An institution in AQIP demonstrates how it meets accreditation standards and expectations through a sequence of events that align with the ongoing activities of an institution striving to improve its performance.” PCC expects all employees to integrate the principles and tools of continuous quality improvement into their daily activities. Customer focus, college service, and commitment to assist the College in achieving its mission and vision are expected for all employees. In addition, all employees are expected to utilize available technology in the completion of their duties.

This position specifically exists to manage and coordinate the various functions of the Office of Institutional Research, namely, institutional research, strategic planning, and accreditation. The position works under the supervision of the PCC President, serves on the College Leadership Team, and supervises a full-time Research Analyst. The position serves as the IPEDS keyholder, AQIP liaison, Higher learning Commission (HLC) liaison, Chair of the Institutional Review Board, and represents the institution in meetings and conferences related to institutional research, strategic planning, and accreditation.

The incumbent in this job is expected to assist the College in achieving its vision and mission. Customer focus, college service, and a willingness to assist as needed are expectations for all employees.

Essential Functions:
% of Time

  • Coordinate institutional research utilizing research methodologies in assessment, survey research, statistics, data analysis.

  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of the college strategic plan, including designing action plans, identifying and monitoring performance indicators, reviewing proposals and progress reports, and providing guidance to multi-disciplinary Project Teams.

  • Maintain compliance with the AQIP requirements , including the submission of Action Projects and Annual Updates, the update of the Systems Portfolio, and the update of the AQIP webpages.

  • Prepare reports and communicate research results to college administration, faculty, and staff (includes the regular update of the IR webpages).

  • Complete state and federally mandated reports, including Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data system (IPEDS), HLC, Colorado Department of Higher Education, Colorado Community College System.

  • Serve on College and statewide committees and task forces.

  • Other duties: Develop and maintain the budget of the Office of Institutional Research, supervise a full-time Research Analyst, perform administrative duties

Non-Essential Functions:
% of Time

  • Provide training and guidance to Department Chairs and Faculty to support the college’s Assessment of Student Learning efforts

  • Flowchart key institutional processes

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications for the position they are seeking as of the date of the application, unless otherwise specified. Experience will be based upon a full-time, 40-hour work week. Part-time experience will be pro-rated. Part-time teaching experience will be based on a ratio of 36 credit hours = 1 year of experience.

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to research or higher education.


  • Two years of experience conducting, analyzing, summarizing, and presenting research on institutional effectiveness (e.g. student enrollment, student success)
Special knowledge, skills, abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct statistical analyses
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a field related to research or higher education.


  • Two years of experience in higher education
  • Experience in strategic planning
  • Experience in assessment of student learning
Special knowledge, skills, abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to extract data from Banner and COGNOS
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise professional staff
Salary Information

$49,000 plus additional compensation based on education and experience. In addition to salary, PCC offers an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement.

Application Process

To be considered for a position, applicants must submit a PCC Application, voluntary Affirmative Action form, letter of interest, resume, and unofficial transcripts to or by mailing applicant packets to: Human Resources

900 W Orman Ave

Pueblo, CO 81004

Selection Process

--All applications received by the close date will be considered.

--After the position closes, applicants will be screened based on the posted MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

--Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be moved to the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will determine the applicants who will be offered interviews and those applicants will be contacted via email or telephone.

--Once a job offer has been accepted, all applicants will be notified via email.

--Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on your application and may not be eligible for consideration.

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