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Director, Planning, Assessment and Research



$81,849 to $97,732 PER YEAR

$6,821 to $8,144 PER MONTH



Under general direction and supervision of the Superintendent/President, the Director of Planning, Assessment and Research is a Management position and collects and analyzes data relevant to institutional planning, institutional effectiveness and instruction. Depending upon skills and qualifications, the Director will be assigned to Accreditation and coordination of Accreditation, with research being one of the highest priorities.

Research Design & Data Collection and Analysis

  • Coordinate the overall flow of data in the District across several areas (HR, Admission & Records, Finance, Library, Financial Aid).
  • Collect and analyze data relevant to institutional planning, institutional effectiveness; and Instruction from a variety of sources in order to inform campus decision making processes and address accreditation standards.
  • Develop and manage the College’s data warehouse so that the information it contains is readily accessible to a wide audience for institutional research, development, planning, decision-making, and assessments of accountability and effectiveness.
  • Design research projects and provide special presentations as requested by the Superintendent/President as assigned.
  • MIS lead, collection, reporting and coordination.
  • Conduct and gather feedback for the Noel Levitz Survey.
  • Provide research as requested for the Guided Pathways Student Success Initiative.


Leadership, Management & Communication

  • Provide leadership and direction in designing and implementing an ongoing research program that improves the College’s program assessment, evaluation, planning and decision-making processes. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Chancellor’s Office, as well as state and federal agencies in order to effectively communicate research and assessment results.
  • Participate and act as a committee member on a number of campus committees.


Institutional Effectiveness

  • Program Review coordination; Confirm accuracy of reporting, Address questions throughout the process; Oversee construction of data report for the faculty.
  • Ensure that research outcomes are integrated into institutional planning and decision-making.
  • Support or oversee the assessment of institutional effectiveness, as assigned by the Superintendent/President.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain an annual calendar of institutional planning activities.
  • Organize and support Program Review efforts in conjunction with planning.
  • Assist administrators, faculty and staff in preparing measurable goals and unit plans and facilitate the assessment of these goals.
  • Act as a point-person for Accreditation, Coordination of Accreditation and provide research as requested.
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an area relevant to this position OR Bachelor’s degree AND three years of closely-related experience.
  • Working knowledge of institutional research in a higher education setting.
  • Experience with research design, statistical analyses and program evaluation.
  • Understanding of ACCJC accreditation standards.
  • Proficiency in using statistical software.
  • Ability to lead both the College’s institutional effectiveness (evaluation) and research areas.
  • Proficiency in writing data-rich reports that are easily understood by various stakeholders (e.g. Board members, faculty, administrators and community leaders.)
  • Experience working effectively with college faculty, staff and administrators.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Experience leading or serving on an Institutional Review Board.
  • Research and leadership experience within a community college setting.
  • Familiarity with Student Learning Outcomes and their assessment.


The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The employee participates in CalPERS through District and employee contributions.


Selection Committee:

After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee.  At the discretion of the District, videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered.  Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications.  Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.  The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.


The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.


Conditions of Employment:

Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.  A pre-employment physical examination may be required.


Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.


College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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