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Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Cascadia College in Bothell, Washington
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Date Posted 01/30/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Salary $90,300.00 - $95,555.00 Annually -  
Employment Type Full Time Exempt
Application Deadline Open until filled

Cascadia College is seeking highly motivated individuals who are interested in being part of a small, friendly community, with a faculty and staff that are dedicated to meeting the needs of our students. We are the newest college in Washington state's community and technical college system, and  take great pride in our learning environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as our focus on environmental stewardship and global awareness.
Cascadia College employees receive a 5% King County Premium Pay in addition to base salary (included).

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Cascadia College is committed to creating and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student population. Individual differences are celebrated in a community of learners focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. Cascadia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, and is prohibited from discrimination in such a manner by college policy and state and federal law.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process may make request to the Executive Director of Human Resources by calling (425) 352-8880.

Position Summary:
The Director of Institutional Effectiveness reports to the Vice President for Student Learning & Success and is responsible for cultivating a campus-wide data informed culture through integrating data gathering and analysis to support data-driven planning and decision-making across all areas of the college. The Director manages the reporting of student and administrative information across the college and external agencies. This position also regularly publishes facts and figures about the college; produces reports containing a variety of data appropriate for various audiences; facilitates administrators and faculty in the assessment of institutional effectiveness and strategic planning data; supports the assessment of student outcomes; and partners in the development of grant activities regarding business intelligence and analytics.


Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Management and Analysis of Institutional Data 

  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets data for institutional assessment, decision making, and planning purposes, including: strategic planning, accreditation, institutional effectiveness, student achievement and course assessment, marketing, strategic enrollment management, staffing, curriculum development, grants and contracts;
  • Actively participates in the analysis and assessment of college performance against internal and external key performance indicators and makes appropriate recommendations;
  • Manages and maintains the college's Data Warehouse to provide information and preserve data integrity, security and appropriate confidentiality;
  • Serves as the data governance (ctclink/PeopleSoft) lead, facilitator of the Human Participants Research Review Committee (IRB), and co-facilitator of the Institutional Effectiveness Council.
  • Manages department budget.

Communication of Research Findings 
  • Communicates college data in a variety of print and digital formats;
  • Coordinates accurate and timely submission of data and information to address the reporting requirements of federal, regional, and state agencies and organizations; serves as the chief liaison with these external organizations; analyzes data received from these organizations and presents implications of comparative findings to the college's administration.

  • Provides advice and assistance to college employees involved in data collection and reporting, assessment planning, grant preparation and reporting, and the development of research and surveys;
  • Coordinates an integrated college assessment plan that aligns with achievement of college goals and continuous improvement;
  • Coordinates the development/selection, administration, and analysis of college surveys and research projects consistent with the college's Institutional Effectiveness Plan and college policies and procedures
  • Represents the college at state, regional and national meetings related to areas of responsibility. Coordinates with other institutions re: statewide data collection and reporting and national trends and issues related to institutional research, planning and assessment.
  • Represents the college in shared emergency management operations planning team with the University of Washington Bothell.
Data Collection  
  • Performs internal and external environmental scanning, projects future trends and needs, and produces reports on the status of the institution;
  • Develops, administers, analyzes, and reports on surveys; manages and maintains the web survey software.
  • Selects, adapts, and applies appropriate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical tools and techniques to areas of study
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: The above position description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the area.

Knowledge of:
  • Access, SQL design, management and analysis, and Excel with SAS/SPSS
  • Research and assessment methods, tests, and measurements;
  • Statistical techniques and analysis;
  • Project management principles, business intelligence and analytics;
  • Data management including ethics, privacy and confidentiality, and security;
  • Customer service principles.
Skill in:
  • Developing, accessing, and analyzing large complex data bases;
  • Managing and prioritizing multiple concurrent projects;
  • Coordinating the institutional research and data analysis needs of various areas across the college;
  • Constructing surveys (i.e. instructor evaluations, satisfaction) and managing web survey tools;
  • Oral, written and presentation communication to a range of audiences;
  • Summarizing and explaining quantitative data to diverse audiences;
  • Analyzing and evaluating programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints;
  • Working with diverse groups and communicating and interacting effectively with coworkers, supervisor, the public and external agencies.
Ability to:
  • Utilize research and assessment methods, tests, and measurements;
  • Support the effective use of data for operational decisions by managing information resources and ensuring the integrity and integration of reporting systems and databases;
  • Identify and explain significant trends through the use of data;
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of identified goals;
  • Work effectively and collegially with constituent groups;
  • Advance life-long learning and support a learner-centered and learning-centered environment.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree  in one of the social sciences, statistics, business, public policy, informatics, management information systems or a related field with an emphasis on research activities, business intelligence and/or analytics
  • Demonstrated experience in the creation, management, and analysis of large-scale data bases including but not limited to IPEDS NCES, and enterprise systems
  • Documented oral, written, and presentation communication skills across all levels of the organization
  • Two years progressive responsibility in institutional research, assessment or informatics
  • Demonstrated commitment to and interest in diversity, equity and inclusion and the ability to support a multicultural workplace and educational environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Direct experience with educational assessment and/or accreditation in a higher education context
  • Experience with Higher Education ERP systems such as Ellucian or PeopleSoft
  • Experience as a project manager
  • Experience with SQL queries and report creation in the process of creating data dashboards
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and administrators
  • Experience in analyzing longitudinal data sets and building predictive models


Supplemental information

Physical Work Environment:
Semi-Sedentary Work: Involves staying in a stationary position to a significant degree. Jobs are sedentary if moving is required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Work is performed at the Cascadia College campus and in a variety of local settings.
Position in this class typically require: operating a computer, communicating, observing and repetitive motions. Exerting between 10-30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to transport, put, install, remove, or otherwise move objects. 

Condition of Employment:
Cascadia College maintains a drug free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Cascadia College employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a professional and educational environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Cascadia College employees receive a 5% King County Premium Pay in addition to base salary (included).

In recognition of the Jeanne Clery Act, information on our campus safety can be found at www.uwb.edu/safety


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