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Dean of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (Reg FT)

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Dean of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (Reg FT)


Position Title: Dean of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (Reg FT)


Department: Assessment & Inst Effectivenes


Campus: Office of College Services


Additional Information: This position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter, and resume by no later than April 8, 2024. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed.


Benefits: CCAC offers an exceptional benefits package. Highlights include an excellent health plan with very low out-of-pocket expense network option, generous time off and holiday pay, a 403b retirement plan with up to 10% employer match or other options through the State's retirement defined benefit pension system, free employee parking, public service (student) loan forgiveness eligible employer, and employer paid benefits including group life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.


Remote Work Option: Hybrid


Salary Grade: Admin 20 - $96,904


Job Category: Administrators


Employment Type: Regular Full-Time


Job Slot: 6044


Job Open Date: 3/22/2024


Job Close Date: Open until filled


General Summary: This position is responsible for successfully leading the College in coordination of institutional regional accreditation and assessment activities and supporting programmatic accreditation. In addition, this position assists with designing, implementing and managing the College's data and evidence based institutional effectiveness strategies including strategic planning, accreditation, and assessment. Also, communicates findings and recommendations for action in a clear and timely manner to facilitate continuous, data-informed decision-making, and continuous improvement throughout the College.


Requirements: Master's degree required in assessment, curriculum and instruction, institutional research, institutional effectiveness, planning, higher education administration, statistics, social sciences or related field from a regionally accredited university and at least 5 years of progressively responsible higher education leadership experience, including institutional research. Or Bachelor's degree in a related field with 7 years' experience in accreditation and/or assessment at an educational institution. Excellent oral, written, organizational, analytical, change management, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work well with cross functional teams, and to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines. Excellent interpretation of statistical data and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Preference given to candidates with experience in designing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, data analytics, and reports and presentations.




• Assists AVP of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness on best practices as it relates to planning, assessment, and resource allocation.


• Coordinates all written correspondence with Middle States as well as edits, and proofs all documentation for notifications, substantive change, and program closures.


• Maintains detailed knowledge regarding current Middle States policies, practices, and procedures.


• Assists with activities required for self-study, site visits, annual institutional update and any supplemental information reports.


• Assists with oversight and administrative duties related to the College's Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness Team.


• Writes and develops content used to document compliance with accreditation, assessment, and college-wide continuous improvement.


• Assists with institutional research activities to support compliance reporting and general research assistance as they relate to initiatives impacting organizational performance and improvement.


• Adheres to and maintains policies and procedures designed to foster high standards of ethical conduct, including data integrity and confidentiality.


• Assists with ad hoc and regular reporting requirements.


• Assists with the development of Power BI Dashboards.


• Oversees administrative units and student support services assessment and planning activities.


• Knowledge of SQL is preferred but not required.


• Participates in and/or leads various committee assignments.


• Develops and facilitates workshops on assessment and assists with workshops on accreditation.


• Maintains confidentiality and integrity of information in support of accreditation and assessment.


• Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Clearances: Current criminal record/child abuse clearances will be required if offered the position and to be employed at the College. The three clearances are Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Records Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Check. The College has provided instructions on how to obtain these clearances which are available


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Founded in 1966 on the principle that quality education should be both affordable and accessible to all members of our community, CCAC offers more than 150 academic programs across six diverse program categories including business; science, technology, engineering and math; health; culinary arts, arts and humanities; and education and the social and behavioral sciences. Our students are taught by more than 275 full-time faculty and instructors in classes averaging just under 20 students each. And our students are further enriched by the more than 100 student clubs and organizations CCAC offers, as well as through their participation in the number of NJCAA men's and women's sport teams at each of its four campuses.