Director of Institutional Effectiveness Search

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe Community College District announces a professional opportunity to lead in the areas of college planning and institutional effectiveness. Under the general direction of the Superintendent/President, this position will coordinate and administer a comprehensive college-wide planning and institutional research program that integrates data informed approaches to planning and operations; collect, analyze, and share research information; and document and track institutional effectiveness. In addition, the position takes the lead on coordinating the college’s strategic and master planning processes, and assuring the linking of planning to the budgeting process. Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes and oversee the process of Comprehensive and Annual Program Review for both instructional and non-instructional areas.
LTCC recently went through an accreditation self-study with a visit in October 2017, and is at the start of a new strategic planning cycle. This is the second year of a Title III grant in which the new Director of Institutional Effectiveness will hire two new grant-funded positions. Overall this position will oversee three classified employees.
Normal hours of work are Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department and workweeks exceeding 40 hours are typical during high workload periods. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties.

  • Graduating studentsPlan, organize, control, and direct the development and implementation of effectiveness and outcome measures and techniques; lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive research and evaluation program related to federal, state, and accreditation requirements; coordinate a systematic and integrated institutional planning and program review process; oversee special studies, projects, and analysis related to program evaluation, master planning activities, and outcome measures.
  • Collaborate with the Superintendent/President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Academic Senate President to provide leadership for all accreditation-related activities.
  • Facilitate the ongoing review of enrollment trends and work with College leadership to set institutional projections and goals.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and publish information and data related to institutional management and effectiveness, including but not limited to: District and service area demographics, external factors and trends impacting enrollment, campus enrollment trends, student retention and persistence, and student success data.
  • Participate as an active member or guest in District participatory governance councils, committees, and/or groups. Develop and deliver presentations to governance councils, students, staff, and faculty groups as well as periodic presentations to the Board of Trustees.
  • Collaborate with faculty Student Learning Outcome Coordinator to coordinate the implementation and assessment of instructional and service area student learning outcomes at the course, program/department, and institutional levels.
  • Work with college leadership to determine research priorities; oversee the development of a Resource Development Plan that is aligned with the College’s vision, mission, beliefs, and master and operational plans, with a particular focus on the goals of the Educational Master Plan and Strategic Plan.
  • Provide leadership in the design, implementation, and analysis of all surveys including but not limited to student experience, campus climate, community surveys, and 360-degree reviews.
  • Coordinate and provide conceptual leadership in the assessment of educational and institutional effectiveness and outcomes for the District; direct the development and implementation of effectiveness and outcome measures and techniques.
  • Facilitate timely and accurate response to all surveys and reports required by the state and federal government and other external agencies.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and select employees; recommend transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions.Duke Theatre
  • Provide professional development, technical expertise, information, and assistance to College personnel regarding assigned functions; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Facilitate the analysis, evaluation, and improvement of ongoing business processes in a variety of departments; provide training when needed through existing College personnel or outside consultants.
  • Plan, organize, and implement long and short-term programs and activities designed to support institutional priorities.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to personnel and assigned activities.
  • Communicate with administrators, other campus personnel, and outside entities to coordinate research and planning activities and programs; resolve issues and conflicts; and exchange information.
  • Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for assigned areas; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
  • Support the application, planning, development, and evaluation of grants.
  • Oversee the ongoing development and management of a data warehouse and the preparation and maintenance of records, reports, analysis, recommendations, data, and research findings.
  • Operate a computer and assigned software programs; operate other office equipment as assigned.
  • Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Planning, organization and direction of institutional management and effectiveness, District and service area demographics, external factors and trends impacting enrollment, campus enrollment trends, student retention and persistence, and student success data.Field
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. 

Ability to:

  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
  • Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities. 

Additional Requirement (Licensure/Certification):

  • No additional requirement.

Working Environment:

  • Indoor/Office environment.
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Student AmbassedorsEducation and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Master's degree in social science, mathematics, statistics, business, economics, education, public administration, nonprofit management, organizational leadership or related field and five years of experience with increasing responsibility for comprehensive program review, resource development, grant writing, and strategic planning.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated specialized experience in institutional research
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Experience preparing and administering budgets for assigned programs and projects.
  • Successful experience in coordinating the development of policies and procedures regarding research and planning functions.
  • Demonstrated experience making presentations.
  • Ability to supervise the maintenance of databases and websites.
  • Knowledge of and experience in interpreting state and federal regulations, as well as pending legislation.
  • Doctorate from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in social science, mathematics, statistics, business, economics, education, public administration, nonprofit management, organizational leadership or related field.
  • Three years of full-time management level experience including supervising staff, budget, and accounting procedures.
  • Experience working in a community college.
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Complete applications must be received by noon on Monday, January 29, 2018, to be considered for this opening. LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received.
Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
  1. Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
  2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
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Once submitted, packets will become the property of LTCC and will not be returned. Only completed packets will be considered.

After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Friday, February 2, 2018. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for February 14 and 15, 2018 with final interviews occurring on or around Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview. 
Candidates advanced for final interviews for this position must agree to a full background and reference check.
Lake Tahoe Community College adheres to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this position, please call the office of Human Resources at 530-541-4660, ext. 226.
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SoccerLTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $80,479 to $88,836 with the potential to reach $98,059 annually through step advancement. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability. LTCC provides 16 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave accrual, with opportunities for professional development.

The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is April 2, 2018.

Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is an evolving, dynamic, California community college in South Lake Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe are a national treasure, and the LTCC campus, featuring 164-forested and creekside acres, is a microcosm of the region’s natural beauty. Located 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is Northern California’s highest altitude college. This enthusiastic college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional watershed, including students from neighboring Nevada communities.

The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 21 associate in arts degrees, 14 transfer degrees (AA-T and AS-T), 32 certificates, and 21 short-term departmental certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.

LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
LTCC currently serves approximately 5,971 credit and non-credit students each year who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career and technical education, and foundational skills.

As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC: 

Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Girl at ISSIOriginally granted full accreditation in January 1979, LTCC’s accreditation status has been maintained through the regular process of self-evaluation and review by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), with the latest reaffirmation in February 2013. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Thanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
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Damian ClimbingOutdoor recreation is central to the culture and economy of South Lake Tahoe, home to a year-round, residential population of about 24,000. World-class winter skiing, summer mountain biking, hiking, camping, watersports and fishing as well as concerts, sporting events, and entertainment draw state, national, and international tourists/visitors. Students are only minutes away from 3 of the 14 ski resorts located around the lake. The sun shines an average of 249 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevadas.

The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
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Coyote and StudentsFor inquiries regarding the submission of application materials online, contact:
Human Resources
Lake Tahoe Community College
530-541-4660, extension 226
Fax: 530-541-8611 
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