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Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 5404513
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Institutional Research and Planning

Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research and Reporting (DO)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $150,145.44 - $197,003.82 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-2300609

Location: Bakersfield, CA


Basic Function

Reporting to the assigned supervisor, the Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research and Reporting, is responsible for the planning, development and management of District-wide research, analysis and reporting activities. The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for disseminating analytical data related to academic, student, and administrative programs; providing technical and analytical support for institutional assessment, planning and decision-making activities; and designing, maintaining, and manipulating databases and information systems for research, planning, and institutional accountability.
This position will require some onsite presence, travel and have the option of working remote based on project and support needs. This position is available for remote work.

Representative Duties

1. Develop and manage the implementation of a District-wide research agenda; coordinate priorities with District and College administrators; and, develop and maintain a system to track, evaluate, assign, and document annual and ad hoc requests and projects.
2. Develop and administer the office budget; and, hire, train, assign, supervise, and evaluate assigned personnel.
3. Develop comprehensive information regarding key performance indicators, characteristics of students, employees, and the community, as well as current trends in education to be utilized in the District's decision-making processes.
4. Conduct or coordinate the appropriate quantitative and qualitative research design and statistical techniques to collect, prepare, and maintain data in the preparation of periodic reports related to enrollment management, matriculation, assessment, evaluation, curriculum, student outcomes, student and staff demographics, and other related measures.
5. Provide direction in the design and implementation of studies related to the development and feasibility of new facilities, academic programs, and other programs and services related to student access and success, as well as institutional effectiveness.
6. Coordinate the development of an extensive local Data Element Dictionary for Data Warehouse Store similar to the comprehensive California Community Colleges (CCC) Management Information System (MIS) Data Element Dictionary.
7. Coordinate the collection of data for statutory reporting requirements; develop appropriate models of outcome measures, and prepare comprehensive reports for documenting progress toward District, state, and federal accountability standards.
8. Prepare and revise reports with accompanying tabular, graphic, and statistical content, descriptions of analytical methods used, and narrative of findings and conclusions.
9. Coordinate user implementation of reporting solutions; provide user training; assist users in solving problems related to data.
10. Serve as the District resource for comprehensive information regarding key performance indicators, characteristics of students, employees, and the community, as well as the current trends in education, which would be utilized in the District's decision-making processes.
11. Operate a variety of software packages for data management, statistical analysis, graphics, and word processing.
12. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Institution and four (4) years of institutional research experience or equivalency based on eight (8) years of demonstrated experience in institutional research.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer applications, including statistical analysis, spreadsheet, word-processing, statistical software, and database software.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.
    Desirable Qualifications
    • Master's Degree in a related field of study from an accredited institution.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:
    • Mission of the California Community Colleges and community college programs
    • Thorough knowledge of general research methodology and standard statistical procedures of sampling, correlation analysis, projections, and other qualitative and quantitative measures applied to education and social research.
    • Knowledge of and experience in database design and related software applications related to research interpretation and analysis.

    Ability to:
    • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse faculty, staff, student, and community population in an administrative position.
    • Ability to plan, organize, conduct, and participate in analytical studies using research methodology in an educational setting.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to produce significant reports/documents.
    • Ability to interpret, articulate, and communicate a variety of regulations, policies, and procedures.

    SALARY RANGE$ 150,145.44 - $ 197,003.82 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 157,746.55 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by April 1, 2024, are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
    • Completed Online Application for Employment form
    • Current resume
    • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
    • Copy of legible transcripts
    • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
    It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.
    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024 Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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