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Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Title:Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Location:Main Campus
Posting Date:N/A
Initial Screening Date:N/A


Division: President
Department: Institutional Effectiveness
Job title: Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Reports to: College President
Supervises: Supervise Institutional Effectiveness/IR staff
Position type: Full- Time
FLSA Status: Exempt


Job Purpose: The Director of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership, vision and direction for a holistic institutional research program that supports the College’s mission and strategic goals. The Director oversees and manages institutional research functions and is responsible for all aspects of research to ensure continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness and college-wide use of evidence for institutional decision-making. The Director provides support for HLC accreditation activities, student assessment and grant writing/management.  The Director provides relevant, accurate and timely information to KCKCC Leadership and key stakeholders.



  • Reinforce the mission and vision of KCKCC by collecting, analyzing and disseminating information in support of a culture of data informed decision making and continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrate leadership in KCKCC’s strategic planning process: recommend key performance indicators; develop streamlined data collection strategies and processes to evaluate and monitor progress
  • Research and implement best practices in data collection and reporting to advance KCKCC’s research and institutional effectiveness efforts
  • Create accurate, detailed and timely comprehensive reports on or in an interactive analytics platform that includes institutional characteristics, enrollment projections and trends, and student retention and performance data
  • Initiate collaborative efforts with administrators, faculty and staff on all aspects of HLC accreditation, program reviews and professional program accreditation. Research, conduct and evaluate studies to address specific decision making needs of KCKCC leadership and stakeholders
  • Administer student, employee and stakeholder satisfaction/engagement surveys. Regularly participate in local and national community college benchmarking studies
  • Consult with KCKCC’s Director of Assessment or assessment leads to develop, measure and analyze student learning outcomes
  • Conduct relevant needs assessments, develop measureable outcomes and assist with grantwriting
  • Produce data for and review, monitor and ensure all federal and state reporting requirements are completed and submitted accurately and on time
  • Design data collection instruments and internal surveys to assess college-wide or departmental goals, objectives and/or strategies for improvement
  • Serve as a member of KCKCC committees, such as: Strategic Planning Committee, HLC Accreditation Team and Assessment Advisory Team
  • Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 


  • Experience collecting, verifying, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data, preferably in a higher education environment
  • Experience with database management systems to extract data from databases using custom designed and canned queries
  • Highly proficient in conducting analyses of large data sets/systems and generate meaningful, relevant and easily understandable reports/presentations for specific audiences
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications including Access and Excel
  • Experience using statistical software packages, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, Tableau and/or R
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail and accuracy of information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills; commitment and ability to interact with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and college community
  • Experience in strategic planning, including establishing goals, objectives and measureable outcomes
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships


  • Master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, data science, educational administration, business administration, quantitative social science, or other research related discipline.
  • Five years of experience in research, evaluation and/or assessment in an institutional or higher education setting. Experience in community college environment preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

SALARY:   $78,030-$95,370 dependent upon education and experience

Must be able to work a variable schedule/varying hours to meet operational needs. May require evening and weekend hours; as needed.

To Apply Submit:

  • Kansas City Kansas Community College employment application online found at WWW.KCKCC.EDU, click on Services then select Employment Opportunities for a list of positions applying for.
  • Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application (do not reference resume) and attach the required transcript (s).  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the online application process.  Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites and must show degree awarded, course work, and conferral date. Official transcripts for all the degree (s) awarded must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of offer of employment.
  • Three (3) professional references with phone number and email addresses are required.
  • College screening committee is responsible for application review and interviews. The final candidate (s) selected to be hired will be made by the hiring supervisor.
  • Successful completion of a background check on all persons recommended for employment is required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department. Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.

KCKCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

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