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Institutional Research Specialist Full-time

at Lamar Community College in Colorado (Published at 09-01-2019)


Position: Institutional Research Specialist, part-time, will plan and implement institutional research studies and strategies to assess and evaluate the proposed initiatives of the Title III Strengthening Institutions five-year grant as well as overall institutional effectiveness in pursuit of the future health of the College. Includes applying methodologies to conduct data studies, identifying and understanding emerging trends, and assist with the presentation of stakeholder reports.

The Title III Strengthening Institutions five-year grant will support Lamar Community College?s effort to increase student success while strengthening the college and its communities.


  • Take a proactive role in strategic planning and analysis for the future health of the institution
  • Anticipate information needs and compile data trends to inform effective decision-making
  • Compile and conduct data analyses
  • Work with the External Evaluator to construct surveys and other data collection instruments to measure student success over time
  • Coordination and collaboration with Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Institutional Research colleagues
  • Other related duties, as assigned

About Lamar Community College: Located on the golden plains of rural Southeast Colorado, Lamar Community College (LCC) is a comprehensive two-year public college founded in 1937. LCC is the smallest of the thirteen Colorado Community College System colleges, serving approximately 1,000 students per year with a culture of care for each other. LCC?s mission proudly states, ?We Enrich Lives Through Learning.?

Qualifications: Required- Bachelor?s Degree in social sciences, computer science, mathematics, education, or related field. Two to three (2-3) years demonstrated experience in research methods, data collection and analysis, and reporting in a consumable format using appropriate software tools and statistical analysis packages. Demonstrated facility with MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred- Master?s Degree. Three to five (3-5) years of experience working in the field of Institutional Research in higher education. Experience with a higher education data management system, such as Banner, Peoplesoft, or Ellucian. Demonstrated facility with SPSS and/or COGNOS.

Compensation: $23,000 - $28,000 (depending on education and experience), as well as other benefits that accrue to part-time administrative positions within the Colorado Community College System.

Contact: Chad DeBono, Vice President of Administrative Services and Institutional Effectiveness at (719)336-1517 or email at chad.debono@lamarcc.edu.

Application Process: Please apply online or send full resume, cover letter addressing qualifications, and three professional references (including at least one direct supervisor), including name, company, title, email and/or direct phone number to:

Lamar Community College

ATTN: Human Resources

2401 South Main

Lamar, CO 81052


FAX: 719.336.5626

Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information with application.

Any candidate who requires accommodation is asked to contact LCC Human Resources. If you are covered by the Address Confidentiality Program, CRS 24-21-201 through 24-21-214, please notify LCC?s Human Resources Office when you apply for this position, so that you are provided an appropriate time extension for notifications via U.S. mail. The extension allowed under this program applies only to U.S. mail notifications that include a deadline of 10 days or less.

Screening Process: The screening process will begin February 11, 2019. Preferred start date is April 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Position remains open until filled.

Finalists are subject to pre-employment background checks.

Lamar Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, pregnancy status, genetic information, age or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI, Title IX, Section 503 & 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, VEVRAA, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II of the ADA. Inquiries may be directed to: Human Resources Director, Lamar Community College, 2401 S. Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052, or 719.336.1572.

For information regarding Lamar Community College campus safety, including crime statistics, please see www.lamarcc.edu/campus/campus_safety.html. For a hard copy report, contact 719.336.1543.

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