Research & Planning Analyst
Range 13, ($5,700.34-$8,143.35) per month based on the current Supervisory and Professional Administrators’ Association Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement is typically Step A ($5,700.34) or Step B ($5,972.13). Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the handbook. This position is FLSA Non Exempt (can accrue overtime). Excellent benefits are provided to employees with assignments equal to or greater than 50%, and all eligible dependents. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
No. Months: 12
Position Number: 007727
FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Position Type: Classified
Bargaining Unit: SPAA
Department: Institutional Research
Applications are currently being accepted for Research & Planning Analyst in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, located at the District Office. Hours are Monday-Friday, full-time. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Successful candidates must have the ability and work knowledge to perform the following:
- Plan, organize, develop and analyze institutional research studies that support academic programs and institutional decision making;
- Provide research data and information to support enrollment management processes;
- Design and conduct evaluations for non-instructional programs;
- Provide technical and analytical support to college departments, committees, faculty, staff and administrators;
- Design survey instruments, coordinate all activities associated with the survey study, and analyze and summarize results;
- Participate on, and provide research assistance to College and District committees;
- Provide leadership for and supervise support personnel assigned to the program;
- Function as on-going campus liaison between college and the District to provide technical assistance on various initiatives including: accreditation, campus research and student learning outcome committees;
- Maintain a familiarity with research activities and priorities of appropriate agencies such as State Chancellor’s Office (including state reports, CCFS 320, 321 and MIS reporting), and other districts.
The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in the following areas:
- Independent initiation of research studies and reports, utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
- Proficiency in using statistical packages, e.g., SPSS, SAS;
- Knowledge of issues and current trends in higher education, particularly as they apply to California Community Colleges;
- Working independently as well as collaboratively.
Major factors to be evaluated for this classification will include knowledge of:
Advanced research techniques and methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
Research design, including literature review and synthesis, and comprehensive report preparation with respect to purpose, method, analysis, results and recommendations;
Project management techniques;
Principles of administration and management;
General principles of budgeting and accounting;
Project planning and design;
Data collection, analysis, report preparation and presentation of results;
Principles of statistical analysis;
Principles of survey design and techniques;
Computer data base management and analysis applications;
Correct English usage;
Basic principles of employee training and supervision;
Salient issues and current methodologies in post-secondary educational research such as transfer, matriculation, accreditation, and institutional research;
Principles of developing and assessing student learning outcomes.
A successful candidate must demonstrate the ability and skill to:
Independently initiate research studies and reports including the design, collection, organization, analysis, coordination and development of research;
Prepare written analyses, recommendations, and complex reports;
Evaluate and make recommendations in operations systems, procedures, policies and methods;
Perform statistical and administrative analysis;
Research and analyze data and information;
Reason logically and creatively and develop, evaluate, and effectively present alternative recommendations;
Interpret and explain laws, rules, policies and procedures;
Conduct background and literature reviews;
Analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
Meet schedules and timelines;
Work confidentially with discretion;
Train and supervise personnel;
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
A typical way for applicants to meet the qualifications would be equivalent to the following: any combination of training and experience in the following areas:
Two years of professional level experience coordinating the research, study and analysis of management, budget, administrative, organizational, functional or procedural problems
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an emphasis on research or management
Displayed experience using SPSS, SAS, or other database management system.
Advanced degree and experience in post-secondary institutions preferred.
If your application indicates that you possess a college degree, you will be asked to submit official transcripts if you are selected for this position (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position).
Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
1. Complete online application;
3. Cover Letter; AND
4. Three References.
Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.
Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Conditions of Employment:
SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:
Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/4563