Research Analyst - Equity

Huntington Beach, California
$63,838.00 - $77,700.00 Annually
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Golden West College


Research Analyst - Equity

Job#  G-001-18

Salary:  $63,838.00 - $77,700.00 Annually

Deadline:  7/28/2017


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Under direction, to design and conduct research to evaluate institutional research, planning and effectiveness issues, including student equity, student success, retention, accreditation, instruction, student services, program review, grant projects, community characteristics, and other related special projects; develops methodology for empirical and statistical studies; analyzes and provides interpretation of studies in written technical reports and oral presentations; may oversee the work of other staff at the same or lower level; and to perform related work as required.



The Research Analyst - Equity  is in the Para-professional level classification in the Research series requiring specific training and experience with institutional research issues and advanced technical skills in research methodology, analysis, technical report writing, and technical presentations.


The Research Analyst - Equity under direction applies knowledge and skills in research methodology and analysis to support a college culture of evidence and data-supported decision making. Incumbents, under direction, perform all phases of research studies including problem definition, study design, data collection and analysis, interpretation, and presentation findings.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Design research studies (including project scope, methodology, data sources, and analytical strategy) related to such matters as student equity, student achievement, enrollment, retention, program review, student and faculty characteristics, community characteristics, student learning outcomes, and other related studies.

• Design qualitative/mixed methods research studies (including project scope, methodology, data sources, and analytical strategy) related to student equity, student achievement, enrollment, retention, program review, student and faculty characteristics, community characteristics, student learning outcomes, and other related studies.

• Select, adapt, and apply appropriate research methods and techniques to specific areas of study.

• Collect data and develop procedures to organize, code, and enter data.

• Construct and maintain simple databases using applicable relational or statistical software to retrieve and analyze research data.

• Ensure accuracy and integrity of data and research findings.

• Utilize current technology to support institutional research needs, governmental compliance, and reporting requirements.

• Design surveys, interviews, and relational databases; conduct and/or oversee interviews and focus groups and surveys to gather information for equity research projects

• Compose and edit research materials in a variety of formats, including but not limited to graphs and charts for research reports and presentations; compose graphs and charts to show changes in data over a period of time; prepare data for publication.

• Write technical reports to provide information, interpretation, and recommendations on research projects.

• Communicate complex research methodology and results in written and oral format in formal and informal presentations.

Communicate effectively and work both independently and as part of a team to analyze and interpret data; respond to research questions as requested; describe findings.

• Schedule, participate, and lead meetings and committees as needed or required.

• May lead and oversee work of other research or office staff at same or lower levels.

• Perform other duties as assigned.



Knowledge of:

• Research design, methods, sampling, and analytical techniques.

• Issues and current trends in higher education, particularly as they apply to California Community Colleges.

• Statistical software, spreadsheet software, and relational database management software and proficiency in their use for research projects.

• Collection and coding of data.

• Comprehensive report preparation and technical writing to effectively communicate purpose, method, analysis, results, and recommendations of research projects.

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Ability to:

Independently design and conduct institutional research projects and studies utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

• Initiate projects from conception to completion, i.e.: define project scope; identify data and methodology; design data collection tools; gather, validate, and interpret raw data from a variety of sources; organize, code, and enter data; ensure accuracy and integrity of data; analyze data; write narrative reports describing purpose, methodology, data collected, results, and recommendations.

• Construct written, tabular, and visual materials for research reports and presentations.

• Prepare and deliver oral presentations describing research projects and studies in a clear and concise manner.

• Perform statistical analysis and interpret results and findings.

• Work independently and cooperatively as a team member with other researchers and college staff involved in research projects.

• Exercise creativity and critical judgment.

• Develop and meet schedules and timelines.

• Handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity.

• Use a computer and specialized software for data collection, statistical analysis, word processing, spreadsheet development, database management, and electronic communication.

• Adapt to and learn new technology and remain current with the trends and methods pertinent to institutional research.

• Communicate effectively in a collegial demeanor both orally and in writing.

• Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio- economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community colleges students, faculty, and staff.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, education or related field; AND

• Completion of at least two years of upper division/graduate coursework in psychology, sociology, education or related field, including a minimum of 6 upper division/graduate units in research methods, statistical analysis and/or tests and measurement; AND

• Minimum of two years of experience in a research position, preferably in an educational environment.

• Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the required qualifications.


Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, categorically-funded, 12-month per year classified position. The District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The normal hours of work will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


PAY PHILOSOPHY: Starting salaries for support staff positions begin at Step-1 of the salary range. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer