Job description


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Position #: 1800016

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcript Bachelor's Degree (Must include Award/Confer Date)

Opportunity Type:

Community College Center for Economic Mobility

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
District Office

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$59,544 - $72,654 Annual Salary (Range 100: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2016-2017). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Available:
Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, sick leave and 18 paid holidays.

Position Summary:
The Research Analyst reports to Dean of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness located at the District Office. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Position Purpose:
Under the direction of the Dean of Research & Institutional Effectiveness, assist with planning, designing, conducting and interpreting research projects for the evaluation of District-wide operational and program performance

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with developing institutional research studies, analyzing research results, designing and producing reports; assure accuracy and timely completion of projects.
  2. Design and/or prepare a variety of survey and evaluation tools.
  3. Design and prepare a variety of written and statistical reports, both recurring and new, in a timely manner and in a variety of presentation formats and publications.
  4. Contribute to the development and maintenance of Institutional Research related web pages on the District Intranet.
  5. Disseminate research information, written reports, statistical tables and charts, and survey data to administrators, faculty, staff, Board members, State agencies, other colleges and interested individuals.
  6. Assist in designing spreadsheets, statistical tables and associated graphics using appropriate computer software.
  7. Collect, compile and assemble statistical data, including college, District, regional, State and national.
  8. Assist colleagues on composing, preparing, editing and proofing other office research documents, reports, memos, and correspondence prior to campus-wide and District-wide distribution.
  9. Establish and maintain databases related to student success including retention, persistence, course completion, placement and others.
  10. Assist with other college studies including studies of transfer rates, transfer readiness, institutional effectiveness and student satisfaction.
  11. Maintain current knowledge of District and external data resources and research and statistical tools and techniques.
  12. Maintain a high level of knowledge related to complex data retrieval systems and database processing hardware and software.
  13. Maintain currency and high knowledge level of research techniques, reporting requirements and trends in institutional research.
  14. Maintain departmental files and records.
  15. Respond to requests, working with requesters to clarify their needs and optimize the utility of research results.
  16. Assist in the design and implementation of accountability and evaluation data related to grants such as Title III at EVC and SJCC.
  17. As a member of the office team, answer phones, take messages, mail, assist the director as needed.
  18. Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

    Statistics, statistical applications, collection and correlation of data. Advanced research techniques and statistical methods. Current management information systems software including database, spreadsheet and graphic display. Advanced formula and macro usage in spreadsheets and databases. Information display and presentation techniques. Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and proofreading techniques. Administrative office practices, procedures and equipment. Computer programming languages. Various web page design software and graphics products. Telephone techniques and etiquette.
Ability to:

    Evaluate and recommend appropriate software for special projects Set up a database for projects with a view to the data’s relationship to the total project goals and the outputs required. Utilize language skills to read, analyze and interpret statistical reports, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals. Present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, program coordinators and the general public. Utilize mathematical skills to apply concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Utilize reasoning to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics or a field related.

2. Two years of directly related research work experience.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve ;and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Physical Demands:


1. Typical office environment

Physical Demands:

1. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operation of office equipment required repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District:
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2016, with enrollment of approximately 16,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 41%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse classified staff consisting of 40% Hispanic/Latino, 29% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 20% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Human Resources/Employment Services, 40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, (408) 270-6414.

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Info:

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (Posting at: Click "APPLY"):

1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
3. RESUME, and
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees (having confer/award dates) or courses. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. If foreign degrees, must submit Equivalency Certification (See #6 of the Instruction Section below).

If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818
Email: [email protected]
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Posted: 1/30/2018
Application Due: 4/9/2018
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