Job description


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Position #: 1800026

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

Opportunity Type:

Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success

Posting Date:

First Review Date:

Work Location:
District Office

Position Status:

Salary Range:
$69,165 - $84,352 Annual Salary (Range 115: 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 II to the Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Student Sucess at the District Office. The work schedule is 12 months per year; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Position Purpose:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success, the Research Analyst II serves as a lead analyst in developing and maintaining institutional research programs. The position provides support for research data management and quality assurance programs; supports the development and maintenance of strategic district and college planning processes; uses and analyzes data and conducts research to support decision-making, budgeting, assessments and evaluations, and enrollment management and to support the District in maximizing educational effectiveness and program performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Serve as a lead research analyst in district-wide research projects. 2. Develop institutional research studies using a wide variety of research analysis methodologies and technologies. 3. Collect, compile and assemble statistical data, including the District, regional, state and national. 4. Design, prepare and disseminate a variety of statistical reports and survey data and present to a wide variety of audiences both internal and external to the District. 5. Establish and maintain databases related to student success including retention, persistence, course completion, placement and others. 6. Develop, use, and maintain query tools and templates for accessing data in data warehouse and other databases; assess needs for access and query templates. 7. Work as a team member in composing, preparing, editing and proofing other office research documents, reports, memos, and correspondence prior to campus-wide and District-wide distribution. 8. Provide training and support for faculty and staff on query tools, templates, and topics of special research interest, including research/evaluation/survey designs, statistical methods, testing and assessment concepts. 9. Support colleges in the preparation of grant applications and reporting such as Title III to funding organizations. 10. Assist with other college studies including studies of transfer rates, transfer readiness, institutional effectiveness and student satisfaction. 11. Stay current on findings and trends in institutional research and planning, especially as related to data management, data warehousing, decision support systems, and institutional research web site use and support. 12. Participate in local, regional, and state activities to promote institutional research and planning and for professional development. 13. Represent the district office on college planning councils and institutional effectiveness committees. 14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: 1. Research design, methods, sampling, statistics, and analytical strategies and techniques typically used in institutional research. 2. Current management information systems software including database, spreadsheet and graphic display. 3. Advanced formula and macro usage in spreadsheets and databases. 4. Database query tool use, data reduction and display techniques. 5. California community college data element structures. 6. Principles and techniques of information display and presentation in an environment with diverse audience. 7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operation. 8. Oral and written communication skills. Skills and Ability to: 1. Lead in the development and maintenance of complex database systems and a decision-support system for institutional research purposes 2. Design and conduct institutional research projects and studies including research design, methods, statistical analysis, qualitative research methods, and analytical techniques. 3. Set up database for projects with a view to the data’s relationship to the total project goals and outputs. 4. Read, analyze and interpret statistical reports, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. 5. Write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals. 6. Gather, validate and interpret data from a wide variety of sources including literature and Internet searches. 7. Perform appropriate statistical analyses and interpret results and findings. 8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. 10. Work independently with little supervision; prioritize work and meet schedules.

Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Minimum Qualifications:

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

2. Two years of directly related research work experience.

3. Work experience as a lead with evidence of increasing responsibility over the work of others.

4. 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.

5. 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. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
2. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
4. Seeing to read a variety of materials.

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: 2/16/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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