Apr 10, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District

Posting Number: 17-00006

Department: D - Instl Research

Site: District

FTE: 1.0

Months: 12 Month

Pay Grade Level: S-K; Step A or B

Starting Pay Rate: $78,400 or $81,535 annually

Work Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shift Differntial: None

Required Applicant Documents: Resume Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants interested in applying to this position must submit by the closing deadline, the District application, a resume, and a 1-2 page cover letter addressing how you meet the necessary qualifications of the position listed in the job posting. In particular, please emphasize your experience in the following areas:

A. Conducting research, producing data analyses, preparing and presenting comprehensive reports.

B. Utilizing statistical packages, particularly any experience with SPSS, SAS, or R. Include the context in which you had used them and the purpose.

C. Managing, organizing, and maintaining a data warehouse, other institutional research databases, and automated reporting systems.

Closing Date: 5-6-2018

Job Summary:

We are looking for an experienced researcher to take on advanced research projects, provide expertise and guidance for our existing team of the researchers, and continue developing our data warehouse and data reporting visualizations. In addition, the Research & Planning Supervisor will assist the Associate Vice Chancellor with managing the team's many projects. This will be an outstanding opportunity for an experienced research analyst to take that next step forward in the field. We have many exciting new plans in action to transform how we do business and greatly impact the trajectory of our students!

Under direction of an assigned manager, responsible for organizing, designing, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive institutional research program which includes designing, conducting, writing and presenting college-wide and districtwide research and evaluation studies; providing information and research for planning and evidence-based decision-making; supporting long-range planning functions, institutional effectiveness processes and assessment of short-term plans through collaboration, research and evaluation; and developing and maintaining databases and queries in support of research functions. Manages, organizes, and maintains the data warehouse, other institutional research databases, and automated reporting systems.


Supervises, trains, evaluates and manages the performance of assigned staff.

Assures consistent quality of production from assigned staff by developing and enforcing procedures, validating processes and providing documentation.

Coordinates the work of employees in documenting research protocols and processes related to program and administrative reviews and survey research activities in accordance with established standards of practice and procedures; prepares end user and technical documentation and instructions related to information systems, data warehouse, and research agendas.

Prepares research agendas for the office and tracks progress of research projects.

Coordinates the development, organization, content, and design of the office website.

Consults with administrators, representatives of governmental and private organizations, employee groups, and others regarding research needs, current studies, results of research, and related matters.

Extracts, verifies, compiles, analyzes and formats data from college databases and other sources for planning, decision-making, evaluation, and accountability purposes.

Creates or customizes, to faculty, staff and community specifications, quantitatively sound, criterion referenced survey instruments for a variety of research projects.

Designs survey forms and programs them for scanning utilizing specialized computer software.

Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as secondary data analysis, on assigned research projects and interprets findings in written reports and oral presentations.

Performs ad hoc queries and creates reports from the college databases using a variety of computer languages, query tools, and report writers.

Develops and maintains a collection of data and reports to support program review, student learning outcomes, accreditation, matriculation, data integrity, and state and federal reporting requirements.

Directs or performs studies required for accreditation of the college and individual programs.


Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Education: A bachelor's degree in a field requiring expertise in statistical concepts and research methods (e.g. statistics, mathematics, economics, social and behavioral sciences or educational research).

Experience: Four years of professional experience in planning and conducting industrial, organizational, or educational research projects, with evidence of increasingly responsible experience. Graduate level coursework in statistical analysis, including multiple-regression methods, analysis of variance, as well as research design is desirable and may substitute for two years of experience.

Methods and procedures for planning and conducting experimental and quasi-experimental research.
Parametric and non-parametric statistical methods and terminology.
Advanced statistical procedures, processes, and models related to sampling and inference.
Multiple-regression methods and analysis of variance.
Windows-based PC computers and software for use in word processing, spreadsheets, charting.
Specialized research-related software, for example, SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), SAS and R or related software.
Computer programming languages such as Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Python, XML, HTML, and Java.
Data visualization software (e.g., Tableau) and principles of data presentation.
Relational database principles.

Organize and direct the work of others.
Manage and lead research functions and programs.
Respond effectively to all situations using sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely in writing and in oral presentation.
Work independently and think creatively on research problems.
Work cooperatively as a team member with other research and college staff involved in research projects and other related activities.
Work effectively with college personnel, other agencies, and the public.
Create, develop, manage, document, and maintain computer databases, including the data warehouse.
Balance multiple priorities under strict timelines.
Maintain accurate and complete records.
Maintain confidentiality as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other state and federal regulations with regards to privacy and personal information.

Preferred Qualifications:
Other Licenses and Certifications: Valid California driver's license and the ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.

Other Licenses and Certifications:

Working Conditions:

General Employment Information:
Information provided by the applicant, other than that requested for statistical purposes by the Employment Services Office, which indicates candidate's gender, age, ethnicity, religious preference, etc. will be removed from the application. All submitted materials become District property and cannot be returned.

BENEFITS: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides an excellent comprehensive benefits program including medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life and income protection insurance, and membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful pre-placement physicals and fingerprint clearance. A $32.00 processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be required. Employees must also sign up for Payroll Direct Deposit.

Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a disability and who require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing, please notify the District Employment Services Department. Phone (619) 668-1735.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Posting Date: 04-09-2018

Date Job Commences: ASAP

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is committed to providing learning and working environments that ensure and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization. GCCCD strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.


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