#6615 Research Analyst (Research Technician II), Enrollment Services - Analytic Studies and Institu

Job description



San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Initial review of applications will begin on May 24, 2018. To receive full consideration, apply by May 23, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.  The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice. 

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Position Information


This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before one year from date of hire, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The primary purpose of the Research Technician II position is data collection and reporting.  This includes reviewing, updating and submitting Chancellor’s Office Enrollment Reporting System (ERS) files, Chancellor’s Office B-P files, IPEDS review as well as responding to internal requests from university decision-makers and managing and validating data from various sources including campus departments, National Student Data Clearinghouse, IPEDS and others as necessary.   This position requires strong attention to detail, deep understanding of institutional data and processes, ability to work independently, awareness and application of higher education issues and SDSU academic policies specifically.  Under the general supervision of the ASIR Director, this position requires the ability to query and validate data against standard conventions, communicate with stakeholders, implement technical solutions and translate complex institutional data into usable information for university decision-makers.  Work as part of the Tableau interactive reporting team to design and maintain campus reports including ASIR website reports updated each term, SSEA dashboards and Academic Program Review. Must analyse information to design visualizations to maximize user understanding and usage. Other related duties as assigned.  Strong analytical, communication and technical skills are essential.

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Compensation and Benefits


Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,279 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,721 - $6,347 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. 

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here




Minimum Qualifications 

Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledges and abilities delineated above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel. 
  • Must be experienced with statistical software such as R, SPSS, or SAS and have strong technical and analytical skills. 
  • Master’s degree.
  • Previous employment in higher education.
  • Institutional Research experience.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server and Tableau Desktop


Application Procedures


To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page.  You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. If you need assistance completing your application, please click here.

Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-7099.

General Information

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 CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Job No: #6615
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 7/14/2018
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Salary: Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,279 per month.