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Research Analyst, Research/Institutional Effectiveness

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Research Analyst, Research/Institutional Effectiveness

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) main campus is located in Redding, California, which sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform a variety of functions in support of the District's research services; to assist in and facilitate the district's research processes including complex statistical analysis; and to design, conduct, write and present reports related to various grants, categorical programs, surveys, etc. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures and provide specialized functions in the analysis, tracking, processing, and reporting of college research transactions requiring a thorough knowledge of district research policies, procedures, and requirements. Employees in this classification will provide information and research for planning and evidence-based decision-making. They also support the District's equity goals by designing and conducting research related to the effectiveness of support services and instructional programs for students of diverse backgrounds. This job class is designated as administrative, overtime exempt, and requires effective organizational, problem solving and decision making skills.

*Up to two positions will be filled.

The general funded position will primarily support outcomes reporting, Annual Planning, multiple measures (AB 705), retention, success and persistence, Guided Pathways, and reporting related to categorical programs.

The grant funded position will primarily support career and technical education programs and a variety of other special programs such as Step-Up, Perkins, Strong Workforce and New World of Work.


CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 on the Administrative Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday, 12 months per year.

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent/President or Designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a Classified Administrator position with a default CALPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:

  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

    In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

    For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A. Please note that while employees accrue vacation their first six months, they cannot take vacation until after their first six months of employment.

    TYPICAL DUTIES, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:

    TYPICAL DUTIES
    Essential Functions:
  • Develops and designs sound research methodology to conduct successful research studies.
  • Monitors, maintains and manages assigned research projects.
  • Develops, coordinates, and administers budgets, and monitors and controls expenditures.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates assigned research projects, including student surveys, student opinion of teaching reports, various grants, categorical programs, and equity reports.
  • Monitors performance indicators identified by the District to assess their effectiveness.
  • Collects data and prepares annual report on the effectiveness of the Strategic Plan as well as other planning documents.
  • Provides technical and analytical support to committees, faculty, administrators, and others engaged in research related to the District.
  • Assists in grant development activities, as assigned.
  • Conducts focus groups as needed and prepares reports based on results.
  • Designs and conducts consequential validity studies.
  • Provides support to faculty in student learning outcomes collection and analysis; produces reports on progress as directed; collaborates with SLO Coordinators and others to meet learning outcome standards.
  • Assists in the preparation of research and planning and accreditation documents and reports.
  • Prepares graphical presentations and develops charts, graphs, and executive summaries.
  • Disaggregates data in order to assess disproportionate impact in relation to identified student success indicators.
  • Makes presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant government regulations, Chancellor's Office guidelines and legislative and statewide issues relevant to research areas.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for District employees.
  • Oversees data collection software; provides training to District employees; and acts as a liaison to vendors.
  • Collects, analyzes, and presents data on staffing, budget expenditures, and other financial concerns and special projects as assigned.
  • Prepares, researches and compiles statistics to complete and file reports to governmental and other agencies.
  • Prepares statement narratives and reports regarding assigned projects/ programs.
  • Provides ongoing accountability for assigned research projects and grants.
    Works with data processing to provide necessary interface with research systems.
  • Performs special assignments and research as requested by Director.
  • Coordinates, monitors and schedules projects according to time lines established; does follow up accordingly.
  • Supervises other staff as needed.
  • Serves on Research Committee and other committees as assigned; serves as a resource to College Council.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

    Knowledge of:
  • Basic research techniques appropriate to community college or other educational institutions.
  • FERPA and other regulations relevant to data use in higher education.
  • Best practices in IRBs and research dissemination, including websites.
  • Complex statistical and financial analysis methods and procedures.
  • Record keeping, and college research procedures and practices including computerized systems and software.
  • Basic principles of supervision including evaluation and professional growth.

    Ability to:
  • Learn a variety of regulations pertaining to administration of projects.
  • Analyze situations accurately; make independent decisions.
  • Gather statistical data, conduct research, and prepare reports.
  • Effectively plan, organize and schedule.
  • Communicate tactfully and effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Accurately work with arithmetical calculations and statistics; provide analysis.
  • Work effectively and collegially with students and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

    EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Experience Required:
  • Progressively responsible experience in projects management requiring statistical/analytical work.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
    To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:


  • Online Application with the following materials attached:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume and/or placement file
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

    Attention Internal Applicants:

  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Internal candidates cannot attach evaluations OR letters of recommendation from administrators or Board of Trustee members.

    After formal application has been made, all application materials will be screened.

  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
  • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

    New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.


    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

    For more information and to apply, visit: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shastacc/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&amp;JobID=2084703





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    Posted: 12/7/2018
    Application Due: 12/7/2030
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