Planning and Research Analyst
Posting DetailsPosition Information Posting Number 2014741S Position Title Planning and Research Analyst Location Cañada College Department Research / Planning / IE CAÑ (DEPT) Position Number 3C0191 Percentage of Full Time 100% FLSA Non-Exempt (accrues overtime) Months per Year 12 If other, please specify Min Salary $86,652 (annual) Max Salary $110,664 (annual) Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions Posting Text Who We Are
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.The College and the District
Cañada College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 11,000 students each academic year. Cañada College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that is serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Cañada College’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.Who We Want
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.The Position
This is professional work at the action level involved in a variety of complex projects and assignments supporting the planning and research functions for a college. Under direction, the employee plans, organizes, controls, and directs operations and activities involved in the research, review, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of a variety of data and information used in assessing institutional effectiveness; assisting with college planning, accreditation, decision-making, program reviews, the assessment of student learning outcomes, and determining implications of college practices, policies, measures, and procedures. Strong writing, communication, and analytical skills are required, as well as the capacity to exercise a high degree of independent judgment and creativity in order to develop and implement related projects, studies, surveys supportive of college planning and the assessment of institutional effectiveness. The employee will support and create both web-based presentations and traditional desk-top publishing of key institutional reports and documents used for all aspects of college planning and program review. The Planning and Research Analyst will play a key role assisting in the coordination, development, and maintenance of decision-making support and reporting systems and procedures according to college needs, goals, and objectives. Extensive contact with college and District staff, faculty, and administrators is required, including the ability to communicate complex information to technical and non-technical audiences. The employee can supervise the work of paraprofessional, clerical and other staff as assigned.Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
1. Uses a variety of spreadsheet, database query tools, and other software to analyze complex statistical, financial, demographic, and other educational data in order to draw conclusions, develop proposals, and test research hypotheses
2. Develops and designs presentation graphics associated with complex statistical reports for a variety of non-technical and technical audiences
3. Prepares complex reports for broad dissemination using a variety of desk-top publishing applications
4. Assists college staff in the identification and selection of appropriate quantitative and qualitative methodologies for purposes of evaluating, assessing, and improving college programs and services
5. Assists in the design, development, and and maintenance of a website and online tools that support a variety of key institutional research and planning activities and serves the needs of diverse audiences
7. Assists college staff in the selection, design, and validation of survey tools and other qualitative research instruments and methodologies, especially online surveys and focus group research
8. Conducts focus groups with students, faculty, staff, and members of the community; makes recommendations for communication and use of qualitative research results
9. Assists college staff with conducting database queries, including identification of appropriate variables
10. Exchanges information with a wide variety of college staff regarding data needs related to research and planning; provides technical information to other users as assigned; meets with ITS and other technical staff to analyze and resolve more complex problems as they occur; attends workshops, seminars, and other meetings to obtain current information
11. Consults with college managers and staff to identify research and information needs
12. Analyzes survey results data, including frequencies, cross-tabulations, means tables, multivariate analyses, and tests of statistical significance
13. Uses databases to compile and analyze data; identifies or calculates statistically valid random samples, where necessary
14. Demonstrates knowledge of complex research and reporting methodologies, including development of and statistical validation of research instruments
15. Synthesizes data into various report formats, including summaries of statistical studies, narrative reports and research monographs for publication, including tables, graphs, and charts. Reads and comprehends technical reports and manuals related to the position
16. Prepares graphs and tables in Excel, Word, and other software as appropriate
17. Analyzes and resolves programming and database problems pertinent to issues associated with institutional research and planning
18. Consults with computer SMCCCD researchers, support staff, and database administrators regarding data integrity
19. Creates tests, verifies, debugs, revises, and refines complex programs associated with the design and execution of database queries for institutional research and planning projects
20. Uses software packages to retrieve, edit, and tabulate data from various databases and files and data sources; familiarity with a variety of programming languages, techniques and procedures (experience with Hyperion, SPSS, STATA, and SAS is a plus)
21. Uses a variety of online survey software to conduct qualitative research and report findings
22. Trains and coordinates the work of office staff and student assistants as assigned
23. Performs other duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications
• A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social science, public policy, statistics, higher education administration, or a closely-related field
• Successful work experience of increasing responsibility involving statistical research, review, analysis, interpretation and reporting
• Experience working with institutional research and planning functions
• Experience collaborating with others in determining educational and financial effectiveness, and operational efficiency of various institutional-level programs and services
• Demonstrated skill in the use and application of various programming languages
• Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
• Demonstrated skill using desk-top publications, developing websites, and managing databases
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-campus sitesKnowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of spreadsheet, database query tools, and other software to analyze complex statistical, demographic, and other educational data in order to draw conclusions, develop proposals, and test research hypotheses, preferably in a higher education setting
2. Knowledge of and ability to use presentation graphics associated with complex statistical reports for a variety of non-technical and technical audiences, including expertise with a variety of desk-top publishing programs for report preparation and dissemination
3. Skill in conceptualizing, designing, developing, evaluating, and monitoring both qualitative and quantitative research projects and reporting strategies
4. Ability to develop and maintain complex websites and knowledge of information architecture, navigation, and design priorities, as well as familiarity with current web trends and the underlying technologies of both static and dynamic sites (experience with education websites is a plus)
5. Knowledge of qualitative research methodologies, used in conjunction with quantitative research, to understand institutional and organizational phenomena, preferably in a higher education setting
6. Skill in collaborating with technical and non-technical groups comprised of individuals from various constituencies and levels within an organization
7. Skill in training, directing, and evaluating the work of others
8. Skill in oral and written communication, including public and persuasive speaking
9. Ability and skill in communicating respectfully and sensitively with people at various levels in organizations who are of diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
10. Skill in writing clear and logical work instructions, including composing technical documentation
11. Knowledge of applicable computer systems and their use for office proceduresPhysical Requirements
This classification requires viewing a monitor, sitting, and working at a computer for extended lengths of time; repetitive use of keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment; the ability to type, use phone, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects and materials up to 35lbs; manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, mouse, and phone; and ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.Preferred Qualifications Benefits
Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.Posting Detail Information Open Date 03/20/2019 First Review Date 04/25/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.Accomodations
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.Annual Security Report
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- District Employee
- District Employment Site
- CCC Registry
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Facebook or Twitter
- * Do you have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's or Master's degree in social science, public policy, statistics, higher education administration, or a closely related field?
- * Can you demonstrate successful work experience involving statistical research, review, analysis, interpretation and reporting, including work with institutional research and planning functions?
- * Can you demonstrate experience with collaborating with others in determining educational and financial effectiveness, and operational efficiency of various institutional-level programs and services?
- * Do you possess skill in the use and application of various programming languages?
- * Can you demonstrate experience with qualitative and quantitative research methodologies?
- * Can you demonstrate skill using desk-top publications, developing websites, and managing databases?
- * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
- * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive throughout the District and to off-site locations?
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Other Document 1
- Other Document 2
- Other Document 3