RESEARCH AND PLANNING ANALYST (Campus Based - Cuyamaca College)

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RESEARCH AND PLANNING ANALYST (Campus Based - Cuyamaca College)

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Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: October 21, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Department: Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range:
Range: 44; $5,319 (Step A) or $5,625 (Step B) Monthly
Based on education and experience.

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP.
Job Description

This position will be campus-based and will work at Cuyamaca College.

Well known across the state for its innovative equity-focused work, Cuyamaca College is seeking an energetic, equity-minded institutional research and planning professional to join our college and district research, planning, and institutional effectiveness teams. Based primarily in the Cuyamaca College Institutional Effectiveness, Success, and Equity Office, and as part of the District Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness team, this position will provide critical research and evaluation support for the College's strategic plan, student equity efforts, guided pathways transformation, and career education initiatives. The Research and Planning Analyst will work closely with the Senior Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Success, and Equity and Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, Planning, and Technology to expand college research and information capacity and advance a culture of inquiry across the District.


  • Under direction from an assigned manager, responsible for performing activities in support 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.

  • Consults with administrators, representatives of governmental and private organizations, employee groups, and others regarding the coordination of District research needs in planning, analyzing, and reporting for current studies, results of research, and related matters.
  • Makes recommendations to staff regarding directions the District should take in the areas of educational analysis, reporting and planning.
  • 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 program them for scanning utilizing specialized computer software.
  • Performs qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as secondary data analysis, on assigned research projects, and interpret findings in written reports and oral presentations.
  • Performs ad hoc queries and create 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.
  • Helps to coordinate the strategic planning process that integrates program review, unit planning, divisional planning and college-wide planning which establish annual and long range goals.
  • Designs and performs quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation of Student Equity Plans and Student Success and Support Program core services, including orientation; assessment and placement; counseling, advising and other education planning services; and following-up services for at-risk students.
  • Assists with the preparation of Student Equity and SSSP reports by providing tabular, graphic and statistical content, descriptions of analytical methods, and narratives of findings and conclusions.
  • Participates in the development, administration, and maintenance of institutional research databases and automated reporting systems, which includes developing, coordinating and maintaining comprehensive institutional research databases, including a data warehouse; optimizing efficiency of the research function by identifying and automating repetitive tasks; partnering with internal departments to ensure the integrity of data; assisting in the development of automated enrollment reports; and performing related activities.
  • Utilizes advanced techniques and functions, including Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Access, Tableau and other data management and query software to develop, administer, and maintain institutional research databases, automated reporting systems, and complex queries and access the District's general enterprise databases.
  • Assists with grant-writing, particularly grant evaluation components.
  • Conducts and updates college environmental scanning and planning assumptions.
  • Directs or performs studies required for accreditation of the college and individual programs.
  • Manage projects, problem solve, facilitate group meetings, coordinate projects, and meet schedules and timelines.
  • Plan and lead the implementation of institutional research projects and studies including research design, methods, statistical analysis, qualitative research methods, and analytical techniques.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of complex database systems, a data warehouse, and a decision support system for institutional research purposes.
  • Analyze data from college databases and other sources for planning, decision-making, evaluation, and accountability purposes.
  • Determine the appropriate methods for gathering, presenting, and reporting data regarding the operations of the District.
  • Oversee the creation or customization, to faculty staff and community specifications, quantitatively sound, criterion referenced survey instruments for a variety of research projects.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a collection of data and reports to support program review, student outcomes, accreditation, matriculation, data integrity, and state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Provide support, technical assistance, and consultation related to research reports, data analysis, surveys, and special research projects to administrators, faculty, staff, students, community members, and external agencies.

  • Utilize principles of sampling methodology to identify stratified random cohort groups for survey dissemination.
  • Represent Office of Institutional Research and Planning on committees and interface with members to address research needs.
  • Use online databases or subscription databases (e.g. National Student Clearinghouse) to obtain needed data.
  • Use internet publishing and programming to update and maintain institutional research Data-on-Demand system and website data, charts/tables, and document.
  • Administer and develop online survey forms and data collection process.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Methods, practices and procedures for planning and conducting experimental and quasi-experimental research in Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Parametric and non-parametric statistical methods and terminology.
  • 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.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Recordkeeping and statistical techniques.

  • Communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely in writing and in oral presentation.
  • Read, interpret, and explain research findings.
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from a wide variety of sources.
  • 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 and maintain computer databases.
  • Balance multiple priorities under strict timelines.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion in work activities.

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: a bachelor's degree in a field requiring expertise in statistical applications, including multiple-regression methods and analysis of variance, as well as research design; and two years of professional experience in planning and conducting industrial, organizational, or educational research projects. 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.

  • Valid California driver's license and the ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.

  • Typical office environment.

Additional Information


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Position specific required documents:
  • Complete and current resume.
  • 1-3 page cover letter. You MUST discuss your level of experience in the following areas (or your application will not be considered):
    • A) Designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research involving surveys or focus groups, and preparing comprehensive presentations of research findings.
    • B) Manipulating large datasets (such as: merging, aggregating and disaggregating data; transforming variables).
    • C) Using statistical software, such as SPSS, Stata, R, or SAS; include your proficiency level (beginning, intermediate, or advanced), tasks completed with the software, and the context in which you used the software.
    • D) Collaborating with diverse stakeholders on research and evaluation projects.

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GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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