Data and Research Analyst

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Job TitleData and Research AnalystJob Description

Under the general supervision of the President, the Data and Research Analyst will develop a plan to review disaggregated student success data on an ongoing and regular basis in support of college student success efforts including: Guided Pathways framework development and DOE and private grant funded programs. The position will work directly with the Vice President of Student Services and Instruction and the Institutional Researcher to conduct research projects, develop reports, give presentations, and make recommendations based on student success data.

This position will work with the Director of Institutional research and other college offices and departments. This position works frequently with students, faculty and staff, and other community constituents.

Essential Duties Summary

Provide primary data support to:
•The Guided Pathways Steering Committee, Student Services Cabinet and Instructional Cabinet.
•Federally funded grants including but not limited to: TRIO and Title III.
•Privately funded grants including but not limited to: Chehalis and Centralia foundations.

Responsible for:
•Develop and maintain a data management system for the Guided Pathways and appropriate grant funded efforts
•Extracting data (including disaggregated) from existing data systems, analyzing the data, and providing results to appropriate stakeholders within an equity framework
•Work closely with the Director of Institutional Research in order to maintain a coherent data structure and communication process for the college
•Submit data and reports to Guided Pathways, grant initiative partners, third party evaluators and other appropriate college partners.
•Develop and maintain documentation of projects
•Perform high-level database queries, using both legacy and new technologies; extract data from disparate internal and external sources for ad-hoc and standard data requests.
•Representing the College at appropriate local, state and regional meetings; serve on College committees and teams as assigned
•Observe the ethical guidelines for research design and for protecting and reporting data (FERPA)
•Create, implement and assess surveys and facilitate focus group activities
•Other duties as assigned.

•Demonstrated ability to extract data from existing datasets, analyze the data, and report the results clearly to a broad audience
•Excellent interpersonal skills which foster effective communication in individual and group settings
•Excellent customer service skills
•Knowledge of higher education principles, practices, procedures and policies
•Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of qualitative and quantitative research
•A demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
•Strong organizational, prioritization, and time management skills

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field, or equivalent experience;
•Minimum of 3 years of experience with Higher Education data collection, analysis, and reporting, working in higher education or with a Department of Education Grant; or 3 years of relatable and comparable experience.

Preferred QualificationsPhysical DemandsSpecial Conditions for Eligibility

This is a full-time, professional/technical Exempt position. The starting annual salary will be $56,000 – $63,000 depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The state of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for all state employees. This position may participate in the TIAA/CREF retirement system.

Screening will begin as application are received.

Desired start date is November 1, 2019.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943..

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

FLSASalary GradeDOQ/DOESalary$56,000 - $63,000 Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberAS250POpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff at Centralia College. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe your experience with translating raw data into information and knowledge through the use of data visualizations and reports.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience with data modeling techniques and your ability to create, deploy and maintain large relational databases and data warehouses in a SQL or Oracle environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity (i.e., The Olympian)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 10/19/2019
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