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Senior Research & Planning Analyst (Temporary)

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Senior Research & Planning Analyst (Temporary)

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCC720-TR

Location: Cypress College

Department: Institutional Research & Planning (CC)

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: Temporary One Year Term

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for implementing research related to program and administrative reviews, outcomes, assessment, and program evaluation as well as survey activities associated with student success and institutional effectiveness; actively participates in performing the most complex work of the unit.

Trains employees in their areas of work including current software practices, provision of advanced technical information, and research design, program evaluation and statistical analysis techniques.

Coordinates the work of employees in documenting research protocols and processes related to program and administrative reviews and survey research activities in accordance with established standards of practice and procedures; prepares end user and technical documentation and instructions related to information systems, data warehouse, and research agendas.

Consults with campus and District administrators regarding research needs, current studies, results of research, and related matters.

Designs and develops data collection procedures and acquisition of data and analysis for enrollment management and planning.

Identifies, develops and implements effective and sound survey instruments and intake forms for both required and investigative data trends analysis; evaluates and recommends appropriate sampling methods and techniques; participates in the collection and processing of data; participates in, reviews and coordinates the work of staff responsible for analyzing data and presenting results in comprehensive reports; assists campus and District staff in accessing student data and with data analysis.

Writes and provides technical and editorial assistance in the writing and publishing of special reports and publications; completes surveys and reports required by external public and private agencies; provides research support to grant applications and existing grants as required.

Coordinates the development and design of office website; publishes research information on site.

Communicates complex research methodology and results in written and oral format in formal and informal presentations.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Participate in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff and to address student achievement gaps; active assistance in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment; attend and participate in diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and events.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Under general direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for planning, conducting, and presenting research and analysis of institutional data related to the development and assessment of college programs, services, activities, enrollment patterns and planning and accreditation related projects; designs and executes complex research studies; and provides technical assistance to campus and District staff in the areas of program evaluation, assessment, and analysis; coordinates the work of the Research Analysts and other staff as needed to accomplish the objectives of the office.


Working Relationships:
The Senior Research and Planning Analyst maintains frequent contact with various District departments and personnel and outside agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of advanced research design and statistical analysis methods and procedures and their application to program evaluation, survey research and statistical inference and significance.

Knowledge of advanced survey design methods and implementation techniques.

Knowledge of advanced project management, data management and reporting skills.

Knowledge of methods and techniques of data collection, coding, extraction and processing, statistical analysis and reporting.

Knowledge of principles of lead supervision and training.

Knowledge of principles of database design and maintenance.

Knowledge of principles and practices of statistical and administrative report preparation.

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Knowledge of record keeping procedures.

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance.

Ability to lead, organize, and review the work of staff.

Ability to analyze requirements, recommend research design and analytical strategies, and execute complex statistical analyses appropriate to program evaluation activities and tasks.

Ability to identify, evaluate, and solve complex research design and analysis problems.

Ability to write complex reports related to research projects and program evaluations that demonstrate the ability to appropriately analyze statistical data and develop sound, logical conclusions and recommendations.

Ability to develop, implement, and complete comprehensive research projects and program evaluations within specific deadlines.

Ability to present and explain technical information in understandable terms.

Ability to develop and implement online survey tools.

Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities.

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.

Ability to meet schedules and time lines.

Ability to work independently with little direction.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major in statistics, mathematics, social science research, economics, or related field.

Minimum four (4) years of increasingly responsible research analysis and program evaluation experience including experience in the collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation of research data.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or community leaders in programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to assist historically underrepresented students achieve their educational goals.

Working Conditions:
College or District office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $7,176 - $8,714 Per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015384P

Open Date: 11/01/2019

Close Date: 11/15/2019

Special Instructions Summary: This position is grant funded and exists based on the availability of funds. Employment is contingent upon the continuous availability of funds.

This is a temporary position subject to change in dates of employment; employment of over 6 months is eligible for limited employee benefits.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

 Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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