Research Analyst, Senior/Data Warehouse Coordinator

Job description

Closing Date: 12/14/2020*

*For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Starting Salary: $8,432.17 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-70

Full Salary Range: $8,432.17 - $11,305.12 (per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

De Anza College Mission Statement:

De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


The Research Analyst, Senior/Data Warehouse Coordinator provides research and evaluation support for various college programs and equity and student success initiatives. Under the direction of the College Researcher, independently perform complex analyses, including extracting, compiling, and analyzing data and provide leadership for validating, implementing and maintaining the data warehouse as well as ensuring data quality. The position ensures data quality within multiple self-service data tools and updates the tools as necessary. The position uses multiple software tools to navigate a student information system to identify data needed for institutional research efforts and report the results written, visually and orally. The position will report data locally, to the state, accreditors, and various survey and data requests. The position uses and analyzes data and conducts research, both quantitative and qualitative to support decision-making, equity, assessment, student learning, and enrollment management. The position is responsible for training users on multiple data tools, how to interpret the data, and how to implement change using the data. The positions will also create innovative data visualization tools to help users better understand the story behind the numbers. The position is responsible for guiding conversations around racial equity and outcomes from a data-informed approach which includes attending various meetings on campus and meeting with a wide variety of stakeholders. The position is supported by categorical equity grant funds.

Under the direction of the College Researcher of Institutional Research and Planning, the position is responsible for organizing, designing, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive institutional research program especially providing support for its data management and quality assurance programs. The position provides leadership for designing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive analytical data warehouse, data quality assurance programs, decision support system(s), and the institutional research and planning web site. The position supports the development and maintenance of strategic college planning processes; uses and analyzes data and conducts research to support decision-making, budgeting, assessments and evaluations, and enrollment management and to support the college in maximizing educational effectiveness and program performance.


In collaboration with appropriate Institutional Research and Planning and Information Systems staff and depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Conducts, documents, writes, and presents research on such topics as student retention, cohort tracking, student learning and institutional outcomes, placement and outcomes assessment, matriculation, program evaluation, enrollment, staffing, impact studies, Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH) data, student success, and student outcomes.
  2. Provides leadership for the design, development, and maintenance of a comprehensive institutional research data warehouse for research, decision-making, evaluation, assessment, reporting, and planning purposes.
  3. Develops, uses, and maintains query tools and templates for accessing data in the warehouse and other databases; assesses needs for access and query templates; and provides consultation and training in query tool, template, and data warehouse use.
  4. Develops, maintains, and publishes data policies, procedures, and standards for the data warehouse, data elements, and extract procedures.
  5. Develops and implements quality assurance policies, procedures, and practices for ensuring the accuracy of all district data and reports related to the production databases, the analytical data warehouse, other databases, and the institutional research and planning web site.
  6. Designs, develops, and maintains additional institutional research databases as needed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of institutional research and decentralized research and analysis for improving student learning and institutional performance.
  7. Provides leadership for and technical expertise to coordinate the development and maintenance a comprehensive, attractive, user-friendly, institutional research and planning web site including a comprehensive online statistical fact book and online access to research and planning reports and documents.
  8. Assists in developing college and district planning processes and participates in the development of district, college, and program plans, especially by providing relevant data, research, and analysis.
  9. Prepares and presents complex oral and written reports to faculty, administration and others on data access and use, information, analyses and research findings.
  10. Performs descriptive and inferential statistical calculations and analyses using client-server, statistical and spreadsheet software.
  11. Responds to external reporting requirements and requests, including Federal and State reporting, surveys, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports, and Westat reports.
  12. Assists with the design, implementation, and analysis of survey research, including survey instruments and questionnaires.
  13. Collects, maintains, documents, indexes, and updates reports and reference materials used by institutional research, especially those related to the online Fact Book and web-site.
  14. Stays current on findings and trends in institutional research and planning, especially as related to data management, data warehousing, decision support systems, and institutional research web site use and support.
  15. Participates in local, regional, and state activities to promote institutional research and planning and for professional development.
  16. Attends a variety of meetings as assigned.
  17. Serves on college and district committees on data management and information systems, enrollment management, outcomes assessment, student equity and diversity, and other topics.
  18. Assists in the preparation of grant applications and reporting to funding organizations.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  1. Institutional research, its literature, organizations, and practices or ability to acquire knowledge thereof.
  2. Research design, methods, sampling, statistics, and analytical strategies and techniques typically used in institutional research.
  3. Data warehouse and decision-support system design and use for institutional research purposes or ability to acquire knowledge thereof.
  4. Database query tool use, especially Brio.
  5. Quality assurance techniques, procedures, and policies or ability to acquire knowledge thereof.
  6. Data reduction and display techniques.
  7. California community college data element structures or ability to acquire knowledge thereof.
  8. Operation of a computer, server, and operating systems and relevant software.
  9. Statistical software packages and tools such as SAS and SPSS, spreadsheet software, relational database software operation and management.
  10. Issues in higher education; program evaluation and assessment of educational outcomes or ability to acquire knowledge thereof.
  11. Oral and written communication skills, including public speaking techniques.

Ability to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Design and conduct institutional research projects and studies including research design, methods, statistical analysis, qualitative research methods, and analytical techniques.
  3. Lead in the development and maintenance of complex database systems, a data warehouse, and a decision-support system for institutional research purposes.
  4. Design and develop query templates for user-friendly access to the data warehouse and other complex databases.
  5. Gather, validate and interpret data from a wide variety of sources including literature and Internet searches.
  6. Develop quality assurance policies, procedures, and practices to ensure the validity and reliability of district and institutional research data.
  7. Design, post, and manage complex web pages for institutional research purposes and web site.
  8. Perform appropriate statistical analyses and interpret results and findings.
  9. Report and communicate complex ideas and research findings clearly and concisely.
  10. Create, evaluate, document, and maintain research files, records and complex data and information systems for collecting and manipulating large quantities of data from sources including surveys and complex databases.
  11. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  12. Manage projects, problem solve, facilitate group meetings, and coordinate projects.
  13. Meet schedules and time lines.
  14. Learn new ideas, procedures, processes, and computer software.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a research-related field (statistics, mathematics, economics, social sciences, or education AND three (3) years of professional- level experience in a similar setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Master's degree.


  1. Office environment.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard and audio, video, and computer equipment.
  3. Seeing to read various materials.
  4. Standing for extended periods of time.
  5. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  6. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  7. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects up to 30 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.


Position: Full-Time, Categorical Funded, 12-months per year

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 11/24/2020
Application Due: 12/17/2020
Work Type: Full Time