CTE Research Analyst/Grant Specialist

Job description

CTE Research Analyst/Grant Specialist

Salary: $75,984.00 - $101,796.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 5953-c-02/21
Closing: 3/9/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Tulare, CA
Department: Career Technical Education

General Description

Under the direction of the Dean, Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development, the Career Technical Education (CTE) Research Analyst/Grant Specialist will provide data analysis and research services for College of the Sequoias (COS) CTE programs and various grant initiatives to support student success. This individual will coordinate jointly with the college's Dean, Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, and the Dean of Technology Services to provide data collection, reporting, analysis, and grant support in the college's continuous focus on data-informed decision-making. This position is funded by California's Strong Workforce and Adult Education grant programs and is assigned to the Tulare College Center, but will provide support to faculty and staff in Tulare, Visalia and Hanford. In addition to research and analysis functions, the position is also responsible for CTE grant budgeting, accounting, and reporting. Assists in grant writing.

This position is assigned to the Tulare College Center, Full-Time 12-months. Initial placement is at $75,984.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties

Job duties of the CTE Research Analyst/Grant Specialist include:

  • Independently plans designs, coordinates, implements, monitors, and disseminates research, assessment, and evaluation studies/data reports in support of the District's decision-making, planning activities, program review, outcomes and assessment cycle, enrollment management, grant requirements, mandated reporting requirements, accreditation needs, ad-hoc requests, and other measures of institutional effectiveness.
  • Conducts research, assessment, and evaluation studies connected with student equity, basic skills, persistence, retention, completion, transfer, and other student success outcomes.
  • Coordinates closely with faculty, the CTE Dean, CTE support personnel, and the COS Transfer and Career Center to develop post-graduate employment and transfer information collection strategies.
  • Implements research, assessment, and evaluation studies, including coordinating analyses and tabulation of results. Evaluates data using a variety of software applications for data analysis, data management, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, and word processing used in social science research (such as Survey Monkey, SPSS, Tableau, and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • May conduct research, assessment, and evaluation studies for other instructional and non-instructional programs and services, as needed.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains informational and publicity-oriented publications/ documents including COS and CTE Fact Books, Fact Sheets and Guidebooks.
  • Coordinates with external agencies and organizations including, but not limited to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS), the National Student Clearinghouse, the Tulare County Office of Education, regional Strong Workforce and Adult Education organizations, and the California Community College Chancellor's Office to complete student tracking and outcome analyses and meet reporting requirements.
  • Researches and identifies sources of data for assigned projects. Gathers, compiles, verifies, analyzes, and correlates information and presents data in graphic, tabular, written, and oral forms.
  • Communicates with appropriate internal and external users in compilation, analysis, and interpretation of data.
  • Provides technical support regarding research design, survey development, and test validation.
  • Responds to data/research requests or questions for information regarding research-related activities.
  • Budgets, accounts, and reports on CTE grants, including but not limited to Strong Workforce, the Adult Education Program, and Perkins. Assists in grant writing.
  • Assists with the training of employees and/or assistants.
  • Identifies, extracts, and analyzes a variety of requested data from Banner, the COS Data Warehouse, the COS Extended Information System (EIS), Argos, TracDat, the Chancellor's Office NOVA and DataMart systems, the statewide CTE Outcomes Survey, the CalPass Plus Launchboard, and state/national/federal online data sources (such as the state Economic Development Division, the state Department of Finance, the US Census Bureau, the American Community Survey, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the federal Department of Labor), Supports the District's efforts to ensure data integrity.
  • Administers previously developed survey instruments/questionnaires through online, telephone, and text methods, Scantron, and other methodologies. Develops new survey instruments/questionnaires as needed. Gathers, analyzes, distributes, and presents the results to various internal and external audiences.
  • Compiles and reports the results of Student Evaluations regarding Faculty Instruction.
  • Collects, compiles, and secures confidential records and reports.
  • Updates and maintains information on the District's Institutional Research (IR) Calendar for the Office of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.
  • Creates and maintains logs and documentation for generated data.
  • Participates in and serves on committees/workgroups/taskforces.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, and conferences as assigned.
  • Performs data support duties related to the Office of Research, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, the Office of the President, and multiple COS academic, administrative, and student support departments, divisions, and offices.
  • Will utilize multiple software platforms in performing the required duties of the position.
  • Conducts special projects and perform other related duties as assigned/required.

  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

    Any combination equivalent to:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, economics, sociology, statistics, educational psychology, education research, computer sciences, management information systems, engineering, information technology or a related field. and
  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience in the collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation of research, assessment, and evaluation data.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, staff, and the community. Knowledge of K-12 school systems and post-secondary academic institutions.

  • Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with CTE program pathways, Adult Education, and industry sectors is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Tableau is highly desirable.

  • Working Conditions:

  • Indoor/Office environment.
  • Constant interruptions

  • Physical Abilities
  • Ability to operate a computer and office equipment
  • Ability to travel to meetings and events
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate with students/employees/public in writing, by e-mail, in person or on the telephone
  • Ability to read various materials.

  • Knowledge and Abilities

    The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

    Knowledge of:
  • Research, assessment and evaluation theory, design, methodology, survey sampling, and analytical techniques.
  • Trends/practices in education including planning, teaching/learning, policy, administration, and community colleges.
  • Data collection and coding.
  • Technical research report writing.
  • Research software applications for data gathering, data analysis, data management, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, and word processing software applications such as Survey Monkey, Banner, Crystal Reports, Argos, Tableau, SPSS (Statistical Package Social Science), and Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analyses techniques.
  • Inferential and descriptive statistics.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.

  • Ability to:
  • Demonstrate evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, staff, and the community.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret policy documents/reports.
  • Present information orally to individuals and small groups and respond to common inquiries.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Operate a variety of office machines including computer terminal, Scantron, scanner, fax machine, copier, and other office equipment.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships/partnerships with others both inside and outside COS.
  • Conduct research, collect, compile, assemble, analyze, and report a variety of data and information used for analysis of institutional planning issues, decision-making, trend monitoring, reports, and publications.
  • Perform appropriate data analyses (both quantitative and qualitative) and interpret results and findings.
  • Review and verify input and output data to assure accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness, and validity.
  • Gather, validate, and interpret data from a wide variety of sources, including literature and online/Internet searches.
  • Establish priorities, plan, and organize a variety of work assignments.
  • Work accurately and independently with minimal supervision while meeting schedules and time lines.
  • Establish and maintain comprehensive and accurate files and records, prepare concise and complete reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive and privileged material and information.
  • Learn new ideas, procedures, processes, and computer software quickly and independently.
  • Show willingness to participate in cross-training activities; ability to learn quickly and retain new information.

  • Application Procedure

    To be considered applicants must submit ALL of the following required material before or by the filing deadline:
  • An online job application.
  • Letter of interest, which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. Official transcripts required upon employment.

  • Recruitment Analyst: Keila Reynoso [email protected]

    To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cos/jobs/2995020/cte-research-analyst-grant-specialist

    COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The College of the Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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    Posted: 2/25/2021
    Application Due: 3/10/2021
    Work Type: Full Time