Research Analyst

Job description

Research Analyst

Salary: $4,999.00 - $6,323.00 Monthly
Job Type:
Job Number: 201700234
Closing: 5/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
Location: Merced, CA
Department: Information Technology Systems

Range 28
40 hours/week12 months/year

Interviews tentatively scheduled for the week of May 24, 2021
Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students, with room to expand on its 267-acre main campus and 120-acre Los Banos site, as well as at our innovative Business Resource Center in Downtown Merced. The City of Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento. Merced is known as the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and is home to the University of California's newest campus, UC Merced. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes — large and small — throughout the county.

As a member of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the research analyst supports the college community's informed, data-driven decision making processes. The incumbent will help provide various campus departments accurate and timely information along with OIE colleagues. If you are a team-player, enjoy a fast-paced fun environment, and are passionate about your work, we encourage you to apply and become part of the OIE team!

Merced College Vision
Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission
Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs
  • Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

    General Description:
    Under the direction of the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, carries out mandated or desirable research in support of matriculation, student equity, grants, accreditation, and in other related areas, and provides other general support as needed.

    Examples of Duties
    Essential Functions:
  • Assists in maintaining and monitoring data files and supplementary databases and datasets
  • Performs basic data collection and analysis for grant proposal development, and research and evaluation studies
  • Assists in designing and implementing research projects as requested by the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Interviews department faculty, staff and students to obtain information for research, development and evaluation
  • Supervises the collection of data for the accreditation process
  • Works with Information Technology Services to obtain data for research and reporting purposes
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of:
  • Modern office practices and procedures, including the use of a computer
  • Internet Explorer or other browsers, SQL databases, and Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Use of these applications for data entry, manipulation and report preparation
  • Methods and techniques of statistical analysis
  • Use of information for program and institutional evaluation and assessment
  • Organizing information for presentation and reporting purposes

  • Ability to:
  • Gather and sort data and assist in preparing comprehensive, accurate reports
  • Work effectively with administration, faculty, staff and students
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Operate a personal computer and related peripherals
  • Work accurately and independently while meeting schedules and timelines
  • Prioritize, plan and organize a variety of work assignments
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Typical Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of applicable experience OR
  • Associate's degree AND five (5) years of applicable experience OR
  • The equivalent education and experience

  • Desired:
  • Minimum two (2) years of responsible office experience
  • Experience working in a community college or other academic setting

    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

    Work is performed primarily in an office environment

    Physical ability to:
  • Work at a desk, conference table, or in meetings of various configurations
  • Hear and understand speech at normal levels
  • Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand normal conversation
  • Read printed matter and computer screens
  • Stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull
  • Lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight
  • Operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard
  • Reach in all directions

  • Vision:
    See in the normal visual range with or without correction

    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Supplemental Information
    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

  • If Applicable:
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (Download PDF reader)
  • Equivalency Review Form (Required for applicants who do not possess the stated minimum educational qualifications and are seeking consideration on the basis of equivalency).
  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:
    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the first interview will be scheduled via Zoom. The second/final interview may be scheduled onsite. Applicants are required to ensure access to the necessary technology to participate in a Zoom interview and will be responsible for their travel expenses, if necessary.

    Employee Benefits:
    The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only. Sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    Condition of Employment:
    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office. Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/4/2021
    Application Due: 5/4/2033
    Work Type: Full Time