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Institutional Research Analyst

Kern Community College District


Salary: $5,944.62 - $8,399.58 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00214

Location: Ridgecrest, CA

Department: Institutional Research

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform extensive and technical institutional research and evaluation duties, including those related to state-mandated matriculation programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of college and groups; prepare reports for college personnel to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements; assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.

Representative Duties
Perform extensive statistical and technical planning, design, research and evaluation duties related to institutional projects, including, but not limited to, state-mandated matriculation programs and activities and a variety of internal and external issues.

Conduct reviews and assessment of academic and student services programs.

Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects to assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results.

Prepare reports for college personnel and state agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.

Prepare and revise reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical contents, descriptions of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions for college and matriculation research and evaluation.

Create, develop and maintain databases related to student enrollment projections, follow-up studies and analyses of program enrollment patterns.

Collect, assemble and perform statistical analysis; determine appropriate statistics for data types including frequencies, chi-square, correlation, multiple regression and others.

Identify and extract a variety of requested data; inspect and code data in preparation for analysis; create project documentation and databases.

Operate a variety of software packages used on mainframe and personal computers for data analysis, data management, graphics and word processing.

Communicate with appropriate college staff, stakeholders and other community college districts in analysis, compilation and interpretation of data.

Respond to research questions as requested; describe findings.

Attend meetings as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to:
Bachelors degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or social/educational research and three years responsible experience involving related research and analysis activities and projects.

Knowledge and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Standard and advanced statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projections and other quantitative measures applied to education, social and program research and evaluation.
Regression techniques, principles and tables.
Research design for original data collection and analysis. Use of personal computers, mainframe and appropriate software packages.
Standard statistical software.
Technical report writing. Organization and presentation of narrative and statistical information.
Technical aspects of research.
Effective public speaking.
Uses, capabilities, characteristics and limitations of computers and related equipment.
Modern office procedures and methods.
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

ABILITY TO:
Perform extensive and technical research and evaluation tasks.
Design forms and documents for various research purposes and target audiences.
Design and perform research and evaluation of college matriculation and other institutional planning issues.
Interpret and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other related laws and regulations.
Interact, participate and conduct presentations to individuals, college groups, committees, organizations and others as assigned.
Prepare comprehensive statistical and narrative reports. Utilize accurate and appropriate statistical procedures and sampling techniques.
Create, develop and maintain computer databases.
Create and maintain necessary research documentation, files and records related to research projects.
Conduct meetings and interviews necessary for investigation and data collection.
Work as a team member with other college research staff. Use tact, patience and courtesy.
Operate a computer and related peripheral equipment.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

SALARY RANGE$ 5,994.62 - $ 8,399.58 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 6,245.56 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by January 3, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.



All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3327506/institutional-research-analyst. Emails will not be accepted.






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Organization

Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.
 
 

 

 

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