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RESEARCH ANALYST II

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 04/10/2022

Campus Location: District Office

Position Description:
POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Analyst II reports to the Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success at the District Office. The work schedule is 12 months per year; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This position is represented by CSEA (California School Employees Association), Chapter 363.

POSITION PURPOSE

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success the Research Analyst II serves as a lead analyst in developing and maintaining institutional research programs. The position provides support for research data management and quality assurance programs; supports the development and maintenance of strategic district and 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 District and SBCAE in maximizing educational effectiveness and program performance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Serve as a lead research analyst in district-wide research projects.

2. Develop institutional research studies using a wide variety of research analysis methodologies and technologies.

3. Collect, compile and assemble statistical data, including the District, regional, state and national.

4. Design, prepare and disseminate a variety of statistical reports and survey data and present to a wide variety of audiences both internal and external to the District.

5. Establish and maintain databases related to student success including retention, persistence, course completion, placement and others.

6. Develop, use, and maintain query tools and templates for accessing data in data warehouse and other databases; assess needs for access and query templates.

7. Work as a team member in composing, preparing, editing and proofing other office research documents, reports, memos, and correspondence prior to campus-wide and District-wide distribution.

8. Provide training and support for faculty and staff on query tools, templates, and topics of special research interest, including research/evaluation/survey designs, statistical methods, testing and assessment concepts.

9. Support colleges in the preparation of grant applications and reporting such as Title III to funding organizations.

10. Assist with other college studies including studies of transfer rates, transfer readiness, institutional effectiveness and student satisfaction.

11. Stay 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.

12. Participate in local, regional, and state activities to promote institutional research and planning and for professional development.

13. Represent the district office on college planning councils and institutional effectiveness
committees.

14. Perform other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

1. Research design, methods, sampling, statistics, and analytical strategies and techniques typically used in institutional research.

2. Current management information systems software including database, spreadsheet and graphic display.

3. Advanced formula and macro usage in spreadsheets and databases.

4. Database query tool use, data reduction and display techniques.

5. California community college data element structures.

6. Principles and techniques of information display and presentation in an environment with diverse audience.

7. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including computer operation.

8. Oral and written communication skills.

Skills and Ability to:

1. Lead in the development and maintenance of complex database systems and a decision-support system for institutional research purposes.

2. Design and conduct institutional research projects and studies including research design, methods, statistical analysis, qualitative research methods, and analytical techniques.

3. Set up database for projects with a view to the data's relationship to the total project goals and outputs.

4. Read, analyze and interpret statistical reports, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.

5. Write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals.

6. Gather, validate and interpret data from a wide variety of sources including literature and Internet searches.

7. Perform appropriate statistical analyses and interpret results and findings.

8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

10. Work independently with little supervision; prioritize work and meet schedules.

Required Qualifications:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics or related field.

2. Two years of directly related research work experience.

3. Work experience as a lead with evidence of increasing responsibility over the work of others.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Experiences and evidence of ability to quickly learn and implement tools such as Power BI, Operations Data Store (ODS), Colleague Reporting and Operating Analytics (CROA).

2. Experience with programming languages such as SQL, R, Python.
3. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

District’s Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $85,344 - $104,084 Annual Salary (Range 115: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2021-2022). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

    Benefits:
    Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% – AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.





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  • Organization

    With student learning as its primary focus, the San José/Evergreen Community College District provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post-secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the district provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

    In fulfilling this mission, the district assists students in achieving their educational and employment goals including, but not limited to, lower-division transfer and general education, two-year college degrees, certificates, distance learning opportunities, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language, economic development, adult non-credit courses, targeted career training, and community services courses.

    Human Resources

    Human Resources serves those individuals dedicated to providing educational opportunities and critical support services to the students from our communities.  Our role is to attract the very best for our students to ensure that staff, faculty and administrators are skilled in their profession, sensitive to students needs and welcoming to all who come to San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.

    Human Resources is to safe guard the interests of the District and promote the professional growth, health and well-being of all its employees. The Human Resources Services Group provides direct service and support to individual employees.  We work together with our partners at the colleges and district –wide operations to develop initiatives that foster the continuous development of our workforce.

    The employees are the foundation upon which this District realizes the values it upholds through the dedication, leadership and understanding demonstrated by our faculty and staff.

    San José/Evergreen Community College District is for the professional who is committed to equity and excellence, and attracted to a work environment dedicated to student success.  We welcome you to our community.

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