Research Analyst, Office of Research, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

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Research Analyst, Office of Research, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness



West Valley-Mission Community College District




Closing Date: 6/8/2022



Definition:




The Office of Research is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Research Analyst.

Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and as community college, we serve the diverse educational needs of our student population by providing equitable access and support towards completing associate degrees and certificates aligned with transfer and career pathways to meet educational and personal goals as well as the workforce demands of the city of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley.

This position performs a variety of highly skilled professional work in the design and conducting of research and analysis projects, identifying data sources, and extracting and analyzing data in support of an assigned campus department or division; and provides professional level technical support to end users and an assigned supervisor.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.




Assignment:


100% of full time, 37.5 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of July 25, 2022. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit. Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.



Salary and Benefits:


Anticipated Hiring Range:
  • $8,075–$8,844 monthly (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 75, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $10,688 (WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 75, Step G).
  • 5% salary increase for classified staff approved to take effect July 1, 2022


Benefits include:
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually.
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated.



Minimum Qualifications:


Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff;
  2. Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration, statistics, social science, computer science, or a related field; AND
  3. Two years of responsible statistical and research experience.




Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, coordinate, conduct and analyze administrative and operational analysis and studies; conduct qualitative research; recommend solutions based on findings.
  • Design, develop, and coordinate implementation and evaluation of departmental administrative and operational systems and procedures.
  • Maintain the assigned website; research request work order system and prioritize requests; monitor research office budget, including managing purchase orders.
  • Create and maintain databases from a variety of internal and external sources; monitor development and input of data.
  • Interpret, evaluate and clarify research requests to determine data sources and informational sources.
  • Conduct focus groups; give oral presentations.
  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve inquiries on external and internal research data from both internal and external sources.
  • Monitor and analyze changes to laws, regulations, and procedures relative research projects; interpret, explain, and disseminate information on pertinent regulations to administrators, faculty and staff; fulfill external reporting requirements.
  • Provide leadership and coordination of assigned research projects; liaison with other district and/or college departments and divisions, faculty and administrators to ensure updated information is available and presented on web site.
  • Coordinate, review work of, and collaborate with, technical and administrative support staff and students.
  • Provide support for college planning process; coordinate information and resources for department administrators and faculty.
  • Prepare, administer, analyze and maintain a variety of college reports and surveys.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: https://wvm.peopleadmin.com/postings/4860



Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.



West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.







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Organization

West Valley-Mission Community College District has a devoted Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff that serves its two colleges. West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara are on the cutting edge among higher education institutions in the Silicon Valley. Every semester over 20,000 students enroll in courses at the colleges. Thousands of others take online, off-campus, or non-credit courses and seminars offered through a variety of programs. These programs are aimed at meeting the training and retraining needs of the people of Silicon Valley.

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

  • 571 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in 2012
  • 552 students earned AA/AS degrees in 2012
  • 170 students earned Certificates that led to careers in 2012
  • We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.
  • We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and

Why not join us, and build your future as we build the future of Silicon Valley, one student at a time.contemplate a world of ideas.

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