Job Details

Position Title:

Senior Research Analyst

Posting Number:



Research and Institutional Effectiveness

Position Classification:

Classified Unit A

Time (Percent Time)::


Term (months/year)::

12 Months/Year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours)::

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Salary Range::



Steps 1-6: $ 7,148 - $9,124

Shift Differential::

Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement.

Open Date::


Initial Screening Date::


Open Until Filled::


Application Procedure::

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at Mt.SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. If applicable, College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
5. Optional – Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation). Confidential letters of recommendation are not allowed for this position.

Health & Welfare::

Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package providing medical, dental, and vision benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.

The College contributes an annual premium up to the family coverage amount for Kaiser Permanente $15 office visit medical, DeltaCare HMO dental, VSP vision and life insurance plans for eligible employees.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

*Note: Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change. Please visit the Mt. San Antonio College Benefits Website for further information.

Basic Function/Overview::

Under general supervision, independently performs a variety of advanced level professional activities involved in the research, collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data and statistics to support institutional planning issues, decision-making, program planning, and other measures of institutional effectiveness.
Receives general direction from the assigned managerial personnel. Exercises technical and functional direction over and provides training to assigned staff.
This is the advanced journey-level in the Research Analyst classification series and is distinguished from the Research Analyst position in that the Senior Research Analyst leads, designs, and conducts all levels of research projects in the Research and Institutional Effectiveness Department. The incumbent provides guidance and lead work direction to lower level research staff and provides suggestions to the Director, Research and Institutional Effectiveness regarding the operation of the unit and how to improve efficiencies.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities::

1. Leads and coordinates day-to-day projects, services, and/or activities; recommends improvements or modifications.
2. Plans, coordinates, and conducts a variety of specialized professional activities involved in the research, collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data and statistics to provide information and assistance for institutional planning issues, decision-making, and program planning.
3. Responds to and evaluates ad hoc requests for data, statistical analysis, research projects, and studies; prepares requests for processing; arranges and maintains project schedules and timelines; designs strategies to complete assignments; analyzes and compares a variety of data solutions; makes team project recommendations to the Director.
4. Assists Director to evaluate and respond to requests for complex or original research support from within and outside the College; works independently with requestors to clarify their needs and optimize the utility of research results.
5. Designs, develops, and conducts advanced institutional research projects and activities to support external and internal accountability mandates in areas such as instructional and service performance, program review, enrollment management, matriculation, outcome assessment, student assessment exam instrument validation, evaluations, and staff development.
6. Writes research reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including the preparation of conclusions and forecasts based on data summaries and other findings.
7. Prepares a variety of narrative and statistical records, reports, and files related to institutional planning, research projects, data analysis, findings, conclusions, decision-making, and assigned activities; designs and produces related charts, tables, and graphs.
8. Provides technical support, assistance, and training to staff, faculty, administrators, and others concerning institutional effectiveness and related data and statistics; responds to inquiries and provides technical information concerning related projects, reports, research, practices, policies, and procedures.
9. Reviews, analyzes, and arranges data according to project and study specifications and requirements; evaluates data acquisition processes and resources to assure accuracy and completeness; prepares statistics, research data, and reports for distribution and disseminate to appropriate personnel.
10. Collaborates with staff, faculty, and administrators in the design, development, and implementation of research projects; advises personnel and others concerning valid research design and data collection, appropriate use of data and research results in generating recommendations.
11. Assists Information Technology with the maintenance of specialized databases and information systems such as the data warehouse for enhancement in order to facilitate research and planning activities.
12. Manages the input and coding of a variety of data and information into an assigned computer system including but not limited to queries, extractions, and manipulation of computerized data, records, and reports for use in projects, studies, and analysis.
13. Develops and implements analysis plans for complex data sets; examines and integrates information from various sources and of variable quality; provides insights based on systematic assessment of qualitative and quantitative data; evaluates regular research operations routinely to recommend strategies for improvement.
14. Provides conceptual ideas from research perspectives and supplies data evidence assisting with decision-making.
15. Develops, maintains, organizes, and utilizes extensive data files and databases using various computer platforms and software (e.g., database, spreadsheet, and statistical).
16. Plans, develops, and implements techniques to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of data collection, research, and reporting activities.
17. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and affiliated trainings. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas if needed.

Other Duties::

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of::

1. Principles, practices, procedures, and techniques involved in the research, collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of statistical data.
2. Computerized data collection, management, manipulation, and distribution requirements for analysis and reporting functions; record retrieval and storage systems; data verification and clean-up procedures.
3. Qualitative and quantitative analysis, longitudinal, and program evaluation studies.
4. Statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projections and other quantitative measures applied to education research and design; statistical and mathematical computations.
5. Survey, study, data collection, and research project design, instruments, techniques, and methodology.
6. Report writing and statistical record-keeping techniques.
7. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
8. Issues and current trends in higher education, particularly as they apply to California Community Colleges.
9. Principles of student learning outcomes and general education outcomes.
10. Principles, practices, and procedures of educational measurement.
11. Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.

Skills and Abilities::

1. Lead a variety of specialized professional activities involved in the research, collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data and statistics to provide information and assistance for institutional planning issues, decision-making, and program planning.
2. Apply advanced knowledge and skills in conducting institutional research and analysis projects and activities.
3. Plan, design, manage, and implement complex research projects independently.
4. Maintain the confidentiality of information.
5. Meet schedules and timelines.
6. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
7. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
8. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
9. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
10. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to graduation from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in behavioral science, mathematics, computer science, business administration, or related field and three (3) full time equivalent years of progressively responsible experience involving statistical research and analysis including work with computer databases and software applications at a professional level.

A doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction including 12 or more higher-level graduate units related to statistics and research may qualify incumbents for an increased pay grade.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications::

1. Direct experience in institutional research for two (2) of the three (3) full time equivalent years of progressively responsible experience.
2. Working knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and Operational Data Store (ODS) or equivalent.

License(s) & Other Requirements::

The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment::

Incumbents work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands::

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle to visit various meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 20 pounds.

Conditions of Employment::

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: Mt. SAC Annual Security Report.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Special Notes::

A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY : Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Foreign Transcripts::

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.


Human Resources
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399.
Phone: (909) 274-4225
E-mail: [email protected]

Selection Procedure::

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants::

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy::

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy::

We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

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Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit.


The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine, which highlighted only one other California town. A diverse suburb just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Walnut is known for its nationally reknowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being located just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.

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