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Senior Research and Data Solutions Analyst

Chaffey College

Salary: $8,439.00 Monthly

Job Type: Classified Contract

Job Number: 22-23/00025

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Department: Institutional Research

Closing: 10/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Position Description

Under supervision, will assist in developing, designing, and preparing major institutional research studies, perform complex higher order statistical analyses, and provide technical support to faculty, staff, and administration related to research methodology, survey development and design, and reporting of data and information for decision-making.


  • Develop and maintain a learning/data analytics infrastructure for the campus
  • Develop and automate a learning analytics framework utilizing predictive modeling
  • Build front-end visualizations and data tools for the wider campus audience
  • Provide data coaching at all levels of the institution on analyzing and interpreting data to improve instruction, student, and administrative outcomes
  • Collaborate and consult with others on projects and needs related to research design and data solutions
  • Designs research methodologies, analyses, and studies using sound, up-to-date research practices. Prepares written and oral reports on performance outcomes and student learning outcomes in a user-friendly way to individuals and groups with varied preparation in research.
  • Identifies data resources, designs research methodology, performs statistical analyses, and prepares institutional reports for federal and state-funded grants.
  • Coordinates with external agencies to maintain integrity and facilitate acquisition of external database information.
  • Extracts, collects, analyzes, and reports data and information related to academic programs, curriculum, enrollment management, student demographics and outcomes, matriculation, and assessment.
  • Designs and develops online analytical processing cubes for regular posting to the Institutional Research Office web site.
  • Downloads, formats, and builds longitudinal California Community College Chancellor's Office Management Information System database files.
  • Designs web-enabled, scannable, and hard copy survey forms utilizing specialized computer software.
  • Works closely with institutional support staff who are involved in data collection and entry to ensure the integrity of data and develop consistent professional standards for data entry.
  • Designs and conducts studies that provide evidence of occupational course outcomes, including state-mandated data collection and reporting, analysis of core performance accountability measures, student and employer satisfaction surveys, and other follow-up and tracking studies.
  • Assists the Director of Institutional Research in evaluating and responding to requests for research support originating within and outside the institution; works independently with requestors to clarify their needs and optimize the utility of research results.
  • Assists the Director of Institutional Research in monitoring the progress of multiple research projects and developing appropriate project timelines.
  • Assists the Director of Institutional Research in coordinating, training, and providing work direction and guidance to assigned adult hourly, student, and/or part-time clerical staff as appropriate.
  • Represents the Institutional Research Office on internal and external committees and projects.
  • Participates in various regional and state forums and organizations dealing with research in community colleges.
  • Carries out other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Institutional Research.

  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with educational background in social behavioral sciences, statistics, or related field.
  • Two (2) years of institutional research experience with formal preparation in research design, research methodology, and statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Univariate, multivariate, and non-parametric statistics.
  • Sound research practices related to research methodology, research design, and principles of survey design and dissemination.
  • A variety of software packages used for statistical analysis.
  • Database management and design, computerized applications and file formats that facilitate database management.
  • The California Community College System and its relationship to the function of local community college institutional research offices.
  • Ability to:
  • Independently identify, investigate, and define issues and problems relevant to the research needs and goals of a broad constituency, locate sources of information to address these issues and problems.
  • Speak before large and small audiences with clarity, poise, and confidence; present research findings via a wide array of modalities (i.e., written, oral, tabular, etc.).
  • Understand and independently carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • The ability to translate data into actionable information is essential
  • Expertise in data management
  • Expertise in predictive modeling and analytics
  • Knowledge of visualization software and/or reporting-dashboard technology such as Tableau or R-Shiny
  • Ability to collaborate with others and provide guidance on research and data and their implications for decision-making
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community-at-large.
  • MEETING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT ASSURE THE CANDIDATE OF AN INTERVIEW. Applications will be evaluated taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution with educational background in social behavioral sciences, statistics, or related field.
  • Two years of community college research experience.

  • Additional Information

    SPECIAL CONDITIONSWorking hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:30pm . This position is overtime exempt and may necessitate working varying schedules including evenings and weekends. This position is at the Rancho Cucamonga campus, but relocation to the Chino or Fontana campuses may be required per contract and need.
    Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system. Our new application can be accessed at The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:

    Please do not include any additional documents only the documents that are indicated below. If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified. Please do not submit letters of recommendation or documents that contain your photograph.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of college level transcripts (Photocopies or computer printouts are acceptable. Copies of diplomas/degrees are NOT acceptable in lieu of transcripts. Foreign transcripts must be transcribed and evaluated in English by a bona fide evaluation service.)
    This is a full-time, 12-month, classified bargaining unit position. Starting date: as soon as possible. Range 42 of the CSEA Salary Schedule, with a starting salary of Step A, $8,439. Excellent benefits package.
    Upon conditional job offer, applicant must provide the District proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and submit to and pass a background check as a prerequisite to being hired. Submitting proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Being able and ready to work onsite at a Chaffey facility or location is an essential function of this job.
    Being able and ready to work in-person with Chaffey students, Chaffey employees, or other members of the Chaffey community/Chaffey partners/Chaffey contractors is an essential function of this job.

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    Chaffey College serves over 18,000 students offering academic and career technical education programs to the local residents at the three campuses and online. The college's superior general education courses provide a basis for students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities or to acquire job skills necessary for the changing marketplace. Chaffey College is also recognized for its outstanding career technical education (CTE) programs. A student whose objective is to gain technical skills, change careers, or improve their existing skills can choose from over 60 CTE programs including accounting, nursing, automotive technology, fashion design and merchandising, fire technology or hotel and food service management.

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