Research Analyst (2 Positions)
Butte-Glenn Community College
Closing Date/Time: 3/22/2018 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: Not Displayed
Location: Main Campus, CA
Department: Planning and Information
Full-time 40 hour per week, 12 months per year
CSEA-Range 38 $4,897.32 per month
Some highlights and details associated with this position:
Work schedule of Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon. Over the summer, that changes to Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with Friday off.
Health benefits-The District offers several plans to employees, many of them at no cost to the employee. Additionally, Butte College employees have access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs. Employees can receive free or reduced cost care (depending on plan election).
This position receives sick leave of one day per month of employment.
Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.
For 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.
The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 16,000 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 59% of Butte College students are white, 27% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 3% are African American, 2% are Native American, and 4% are multi-ethnic. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.
The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
Under the direction of an administrator, the Research Analyst has principal responsibility for the data collection, analysis, visualization and evaluation services that support the Student Equity Program and the District. The Research Analyst will support student equity initiatives related to the support services and social needs of students from culturally, ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds to meet the student equity goals of the District. This position will also be responsible for collaborating with the Director of Institutional Research in performing activities in support of a comprehensive institutional research program which includes designing, conducting, writing and presenting college-wide research and evaluation studies and will provide information and research for planning and evidence-based decision-making. Develops and maintains databases and runs queries to support all research functions.
The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *
Develops and designs sound research methodology to conduct successful research studies*
Extracts, verifies, compiles and formats data collections, including quantitative and qualitative data for planning, decision-making, evaluation and accountability purposes*
Conducts statistical analysis, both descriptive and inferential, working with research databases and other appropriate data sources for varying impacts affecting the District*
Develops, implements and monitors performance indicators that enable the District to assess their effectiveness*
Conducts disaggregate analysis of the student equity data by gender, ethnicity, age, group and special populations (student with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, foster youth and veterans)*
Uses univariate and multivariate statistics to collect, analyze and present data and information from multiple sources, such as surveys, focus groups, management information systems and various studies and reports from internal offices and external agencies*
Provides technical and analytical support to committees, faculty, administrators and external sources engaged in research and activities related to the District and the Student Equity Plan*
Prepares comprehensive, clear and concise reports and recommendations based on research interpretations*
Prepares graphical presentations and develops charts, graphs and executive summaries*
Makes presentations to internal and external audiences*
Assists the Director of Student Equity with interfacing collaboratively with community leaders, staff at the county, city and the local K-12 school districts to achieve the District mission of servicing diverse communities through collaboration, innovation and partnerships*
Implements research projects that develop and evaluate the annual outreach and recruitment campaigns which support student equity outcomes and the District's enrollment goals*
Maintains current knowledge of relevant governmental regulations, Chancellor's Office guidelines and legislative and statewide issues that have implications related to the Student Equity Program of the District*
Operates a computer on a daily basis to perform daily functions; maintains and updates technical skills in order to perform complex, advanced level computer methods including, but not limited to, word processing, website maintenance, design and layout for publications, database development and maintenance and charts and spreadsheets utilizing a variety of software and peripherals*
Maintains working knowledge of specialized terminology; maintains familiarity with District programs, policies, procedures and rules; responds to requests for information regarding student equity and institutional research*
May assist in providing professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students with varying levels of understanding and knowledge about student equity and institutional research
May serve on a variety of District committees as requested
May perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in economics, education, mathematics, psychology, sociology, social science, statistics, public administration, business administration or a related field with emphasis on research methodology or data analysis, or the equivalent*; AND
Two (2) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this class.
Graduation from high school or G.E.D. or the equivalent**.
*Bachelor's education equivalency equals two years of increasingly responsible related work experience for each full year (24-30 units) of college.
**High School education equivalency equals an adult education diploma or four (4) years of full-time, paid work experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer applications, such as statistical spreadsheets, word-processing, data analysis software, publication design and creating and maintaining databases.
Travel may be required.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
A Master's Degree in economics, education, mathematics, psychology, sociology, social science, statistics, public administration, business administration or a related field with emphasis on research methodology or data analysis, or the equivalent.
Experience in an academic setting.
Familiarity with using a statistical software package such as SPSS, R, SAS, etc.
Understanding of techniques for developing qualitative data, such as: effective survey design and implementation as well as strategies for conducting focus group studies.
SQL language proficiency.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.
Knowledge of: District policies, procedures, rules and regulations; laws and ordinances pertaining to the specific responsibilities of the position; extracting and analyzing data from multiple sources; research methods, analyses and reporting; statistical, spreadsheet, word processing and graphics software; computer programs for effective database design, data warehousing and report writing;; website maintenance; federal and state regulations pertaining to student equity, basic skills and student support programs; applicable sections of the California Education Code; principles of effective interaction with diverse students, staff, faculty and administration; standard statistical procedures related to student trends and projections; qualitative, quantitative and benchmarking measures; establishing goals; developing graphical representations; learn new ideas, procedures, processes and computer software packages quickly and independently .
Ability to: implement District policies and procedures and rules and regulations; design and implement research projects; utilize statistics to solve problems and recommend solutions; gather, analyze and interpret statistical information; gather and utilize qualitative and quantitative data analysis; use computer systems and a variety of software packages; create and prepare clear, complete and concise reports, proposals and plans to be presented to a variety of audiences; utilize quantitative data analysis for proposed projections; clearly organize and present information; exhibit excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; communicate effectively and tactfully both orally and in writing; demonstrate strong organizational skills while paying close attention to detail; plan and organize workload to meet required deadlines; make required mathematical calculations accurately and rapidly; learn and adapt to new technologies, policies and procedures; work accurately at a fast pace under the pressure of deadlines; analyze and detect errors in gathered information; work as a member of a team as well as work independently as needed and/or required; understand and follow oral and written directions; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; communicate professionally in confrontational situations; demonstrate a sensitivity to and a respect for diverse populations; work effectively with diverse populations.