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Classified Employment Opportunities

RESEARCH ANALYST
Institutional Research/Petaluma Campus

Supplemental Questionnaire

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Institutional Research Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated organizational and analytical skills to join an outstanding team of administrators, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our business community, and to our students. This is a regular, full-time categorically funded Classified position. Generally, the hours of employment will be between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but work schedules may vary, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. This position is located at the Petaluma Campus. Under general supervision, performs a variety of highly skilled professional work in conducting, designing, testing and implementing research projects District-wide; develops methodology for empirical and statistical studies; analyzes and provides interpretation of studies in written technical reports and oral presentations; may direct the work of other staff. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide useful and relevant information to SRJC administrators, faculty and staff - to help inform the planning process, policy formation, decision making, and accountability. In addition, the office is charged with compiling reports on a regular and as-requested basis to the federal government, state chancellors office, and various other individuals and groups. The office also consults with campus programs and individuals regarding sources of external and internal data and information, and how to gather, analyze and interpret data.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to be detail oriented while sustaining a global focus and vision for institutional planning and decision-making; understand complex academic standards and requirements, and administrative governance systems; plan, organize, and perform highly technical and complex research activities within defined deadlines; perform policy analysis to decipher the requirements for the institution; apply mandated regulations; work within the American Association for Institutional Research Code of Ethics; interpret research needs, requests, and questions; design sound research studies and draw sound conclusions; write technical reports; make oral presentations; communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; represent the department professionally and effectively with other California Community Colleges and other professional organizations; maintain current knowledge of emerging technology trends and developments; maintain proficiency in using statistical software (such as SAS/SPSS) and mapping software; work independently with little direction as well as collaboratively; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population. The knowledge of principles, practices and methodologies of educational research; current operating systems for computer and the Internet; various software applications including knowledge of database query software; survey development and scanning software; California Community Colleges MIS data elements; American Association for Institutional Research Code of Ethics; educational research methods as related to academic, testing, and administrative standards.

Required Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree in social/behavioral sciences, education, mathematics, or related field AND extensive experience in a research position, preferably in an educational environment with experience in projects requiring statistical/analytical work and previous experience directing the work of others; OR the equivalent.

Preferred:

  • Experience in a community college setting

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

SCOPE

The Research Analyst applies an advanced knowledge of research methodology as a project leader and technical expert in conducting and critiquing difficult and complex institutional research studies including the development and maintenance of research information systems.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Designs research studies (including project scope, methodology, data sources and analytical strategy); selects, adapts, and applies appropriate research and statistical techniques to specific areas of study; collects data and develops procedures to organize code and enter data; constructs databases using applicable statistical software to retrieve and analyze data for accuracy and validity; plans, designs, and tests research instrumentation and evaluates data to assess reliability and validity of findings; utilizes current technology to support institutional research needs, governmental compliance and reporting requirements; designs surveys and relational databases; conducts and/or oversees interviews and surveys to gather information for research projects; composes and edits research materials in a variety of formats, including but not limited to graphs and charts for research reports and presentations, and data visualization; composes graphs and charts to show changes in data over a period of time; prepares data for publication; writes technical reports to provide information, interpretation, and recommendations on research projects; communicates complex research methodology and results in written and oral format in formal and informal presentations; recommends data sources and database design as well as makes recommendations on all phases of research projects; participates in professional organizations and maintains current knowledge of federal, state, and local legislative actions that may have implications for research and evaluation programs for the District; assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the operating budget for the Office of Institutional Research; leads and oversees work for other classified staff; trains and supervises student and short-term, non continuing employees.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  3. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Supplemental Questionnaire.
  6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Salary Range: $4,752 - $5,778 per month (2013/14 Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $5,239 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).

  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.