Under direction performs complex research assignments related to educational programs, planning, and development.
Examples of Duties/ Essential Job Functions
Essential Job Functions
Conducts complex research studies related but not limited to enrollment management, retention, matriculation, weekly contact hours, staffing patterns, student and faculty characteristics, program vitality and evaluation, program review, community characteristics, student achievement, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and institutional planning and effectiveness.
Makes recommendations for policies, procedures, and systems based on analysis of current and proposed programs and practices.
Designs, implements, and maintains specialized databases to facilitate research and planning activities.
Evaluates problems to determine whether they are amenable to statistical inquiry and formulates the investigative processes and procedures to be followed.
Analyzes trends in community college education, college and community characteristics, and anticipates planning and information needs.
Selects, adapts, and applies appropriate research and statistical techniques to specific areas of study.
Collects, compiles, describes, organizes, analyzes, interprets, and presents data and information related to matters under study by creating queries and utilizing various types of software such as Microsoft Access, SQL and Ellucian.
Coordinates with faculty, staff, and administration on various aspects of planning, accreditation, and program review functions and processes.
Documents, writes, and presents research findings on a variety of college issues such as student retention, cohort tracking, student and institutional outcomes, student success, program review, and student learning outcomes.
Prepares research and statistical findings in proper technical form.
Analyzes research data and findings of other agencies and translates their implications and limitations as they pertain to the District.
Explains research methodology and findings.
Fully utilizes the capabilities of standard and specialized software programs in the production of management information and reports such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software.
Uses interactive data management and statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS, or other applications used in social science research.
Coordinates, prepares, and verifies data to submit state and federal reports.
Serves on committees and participates in a variety of meetings and workshops, as designated by administration.
Completes special projects and assignments.
Performs other duties as assigned. Auxiliary Job Functions The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
Employment Standards/ Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience Any combination of education and/or experience, which demonstrates that the individual is likely to possess the required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, educational administration, business administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND five (5) years of paid professional-level experience in a research, analytical, or institutional planning position.
Master's Degree from a recognized university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, educational administration, business administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND three (3) years of paid professional-level experience in a research, analytical, or institutional planning position.
Licenses & Certificates Valid Driver's License
Concepts, methodologies, processes, and terminology applicable to higher education research, planning, accreditation, and program review functions.
Principles, theories, techniques, and methods of statistics.
Principles of management, organization, and administrative analysis.
Principles, theories, techniques, and methods of survey construction, sampling, administration, and reporting.
Principles, theories, techniques, and methods of data warehousing and distribution of information across the institution.
Procedures for access to state and national student level information.
Record keeping and report preparation techniques to ensure information is accurately presented and reported.
Basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Proper English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation in order to compose items such as correspondence and/or reports.
Customer service principles in order to appropriately interact with students, staff, faculty, and the public.
Information systems used in higher education and methods of access for research purposes.
Current computer operating systems, software applications and office productivity software such as word processing, spreadsheets, calendaring, presentation, and database programs.
Use interactive programming languages such as SPSS, SAS or other advanced data access and distribution tools.
Effectively communicate with individuals for whom English is not a primary language.
Exercise tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive and complex issues and situations.
Plan and organize work to meet established timelines and department schedules.
Operate standard office equipment such as computers, fax machines, copy machines, telephones, and others.
Utilize word processing, spreadsheets, email, online calendaring and data entry/retrieval from database programs.
Rapidly learn and acquire skills in areas and technologies not previously assigned.
Type at a sufficient speed to maintain workflow. Ability to:
Collect, interpret, and evaluate complex data and conduct studies and surveys to support functions such as research, planning, accreditation, and program review.
Exercise creativity and critical judgment.
Establish and maintain the cooperation of others in providing information, data, and assistance for the research program.
Apply conventional and original techniques in research methodology.
Apply statistical theory and methods used in the collection, classification, and evaluation of quantitative facts as a basis for inference.
Analyze factual information and recognize significant factors, relationships, and trends.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District and campus administrators, management, staff, students, diverse community, collaborative partner contacts, independent programs consultant/trainers, and the public.
Understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disabilities and sexual orientation of students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff.
Promote workplace diversity and a positive work environment.
Analyze problems, develop sound problem-solving models, and propose logical solutions to problems.
Research, evaluate data, and prepare comprehensive, concise reports and recommendations.
Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and records.
Operate computers and their peripherals.
Use current common software applications in order to accurately enter and retrieve data.
Physical /Mental Demands The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle and feel computers and standard business equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and carry office supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.
Mental Demands While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and interact with District administrators, management, Personnel Commissioners, board members, faculty, staff, representatives of other agencies, and others encountered in the course of work.
Work Conditions The work conditions characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance; required to frequently travel to locations other than assigned site; schedule changes may frequently occur based on business needs; work inside protected from the weather; work outside exposed to the weather and varying temperatures; noise exposure under 65 decibels, roughly that of a normal conversation or a ringing telephone.
Examination Process The assessment process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. The application requires the completion of Supplemental Questions to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the application has been submitted. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.
The assessment process will include a competency assessment (45% weight) and an oral appraisal board (55% weight).Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section.
INITIAL ASSESSMENT TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018.
To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site athttp://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd Please attach a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.
Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on district wide Open-Competitive List. Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently. Unless otherwise indicated, the eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for at least six months. The current vacancy is at Fresno City College.
The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.
When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload documents for you.
ACCOMMODATIONS:Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
State Center Community College District Disclaimer: Classification and Compensation Study
State Center Community College District is currently conducting a classification and compensation study through a third party vendor, Reward Strategy Group. A classification and compensation study is primarily designed to focus on the internal and external equity of both the structure by which employees are compensated and the way positions relate and compare to one another across the organization. The effects of the study are currently being negotiatedand there may be changes to employee's job titles, duties, FLSA status and possibly salary.
State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.