Research Analyst - Institutional Research and Planning

California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Under the direction of an assigned administrator, the Research Analyst performs quantitative/qualitative analysis of data. The Research Analyst provides data interpretations to guide decision-making and institutional planning. Provides technical support to faculty, administrators, and staff regarding all phases of research studies.


Plan, design, and conduct research studies independently and in consultation with supervisor. Develop methods for data collection and recording, outcomes, targets, and performance indicators to track progress of goals.

Perform quantitative analysis through statistical software and qualitative analysis through techniques such as content analysis, focus groups, interviews, etc.

Prepare and present clear and effective research reports in a variety of modes to decision makers and provide recommendations based on findings.

Participate in the design, implementation, and maintenance of a data warehouse system to facilitate institutional research, program review, and planning activities. Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and accountability requirements.

Identify relevant best practices and evidence-based practices used in higher education and apply knowledge gained from these sources. Develop solutions to research problems and ensure solutions are consistent with research best practices.

Provide institutional research support for grant applications and the development of research studies, if funds are conferred. Prepare technical reports, documents, and/or records as needed.

Provide technical and analytical support to administrators, faculty, and staff in institutional research activities (i.e., program review, strategic and annual planning, institutional effectiveness, accreditation standards, etc.) Provide guidance regarding research procedures, techniques, and use of data as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.



Education and Experience :

Master's degree in a specialization involving social science, higher education, social or educational research, psychology or a related field.

Three (3) years of research experience that demonstrate the ability to conduct complex quantitative and qualitative analyses.

One (1) year of experience working with surveys and survey data, facilitating research focus groups, and/or conducting research interviews


Knowledge/Areas of Expertise :

Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, etc.

Knowledge of data processing languages such as SQL.

Knowledge of principles, theories, techniques, and methods of advanced applied statistics and qualitative analysis.

Knowledge of institutional planning, program review, and accreditation within community colleges or similar environment.

Expertise in technical report writing and data presentation and visualization (i.e., Tableau, Power BI)

Expertise in survey and focus group design.

Familiarity with information systems used in higher education for research purposes and methods of information retrieval, storage, analysis, processing, and management.

Familiarity with state and federal accountability reporting requirements.

Abilities/Skills :

Ability to be a self-starter, highly flexible, and proactive.

Ability to execute projects with minimal supervision.

Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines.

Ability to understand other people's perspectives and take interest in their concerns.

Ability to thrive in a constantly changing work environment.

Skilled at communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Skilled at resolving problems.

Skilled at using technology (i.e., advanced MS Office applications, graphics, web-based applications, information systems, online databases, internet resources.)

Skilled at organizing projects, keeping records, and being attentive to details.


Understanding of regional and state efforts in support of Career Education

Experience performing tasks related to the oversight and management of Strong Workforce and Perkins V programs (data analysis on efficient use of funding, data collection, analysis, and reports on programs metrics, data collection and maintenance of records necessary for budget audit trails, project evaluation, and reporting requirements; labor market research analysis)

Experience conducting independent research related to Strong Workforce and Perkins programs legislation

Ability to identify Career Education opportunities to work and collaborate across divisions

Proficiency in the application of project management techniques as they relate to career education and workforce economic development

Assistance with work related to local and regional CTE advisory committees


Sitting for extended periods of time.

Use of a personal computer with a computer screen for extended periods of time.

Movement from one work area to another as needed.

SALARY: (Step A) $6,602 per month.

* Salary increases are granted on the first day of the month following each year of service, until step F is reached.

Employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).


This position is designated as a full-time, twelve-month classified. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Working hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.


Applicants must submit the following document by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Cover letter in Word format

3) Resume - Resumes are NOT accepted in place of any part of the application and you should complete all sections of the application even if the entries duplicate information on your resume.

4) Pertinent transcript(s) in pdf format as stated in the job qualifications if applicant holds one. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America 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. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date:

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by email: .

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m.


* Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may allow eligibility to continue in the same retirement system.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, El Camino College has published Annual Security Reports and all required statistical data, which can be found on the Police Department webpage at . These publications include Clery crime statistics for the previous three years relevant to El Camino College classes and activities, in addition to institutional policies concerning campus safety and security. The information is also available in printed form in the lobby of the Police Department and in select locations on campus. Upon request, the Campus Police Department can provide or mail out copies of this publication. Contact them at 310-660-3100.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived r ace, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

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