Student Equity Analytics Research Analyst

California State University Channel Island
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Student Equity Analytics Research Analyst






THIS IS A GRANT-SUPPORTED POSITION SUBJECT TO ANNUAL RENEWAL OF GRANT FUNDS. NO PERMANENT APPOINTMENT WILL BE REACHED FROM THIS POSITION. Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Provost of Student Success and Equity Initiatives, the Student Equity Analytics Research (SEA) Analyst supports Student Academic Success and Equity Initiatives (SASEI) by providing expertise in technical research and data analysis work that informs equity-minded practice within the Division of Academic Affairs to increase data accessibility, reporting, and training capacity, and coordination of opportunities to recognize the work of those taking equity-minded actions to advance GI 2025 campus goals. This position is part of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V grant project, Channel Your Success.



The Student Equity Analytics Research (SEA) Analyst is responsible for developing the Student Equity Analytics dashboard, associated data visualization tools, and infographics to increase data accessibility and inform equity-minded practice within the Division of Academic Affairs. Takes lead direction from the Student Academic Success and Equity Initiatives (SASEI) Data Scientist to determine project priorities, including creating mathematical models and conducting various analyses that examine student academic success outcomes and equity gaps. Uses statistical software and data visualization software to create data dashboards, infographics, reports, and presentations for evidence-based decision-making.


The SEA Research Analyst will assist with implementing the Channel Your Success project evaluation plan. Develops formative and summative evaluation and assessment tools, designs appropriate methodologies to enable assessment of progress toward meeting project goals, establishes systems for data collection, analyzes quantitative and qualitative statistical data, and prepares interpretative reports to document progress and continuous improvement efforts, and to communicate with project and campus stakeholders. Develops presentations to support university leadership with linking improved practices in teaching and learning to university-wide student success efforts such as Inclusive Excellence, Graduation Initiative 2025, and CSU Executive Order 1110.

The SEA Analyst will initiate related institutional research projects within the Student Academic Success and Equity Initiatives (SASEI) department that build capacity to examine and report institutional outcomes related to student academic success and equity gaps. Designs, plans, conducts survey and assessment activities; develops survey instruments and methodologies; provides consultative service to subject-matter specialists on the utilization of research techniques; prepares interpretative analysis and visual presentation of data, and ensures compliance with internal or external constituencies requirements as appropriate.


The SEA Analyst serves on related institutional committees and works closely with Student Equity Analytics Faculty Fellows to consult on the design and buildout of dashboards and data visualization tools, develops and disseminates student equity impact reports, and builds capacity for broad use of the SEA data tools.


Participates in training and maintains expertise in the management and use of the university survey software; provides training and support for others using this software on both the technical and methodological aspects of their work and keeps abreast of the latest advances in reporting visualization software.



Graduation from a four-year college or university, and three years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data, including or supplemented by one year in the interpretation and graphic representation of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.


Thorough knowledge of project evaluation and assessment or research techniques, including the planning of studies and investigations, the determining of variables and the developing of reference materials; thorough knowledge of research reporting techniques; general knowledge of machine tabulation techniques and the programming of data; thorough knowledge of the techniques and treatment of data such as simple correlation methods, trend analysis, frequency distribution analysis, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing and methods of interval estimation; familiarity with the principles of personnel management and effective supervision and ability to direct the work of others. Ability to reason logically and capacity for independent and creative thinking on research problems; ability to develop techniques for handling a large variety of detailed data and ability to analyze these data; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action.


Possess a strong customer service orientation, high degree of professionalism, attention to detail, and the ability to adapt to change in an environment of rapid growth. Demonstrated experience and interest in working in a fast-paced, multi-ethnic, multicultural environment is required. Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently in the day-to-day coordination of work assignments and work as part of a larger team; ability to collegially interface with faculty, administrators, and staff; excellent organizational and time management skills; ability and willingness to quickly absorb new information and learn new skills and technology systems/software to support program deliverables, goals, and objectives; and capacity to coordinate tight schedules with multiple stakeholders and meet deadlines.


Must have functional knowledge and skill in standard office procedures and practices and advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher) and strong proficiency in relational database management (e.g., SQLServer, Oracle/PeopleSoft, or similar relational database architecture and processes), statistical software packages (e.g., Stata, R, SAS, SPSS), Qualtrics and other survey software, and data visualization software (e.g., Tableau).


Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in a field encompassing extensive research methodology instruction and three or more years of experience in institutional or social science research.


The candidate must maintain the confidentiality of student information at all times (as per FERPA). A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continue employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.





We also offer access to affordable campus housing, and an attractive employee benefits package,



To apply, an online application must be completed at If you are in need of a reasonable accommodation or any other type of assistance with the application process please contact California State University Channel Islands Human Resources Programs at (805) 437-8490.


California State University Channel Island is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.