Senior Research & Planning Analyst
North Orange County Community College District
CC Institutional Research & Planning
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
12 Months Per Year
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule
and shift are subject to change in accordance with department
Leads, plans, trains, and reviews the work of staff responsible for
implementing research related to program and administrative
reviews, outcomes, assessment, and program evaluation as well as
survey activities associated with student success and institutional
effectiveness; actively participates in performing the most complex
work of the unit.
Trains employees in their areas of work including current software
practices, provision of advanced technical information, and
research design, program evaluation and statistical analysis
Coordinates the work of employees in documenting research protocols
and processes related to program and administrative reviews and
survey research activities in accordance with established standards
of practice and procedures; prepares end user and technical
documentation and instructions related to information systems, data
warehouse, and research agendas.
Consults with campus and District administrators regarding research
needs, current studies, results of research, and related
Designs and develops data collection procedures and acquisition of
data and analysis for enrollment management and planning.
Identifies, develops and implements effective and sound survey
instruments and intake forms for both required and investigative
data trends analysis; evaluates and recommends appropriate sampling
methods and techniques; participates in the collection and
processing of data; participates in, reviews and coordinates the
work of staff responsible for analyzing data and presenting results
in comprehensive reports; assists campus and District staff in
accessing student data and with data analysis.
Writes and provides technical and editorial assistance in the
writing and publishing of special reports and publications;
completes surveys and reports required by external public and
private agencies; provides research support to grant applications
and existing grants as required.
Coordinates the development and design of office website; publishes
research information on site.
Communicates complex research methodology and results in written
and oral format in formal and informal presentations.
Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g.,
computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in
an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of
Participate in District/College efforts to increase the diversity
of faculty and staff and to address student achievement gaps;
active assistance in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work
and educational environment; attend and participate in diversity,
equity and inclusion trainings and events.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Under general direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the
more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for planning,
conducting, and presenting research and analysis of institutional
data related to the development and assessment of college programs,
services, activities, enrollment patterns and planning and
accreditation related projects; designs and executes complex
research studies; and provides technical assistance to campus and
District staff in the areas of program evaluation, assessment, and
analysis; coordinates the work of the Research Analysts and other
staff as needed to accomplish the objectives of the office.
POSITION IS GRANT FUNDED.
The Senior Research and Planning Analyst maintains frequent contact
with various District departments and personnel and outside
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of advanced research design and statistical analysis
methods and procedures and their application to program evaluation,
survey research and statistical inference and significance
Knowledge of advanced survey design methods and implementation
Knowledge of advanced project management, data management and
Knowledge of methods and techniques of data collection, coding,
extraction and processing, statistical analysis and reporting
Knowledge of principles of lead supervision and training
Knowledge of principles of database design and maintenance
Knowledge of principles and practices of statistical and
administrative report preparation
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
Knowledge of record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Ability to lead, organize, and review the work of staff
Ability to analyze requirements, recommend research design and
analytical strategies, and execute complex statistical analyses
appropriate to program evaluation activities and tasks
Ability to identify, evaluate, and solve complex research design
and analysis problems
Ability to write complex reports related to research projects and
program evaluations that demonstrate the ability to appropriately
analyze statistical data and develop sound, logical conclusions and
Ability to develop, implement, and complete comprehensive research
projects and program evaluations within specific deadlines
Ability to present and explain technical information in
Ability to develop and implement online survey tools
Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies
Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective
course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to work independently with little direction
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be
required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees
driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District
related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s
License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered
by automobile insurance as required by California law.
(Administrative Procedure 7400, Section 4.0) If selected as
a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position,
you will be required to provide your valid Driver’s License
information. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain
this required documentation at that phase of the
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible
transcript. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer
of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a
transcript with degree posted (may be unofficial). Human Resources
will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at
that phase of the recruitment.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a
major in statistics, mathematics, social science research,
economics, or related field.
Minimum four (4) years of increasingly responsible research
analysis and program evaluation experience including experience in
the collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation of research
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to
demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to
successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Experience with structured query language (SQL), R, or similar
Experience with SPSS, STATA, or similar statistical software
Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or
Experience supporting and promoting the growth and success of a
diverse population of students and employees through the
development of culturally competent and equity-minded research and
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with
colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to
provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational
College or District office environment; subject to constant
interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for
long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); repetitive use of upper
extremities including hand coordination activities.
$7,996 - $9,710 Per Month
Number of Vacancies:
Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19
Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary
precautions) or in a virtual format.
Employees must reside
in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work.
Thank you for your continued interest in working at North
Orange County Community College District.
The North Orange County Community College District is
committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students,
faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The
Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all
employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with
allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law.
The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is
November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District
website by visiting https://www.nocccd.edu/covid19
Work Schedule: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
District employees are currently working a hybrid schedule
of remote work and in-person each week until further notice. Number
of in-person days may vary by position/department. Questions
regarding the work schedule may be discussed with Hiring Manager if
selected as an interview candidate.
This position is grant funded and exists based on
the availability of funds. Employment is contingent upon the
continuous availability of funds.
This is a classified position subject to a one-year
probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by
the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and
is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be
required to provide identification and employment eligibility as
outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not
sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this
recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is
To ensure consistency and fairness
to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to
those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or
returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the
application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not
applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see
The minimum required number of references for this position is
three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of
employment phase of the hiring process.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost
confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college
community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure
Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is
equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per
week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted
to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the
experience minimum qualification (Example: Twelve (12) months of
part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full
Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year
of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally
accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be
requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in
advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See
our website at https://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications
information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5475