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Senior Research

North Orange County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Senior Research & Planning Analyst

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: 2015550P

Location: Cypress College

Department: CC Institutional Research & Planning

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:
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 techniques.

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 matters.

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 students.

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.

Primary Purpose:
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.


Working Relationships:
The Senior Research and Planning Analyst maintains frequent contact with various District departments and personnel and outside agencies.

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 techniques

Knowledge of advanced project management, data management and reporting skills

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 objectives

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

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 recommendations

Ability to develop, implement, and complete comprehensive research projects and program evaluations within specific deadlines

Ability to present and explain technical information in understandable terms

Ability to develop and implement online survey tools

Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

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 with others

Special Requirements:
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 recruitment.
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.

Minimum Qualifications:
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 data.

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.

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience with structured query language (SQL), R, or similar programming languages.

Experience with SPSS, STATA, or similar statistical software packages.

Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or PowerBI.

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 planning.

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 environment.

Working Conditions:
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.

Salary Range: $7,996 - $9,710 Per Month

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting Number: 2015550P

Open Date: 06/27/2022

Close Date: 7/25/2022

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 .
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 longer.
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 attached”.

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 an interview.

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 time).

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 transcript.

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 information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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