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Senior Data

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
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Sep 27, 2021

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Senior Data & Research Analyst

Classification: Admin Analyst II
Department Name: Early Outreach & Support Pgms
Job Number: FP2021-742
Priority Screening Date: 11/05/2021
Recruitment Status:

Position Description:

This position is dependent upon grant funds. Current funding expires 2023 with prospects for renewal University Corporation is a non-profit 501©(3) institution that was established in July 1994 as an auxiliary organization of California State University. The Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. University Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population. University Corporation is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees. DEFINITION: The Bright Futures Education Partnership is a community partnership of organizations and individuals collaboratively advancing educational outcomes for local students from early care to college completion. Under the general supervision of the Data and Research Partnership Manager and periodic direction from research advisors, the Senior Data and Research Analyst conducts the data and research activities of the Bright Futures Education Partnership, applying expertise to education related projects among racially and ethnically diverse populations in order to advance educational achievement and eliminate equity gaps. The Senior Data and Research Analyst builds relationships in collaborative work teams with community partners and other data and research experts. This person designs and implements a variety of research and data analyses, including: planning and carrying out phases of original projects, gathering, compiling and analyzing research data, preparing questionnaires, collecting and interpreting field data, devising coding manuals for qualitative data, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, conducting statistical analyses of data and leading presentations and writing reports for both technical and mainstream public audiences. RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions: 1. Provide quality data, evaluation and research services to community teams
  • Analyzes the data-related needs of continuous improvement teams and recommends and designs solutions for data, metrics, evaluation and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Measures program effectiveness and results of applied practices in the context of learning and development and human behavior
  • Interprets and complies with district, state and federal policies, regulations and laws specific to program evaluations, student testing and assessment, student privacy and confidentiality of data
  • Demonstrates effective equity, empathy and listening skills in co-design considerations with a diverse group of community partners
  • Leads and/or attends collaborative project meetings as needed with students, parents, early care providers, K12 staff and administrators, colleges, businesses, government and others

2. Collect data
  • In accordance with established protocols, data collection procedures and documentation standards, administers surveys and conducts and records face-to-face, telephone and/or virtual focus groups and interviews with participants
  • Maintains accurate data collection records, safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects, as necessary
  • Travels to field sites to collect and record data as appropriate to the specific objectives of the study
  • Contacts potential subjects and appropriate school personnel to introduce and explain study objectives and protocols and to arrange research participation, either in person, by telephone or virtually
  • Identifies and compiles lists of potential research subjects in accordance with study objectives and parameters
  • Leads or guides the data collection efforts of small research teams as needed
3. Analyze Data and Assure Accuracy
  • Designs and manages computer database and/or spreadsheet application for analysis of large data sets
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses of primary and secondary data
  • Designs and applies research protocols and coding procedures
  • Summarizes qualitative and quantitative findings from surveys, focus groups and interviews
  • Analyzes data with attention to equity insights at individual- and systems-levels that are actionable in the community
  • Identifies patterns and trends and draws conclusions and insights; makes recommendations for further study
4. Research Reporting
  • Prepares materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
  • Prepares progress reports for Steering Partners, Backbone, project teams and principle investigators
  • Prepares articles, reports and presentations for a wide variety of community audiences including professional and general public communications with attention to actionable equity insights
  • Writes publications
5. Other/Administrative
  • Builds and maintains positive working relations with diverse community members, ranging from PhD-level researchers to community members with limited experience with data and research
  • Conducts literature reviews
  • Meets regularly with supervisor to discuss research and data assignments
  • Supervises undergraduate students working on research projects (maintaining records on assignment completion, acting as liaison between the undergraduate students and the supervisor)
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Other Functions: 1. Performs other duties as assigned. (e.g. Attend workshops, conferences) PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT Location: Hybrid (Remote/In-Office)Office Location: CSUMB main campus Ability to work from home: adequate internet connection and ergonomically sound and quiet workspacerequired This position requires working on campus with students, staff, and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. CSUMB will communicate more information about vaccination requirements and testing protocols when the details become available. Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status through an online portal. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (with assistance); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; to effectively deal with conditions of nature as work requires supporting indoor and outdoor events/spaces.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including the planning and design of studies and investigations, determining variables, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, and preparation of research reports; general knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of collecting statistical data, simple correlation methods, time series analyses, analysis of frequency series, and sampling techniques; knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of different research methodologies, especially as it relates to equity, depth of understanding, and generalizability. Ability to prepare questionnaires and other survey instruments; ability to gather, compile, and analyze research data, and to present data in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form, ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports; capacity for independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a small team; and to articulate a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism and to integrate the understanding into data and research projects, community interactions, and communications.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics or other field of study involving considerable analysis and research methods; or equivalent work experience.
  2. Three years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation and analysis of data; or equivalent experience conducting technical analyses in a graduate degree.
  3. Ability to identify, quantify and research manifestations of inequities at individual, organizational and systems levels
  4. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills in diverse environments; experience relating to others across cultures and identifying culturally relevant needs and assets of others
  5. Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel

Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience working to advance racial and ethnic equity
  • Ability to transform complex data into actionable equity insights
  • Personal knowledge/experience overcoming systemic educational obstacles (e.g. first-generation college student, navigating racial or ethnic inequities, etc.)
  • Experience navigating conversations about bias (e.g., racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and ableism) in group settings
  • Proficiency in Tableau Desktop
  • Prior experience with action research and/or applied continuous improvement
  • Spanish fluency and literacy
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.

Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Founding Vision.

Special Conditions of Employment:
  1. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.
  2. Occasional evening and weekend assignments (e.g. 3-4 times a year), with advance notice.
  3. Ability to drive to multiple locations in and around Monterey County.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay 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. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues. Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
The CSU will require faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have a qualified exemption. This requirement will be effective at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term. The systemwide policy is currently under development. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement. Questions can be sent to:

Compensation and Benefits:
The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The monthly hiring range for this position is $5,833 - $6,240. This is a salaried position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year, and other benefits. Corporation positions are “at-will” employment.

The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing: Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.

How to Apply:
To apply, visit

A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit For information regarding the University Corporation visit
The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.
The Corporation hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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