Senior Research Analyst (Associate & Institutional Studies II Exempt), Universi

Posted on11/8/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssistant Director of Institutional Reporting Analytics
Reports in officeUniversity Effectiveness, Planning, and Analytics
Application due date12/29/2017
Job start date11/02/2017
InstitutionCalifornia State University, Dominguez Hills
Institution descriptionSenior Research Analyst (Associate & Institutional Studies II – Exempt), University Effectiveness, Planning, and Analytics
Recruitment# 3176

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:
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.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.

Position Information:
This is a full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Department: University Effectiveness, Planning, and Analytics

Reporting Services is a unit of the University Effectiveness, Planning, and Analytics department in the Division of Information Technology.  Reporting Services is responsible for developing requirements, determining modalities, and providing informational solutions for  faculty, staff, and administrators.
Job dutiesMajor Job Duties:
Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Institutional Reporting Analytics, The Senior Research Analyst will be involved in analytical work of varying complexity. The Senior Research Analyst will perform appropriate data analyses on topics of interest to inform CSUDH decision making. The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for complex analytic assignments that inform CSUDH policies regarding enrollment, academics, student success, capital improvement, technology, planning, and accountability through analysis, information access, and feedback to campus constituencies, state and federal offices, and the public at large.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
- Research methodology, survey design, sampling techniques, statistical analysis, and various assessment tools and strategies.
- Database management practices on a PC environment, to include relational databases, statistical software, spreadsheets, and data visualization tools.
- Standardized CSU and IPEDs reporting conventions.

Ability to:
- Listen to constituents and understand their research needs, toward helping them interpret and act on institutional data.
- Apply appropriate research methodology and reporting techniques to facilitate meaningful interpretation of institutional data.
- Make analytical assessments of statistical data in terms of relevance and policy implications.
- Prepare and present research findings to a broad campus constituency in a way that facilitates sound understanding and utilization of the results.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels, work cooperatively with other members of the unit and handle highly sensitive and confidential situations.
- Work independently as well as collaboratively on complex problems and work assignments.
- Perform duties requiring a high degree of concentration, innovation and originality.
- Experience with data analytic strategies and optimizing outcomes/analyses
- Proficiency in one or more of the following statistical packages: SAS, SPSS, STATA, R
- Ability to think critically and strategically
- Ability to work independently with a high degree of personal accountability
- Excellent attention to detail and solid organizational skills
- Ability to work collaboratively on projects of varying complexity
- Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders
- Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
- Ability to work under a fast-paced environment with day-to-day changes

Skill in:
- Systems analysis, programming and database management on institutional data sets.
- Research application software (i.e., statistical reporting, relational database management, query tools, and spreadsheets).
- Problem-solving with the ability to apply those skills innovatively across a broad spectrum of issues and to develop new structures and procedures as needed.
- Communication that is clear and effective both orally and in writing with a diverse campus community.
- Maintaining cooperative working relationships with diverse populations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience with Business Intelligence software tools: Tableau
- Experience with Business Intelligence software tools: Tableau
- Professional work experience in higher education
- Experience with reporting and data visualization tools (Tableau, ArcGIS, COGNOS, etc.)
Experience and Education:

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Education: Graduation from a four-year college or university. 

Preferred Education: Masters degree in education research, social sciences, evaluation, psychometrics, computer science, MIS - Management Information Systems or other related disciplines.

Required Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative, technical, or professional analytical experience in education institutional research, data analysis, data management, information technology, operations research, quality assurance, and/or project management which demonstrates ability to conduct substantive surveys and studies of problems and issues in assigned areas.  Expected background include experience working with quantitative data and experience in higher education, psychometrics, public policy formation, information systems, computer science, mathematics, statistics, economics, data science, or in quantitative social science research.

Preferred Experience: Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible experience in institutional research, assessment and planning in higher education, preferably within a comprehensive university.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsThe salary range for this classification is: $5, 325 - $8,817 monthly.
Application procedureHow to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job website. Click on “view job opportunities” under “New and returning applicants.” View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

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