Senior Research Analyst (BSSOT Grant and Basic Skills)

Posted on10/9/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDean, Institutional Research
Reports in officePlanning and Institutional Effectiveness
Application due dateOctober 31, 2017
Job start dateWinter 2017
CitySanta Clarita
InstitutionCollege of the Canyons
Institution descriptionInnovative. Collaborative. Entrepreneurial. These characteristics define not only College of the Canyons, but the faculty, staff, and administrators who make this college one of the most unique among California's 113 community colleges.

College of the Canyons is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. It is widely recognized as a model community college for enhancing student access, success, and equity. In fact, its completion rates rank among the highest in the state. The college has also established a well-deserved reputation for bolstering economic development, and offering innovative career technical education responsive to industry needs.

The college has served the dynamic, growing Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regions within a 367-square-mile area of northern Los Angeles County since 1969. Visionary leadership combined with a steady infusion of new residents and businesses create a spirit of possibilities that inspires the college to be flexible, creative, and attuned to the evolving needs of the community.
Job dutiesCollege of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following:

“Senior Research Analyst
(BSSOT Grant and Basic Skills)”

A Full-Time Classified Represented Position

Review Date: October 31, 2017

Position Description:
Under the supervision of the Dean, Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, the Senior Research Analyst independently performs a variety of advanced level professional activities involved in the planning, design, implementation, and dissemination of research and evaluation studies that support the District’s decision-making, program planning processes, and other measures of institutional effectiveness associated with the Basic Skills Student Outcomes Transformation (BSSOT) grant. Performs complex statistical and analytical institutional research connected with basic skills, persistence, retention, and related student success outcomes. Assists the Dean of Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness with the coordination of campus research for basic skills and statewide student success initiatives. Coordinates with outside agencies to conduct analyses on the District’s student population as it pertains to basic skills. Maintains statistical data, interprets data analyses results, writes research and evaluation reports and related components of grants documents, and responds to internal and external requests for information associated with basic skills. The Senior Research Analyst leads, designs, and conducts all levels of basic skills research projects in the Institutional Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness office. Performs other related duties as assigned.
QualificationsMinimum Requirements:

Three (3) years of full-time equivalent experience working in an institutional research and planning office applying quantitative or qualitative methods to behavioral, educational, and/or social research or a similar environment that demonstrates the ability to conduct complex analyses.

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a specialization involving higher education, social science, social or educational research or a related field is required. Educational coursework shall include at least 6 semester units of educational, social, or behavioral science research design and analysis. Bachelor’s degree in any of the above specializations plus four (4) years of additional related experience may be substituted for Master’s degree.

Desired Qualifications:
Additional years of experience that demonstrates the ability to conduct complex analyses.
Previous experience working in a higher educational institution.
Experience conducting labor market analyses.

Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsN/A
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.

Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on October 31, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website.

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.