Institutional Research Analyst

Posted on8/17/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDean of Institutional Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness
Application due dateOpen until filled, first review date is 8/23/17
Job start dateAs soon as possible
InstitutionBakersfield College
Institution descriptionBakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. We are an innovative college that is relentlessly focused on improving student learning and success, such as through our leadership in the guided pathways movement.

The college serves 20,000 students on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and at the Delano Center 35 miles north of Bakersfield. Bakersfield College is the largest of three colleges in the Kern Community College District.

Classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options: evenings, weekends, short-term vocational programs and online.
Job dutiesUnder the direction of the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, perform institutional research and evaluation duties; design and perform research and evaluation of college initiatives and student cohorts; fulfill reporting and compliance requirements; assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.
•Design and plan research and evaluation projects to assess participation in and effectiveness of interventions such as assessment, placement, educational advising, orientation, supplement instruction, and tutoring for a variety of internal and external audiences.
•Conduct reviews and assessment of academic and student services programs.
•Utilize appropriate sampling techniques and statistical procedures to assure reliability of survey results.
•Prepare reports for college personnel and state agencies for regulatory compliance.
•Prepare reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical content; descriptions of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions for college audiences.
•Create, develop and maintain databases related to student enrollment projections, follow-up studies and analyses of program enrollment patterns.
•Perform statistical analysis and determine appropriate statistics for various data types and scenarios including frequencies, chi-square, ANOVA, correlation, and multiple regression.
•Identify and extract a variety of requested data; inspect and code data in preparation for analysis; create project documentation and databases.
•Operate a variety of software packages for data analysis and data management, such as Excel, Access, SQL, Toad, Cognos, SPSS, Stata, R, or other data manipulation and analysis software.
•Respond to ad hoc research questions; describe findings clearly in non-technical language.
•Attend and participate in meetings as assigned, including taking notes and minutes.
• Interact, participate and conduct presentations to individuals, college groups, committees, organizations and others as assigned.
•Create and maintain necessary research documentation.
•Conduct meetings and interviews necessary for investigation and data collection.
•Work as a team member with other college research staff.
•Use tact, patience and courtesy.
•Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
QualificationsAny combination equivalent to:

Any Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or social/educational research and three years responsible experience involving related research and analysis activities and projects.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsThe pay range for the institutional research analyst positions is from $67,000 to $95,000, which means that you can actually afford to buy a house here!
Benefits include an excellent health plan and a defined contribution/pension plan (PERS).
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.