Statistical Research Specialist, Senior Requisition #3620

Posted on8/24/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness
Reports in officeOffice of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness
Application due date08/15/2017
Job start date11/01/2017
CitySan Antonio
Other Location78224
InstitutionPalo Alto College
Institution descriptionPalo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, has been a pillar of the Southside community and remains dedicated to providing a high-quality education for the community. Originally created in 1985 from the desire to provide higher education to residents of south San Antonio, Palo Alto College has spent 30 years serving over 100,000 individuals throughout San Antonio, Bexar County, and surrounding counties.

Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, Palo Alto College has been recognized as No. 32 in the Top 100 Associate Degrees Awarded to Hispanics. The number of degrees and certificates awarded jumped 80 percent – from 271 in 2008-09 to 489 in 2009-2010. The Center for Academic Transitions – which oversees scholarships, graduation, and transfer options – was recognized for its successful strategies in 2011 by the College Board. The average transfer rate for Hispanic students in Texas is 8.9%; at Palo Alto College, it is 38% for Hispanics.

With thousands of graduates, we continue to provide education that is accessible, with programs and resources that ensure success. Students from Palo Alto College are prepared to transition to a four-year university or advance in the workplace. By continuing to foster a strong economy on the Southside by providing valuable and desirable employees, we are able to develop relationships throughout the southern sector that ultimately benefit the entire surrounding community. We do this because all of us at Palo Alto College are dedicated to the success of our students, our employees, and our community.
Job dutiesJob Summary: Collects, verifies, analyzes and presents statistical data. Develops models and procedures for evaluation.

Essential Job Functions:
- Collects, verifies, analyzes, and presents statistical data (tables, graphs, narratives) in response to standard and ad hoc requests concerning the student population, institutional effectiveness, program review, planning, and budgeting; applies creative solutions to software/research problems.

-Collaborates with faculty, administration, and professional staff to develop/implement evaluative models for evaluating institutional effectiveness; assists in incorporating these into the planning process.

-Develops survey questions; designs survey instruments; analyzes/presents survey results.

-Consults with clients concerning use, presentation, and collection of data; identifies/resolves potential problems.

-Assists with institutional and academic assessment; develops models and procedures for evaluating student learning outcomes.

-Provides technical expertise to other departments; offers training for staff members in use of various software programs, surveys implementation, and data presentation.

-Develops/maintains institutional fact book as well as departmental web page. Maintains databases of archival data, such as previous surveys and trend data, for the purposes of longitudinal analysis.

-Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications- Bachelor’s degree in math, computer programming, or the social sciences with at least six hours in statistics/research methods or combination of training, education and experience that equates to the required degree.

- One year of professional work experience in either computer programming or statistical research in a higher education environment.
Salary range$20,000 - $40,000
Salary benefits- Medical and dental insurance
- Leave
- Life Insurance
- Employee Retirement System
- Other optional benefits
Application procedureSubmit resume, cover letter and application form by visiting this website.