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Research Analyst, Student Success

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Job Duties

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Research Analyst, Student Success to provide research and data analytic technical support to the CSU Student Success Dashboard Data Scientist and other dashboard team members. The incumbent will work with CO departments and campus users to determine functional report requirements, write technical specifications based on user requirements, update, test, and maintain data tables and databases supporting the CSU Student Success dashboards as well as implement and validate descriptive and predictive analytic algorithms as necessary in support of Graduation Initiative 2025.

Responsibilities:
Under the general direction of the Director, Student Success Initiatives, the Research Analyst, Student Success will:
-Collaborate with CO Institutional Research and Analyses Department, CSU campuses and external agencies to collect new dashboard data in support of Graduation Initiative 2025;
-Extract, clean, merge, manipulate, and manage annual and term-by-term source data to create dashboard datasets; 
-Generate statistical results using commercial and homegrown software (SAS, SPSS, R, M-Plus, etc.)Problem-solve to meet dashboard reporting requirements; 
-Collaborate with CO Institutional Research and Analyses Department, CSU campuses, and external agencies to collect new dashboard data;
-Validate and refine dashboard content and implementations and assure the quality and accuracy of Dashboard reports;
-Help configure dashboard data for optimal presentation and analysis of campus data in support of Graduation Initiative 2025;
-Work with the Dashboard team to develop requirements for implementing and overseeing campus participation in the CSU Student Success Dashboard Participate in daily and other regular and ad-hoc dashboard-related meetings;
-Use clear and concise language to create and maintain methodology documents for each page to ensure we clearly communicate the specifics of how dashboard data in constructed for users.

Job Qualifications

This position requires:
-A Bachelor's Degree in a social sciences (Education, Psychology, Psychometrics, Sociology, Public Health, Economics, etc.), science, or mathematics or information systems (Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics) field.
-2+ years of experience gathering, processing, cleaning, and developing reports, graphs, maps, and/or other visualizations.
-2+ years of experience developing, testing, and analyzing statistical and descriptive models for real-world applications.
-Proficiency in a statistical programming/scripting language (R, SAS, STATA, or others).
-Ability to provide good judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
-Ability to present complex findings and recommendations in a clear concise manner both in writing and verbally.
-Active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task.
-Knowledge of qualitative content analytic techniques.  
-Knowledge and expertise in a variety of data collection methodologies.

PREFERRED
-A Master's Degree in a social sciences (Education, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, Economics, etc.), science, or mathematics or information systems (Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics) field.
-Experience with large, complex datasets (e.g. US Census micro data, High School and Beyond, etc.).
-Experience with research/data analytic, predictive analytic, and other data-based forecasting methods.
-Experience with any of the following general purpose/web programming languages: SQL, Python, JSON. 
-Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional work.

Institution Description

The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Benefits

The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
Application Due Date: 2019-06-03
Job Start Date: 2019-04-15
Salary: $50600 - $70000
City: Long Beach
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: California State University Chancellor's Office
Reports To: Director, Student Success Initiatives & Dashboard Data Scientist
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Student Success Initiatives, Research and Innovation

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