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Institutional Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

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First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on May 8, 2019 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Job Duties

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform extensive and technical institutional research and evaluation duties, including those related to state-mandated matriculation programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of college and groups; prepare reports for college personnel to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements; assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.
Representative Duties:
Perform extensive statistical and technical planning, design, research and evaluation duties related to institutional projects, including, but not limited to, state-mandated matriculation programs and activities and a variety of internal and external issues
Conduct reviews and assessment of academic and student services programs
Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects to assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results
Prepare reports for college personnel and state agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding
Prepare and revise reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical contents, descriptions of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions for college and matriculation research and evaluation
Create, develop and maintain databases related to student enrollment projections, follow-up studies and analyses of program enrollment patterns
Collect, assemble and perform statistical analysis; determine appropriate statistics for data types including frequencies, chi-square, correlation, multiple regression and others
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 used on mainframe and personal computers for data analysis, data management, graphics and word processing
Communicate with appropriate college staff, stakeholders and other community college districts in analysis, compilation and interpretation of data
Respond to research questions as requested; describe findings
Attend meetings as assigned
Perform related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

Education & Experience
Any Combination Equivalent to:
Bachelors degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or social/educational research AND three years responsible experience involving related research and analysis activities and projects.
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of:
Standard and advanced statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projections and other quantitative measures applied to education, social and program research and evaluation
Regression techniques, principles and tables
Research design for original data collection and analysis
Use of personal computers, mainframe and appropriate software packages
Standard statistical software
Technical report writing
Organization and presentation of narrative and statistical information
Technical aspects of research
Effective public speaking
Uses, capabilities, characteristics and limitations of computers and related equipment
Modern office procedures and methods
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to:
Perform extensive and technical research and evaluation tasks
Design forms and documents for various research purposes and target audiences
Design and perform research and evaluation of college matriculation and other institutional planning issues
Interpret and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other related laws and regulations
Interact, participate and conduct presentations to individuals, college groups, committees, organizations and others as assigned
Prepare comprehensive statistical and narrative reports
Utilize accurate and appropriate statistical procedures and sampling techniques
Create, develop and maintain computer databases
Create and maintain necessary research documentation, files and records related to research projects
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
Operate a computer and related peripheral equipment
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Institution Description

Porterville College is located at 100 East College Avenue, Porterville, California, at the base of the scenic High Sierra Mountain Range in southeastern Tulare County. 

The population of the Porterville urban area is approximately 54,000 persons and that of the surrounding service area is 90,000 persons. Porterville is the gateway to a vast mountain wonderland and recreational area. It is within three hours commuting time to the seashores of the Pacific or to the metropolitan Los Angeles area.

Porterville College is the northernmost college in the Kern Community College District, which serves an area of some 24,000 square miles in all or portions of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, and San Bernardino Counties. Other colleges in the district are Bakersfield College in Bakersfield and Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest.


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

Application Due Date: 2019-05-08
Job Start Date: 2019-05-01
Salary: $67436.88 - $95286.48
City: Porterville
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Porterville College
Reports To: College Institutional Researcher
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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