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Survey Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

To review the detailed position description and apply, visit CSUSM's recruitment website. This position will remain open until filled, with first review of applications beginning on April 12th. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials (including resume, cover letter, and supplemental questions) should be submitted by 11:59pm PST on April 11th

Job Duties

Under general direction of the Associate Director for Strategic Analytics, the Survey Research Analyst supports evidence-based decision making and evaluation of program and institutional effectiveness through a range of responsibilities related to campus-wide survey research projects. This includes working with colleagues, stakeholders, and vendors to plan, design, test, promote, administer, report, and act upon the results of recurring and ad hoc surveys of students, faculty, and staff. The Survey Research Analyst consults extensively with campus constituents to facilitate meaningful use of survey data, align surveys with strategic priorities and initiatives, identify research opportunities, select or develop appropriate instruments, and advise on survey and focus group best practices. This position participates in all aspects of assigned research projects, including development of methods, ensuring compliance with applicable policies and regulations, data collection and processing, qualitative and quantitative analysis, report-writing, and presentation of results for internal and external audiences.

Job Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in social and behavioral sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or similar field including undergraduate preparation in research methods and statistics. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: At least two years of experience in a qualitative and quantitative research or analytic position, including at least one year of experience developing, administering, and analyzing surveys. Must have experience conducting online surveys using survey software such as Qualtrics, SurveyGizmo, SurveyMonkey, or similar applications. Experience in institutional research and/or educational assessment in a higher education setting strongly preferred.

Graduate study in the social and behavioral sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration may be substituted for up to one year of required experience.

Preferences: Experience with SPSS statistical package, Tableau Desktop data visualization software, and PeopleSoft query tools.

Institution Description

Building on an innovative 28-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities, and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos, the University is just a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and an hour from the U.S.-Mexico border. CSUSM enrollment is over 17,000 and the university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Since our founding in 1989, we have cultivated a culture of inclusion with an unwavering passion and dedication to our inspiring students. Diversity is central to our mission, helping us remain innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial. 


Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, various retirement packages, generous paid time off, tuition fee waver, on-campus child development center, and discounts from thousands of name-brand merchants through our Perks at Work program. For more information, review the Benefits Summary.
Application Due Date: 2019-04-11
Job Start Date: 2019-06-03
Salary: $58000 - $65000
City: San Marcos
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: California State University San Marcos
Reports To: Associate Director for Strategic Analytics
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Planning & Analysis

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