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Research Analyst

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Job Duties

Responsible for performing highly advanced (senior-level) statistical work to include planning, developing and presenting statistical data and reports.

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and oversees research/statistical projects. 
  • Develops and maintains information to support the transformation of data into information for decision-making. 
  • Develops, maintains, and modifies a data warehouse for student tracking and other systems which may be developed to support planning and institutional effectiveness. 
  • Responds to ad-hoc requests for information from internal and external entities. 
  • Oversees collection or collects, compiles, analyzes, and interprets data. 
  • Develops and maintains strong and open communication lines with system administrators and other IT resources as well as staff. 
  • Maintains knowledge of the Colleague system as the system changes/expands. 
  • Completes IPEDS surveys.  
  • Manages multiple projects, sets priorities, meets deadlines, and works independently. 
  • Evaluates procedures to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  1. To create and maintain effective relationships with all faculty and staff to provide quality service and support for everyone.
  2. To maintain excellent community relationships with local businesses, individuals and organizations.
  3. To understand the responsibilities of being a role model to students on campus.

Job Qualifications

Experience: Five years' experience in institutional research or related fields that require quantitative research, analysis, or mathematical skills, or equivalent experience. Preferred experience in a community college setting.

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Interpersonal Skills: Courtesy, tact, and diplomacy are essential elements of the job. Work involves much personal contact with others inside and/or outside the college for purposes of giving or obtaining information, building relationships, or soliciting cooperation.

Other Skills: Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in a college/university setting collecting and analyzing data that supports the institution's goals, strategic planning, and assessment activities, and evaluating the effectiveness of college programs and major initiatives.

Required advanced knowledge of software packages such as Excel, Access, and Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) or Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Demonstrated knowledge of college management information systems especially student information systems. Ability to extract data from various data sources and servers. Ability to create, develop, distribute, oversee, maintain, and present frequent research and evaluation reports for student services, academic affairs (including deans and instructors), and other constituencies in the college. Knowledge and ability to develop, produce, and manage reports on various topics related to strategic planning and the College's KPIs. Able to develop data visualization resources and strategies to increase access to and strategic use of data at the College. Experience developing and maintaining database applications. Familiarity with planning and assessment in a higher education context. Strong knowledge and experience in providing effective customer service.

Other responsibilities of the Research Analyst include collaborating with other members of the Institutional Effectiveness office on a variety of tasks. These tasks include assisting with completing ad hoc requests for data and information, evaluating internal reporting processes, assessing the effectiveness of the division in meeting its goals and objectives as related to the college's strategic plan, and developing and implementing strategies for process improvement. The Research Analyst will be expected to maintain knowledge of current and emerging higher education policy issues. This individual is also expected to develop collegial working relationships across the college and with off-campus constituents; continually hone his/her technical, analytical and problem solving skills; and participate in committees and other workgroups as assigned.

Physical Requirements: Works with light, easy to handle materials requiring little physical effort.

Institution Description

The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year.

The Kansas Legislature passed the Community College Act in 1965, authorizing establishment of 22 independent colleges including GCCC. This authorized the institution to levy taxes, conduct its own programs and function independently of the K-12 school system. County voters elected the first GCCC Board of Trustees in July 1965. Today GCCC is one of 19 Kansas community colleges.

The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966.

Voters approved a $2.5 million bond issue, supplemented by a $538,000 federal grant for construction. Erected between 1968 and 1970 were the original residence hall, Academic Building, Saffell Library, Administration Building, Fouse Science-Math Building, Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building and Physical Education Building.

The Collins Technical Building was added in 1974, and a residential life addition was built in 1978. The Penka Building was added in 1986, when additions were completed to the Joyce, Collins and PE Buildings. Williams Stadium, a baseball facility, was also added. In January of 1996 a 15,000 sq. ft. $1.4 million technical teaching laboratory was completed so that GCCC could provide more training for workers in area and national industries. A three-building student apartment complex opened in 2002, and a 12,900 square-foot, two-level addition to the original student center was completed in 2003, with the entire structure renamed the Beth Tedrow Student Center.

The 19,260 square-foot, three-level, two-story Student and Community Services Center opened in August, 2006 and was dedicated in October of the same year. Attached to the original Administration Building, the $3.12 million facility consolidated public and student services, provided an on-campus home for adult basic education, added a series of 21st Century classrooms and created a single point of assistance for most services GCCC provides.

GCCC owns more than 70 acres east of Campus Drive, which has been developed in a cooperative effort with the City of Garden City. Named Tangeman Fields in honor of Dr. James Tangeman, a former president, the property includes softball and baseball facilities. Also located there are the college's indoor baseball practice building, a football practice area, running track with public seating and soccer fields.


Garden City Community College offers a complete benefits package to all full-time non-exempt/exempt employees including:

  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $525.00 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost).
  • Paid holiday leave.
  • Paid sick leave--12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Paid vacation leave -- Earned at the rate of one day per month.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • Optional matching tax-sheltered plan with TIAA-CREF 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse, and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse, and immediate family members to most college sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent (child) care reimbursement. (American Fidelity)
  • Free use of Super Circuit facilities for employee.
Application Due Date: 2020-07-31
Job Start Date: 2020-08-03
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Garden City
State/Province/Region: KS
Institution: Garden City Community College
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Data Support
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Instructional Services

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