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Research Analyst

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Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts surveys and research. Participates and advises on survey design. Provides advice on research design, information resources.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services to enhance student access and success. Defines outcomes and quantitative and/or qualitative measures of performance. Develops research design and/or surveys.
  • Tracks and reports student equity status and trends. Collects and reports analyses, statistics, and demographics to external agencies, secondary schools, community organizations, and other research organizations.
  • Reports research results on the validity and effectiveness of assessment instruments used to place students according to academic achievement, course prerequisites, activities to improve student equity, matriculation processes, college performance on accreditation and accountability issues, student satisfaction, organizational climate, program effectiveness, enrollment management and trends.
  • Facilitates discussions with academic and administrative functional areas to identify measurable and observable performance criteria to satisfy accreditation standards.
  • Develops and/or facilitates design of assessment tools and measures for self assessment and program review. Designs surveys and other instruments to support data gathering.
  • Develops and evaluates the validity of assessment instruments used to place students in courses by academic history, appropriateness of prerequisites, co-requisites, and advisories used to restrict access to specific course offerings.
  • Develops and applies evaluation criteria and measurement methodology, analysis processes, and reporting formats.
  • Performs and advises others on data reduction, statistical analysis of data, interpretation of results, and drawing of conclusions.
  • Prepares and/or participates in the preparation and presentation of research reports.
  • Researches a variety of sources to identify opportunities for grant resources and in-kind services to initiate and/or support research and other programs.
  • May provide support to long range planning by conducting community needs assessment and environmental scanning, projecting enrollment trends and their potential impact on space, budget, staffing, and resource allocations, projecting impacts of trends in educational delivery systems, and projecting impacts of political and economic trends on course demand and supply.
  • Analyzes a variety of performance/productivity data such as, but not limited to, that for faculty workload, and student outcomes. Prepares reports and projections to support decisions on workload, student success, and financial impact.
  • Serves on various committees such as, but not limited to, those for strategic planning, program review, and enrollment management.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge and skills relating to duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
The position requires a Master's Degree in a social, behavioral, educational or interdisciplinary field, plus one year of experience in instructional design, assessment, or institutional research. Alternatively the position may require a Bachelor's degree in the same areas plus 5 years of progressive experience in research and decision support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced research techniques and methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Knowledge of survey instruments design and survey platforms (e.g., SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, etc.) with experience summarizing and analyzing results
  • Proficiency applying statistical knowledge to research designs and using statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, R Studio, SAS, Stata, etc.)
  • Experience designing and performing data visualizations and using data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
  • Familiarity and knowledge of database extraction, usage, data element dictionaries, and experience using data extraction software (e.g., SQL, Cognos) 
  • Familiarity with writing and revising SQL queries in PeopleSoft, SQL Server, and other structured query language environment

Institution Description

Cerritos College provides its diverse student population with high-quality, comprehensive instructional programs and support services through clear, equity-minded pathways to their educational goals. In doing so, the college develops culturally competent students with the knowledge, skills, and values that prepare them to be productive members of their local and global communities.


Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical insurance). Other fringe benefits include 17 paid holidays, 2 paid floating holidays, 12 days of vacation, and Four Ten-Hour workweeks during the academic summer session.

Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System and Social Security

Application Due Date: 2020-07-30
Job Start Date: 2020-09-07
Salary: $75526 - $91057
City: Norwalk
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Cerritos College
Remote Work: Remote now, on campus in 2021
Reports To: Director of IERP
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: 4

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