Research Analyst II
- Rio Hondo College
- Location: Whittier, California
Admin-Institutional Research and Planning
- Posting Date: 08/06/2021
- Application Deadline: 08/19/2021
|Position Title||Research Analyst II|
|Position Type||Classified Full Time|
|Percentage Employee||100 %|
|Number of Months Assignment||12|
|Starting Date||As soon as possible|
|Current Work Schedule||Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Days and hours of employment may change depending on District needs.|
|Salary Range||Range 48|
|Salary||$6,621.57 – $8,452.47 monthly – Successful candidate will start at step 1 except in cases where District deems appropriate. This is a Grant Funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon continued funding.|
|Department||Institutional Research and Planning (Dept)|
|Open Until Filled|
|About Rio Hondo College||About Río Hondo College
Río Hondo College welcomes and embraces all students in their educational and career pathways. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our College has a student population of 22,000, of which 18,000 are Latinx students. We were the first college in Los Angeles County to provide two years of free tuition to first-time, full-time college students through our Río Promise program. We are proud to acknowledge that many of our students have transferred to high ranked institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, USC and UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach, and Whittier College to name a few.
Our caring and dedicated student-centered staff, faculty, and administrators are devoted to the advancement of educational justice, equity, and opportunity for all our students. Our College’s 900 employees, with close to 600 faculty, hold themselves accountable for the academic success of disproportionately impacted student populations. Our entire staff, with unwavering team collaboration, work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color.
Río Hondo College is committed to the recruitment of qualified and diverse employees who are dedicated to our students’ success. We recognize that diversity in an academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are steadfast in our hiring practices and staff development processes which reinforce the goals of equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Our practices and processes also support the importance of a workforce that reflects the community and the diverse student population we serve.
Río Hondo College employs approximately 55% tenured track faculty of color; 60% part-time faculty of color; 85% classified staff of color; and 50% administrators of color.
Río Hondo College offers 30 associate degrees that guarantee transfer (ADTs) to Cal State Universities, a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Technology, more than 60 certificates, a Pathway to Law School, dual enrollment with K-12 districts, state championship speech & debate team, top-notch athletic teams, student leadership opportunities, travel abroad experiences and more.
In collaboration with the communities in Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, El Monte, South El Monte, Whittier, portions of Norwalk, La Mirada, Downey, La Puente, the City of Industry, Los Nietos and Avocado Heights, Río Hondo College provides an exceptional academic curriculum to meet the unique needs of our region and strengthen our communities.
|Basic Function||Under the general direction of the Dean, Institutional Research and Planning, establish and maintain research procedures meeting the needs of the College and consistent with professional standards; organize and oversee the implementation of research and data management activities; and coordinate analysis and reporting of data to support ongoing improvement, decision making, annual planning, and external reporting.|
|Representative Duties||a.) Independently plan, design, coordinate, implement, and disseminate complex research and evaluation studies in support of District’s decision making, institutional planning, and other activities of institutional effectiveness. E
b.) Lead, plan, train, and review the work of staff responsible for implementing research related to institutional effectiveness, program and administrative reviews, student achievement, and program evaluation. E
c.) Assist the Dean in evaluating and responding to requests for data, statistical analysis, survey, or research support from within and outside the District; work independently with requestors to clarify their needs and optimize the utility of research results; make team project recommendations to the Dean. E
d.) Design appropriate surveys and other data collection instruments, sampling frames, analytical strategies. E
e.) Develop, implement, and document procedures and policies on data collection, management, analysis, and reporting. E
f.) Disseminate information to the campus community about research activities, results, and implications; assist college staff in the effective use of IRP resources and information. E
g.) Provide technical support, assistance, and training to faculty, staff, administrators, and others concerning institutional effectiveness and related data. E
h.) Support the need, outcomes, and evaluation aspects of grant development. Design and write outcomes and evaluation sections of grant proposals and reports, as applicable. E
i.) Conduct and attend workshops, training sessions, and committee meetings as required. Represent the Dean as directed. E
j.) Perform related duties as assigned.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.
|Knowledge and Abilities||
|Education and Experience||Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a related field, including upper division coursework in social/educational research methods and analysis, and at least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in applied educational research. A master’s degree in a related field and research experience in higher or public education are highly preferred.|
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.
Knowledge of and experience with extracting data from Banner
|Distinguishable Characteristics||The Research Analyst II designs, conducts, writes, and presents institutional research studies. In addition to those activities, this position serves in a lead capacity, coordinates work and provides technical research guidance to other institutional research personnel, and actively participates in the office’s most complex research projects.|
|Position Description||Applications are currently being accepted for Research Analyst II. This is a Full-Time 100%, 12 month position. Hours are Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.|
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.
Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.
PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Commitment to Diversity||
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
|Cancel RTF Policy||
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * The position requires 4 years of progressively responsible, applied educational research experience or the equivalent. Such experience may include designing research projects, developing and implementing survey research designs, collecting, manipulating, analyzing and interpreting statistical tests or qualitative data and writing reports and interpretive analyses and recommendations on quantitative and qualitative information. In this position, you will be responsible for designing, collecting, cleaning, analyzing and interpreting results, developing recommendations, and conceptualizing written, tabular, and graphical reports. Additionally, you will be responsible for designing and executing dynamic visualizations of data using current data visualization platforms in an accurate and timely manner. Please explain in detail how your training, coursework, and/or professional experience meet these qualifications.
(Open Ended Question)
This position is primarily focused on quantitative analysis. Describe your experience leading, conceptualizing, and designing quantitative research projects.
a) What were the research topics and designs? What hypotheses, if any, were tested?
b) Describe the techniques and software platforms used to analyze the data?
c) What were the major findings?
d) Describe your role in each of the projects.
e) In what ways did you contribute leadership in the design and completion of the projects?
(Open Ended Question)
- * Describe your experience reporting and presenting research results to decision makers such as program managers, district/agency executives, board members, and/or elected officials.
(Open Ended Question)
The Research Analyst II utilizes a variety of software programs to extract, collect, manipulate, analyze and communicate information.
a) Please describe your experience and level of proficiency with analytic statistical software including Excel, SPSS, or similar software programs.
b) Please describe your experience and level of proficiency with software to create graphs, reports, and communicate project results such as Microsoft applications (PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel), or similar software programs.
(Open Ended Question)
This position will focus on expanding the data warehouse and data pipeline assets of the college.
a) Please describe your experience in building, expanding or maintaining data warehouses and data pipelines.
b) What types of relational databases have you worked with?
c) Describe your experience with SQL. What types of SQL scripts have you written?
d) Describe your experience creating and developing data visualizations from data warehouses and creating mechanisms to capture and integrate data from various decentralize sources with the data warehouse and data pipeline.
(Open Ended Question)
Describe any experience you have developing and validating predictive models to support decision making. Be sure to describe your experience integrating these models with data visualization tools.
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed to Apply
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcripts of all college/university studies, including degrees earned.
- Other Documents