Research Analyst II
- Rio Hondo College
- Location: Whittier, California
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 10/19/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Job Number CLA00300P
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
$7,189.42 – $9,177.17 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.
Location Main Campus
Department Institutional Research and Planning (Dept)
Open Date 10/19/2021
Closing Date 11/02/2021
Open Until Filled
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.
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.
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
- Professionally accepted principles and practices applicable to research design, methodology development, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting.
- Methods of quantitative and qualitative research, including data analysis and reporting techniques.
- Principles and practices of survey development, design, and dissemination.
- Models and procedures for program evaluation.
- Tests and measurement, advanced statistics, data reduction and display techniques.
- Research software applications for data analysis, data management, spreadsheets, presentation, graphics, and word processing (such as SPSS, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
- Principles and practices of training and providing work direction.
- Techniques for project planning, design, and management.
- Principles and techniques for the College’s annual and strategic planning.
- Issues and current trends in higher education, particularly as they apply to California community colleges.
- California community college initiatives (e.g., Basic Skills, Student Equity, Student Success and Support Program, System Goals).
- District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
- Develop, implement, and complete comprehensive research projects and program evaluations within specific deadlines.
- Work accurately and independently while meeting schedules and time lines.
- Exercise creativity, leadership, and critical judgment in dealing with complex research issues for which there are limited precedents.
- Train and provide work support to others.
- Communicate complex research methods and results in written and oral format.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and others encountered in the course of work.
- Use tact, discretion, courtesy, and patience in dealing with sensitive and difficult situations.
- Maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive and privileged material and information.
- Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to the District’s programs and functions.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
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.
- Experience with SQL and understanding of relational databases
- Strong understanding of statistics and experience using SPSS to manipulate and create data
- Knowledge of and experience with extracting data from Banner
- Advanced Tableau experience developing and creating dashboards with analytic and operational functionality
- Strong analytical and logical thinking skills
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
- Ability to define tasks, follow through, and fully document in writing all developmental activity related to information reporting
- Ability to learn independently and work effectively with a wide range of data in a fast-paced environment
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.
- Typical office environment, subject to interaction with students, faculty, and the public.
- Ability to work in a standard office environment including ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 20 lbs.; ability to travel to different sites and locations.
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.
- Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
- Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
- Complete transcripts of all college/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted). NOTE: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
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
- The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
- Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
- As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
- Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
- For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
- All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications may be required to take a test and will be notified of the date and time.
- Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
- A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
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.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.
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.