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Institutional Research Analyst (COF) (Two Positions)

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  • Incomplete applications packets will not be considered
  • Evidence of minimum qualifications must be established in the online application form.
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Institutional Research Analyst (COF) (Two Positions)
Position Number: 02151
Posting Date 08/02/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 08/16/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Classified
Work Week 40 hour per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $5,619.74 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,940.54 per month

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance and dependent life coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Bakersfield College
Location BC-Main Campus
Basic Function

Under the direction of the Director, Institutional Research and Planning, perform extensive and technical institutional research and evaluation duties, including those related to state-mandated matriculation programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of college and groups; prepare reports for college personnel to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements; assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.

  • Perform extensive statistical and technical planning, design, research and evaluation duties related to institutional projects, including, but not limited to, state-mandated matriculation programs and activities and a variety of internal and external issues.
  • Conduct reviews and assessment of academic and student services programs.
  • Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects to assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results.
  • Prepare reports for college personnel and state agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.
  • Prepare and revise reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical contents, descriptions
    of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions for college and matriculation research and evaluation.
  • Create, develop and maintain databases related to student enrollment projections, follow-up studies and analyses of program enrollment patterns.
  • Collect, assemble and perform statistical analysis; determine appropriate statistics for data types including frequencies, chi-square, correlation, multiple regression and others.
  • Identify and extract a variety of requested data; inspect and code data in preparation for analysis; create project documentation and databases.
  • Operate a variety of software packages used on mainframe and personal computers for data analysis, data management, graphics and word processing.
  • Communicate with appropriate college staff, stakeholders and other community college districts in analysis, compilation and interpretation of data.
  • Respond to research questions as requested; describe findings.
  • Attend meetings as assigned.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or social/educational research and three years responsible experience involving related research and analysis activities and projects.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.
Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Standard and advanced statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projections and other quantitative measures applied to education, social and program research and evaluation.
  • Regression techniques, principles and tables.
  • Research design for original data collection and analysis.
  • Excel, Access, SQL databases, or other database software.
  • Standard statistical software.
  • Technical report writing.
  • Organization and presentation of narrative and statistical information.
  • Technical aspects of research.
  • Effective public speaking.
  • Uses, capabilities, characteristics and limitations of computers and related equipment.
  • Modern office procedures and methods.
  • Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Perform extensive and technical research and evaluation tasks.
  • Design forms and documents for various research purposes and target audiences.
  • Design and perform research and evaluation of college matriculation and other institutional planning issues.
  • Interpret and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other related laws and regulations.
  • Interact, participate and conduct presentations to individuals, college groups, committees, organizations and others as assigned.
  • Prepare comprehensive statistical and narrative reports.
  • Utilize accurate and appropriate statistical procedures and sampling techniques.
  • Create, develop and maintain computer databases.
  • Create and maintain necessary research documentation, files and records related to research projects.
  • Conduct meetings and interviews necessary for investigation and data collection.
  • Work as a team member with other college research staff.
  • Use tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Operate a computer and related peripheral equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Salary Grade 50.0
Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on August 16, 2017 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
• Application Screening: TBD
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document (2)