Research Analyst (2 Positions)

Chula Vista, CA

Posted: 7/27/21
Deadline: 10/20/21
Salary: $5,586.77-$7,071.57

Reference Number: 2387521

About This Organization

District Values

Southwestern College

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Job Duties

POSITION 1: Project funded position, continued employment contingent upon funding

POSITION 2: Project funded position, project ends on 12/31/22.

Under the direction of the Dean, plan, design, conduct, and assist in coordinating a comprehensive institutional research program; provide information and research about the functioning and outcomes of the College, its programs, and activities. Perform extensive and technical institutional research and evaluation duties including those related to State and Federal mandated programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of institutional planning issues; coordinate research activities with District departments and groups; prepare reports for State and Federal agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and assure institutional effectiveness.

1. Develop and implement procedures for collecting, analyzing, and reporting qualitative and quantitative information.
2. Design, conduct, write, and present institutional research on such topics as student retention, cohort tracking, student learning and institutional outcomes, and placement and outcomes assessment.
3. Create, design, develop, query, and maintain computer databases, files, and records related to the institutional research function including such studies and analyses as student cohort tracking, enrollment studies and projects, reports of Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH), Full-time Equivalent Faculty (FTEF) to part-time faculty ratios, student success and outcomes studies, the College’s Fast Facts Book and various simulation models.
4. Prepare and present oral and written reports with accompanying tabular, graphic, and statistical content to faculty and administration; specifically producing reports for Accreditation, Campus Climate Survey, curriculum and Career Technical Education (CTE) and Labor Market Information (LMI) as well as regional/state/national labor data.
5. Perform descriptive and inferential statistical calculations.
6. Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects; assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results.
7. Prepare reports for State and Federal agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional effectiveness.
8. Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Research design, methods, sampling frames, and analytical strategies and techniques.Descriptive and inferential statistics.Data reduction and display techniques.Survey design and research techniques.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.Technical report writing skills in organizing and presenting narrative and statistical information.English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.Oral and written communication skills.Public speaking techniques.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Acquire knowledge of higher education, college functions, policies, processes, practices and dynamics.Gather, validate, and interpret data from a wide variety of sources including literature and Internet searches.Perform statistical analyses and interpret results and findings.Place and interpret institutional research data and findings in the context of higher education and community college function.Requires sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of a community college.Perform extensive technical research and evaluation duties.Interact with, participate on and conduct presentations to District faculty, college groups, committees and others.Prepare reports for District personnel and State agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques.Create and maintain necessary research documentation, files and records related to various research projects.Conduct meetings and interviews necessary for investigation and data collection related to assigned research projects.Work as a team member with other research staff and members of college staff involved in institutional and matriculation research projects, grants development and other related activities.Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or social science
Three (3) years of responsible experience conducting professional level research in or similar to institutional research. Graduate work in a field that contributes to designing and conducting valid research studies is desirable and may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:
Proficiency using the following PC programs: SPSS, Access, Excel, eLumen, and Word. Experience in higher education preferably at the community college level with community college institutional research background. Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or Social/Educational Research or closely related field and three years of experience with relevant computer hardware and software is preferred.



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Range 32, Steps 1-7, $5,586.77-$7,071.57. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, and generous sick leave package.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline

All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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