Senior Research Analyst

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 14, 2024
Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description

Job No: 539694; 05/28/2024

Senior Research Analyst
Associate, Academic and Institutional Studies II
Institutional Effectiveness

Salary Range : $5,983 - $10,824/Monthly (Budgeted Hiring Salary Range: $5,983 - $7,922/Monthly)

Work Schedule : Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; exempt classification.

Essential Functions : Under the general direction of Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, the AAIS II undertakes a wide range of high-level research projects and data analytics in alignment with university priorities and institutional accountability. Helping to shape a culture of inquiry and data-informed decision making, the incumbent provides actionable research findings and performs data visualization projects in support of planning and policy development for student success, enrollment, and institutional effectiveness. In collaboration with senior staff at the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, s/he conducts analytical studies utilizing sound project methods and design, and participates in the following areas: data quality assurance; survey administration/analysis; and building data dashboards. Emphasis on quantitative analysis of various institutional data related to enrollment/retention/graduation trends, the incumbent executes research studies, interprets the data, and effectively disseminates the findings with university constituents in such a way that they will be useful for decision-making and institutional improvement. Conducts high level research projects using sound quantitative research methods and generate actionable research findings in alignment with university priorities. Design data dashboards for student success, enrollment, and institutional effectiveness. Data Quality Assurance and Data Integrity Checking. Creates meaningful interpretations and presentations of research findings for reports. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Experience : The incumbent must have equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in social science, education, business, or computer science with a concentration in quantitative research methods, statistics, and data analysis. The incumbent must have four years of progressively responsible administrative, technical, or professional analytical experience which demonstrates ability to conduct substantive surveys and studies of problems and issues in assigned areas or the rank of Associate Professor or higher in an accredited four-year college or university and demonstrated experience in research or special study work may be substituted for the four years of experience. The incumbent must have technical proficiency with computers and software packages. The incumbent must have demonstrated skills in statistical analyses and research methodologies; analyzing large complex databases; interpreting and summarizing study results; preparing innovative presentation materials that make analytical findings useful; and excellent verbal and communication skills. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications : Preferred advanced degrees in related fields (e.g. social science, information systems, computer science, statistics) focusing on quantitative analysis and data mining; ability to write SPSS syntax to produce analyses, or experience in manipulating large datasets, SQL, and PeopleSoft; proficiency in research methodology and experience in distributing research findings at professional conferences Experience in institutional research and assessment at higher education; proficiency with data visualization; and experience in survey design and analysis.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on 6/11/2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Advertised: May 28 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
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