Data Assessment Analyst

  • Channel Islands
  • Camarillo, California
  • Nov 28, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance Education and Training

Job Description


THIS IS A GRANT-SUPPORTED POSITION SUBJECT TO ANNUAL RENEWAL OF GRANT FUNDS. NO PERMANENT APPOINTMENT WILL BE REACHED FROM THIS POSITION. The Data Assessment Analyst designs and implements assessments and conducts regular analysis of data to connect improved practices in teaching and learning to university-wide student success efforts. This position is part of Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title III & V grant programs.
Responsible for designing and implementing assessments of Project OLAS' (Optimizing Learning, Achievement, and Success) high-impact teaching and learning practices and contributing to the evaluation of Project PROMESAS' (Pathways with Regional Outreach and Mathematics Excellence for Student Achievement in STEM) STEM Services Courses initiative. Assist with other institutional research and assessments projects within the Student Academic Success & Equity Initiatives (SASEI) department that build capacity for examining and reporting of institutional outcomes related to student academic success and equity gaps.
Support Project OLAS' lasting impact on CSUCI's capacity to improve access to educational opportunities in the region and deliver high impact structured general education pathways that increase the academic success and college completion rates of Latinx and high-need students. With guidance from the OLAS Project Director and SASEI Research Analyst, supports the creation of formative and summative evaluation and assessment tools, design appropriate methodologies to enable assessment of progress toward meeting goals, establish systems for formative data collection, as well as compile reports to document progress and continuous improvement efforts. Examine the effectiveness of high-impact teaching and learning practices and culturally responsive interventions on multiple student success outcomes, will inform both formative and summative evaluation, and develop reports to communicate with project and campus stakeholders. Responsible for continuous review of data as well as informing and implementing data-driven changes to advance project goals, increase student academic success outcomes, and close equity gaps.
Working closely with the Transforming Mathematics Pathways into STEM Activity Director (Project PROMESAS), the Analyst is responsible for large-scale data management and analyses associated with the STEM Service Courses (SCC) initiative. The Analyst collaborates with educational partners external to CSUCI to properly maintain and analyze data pertaining to the SSC initiative. The Analyst works closely with the SASEI Research Analyst to determine project priorities that include creating mathematical models to determine relevant variables and estimate parameters and takes initiative to test various analyses that examine student academic success outcomes and equity gaps.

The Analyst will use statistical software and data visualization software to create data dashboards, infographics, reports and presentations for evidence based decision-making. The Analyst designs, plans and conducts survey and assessment activities; develops survey instruments and methodologies, assuring compliance with requirements of internal or external constituencies as appropriate; develops and maintains expertise in the management and use of the university survey software; provides training and support for others using this software on both the technical and methodological aspects of their work; and keeps abreast of the latest advances in reporting and visualization software and how those can be best leveraged by the projects. Provides assistance with the evaluation and assessment of other related initiatives and services of Project OLAS and PROMESAS and the department. The Analyst prepares written reports and presentations that contribute to monthly and annual reporting summarizing the progress of Project OLAS and PROMESAS. The Analyst will troubleshoot problems and develop, recommend, and evaluate proposed solutions to support the continuous improvement of Project OLAS and PROMESAS. Interprets and applies policies and procedures to ensure that operations comply with university, educational partners, and sponsor's regulations, and maintains appropriate records. Uses judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist.
Graduation from a four-year college or university, and two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data. Graduate studies in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-to-year basis. Thorough knowledge of project evaluation and assessment or research techniques, including the planning of studies and investigation, determining variables, developing biographical and other sources of data, and preparation of research reports; and knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of collecting statistical data, correlation methods, time series analyses, analysis of frequency series, sampling techniques, and construction of index numbers. Ability to prepare questionnaires and other survey instruments; ability to gather, compile, and analyze research data, and to present data in tabular, graphic or pictorial form; ability to prepare comprehensive reports; and capacity for independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems. Demonstrated experience and interest in working in a fast-paced, multi-ethnic, multicultural environment is required. Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently in the day-to-day coordination of work assignments and work as part of a larger team; ability to collegially interface with faculty, administrators, and staff; excellent organizational and time management skills; ability and willingness to quickly absorb new information and learn new skills and technology systems/software to support program deliverables, goals, and objectives; and capacity to coordinate tight schedules with multiple stakeholders and meet deadlines. Must have functional knowledge and skill in standard office procedures and practices and advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher) and strong proficiency in relational database management (e.g., SQLServer), statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R), and data visualization software (e.g., Tableau).

Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in a field encompassing extensive research methodology instruction and three or more years of experience in institutional or social science research. Familiarity with qualitative methodology and data analysis methods. Familiarity with Oracle/PeopleSoft or similar relational database architecture and processes. Ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of a small team. General knowledge of CSUCI policies and procedures and general knowledge of Tittle III and/or Title V programs and regulations.

The candidate must maintain the confidentiality of student information at all times (as per FERPA). 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 apply for the position. 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 as a condition of employment.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled