Posting Number: 20141666S Department: Research / Planning / IE CSM (DEPT) Location: College of San Mateo Position Number: 4C0375 Percentage of Full Time: 100% FLSA: Non-Exempt (accrues overtime) Months per Year: 12 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Note: Min Salary: $105,144 (annual) Max Salary: $134,280 (annual) Position Type: Classified Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District: College of San Mateo (CSM) is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution. The college enrolls approximately 15,000 students each academic year. CSM has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on College of San Mateos Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
The President has called for the college community to be student-focused, always find a way to get to 'yes' as one team, and serve local communities to the best of our abilities. The college recognizes the need for all students to achieve their goals and recognizes that as an institution we are stronger together. To learn more about CSMs antiracism and justice-centered efforts, please read our Solidarity Statement.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
The Position: This is professional work entailing a variety of data-heavy projects and assignments supporting the planning and research functions for a College. Under direction, the employee plans, organizes, and executes activities involved in the research, review, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of a variety of data and information used in: assessing institutional effectiveness; assisting with College planning, accreditation; institutional decision-making; program evaluation; program reviews; the assessment of student learning outcomes; and determining the implications of College practices, policies, and procedures. Strong statistical and data analysis skills are essential, as well as a high degree of independent judgment and creativity in order to develop and implement related projects, studies, and surveys supportive of College planning and assessment of institutional effectiveness. The employee will support the creation of both web-based data reports and presentations and traditional desktop publications of key institutional reports and documents used in support of College needs, goals, and objectives. Extensive contact with College and District classified professionals, faculty, and administrators is expected, requiring the ability to communicate complex information to technical and non-technical audiences. The employee can supervise the work of paraprofessional, clerical and other staff, as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Uses a variety of spreadsheet, database query tools, and software packages to retrieve, clean, tabulate, and statistically analyze large sets of data from multiple sources (e.g. academic, programmatic, demographic, financial aid, etc.), requiring familiarity with a variety of programming languages, techniques, and procedures
Supports campus program evaluation efforts, including the development and implementation of methodologically sound program evaluation plans, ensuring alignment of planned program activities and services with program goals
Assists in designing, developing, and maintaining reports and visualizations using web-based tools and desktop publishing applications to support a variety of key institutional research and planning activities that serve the needs of diverse audiences
Develops and designs presentations and reports depicting and describing complex statistical data for a variety of non-technical and technical audiences; prepares charts and tables in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other software, as appropriate
Assists college staff in identifying and selecting appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluating and improving college programs and services
Assists college staff in selecting, designing, and validating survey tools and other qualitative research instruments and methodologies, especially online surveys and focus group research
Uses a variety of online survey platforms to conduct research and report findings, including producing frequencies, cross-tabulations, means tables, multivariate analyses, and tests of statistical significance
Conducts focus groups with students, faculty, staff, and members of the community; makes recommendations for communication and use of qualitative research results
Serves as a resource to the campus community to identify and meet research and information needs; Assists college staff in requesting institutional research, including helping to clarify research questions and identify appropriate variables
Meets with District ITS and District PRIE and other staff, as needed, to analyze and resolve problems impacting research and planning as they occur
Synthesizes data into various report formats, including summaries of statistical studies, narrative reports, and research monographs for publication, including tables, graphs, and charts. Reads and comprehends technical reports and manuals related to the position
Trains and coordinates the work of office staff and student assistants as assigned
Attends workshops, seminars and other meetings to obtain current information
Performs other duties as assigned
A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree in social science, public policy, statistics, higher education administration, or a closely-related field
Successful work experience of increasing responsibility involving statistical research, review, analysis, interpretation, and reporting, including work with institutional research and planning functions and collaborating with others in determining institutional and programmatic effectiveness, and operational efficiency of various institutional-level programs and services
Demonstrated skill in the use and application of statistical software and expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
Physical Requirements: This classification requires abstract conceptualization, multi-level tasking; strategic planning; creativity in writing and presentation of ideas in both narrative and graphical formats; understanding of effective communication of data information in a web-based format; attention to detail and organization of data; complex data analysis skills for reaching conclusions; active listening; individual to large-group communication; persuasive communication; sound judgement and discretion, patience, flexibility; and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations in order to perform the essential functions.
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to analyze complex statistical, demographic, and other educational data in order to draw conclusions, develop proposals, and test research hypotheses, preferably in a higher education setting
Demonstrates advanced level skills in Excel and statistical software
Knowledge of and ability to use data design and visualization tools
Knowledge of and ability to use a variety of spreadsheet, database query tools, programming languages, and other software
Knowledge of and ability to design graphics and visualizations to communicate complex information to a variety of non-technical and technical audiences
Skill in conceptualizing, designing, developing, evaluating, and monitoring both qualitative and quantitative research projects and reporting strategies, preferably in a higher education setting
Skill in collaborating with technical and non-technical groups comprised of individuals from various constituencies and levels within an organization
Skill in oral and written communication, including public and persuasive speaking, and writing clear and logical work instructions
Ability to communicate respectfully with people at various levels in organizations from diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds
Ability to strategically plan, organize, prioritize, and implement multiple-tasked projects with similar timelines and anticipated outcomes
Experience with SPSS, R, and/or STATA a plus
Knowledge of SAP BusinessObjects, Tableau, SQL is a plus
Knowledge of data design a plus
Expertise with a variety of desk-top publishing programs for report preparation and dissemination is a plus
Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 10/02/2023 First Review Date: 10/31/2023 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax: (650) 574-6574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”