Research Analyst (Research Technician Iii)

California State University System Fullerton , CA 92838

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Job ID: 11154BR

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Research Analyst (Research Technician III)

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Date Posted:

April 11, 2019

Closing Date:

April 25, 2019

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Job Title Research Analyst (Research Technician III)

Classification Research Technician III-Range A

AutoReqId 11154BR

Department Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Sub-Division Assistant VP Institutional Effectiveness

Salary Range $4,476 - $7,861 per month (Department hiring range: $4,476 - $5,500 per month)

Appointment Type Ongoing

Time Base Full-Time

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About CSUF:

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 40,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding.

We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

About the Position:

The office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness leads systematic and integrated efforts to explore the impact of university programs, curricula, services and operations. We provide meaningful data to support strategic planning and decision-making at all levels of the university and we play a critical role in demonstrating accountability to accreditation, external entities and the general public.

Our commitment is to foster a campus-wide culture of data-informed decision-making, continuous improvement, and teaching and learning innovations. We are seeking an analytical and data driven individual to join our team as a Research Analyst (Research Technician III). The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Research Analyst performs a wide range of institutional and other research assignments providing analytical and technical support for university initiatives such as educational effectiveness, quality assurance, and strategic decision-making. Involves working independently on project design, data collection, database creation, data analysis, analytical interpretation, and preparation of reports with only very general direction or oversight by the Associate Director for Institutional Research.

Provides oversight of one or more student assistants or graduate assistants during peak work periods. Investigates, analyzes and reports on university initiatives. Responds to external surveys and ad hoc requests.

Updates department website and develops and maintains dashboards. Supports university and disciplinary accreditation, program and center review processes, and assessment processes. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

Knowledges and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of research techniques, including the planning of studies and investigations, the determining of variables and the developing of reference materials; thorough knowledge of research reporting techniques; general knowledge of machine tabulation techniques and the programming of data; thorough knowledge of the techniques and treatment of data such as simple correlation methods, trend analysis, frequency distribution analysis, sampling techniques, hypothesis testing and methods of interval estimation. Ability to reason logically and capacity for independent and creative thinking on research problems; ability to develop techniques for handling a large variety of detailed data and ability to analyze these data; ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; ability to speak and write effectively; ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action. Experience: Three years of progressively responsible technical research or statistical experience including or supplemented by one year in the interpretation and graphic presentation of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. (Additional qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree (MA, MS, MBA, MPA, Ed.D., Ph.D.) in the social sciences or another discipline from an accredited college or university that includes a heavy emphasis on statistical analysis, research methodology, and computer applications. A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in research, evaluation, and data analysis in a higher education environment, preferably within a comprehensive university setting.

Experience in use of web-based interfaces for data transfer. Experience in production of print-/web ready output from data, reports, charts, and tables produced by SPSS. Experience simultaneously analyzing multiple large complex databases.

Experience conducting mixed-method research (quantitative and qualitative). Experience developing Tableau Dashboards (or similar data visualization tools). Mastery in use of MS Office suite including the ability to import data/tables from other sources. Experience with the development, modification, and maintenance of websites. Proven teamwork skills in a fast-paced environment.

Professional experience at a CSU campus. Experience developing and using PeopleSoft Query Tools; ability write SPSS (or equivalent) syntax to produce analyses.

Special Working Conditions

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job-related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton utilizes the E-Verify program and is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Hiring Preference On-Campus CSUEU Employees

Application Deadline 25-Apr-2019

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Research Analyst (Research Technician Iii)

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