Ideal Candidate Statement: The ideal candidate will possess these qualities and abilities: Able to think critically and be a self-starter Able to work independently with minimal direction Experience with research within higher education, preferably in a research office rather than as part of a thesis or dissertation research Familiarity with the California Community Colleges operations and practices Skillful in presenting to others Able to translate data and analysis into common parlance Demeanor that is personable and helpful, able to engage others in ways that all parties are comfortable Confidence with technology, particularly research engines and databases Acquaintance with external sources of higher education data-census, CCCCO, CSU, UC, K-12 data specifically
Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of 'A World of Cultures United in Learning' and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;
The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.
Job Description Summary:BASIC FUNCTION:Under the direction of the Executive Dean, Research and Planning, responsible for organizing, designing, and assisting in the coordination and implementation of a comprehensive institutional research program which includes designing, conducting, writing, and presenting College-wide research and evaluation studies; providing information and research for planning and evidence-based decision-making; supporting long range planning functions, institutional effectiveness processes, and assessment of student learning outcomes through collaboration, research, and evaluation. Manages, organizes, and maintains institutional research databases and automated reporting systems.
Essential Duties:REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Perform a variety of professional level administrative staff duties related to but not limited to curricula, enrollment, retention, matriculation, staffing patterns, student and faculty characteristics, program vitality and evaluation, community characteristics, student achievement, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and systemwide initiatives.Manages, organizes, designs, coordinates, and implements all phases of research and evaluation studies, including selecting appropriate research designs, collecting and analyzing data, preparing narrative and statistical reports, and presenting research results to various audiences.Assists in the development of automated reports and data displays, including enrollment reports, student success and retention rate reports, and data for program review.Organizes and manages the technical and analytical support provided by Research and Planning in support of the Colleges global assessment processes, including Guided Pathways, Student Equity and Achievement, matriculation, and other initiatives that may arise.Provides advanced technical and analytical support related to institutional efforts to assess student learning outcomes.Provides technical and analytical support for the Colleges strategic and master planning efforts, including performing activities such as generating enrollment forecasts, conducting studies of growth, and performing internal and external scans.Executes ongoing and special requests for data and information involving the aggregation, analysis, and reporting of data extracted from internal relational and external databases, as well as conducting focus groups, surveys, and other qualitative research as needed.Assumes primary lead for the Precision Campus database and for the Colleges program review process, including managing calendars, training colleagues on data access within Precision Campus, providing additional program review data as needed, and analyzing Program Improvement Objective (PIO) requests.Conducts survey research, including design and administration of surveys using various media.Interprets research findings and communicates findings to audiences with varying levels of understanding and knowledge about institutional research.Prepares research agendas and calendars; tracks progress of research projects.Plans, designs, and consults with planning councils, divisions, committees, departments and faculty regarding a variety of projects related to the Colleges institutional and program planning, research, assessment, evaluation, effectiveness, and decision-making efforts.Conducts meetings as appropriate to provide for proper coordination of activities and communication of new developments.Coordinates and monitors the research component of the departments website.Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE OF:
Research methods, including study design and data collection techniques.
Relational database principles.
Data reduction and display techniques.
Qualitative and quantitative research and planning methods and techniques.
Advanced statistical procedures, processes, and models related to sampling and projection.
Matriculation processes, objectives, policies and regulations.
Data analysis, spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation software.
Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.
Customer service principles and practices, including the use of tact, patience, and courtesy.
Community college organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
Applicable Federal, State, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
Managing and leading research functions and programs.
Designing, implementing, documenting, and maintaining comprehensive databases.
Conducting extensive and technical research and evaluation tasks utilizing statistical methods.
Recognizing and applying proper research design.
Designing, developing and implementing comprehensive research projects.
Reading, interpreting, and explaining plans and research findings.
Using a computer and related software applications.
Designing research for original data collection and analysis.
Gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data from a wide variety of sources.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Handling difficult situations.
Responding effectively to all situations/incidents using sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Analyzing situations accurately and adopting effective courses of action.
Working independently with little direction.
Preparing reports by compiling and organizing data from a variety of sources.
Maintaining accurate and complete records.
Maintaining confidentiality and discretion in work activities.
Education and Experience:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Any combination equivalent to: a masters degree from an accredited institution, with a major in social science research, economics, education, business administration, public administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization, or graduation from a recognized four-year college or university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, education, business administration, public administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND one year of professional-level experience in a research, analytical, or institutional planning position.
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Salary Range: Management Annual Salary Range #222
Posting Number: M0013-14
Close Date: 9/26/2022
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Benefits Statement: : Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Employee pays for health benefits from salary. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD 2. Membership in Public Employees Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA) 3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security) 4. Paid vacation 5. Paid sick leave 6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days 7. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service 8. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan 9. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes) 10. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986: Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.'
District Statement: A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary: The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.' Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.
The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous impro...vement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.