Rancho Santiago Community College District
Salary Range: Grade 17: $77,791.62 - $99,382.44/year
Job Number: CL23-00518
Location: Orange, CA
Division: Institutional Effectiveness, Library and Learning Support Services Division
ABOUT RANCHO SANTIAGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is one of the most established districts in the state and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. Located in the heart of Orange County, it is one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, based on the number of credit and non-credit students. RSCCD encompasses 25 percent of Orange County's total area and serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Tustin, and Yorba Linda. The District includes Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College, as well as the Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, Joint Powers Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy, the College and Workforce Preparation Center, and the District Operations Center. RSCCD's three (3) auxiliary Foundations are actively involved in supporting both community and campus programs.
Under direction works with administrative and instructional staff and other community colleges and agencies to develop and implement research studies; identify research questions and appropriate project design, prepare research instruments and implement data collection process, analyze data and produce reports; coordinates and disseminates information; assumes and performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Prepares research designs and data collection instruments; completes literature reviews; creates data processing designs for the microcomputer and/or mainframe processing of research data; supervises student assistants and the collection of data; analyzes data in relation to policy questions and study purposes; creates statistical tables and graphic displays; writes research reports; presents and disseminates research findings; attends meetings and maintains communication and liaison with research study-related individuals; coordinates ongoing research which may relate to topics such as student retention and tracking, student outcomes, follow-up studies, student skills assessments, demographics, institutional self-study and community and business needs assessments.
This position reports to the designated manager and may supervise the work of student assistants.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Thorough Knowledge of: research design and methods, analysis, writing and reporting methods.
Good Knowledge of: Statistics, data processing software; data collection instrument development; community college programs.
Ability to: write clear, concise reports; communicate well with other program staff; organize and coordinate projects; initiate, design and complete research projects with a minimum of direction; learn new computer technology and research methods; work cooperatively with others of diverse program backgrounds.
Skills: research, computer, human relations, organizational, and statistical skills sufficient to carry out the job duties successfully.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSTraining and ExperienceAny combination of training and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with educational background in statistics, computer science, educational program delivery or management; and three years of experience in research or demonstrated ability to conduct such research. EEO STATEMENTThe Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is committed to the concept and principles of staff diversity and equal employment opportunity by prohibiting discrimination based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Applications from all persons interested in the position are encouraged. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
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