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Cal Poly Pomona

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN


Recruitment No. 50571
Classification Title Institutional Research and Academic Resources
Collective Bargaining Unit CSUEU-Bargaining Unit 9
College/Department Institutional Research and Academic Resources
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required University Application and Resume Required
Classification Salary Range $3,672 - $5,509
Anticipated Hiring Range $3,672 - $4,284
Recruitment Closing Date

This position is subject to close at anytime

THE DEPARTMENT 

Institutional Research and Academic Resources (IR & AR) contributes to the success of the Cal Poly Pomona community in its areas of responsibility by providing proactive and professional leadership, mentoring, communication and advocacy.  The office collects, aggregates, analyzes, and reports data to support program review, assessment, short and long range planning, and budget and enrollment management.   It also provides services to enable campus users to conduct their own data collection and analysis.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Research Technician produces information on institutional data to support administrative decision making, strategic planning, and assessment activities.  With responsibility for institutional research studies from design to final analysis, the incumbent defines what factors are important, finds and consults relevant literature, gathers the relevant data from existing sources or uses a survey or other appropriate methods, investigates data integrity issues, analyzes the data using appropriate control groups and statistical method, prepares information for presentation in graphic and tabular form, and produces a report or presentation to provide insight to an administrator, assessment committee or other campus constituency. Data Sources may be internal, such as the campus enterprise data systems, or external such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), National Student Clearinghouse, CSU system sources, and the results of national survey instruments such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The incumbent plans and conducts survey and assessment activities, assuring compliance with requirements of internal or external constituencies; communicates with participants, and makes arrangements for proctors, venues and incentives as needed.  The incumbent provides consultative support to the campus in areas of expertise, for example in the development of surveys, research techniques and methods, statistical principles and procedures, and effective strategies for data gathering and assembly; participates in projects and activities as a member of the IR & AR team; and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for this position must have a demonstrated ability to gather, compile and analyze research data to prepare clear and comprehensive reports, supported by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the campus.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others are essential, along with the capacity for independent and creative thinking and writing.  The ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations; to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to speak to large groups effectively is required.  Thorough knowledge of research techniques, including the planning of studies and investigations, determining variables, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, and preparation of research reports; 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; proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and statistical analysis software (e.g. Excel or SPSS); and the ability to prepare questionnaires and other survey instruments.  Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, including or supplemented by a thorough knowledge of research techniques and statistical analysis AND two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis 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.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a Live Scan criminal records check prior to being hired.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A graduate degree in a field encompassing extensive research methodology instruction and three (3) or more years of experience in institutional or social science research is desirable.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

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.  http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html


 

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