RESEARCH ASSISTANT I - San Jose Evergreen Community College District in San Jose California

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San Jose Evergreen Community College District

San Jose, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

District Office


Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success

Position Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Vice Chancellor Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success, perform a wide variety of research-related duties to provide research reports to various campuses to aid in evaluation of programs and to assist in decision making. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Create and maintain templates, which produce reports displaying statistical data relating to college success, retention and persistence efforts.

2. Collect, compile and assemble statistical data in order to prepare a variety of statistical reports.

3. Assist in composing, editing and proofing research documents, reports, memos and other correspondence for campus and District-wide distribution.

4. Disseminate research information to administrators, faculty, state agencies, other colleges and interested individuals.

5. Prepare and submit information and reports concerning UC/CSU articulation to state offices.

6. Assist in the preparation of reports on District-wide trends and analysis including student demographics and other requested data.

7. Assist in designing spreadsheets, statistical tables and associated graphics using appropriate computer software.

8. Assist in District web page development related too the dissemination of research data and information.

9. Assist in developing survey and research instruments, questionnaires and associated data entry formats.

10. Distribute survey forms; monitor data retrieval and processing procedures.

11. Assist in analyzing research results and in developing required reports.

12. Document and report financial and inventory data; maintain related files and records.

13. Provide work direction and guidance to clerical staff and student assistants as assigned.

14. Perform other duties reasonably related to the job classification. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

1. Basic research techniques and statistical methods.

2. Computerized word processing, file maintenance, spreadsheet analysis and graphical displays.

3. Proper English usage spelling, grammar, punctuation, editing and proofreading techniques.

4. Administrative office procedures, practices and methods.

5. Telephone techniques and etiquette.

6. Record-keeping practices and reporting methods.

Ability to:

1. Compile and assemble information by statistical methods.

2. Effectively utilize software for word processing, database management, spreadsheet analysis and graphic production.

3. Utilize language skills to read, analyze, and interpret statistical reports, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.

4. Write reports, business correspondence and procedural information.

5. Effectively present information and respond to questions.

6. Utilize mathematical skills to apply concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

7. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

8. Utilize reasoning to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

9. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

10. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

11. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others. 

Minimum Qualifications


1. Any combination of experience and education equivalent to: Associate's degree in mathematics or a related field and six months of related experience and training.

2. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, gender identity, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve ;and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

3. Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District's hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

Desired Qualifications

1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Salary Range

$43,952- $53,629 Annual Salary (Range 74: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2014-2015). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse faculty consisting of 14% Hispanic/Latino, 22 % Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 52% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Keyword Phrases

  • Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success
  • cultural diversity promotes academic excellence
  • two campuses in Silicon Valley
  • modernization initiative
  • Institutional Research and Planning
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
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Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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