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RESEARCH ASSISTANT
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in San Jose, California
 
 
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Date Posted 08/27/2020
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Opportunity Type

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Position Title

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Posting Number

S2040

Close/First Review Date

08/02/2020

Department

Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success

Work Location

District Office

Position Status

Full Time

Salary Range

$60,939 - $74,368 Annual Salary (Range 90: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2019-2020). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Benefits Summary

Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 18 paid holidays.

Position Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Assistant reports to the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success at the District Office. The work schedule is 12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This position is represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Chapter 363.

POSITION PURPOSE

Under the direction of assigned administrator, performs a wide variety of responsible research related duties to provide support for research data management and quality assurance programs. Responsibilities may include providing technical or functional direction to hourly or student assistants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

3. Develop charts and data into presentations.

4. Work as a team member in composing, preparing, editing and proofing office research documents, presentations, memos and correspondence prior to campus-wide or District-wide distribution.

5. Maintain calendars of department activities, meetings and various events, including scheduling in support of projects/initiatives.

6. Provide support on committees; prepare agendas, collect and distribute materials and prepare meeting notes.

7. Design spreadsheets, statistical tables, and associated graphics under direction using appropriate computer software.

8. Assist in the development of survey and research instruments, questionnaires and associated data entry formats. Program survey instrument in designated survey software, upload and manage distribution lists and initiatives.

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

10. Calculate statistics and implement formulas on spreadsheets as directed.

11. Discuss findings with other personnel to evaluate validity of findings.

12. Document and maintain related files and records on shared drives.

13. Screen telephone calls, incoming mail, publications, and other correspondence.

14. Respond to routine and inquiries using standardized formats, and using judgment to refer unusual or complex inquiries to supervisor.

15. Assist in the maintenance of department budget; order and maintain adequate supplies as required.

16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:

1. Statistics, statistical applications, collection and correlation of data.

2. Basic research techniques and statistical methods.

3. Current management information systems software including database, spreadsheet and graphic display.

4. Information display and presentation techniques.

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

6. Administrative office procedures practices and modern office methods and equipment.

7. Training, planning and directing work of other employees.

Skills and Ability to:

1. Access data warehouse and run basic reports.

2. Evaluate and recommend appropriate software for special projects.

3. Set up a database for projects with a view to data’s relationship to the total project goals and the outputs required.

4. Utilize language skills to read, analyze and interpret statistical reports, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, program coordinators and the general public.

5. Utilize mathematical skills to and apply basic statistical knowledge and concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, means and standard deviations.

6. Utilize reasoning to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Read and interpret various source documents to create process flow diagrams incorporating abstract and concrete concepts.

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

8. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

9. Sustain close visual and mental attention in the performance of work.

Required Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

1. Associate’s degree from an accredited two year college.

2. One year related experience and/or training.

District’s Diversity Requirements

  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

  • 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.

Foreign Degree

For positions that require a degree or coursework:

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

All degrees and credits earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. without a U.S. credential evaluation attached, will not be considered.

Working Environment

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environment:
1. Typical office environment.

Physical Demands:
1. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
2. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
3. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
4. Seeing to read a variety of materials.

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.

As of Fall 2019, with enrollment of approximately 17,933 students per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 43%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 33%, American Indian/Native American 0.2%, White/Caucasian 10%) attaining educational goals reflecting 56% – Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse classified staff consisting of 41% Hispanic/Latino, 27% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Native American, 22% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Important Information

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT

San José-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.

CONTACT

Employment Services,
Human Resources, SJECCD
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414
Email: hremploymentservices@sjeccd.edu
Employment Website: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com
District Website: www.sjeccd.edu

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the First Review Date/Closing Date as listed on the job announcement. Applications received after the First Review Date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

1. A completed online San José-Evergreen Community College District APPLICATION.
2. A COVER LETTER (Stating how you feel you meet the qualifications as outline in the job announcement).
3. A current RESUME/CURRICULUM VITAE
4. TRANSCRIPT – (If Required) If a degree is listed as a requirement, transcripts (Not Diplomas) MUST INCLUDE confer or award date of stated degree. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted; however if the position is offered, official transcripts will be required prior to employment. If the transcripts or degrees are from outside of the United States, an official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a certified U.S. credential review service (course by course of the transcripts) MUST also be submitted. (*See below for a list of suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees).

Note: Some positions may require additional documents and/or certificates, in addition to the items listed above. Please refer to the job announcement.

OTHER APPLICANT INFORMATION

1. Only complete application materials will be considered. No exceptions.
2. Letters of Recommendation are NOT required and will not be forwarded to the hiring committee.
3. Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.
4. Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
5. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
6. Meeting the minimum qualifications does NOT assure an interview.
7. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.

*Suggested services that provide foreign degree equivalency evaluation to U.S. degrees:

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
Website: http://www.acei-global.org/

Education Records Evaluation Services
Website: www.eres.com

International Education Research Foundation
Website: http://www.ierf.org/

World Education Services
Website: www.wes.org

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