Allan Hancock College
SENIOR RESEARCH AND PLANNING ANALYST
Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full time, 37-hour per week, annual position in the college’s institutional research and planning department in Santa Maria, CA. The incumbent in this position works under the supervision of the director, institutional research and planning, and performs duties requiring strong computer skills, analytical abilities, data query methods, and knowledge of data collection techniques. The incumbent will be delegated administrative assignments that require attention to detail and a high degree of independent action, and will relieve the director of certain day-to-day responsibilities. The incumbent will also help support college-wide planning activities, which includes establishing benchmarks, assessing key performance indicators, and presenting planning-related data to college constituencies. The incumbent may be assigned by the director to coordinate the work of other staff members.
The anticipated start date is November 1, 2011. The successful candidate must pass department of justice clearance and a pre-employment health and physical before start date.
The normal work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday. However, the work location and schedule may change per district need.
Assists in collecting, analyzing, and reporting information for institutional needs including college publications, federal and state reports. Develops, maintains, and accesses campus databases for ad-hoc and annual reports; assists in developing and facilitating use of district wide reports for program review; assists in developing tables and charts for use in enrollment management; assists in matriculation research and analysis including cut score validation, reliability, and disproportionate impact; maintains historical information and correspondence files for current and anticipated research and planning efforts; prepares reports from rough draft and general instruction; composes correspondence and memoranda on routine matters; assists in the design and analysis of campus surveys; participates as assigned on committees and interacts with members to address research and/or planning needs; assists in college-wide strategic planning, including the development and monitoring of key performance indicators, and participation at college planning functions; performs office functions as needed, including answering the phone, processing incoming and outgoing mail, setting appointments, and relaying messages; assists in coordination of the work of district and categorically-funded employees assigned to the institutional research and planning office when responsibility is delegated by the director.
- The starting salary is $3,862 per month (range 29, $3,862 to $4,695 per month on the classified bargaining unit salary schedule).
- Fringe benefits include medical, dental, life, and salary protection insurance.
Knowledge of: research methods, data analysis, data warehousing methods, and report design; computer software including Word, Excel, and at least one statistical analysis program (preferably SPSS ); modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
Ability to: organize and perform multiple complex tasks under tight timelines; maintain professionalism in handling a high volume of work of a complex nature; communicate effectively in oral and written communications; interact effectively with administrators, faculty, staff and students; provide analysis on assigned research projects and provide interpretation in written reports and oral presentations.
Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in behavioral or social sciences, educational research or statistics; and one year of professional experience in planning projects which consist of institutional, organizational, or educational research and analysis. Coursework and experience in databases, research and statistical analysis preferred.
A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee the candidate an interview. Therefore it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the position will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be held Tuesday, October 4, 2011.
To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by 4:30 p.m. Monday, September 12, 2011.
- Signed district application for classified employment
- A current and complete resume
- Transcripts (copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
For application materials please visit our web site at http://www.hancockcollege.edu or contact:
Human Resources, Building U
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Phone: (805) 922-6966, ext. 3378
Fax: (805) 922-9196