Research Analyst, El Camino College

By February 5, 2021

Website El Camino College

Under the direction of an assigned administrator, the Research Analyst performs quantitative/qualitative analysis of data. The Research Analyst provides data interpretations to guide decision-making and institutional planning. Provides technical support to faculty, administrators, and staff regarding all phases of research studies.

Job Duties

  • Plan, design, and conduct research studies independently and in consultation with supervisor. Develop methods for data collection and recording, outcomes, targets, and performance indicators to track progress of goals.
  • Perform quantitative analysis through statistical software and qualitative analysis through techniques such as content analysis, focus groups, interviews, etc.
  • Prepare and present clear and effective research reports in a variety of modes to decision makers and provide recommendations based on findings. Participate in the design, implementation, and maintenance of a data warehouse system to facilitate institutional research, program review, and planning activities. Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and accountability requirements.
  • Identify relevant best practices and evidence-based practices used in higher education and apply knowledge gained from these sources. Develop solutions to research problems and ensure solutions are consistent with research best practices.
  • Provide institutional research support for grant applications and the development of research studies, if funds are conferred. Prepare technical reports, documents, and/or records as needed.
  • Provide technical and analytical support to administrators, faculty, and staff in institutional research activities (i.e., program review, strategic and annual planning, institutional effectiveness, accreditation standards, etc.)
  • Provide guidance regarding research procedures, techniques, and use of data as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Job Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in a specialization involving social science, higher education, social or educational research, psychology or a related field.
  • Three  (3)  years  of  research  experience  that  demonstrate  the  ability  to  conduct  complex quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • One (1) year of experience working with surveys and survey data, facilitating research focus groups, and/or conducting research interviews.
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, etc. Knowledge of data processing languages such as SQL.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, techniques, and methods of advanced applied statistics and qualitative analysis.
  • Knowledge of institutional planning, program review, and accreditation within community colleges or similar environment.
  • Expertise in technical report writing and data presentation and visualization (i.e., Tableau, Power, BI.)
  • Expertise in survey and focus group design.
  • Familiarity with information systems used in higher education for research purposes and methods of information retrieval, storage, analysis, processing, and management.
  • Familiarity with state and federal accountability reporting requirements. Abilities/Skills:
  • Ability to be a self-starter, highly flexible, and proactive.
  • Ability to execute projects with minimal supervision. Ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to understand other people’s perspectives and take interest in their concerns.
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing work environment. Skilled at communicating effectively both orally and in writing. Skilled at resolving problems.
  • Skilled at using technology (i.e., advanced MS Office applications, graphics, web-based applications, information systems, online databases, internet resources.)
  • Skilled at organizing projects, keeping records, and being attentive to details.


  • Understanding of regional and state efforts in support of Career Education.
  • Experience performing tasks related to the oversight and management of Strong Workforce and Perkins V programs (data analysis on efficient use of funding, data collection, analysis, and reports on programs metrics, data collection and maintenance of records necessary for budget audit trails, project evaluation, and reporting requirements; labor market research analysis.)
  • Experience conducting independent research related to Strong Workforce and Perkins programs legislation.
  • Ability to identify Career Education opportunities to work and collaborate across divisions.
  • Proficiency in the application of project management techniques as they relate to career education and workforce economic development.
  • Assistance with work related to local and regional CTE advisory committees.

Conditions of Employment

This position is designated as regular, full-time, twelve-month classified. Working hours will be Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. The position starts at a monthly salary of $6,602 (Step A). Salary increases are granted on the first day of the month following each year of service, until step F is reached. Employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time and the use of a personal computer with a computer screen for extended periods of time. Movement from one work area to another also needed.

Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1)  Online application:

2)  Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)  Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as  ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.  For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:  HYPERLINK

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date:

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by email:   HYPERLINK



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