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Research Specialist, Student Equity Program - Categorical - Full-time

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Research Specialist, Student Equity Program - Categorical - Full-time
Job Location: Mission Viejo, CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Grants, programs, research admin
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Research Specialist, Student Equity Program - Categorical - Full-time

Saddleback College
South Orange County Community College District

Job Close Date:    02/03/2017

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at

Summary Description:
Under general supervision of a College President or designee and technical and functional supervision of the Research and Planning Analyst, performs a variety of technical, administrative, and professional duties in support of the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)/Administrative Unit Outcomes (AUOs) assessment processes, Program Review processes, and the Research and Planning Department; assists in the collection, organization, and analysis of data; and assists in the preparation of a variety of reports and surveys.

Knowledge of:
Standard statistical procedures and research methods. Oral and written communication skills. Principles and procedures of data management and reporting including database structures. Principles, practices, and procedures of record keeping. Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval and storage systems. Analytical and organizational skills. Presentation and training skills. Data collection and coding methods. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including operating characteristics of personal and mainframe computers, peripherals, and a variety of software applications including statistical, word processing, advanced spreadsheet, and database management applications. Basic principles and practices of fiscal, statistical, and administrative report preparation. English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of technical, administrative, and professional duties in support of SLO/AUO assessment and program review functions, process, and operations.
  • Perform statistical research and analysis work of a specialized nature involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
  • Compile data and assist in the preparation of administrative, analytical, and technical reports.
  • Maintain confidential or sensitive information.
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines; work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Understand the organization and operation of the assigned program area as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
  • Understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances.
  • Operate office equipment including personal and mainframe computers, peripherals, and supporting applications including spreadsheet and database management systems used in data analysis, maintenance, and report preparation.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
  • Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person.
  • Work well in team situations and collaborate effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, economics, sociology, statistics, or a related field.

Two years of responsible work experience in an educational or related field including some experience in the collection, analysis, reporting, and presentation of research data.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. 


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