Senior Research Analyst - Research (Rocklin Campus) 1920-21

Sierra College


ID: 7062182
Posted: November 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Sierra College is seeking a full-time Senior Research Analyst in the Instruction Office. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps. Therefore, a strong candidate for this position will demonstrate professional integrity in reporting information in a manner that is accurate and minimizes bias.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. Sierra College is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.


Under general supervision of the Dean of Planning, Research, and Resource Development, designs and maintains information systems and databases to support the research office and other users; coordinates data standards, data integrity, and protocols between Instruction and Information Technology staff, data stewards, and the research office; performs complex and independent research and analysis on behalf of the college; provides information to support and enhance decision-making, planning, and assessment; performs applied research through quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs; works with other offices to support enrollment management, student access, success, retention, and persistence, schedule development, budget forecasts, and accreditation; provides technical support for qualitative and mixed methods research projects; maintains software and Software-as-a-Service implementations to support the research office and mission of the college.


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