Equity Data Analyst
University of California, Santa Cruz
Office of Provost/EVC
JOB #: 1707090
Full Time; Career
Starting Salary Range: $49,800-$62,500/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Involves activities associated with supporting strategic planning and decision making through the analysis, presentation, and distribution of institutional related research data. Includes planning and analytical studies, assessment, and reporting on data related to students, academic and non-academic employees, financial, and facilities. May be involved with compliance with informational requests from external agencies.
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Under the direction of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Initiatives Director (HSIID), this position will be part of a federally-funded grant program, with primary responsibility for collecting and analyzing data to illustrate whether interventions within the program are fully implemented and achieving their intended outcomes. The successful candidate will use multiple data collection and analysis techniques, as well as existing theoretical frameworks, to assess ongoing work, including enrollment, retention, and related outcomes. Works on projects of limited to moderate scope with analyses of qualitative and quantitative data using multiple methodologies. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Specifically, the data analyst will examine cohorts of students undergoing academic support interventions for STEM foundation courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology and engineering to measure impact; assess faculty professional development; and explore related goals and outcomes aligned with the project logic model. The HSI Analyst will serve as the principal advisor to the Assistant Vice Provost of Student Success (AVPSS) and SEMILLA Project Director. The HSI Analyst will manage a team of graduate student researchers and will work closely with the project's external evaluators.
UCSC received a $5.9 million grant for a five-year period ending in 2021. Grant funds - from the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Division - are designed to assist the university with the SEMILLA project, designed to improve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming to increase success rates (persistence and completion) for Hispanic, low-income and high-need students.
The Office of Retention Services, including all of the units and fund sources, has an annual operating budget of over $6 million dollars, $2.5 million in gifts, endowments and revenue, $3 million in contracts and grants, and $3.3 million in one-time funding allocations. Student Success has over 90 career staff employees and about 900 student staff employees operating in 9 locations. Expenditures include permanent salaries, temporary salaries, equipment, supplies, special events, and travel. Included within this responsibility is providing leadership to the divisional financial staff, authorizing all personnel actions with fiscal implications, monitoring the expenditures of funds, assuring that all funds are administered for their intended purposes, managing accounting functions, and providing innovative solutions to diverse types of problems and situations by applying University policies, procedures, and compliance with fund restrictions to reach goals of the division.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
General knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques such as Propensity Score Match; knowledge of common organization-specific computer application programs; knowledge of organizational principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA).
Understanding of organizational rules and regulations.
Able to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem solving.
Active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 05/09/2017
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS
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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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