Research Analyst/Programmer I

San Jose State University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$3,713
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Research Analyst/Programmer I

Apply now Job no: 526820 Work type: Staff Location: San José Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Research

Job Summary

The Research Analyst/Programmer I position serves as the support programmer who integrates accurate, valid, and reliable data in multifaceted complex operating systems, applications, network, and databases, as well as knowledge of distributed processing technology in Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics. This role will assist in developing coding to construct various data files in preparation for analysis and development, programming applications, and database analysis as part of the coordination and compilation of institutional data to generate accurate, valid, and reliable reporting as well as enhance ease of data access to internal and external stakeholders including supporting data literacy campus-wide.

The position also assists in providing comprehensive data management, programming, and analytical support to Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Analytics (IESA), Academic Affairs, and when appropriate other campus constituents related to institutional or system priorities, mandated or other required information including meeting accreditation standards. This role will perform basic research studies, and other basic requests that fosters better understanding of institutional efficacy as well as apply a social justice framework in algorithms, coding, data construction, and the like to ensure the unit considers diverse, inclusive, and equitable approaches in its data analytics and reporting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing, maintaining, and generating databases that produce valid, reliable, and consumable information that will be used by IESA unit users as well as university stakeholders to easily access data for reporting needs
  • Have a foundational understanding of institutional data, databases, and source data to assist in analyzing and developing systems and technology- based solutions that enhance the unit's ability to perform data analytics, evaluation and research studies, and report findings accurately, validly, and reliably
  • Assists in writing queries, develop data management logic, and integrate data sources, as you build, clean, and standardize data sets for use to conduct various analyses and create reports and dashboards
  • Assists in cleaning large datasets for optimizing reporting and efficiency
  • Assists in creating data templates and organizing data to update institutional dashboards
  • Assists in providing appropriate explanation of information, data dictionary, and other relevant specifications of data to be collected and maintained to sure their use is effective, valid, and reliable
  • Assists in identifying, investigating, and working to resolve data quality issues with relevant data being used across IESA and other units IESA interfaces with to ensure accurate reporting of information
  • Assists in performing basic technical tasks and providing basic technical support on data collection, aggregation, analytics, and assigned evaluation activities
  • Assists in providing documentation, user support, and accessing to data sources as required
  • Assists in maintaining relevant databases as well as cultivating and integrating diverse data sources and effectively assist with supporting the management of data quality issues
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Evaluate and enhance the efficiency of existing programs in meeting current and future user needs; maintain and support associated databases
  • Basic knowledge of network configuration, programming, and protocols
  • Basic understanding and is able to apply basic survey, evaluation, and research designs and methodologies to measure institutional, programmatic, and key initiatives' effectiveness and/or impact
  • Knowledge and ability to use data information systems and data warehouses at the foundational level (e.g., PeopleSoft and Campus Data Warehouse) as well as ability to build basic dashboards (e.g., Tableau or BI)
  • Ability to use basic systems work flow and logic flowchart techniques as well as use foundation level operations analysis and structured design analysis techniques
  • Foundational project management skills
  • Ability to apply a foundational analytic mindset and use basic techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, programs, and practices
  • Proficient writing and presentation skills including the ability to communicate basic technical details to nontechnical audiences
  • Ability to identify basic insights from various data and program sources and suggest implications for university policy and practices
  • Ability to provide foundation level support academic leaders on their enrollment, program, assessment, and scheduling management practices
  • Foundational skills in SQL programming
  • Basic familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistical methods and similar techniques.
  • Basic knowledge to perform descriptive statistics
  • Basic data management skills
  • Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science or business, or equivalent training and applied experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree computer science, data analytics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, education, social sciences, economics, or other related fields
  • At least one or more years of experience using similar function with competent programming and data analytics skills
  • Experience working directly in Institutional Research/Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and/or Data Analytics/Business Intelligence offices
  • Experience in higher education research, coding/programming, database development and management, project management, enrollment management and/or scheduling concepts and procedures
  • Experience running statistical models and predictions (such as linear and binary regressions) on higher education data sets
  • Compensation

    Classification: Analyst/Programmer - Foundation Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,600/month - $6,000/month CSU Salary Range: $3,713/month - $7,149/month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

    Application Procedure

    Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • All applicants must apply within the specified application period: April 13, 2023 through April 30, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

    Contact Information

    University Personnel [email protected] 408-924-2252

    CSU Vaccination Policy

    The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at https: // and questions may be sent to [email protected].

    Additional Information

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

    The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


    All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

    Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https: // www. Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at [email protected].

    Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https: // www. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs- [email protected].

    Equal Employment Statement

    San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

    Advertised: April 13, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled

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