POSITION TITLE: Data Specialist, Title V Grant—Hispanic Serving Institutions —Asegurando todo el potencial de nuestros estudiantes
POSITION NUMBER: 270100
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Title V project Director
SUPERVISES: No Supervisory Duties
Overview of CCA and Title V Grant:
The Community College of Aurora (CCA) is a public, two-year community college serving Aurora and east metro Denver. CCA enrolls 11,000 students annually, over 62% of whom are students of color, including nearly 32% Hispanic students. 65% of CCA students receive some type of financial aid, including 52% of whom receive Pell grants, and nearly two-thirds are first-generation college students. CCA was recently awarded a U.S. Department of Education Title V Grant to fund the Asegurando todo el potencial de nuestros estudiantes: Ensuring Our Students’ Full Potential project.
Through the project, CCA will scale and sustain culturally-responsive pedagogy practices and curricular enhancements in targeted associate of science and associate of arts gateway and second-level courses. CCA will develop and scale Guided Pathways communities, as well as imbedded Learning Communities in order to eliminate equity gaps and increase retention, completion and transfer outcomes for Hispanic and other students of color, as well as low-income and first-generation students. CCA will also build the data analysis and evaluation practices needed to effectively monitor leading and lagging outcomes on an ongoing basis and make timely adjustments to programs and strategies where needed. The project design is based on best practice research, including the study by MDRC of Kingsborough Community College’s Freshman Learning Community Program (Sommo, et.al., 2012) from the What Works Clearinghouse.
The Community College of Aurora is a dynamic institution that strives to serve its diverse student population through innovations in instruction and student support founded on principles of equity and inclusion. The data specialist will assist with data collection and analysis for each of the proposed grant project components and activity objectives, set up and implementation of Qualtrics software and targeted data dashboards, and support the planned data-informed training and cultural shift under the supervision of the Project Director in collaboration with CCA Institutional Research staff. The specialist will perform analyses of large data sets, including aggregating data, analyzing patterns, and tracking longitudinal data. The specialist must be able to maintain accurate data reporting on projects with shifting priorities and tight deadlines and demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the quality and accuracy of data and project reports; show attention to detail while also being able to see the larger significance of findings; and bring creativity and an enthusiasm for helping people understand and use information. The data specialist will report to the Title V project director and work in close collaboration with the director of Institutional Research and other department and grant staff.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works with large complex data sets, including exporting/importing data from various sources, cleaning data files, and maintaining historical data records
- Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to implementation of learning communities, culturally responsive pedagogy, curricular enhancements
- Analyzing patterns in the data to chart the impact of changes and project progress and tracking data over the course of the project
- Design, produce and validate reports and work with report end users to determine data/dashboard requirements using Qualtrics
- Provide technical support for data issues or inquiries related to assessment and evaluation of Title V goals
- Write user-friendly documentation on all developed reports
- Support data tracking and external data consulting projects to support institutional data use/decision-making capacity building.
- Provide data and information to the external evaluator consultant and incorporate external evaluator findings and feedback into ongoing data collection and analysis improvement.
- Bachelor’s in related field such as statistics, mathematics, social science, behavioral science, or information science; or equivalent combination of degree achievement and professional experience
- Multiple years’ work experience at the postsecondary level or in a community college setting
- Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and report information that is complex in nature
- Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical audiences verbally, graphically, and in written reports
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Web Applications, and Statistical Software (SPSS preferred)
- Knowledge of Qualtrics or other survey tools
- Some level of knowledge of learning community, guided pathway, and culturally responsive pedagogy
- Ability to conduct both quantitative and qualitative analyses
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects
- Master’s degree in related field
- Proficiency with Qualtrics
- Experience designing dashboards
ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES/KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated student-centered approach
- Proven transformative or servant leadership and staff development
- Ability to take innovative and creative approach in the workplace
- Demonstrates strong skills, knowledge and ability to engage diverse student populations
- Ability to evaluate and elevate programs for continuous improvement
- Experience with facilitating groups or teaching in a classroom setting
- Committed to, and focused on:
- The mission and purpose of a community college;
- Developing, implementing and assessing high-impact practices and instructional strategies that dismantle structures that maintain inequity.
Salary Range: Anticipated salary range is $50,000.00 to $55,000.00. The specific salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.
Deadline to Submit Application Material: An initial review of applications will begin on 11-18-19 and will continue until the position is filled. This position will remain posted until the position is filled.
Application Process: When submitting your application material, please include a cover letter, current resume, and professional references. Official transcripts showing the highest degree achieved should be submitted to HR@ccaurora.edu upon offer of employment.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu
By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of their knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
Notice to all Applicants:
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
- Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
- Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
- Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
- CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
- Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement:
You matter. You are valued. You belong. CCA is a community that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion through Inclusive Excellence. We can only achieve this together.
CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.
For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.
CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."
Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.
Recognizing our diversity is only the first step toward Inclusive Excellence. We must also be intentional in valuing cultural differences and experiences, while incorporating them into practices, curricula, and policies. The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:
Create an Inclusive Excellence plan
Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom
Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom
Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness
Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence
Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders
Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence
Foster a climate for open dialogue
Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction
According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence is:
“…an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities” (AACU, 2016, para. 2).
References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from http://aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive
The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at the Student Right to Know page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Robert Callaway at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Pregnancy Related Accommodations, Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA): The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), allows applicants to request a reasonable accommodation for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth. Candidates wishing to request reasonable accommodations must do so as soon as possible, preferably at least three days prior to the exam or interview. If you are an individual who wishes to request reasonable accommodations, please contact us at 303-360-4733 or Robert.Callaway@CCAurora.edu.
Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. The Community College of Aurora will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.