Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $51,100 - $65,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UC Santa Cruz strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
The Student Success Evaluation and Research Center (SSERC) engages in equity-oriented collaborative research with faculty, students, and staff to better understand, assess, and support student success at UC Santa Cruz and to contribute more broadly to higher education scholarship. We provide data, research, and evaluation support to the UC Santa Cruz campus. We believe that effective student success efforts and outcomes depend on fostering a culture of rigorous, research-based analysis connected to improving practice. We aim to make our research highly visible to maintain the focus of the administration and the campus on student success best practices particular to UC Santa Cruz and beyond. The SSERC also manages 'Slug Success,' student success management and data analytics systems that are part of the student success initiatives at UC Santa Cruz.
The SSERC is part of the Division of Student Success and serves the research, data, and data analytics needs of the division. With a commitment to promoting equity, inclusion, and a sense of well-being for all of our students, the Division of Student Success mission is to support the development of the 'whole' student, using research-based, innovative best practices that enable UC Santa Cruz students to thrive academically, professionally, and personally.
Both the SSERC and the Division of Student Success support our missions by aligning our values to the UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community.
This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Demonstrated experience producing data analytics and/or dashboards.
Demonstrated experience conducting applied social science or educational research, including research methodology, program evaluation, and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
Proficiency accessing information stored in large data systems and use of computer applications, including databases, business intelligence, statistical, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Excellent analytical skills sufficient to analyze and interpret written material and quantitative data, and to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 08-12-2019
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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