Job Details

Shoreline Community College
  • Position Number: 5388579
  • Location: Shoreline, WA
  • Position Type: Institutional Research and Planning

Senior Research Analyst Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Shoreline Community College

Salary: $86,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually

Job Number: SrResrchAnalyst2024

Location: Shoreline Community College, WA

Department: Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

Job Summary

Date of First Consideration: Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 11:59 pm
Applications received by the date of consideration will have priority in the review process, noting the position will remain open until a final hire is made in the event a return for review of late applications is needed.
Salary Range: $86,000 - $100,000 yearly, depending on qualifications and experience
Modality: Option for fully or partially remote

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The Planning & Institutional Effectiveness (PIE) office furthers the College's mission and commitment to student success by providing accurate, timely, and actionable information to facilitate evidence-based planning and decision-making to improve institutional effectiveness and support continuous improvement. PIE leads the College's efforts around accreditation, assessment, data management, grant development, institutional effectiveness, institutional research, planning, and project management. The Institutional Research (IR) function within PIE collects, analyzes, reports, and warehouses quantitative and qualitative data which are used to comply with state and federal regulations, accreditation requirements, support grant proposals and reports, and enhance institutional effectiveness efforts.

The Senior Research Analyst in IR plays a key role in supporting data-informed decision making at the College to improve institutional effectiveness and support the Equity-Centered Strategic Plan. Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice President - Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, & Project Management, the Senior Research Analyst will conduct ongoing institutional research and provide timely, accurate, and useful analysis of institutional data. In addition, the Senior Research Analyst will play an essential role in designing and maintaining dynamic reports of key performance indicators.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Respond to requests for institutional data, ensuring efficient use of reporting tools and on-going communication of key data points.
  • Support institutional equity goals by providing disaggregated data and analyses.
  • Conduct complex database queries, using SQL, and PeopleSoft Query.
  • Create and maintain dynamic and accessible data reports and dashboards.
  • Provide guidance and support for collection, analysis, and reporting of survey data.
  • Design and conduct institutional research based on college strategic priorities to inform decision-making.
  • Support ongoing data reporting needs for grant-funded projects and grant proposals.
  • Gather and connect data from external sources, such as the National Student Clearinghouse and census data.
  • Support required data reporting to state and national agencies, such as IPEDS and annual NWCCU accreditation reporting.
  • Servs as Reporting Lead for ctcLink (PeopleSoft), which is the point of contact between the College and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) for Data and Reporting Services.
  • Provide support and training across the College to ensure accuracy of data collection and coding.
  • Follow data security and privacy laws, such as FERPA, HIPPA, and COPPA, and lead data governance efforts at the College.
  • Provide training to faculty and staff on the use of data for planning.
  • Support the Associate Vice President - Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, & Project Management, with other projects, as assigned.


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors' degree from an accredited college or university in a research-based discipline.
  • Three (3) years of experience in institutional research or similar research environment. Years in graduate work in related discipline may be substituted for years of experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft or Oracle SQL.

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Knowledge Of:
  • PeopleSoft Query
  • Excel and PowerPoint (including pivot table, charting, and drawing functions), as well as other standard office applications
  • Data visualization or business intelligence tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, or similar
  • Statistical analysis software/applications (such as Excel, SPSS, and/or R, etc.).

Skill In:
  • Writing or understanding complex data queries; creating tables, views, stored procedures, and indexes.
  • Analyzing large, complex datasets with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Translating requests for information into concise questions, identifying the data needed to answer those questions, and presenting results clearly.
  • Engaging stakeholders in data, regardless of their previous experience or knowledge of underlying concepts
  • Interpreting applicable laws, regulations, and policies accurately.
  • Handling sensitive situations using sound independent judgment within legal guidelines.
  • Creating reports and managing user access to reports.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships at all organizational levels.
  • Fostering a climate of equity/belonging through multicultural awareness and responsiveness.
  • Collaborating with or leading groups of people in various situations including open discussion, training sessions, workgroups, and committees.
  • Time management, multitasking, and coordinating outcomes/activities with multiple partners.

Conditions of Employment

Physical Work Environment:
The College is currently providing services in a mixed modality of operations (both online and in-person services are offered). This position has been approved for fully or partially remote work. Fully remote employees will need to provide their own workspace and internet access, noting the College will provide technical equipment and support for online work needs. If working on-campus, this position will perform work in a standard office setting, use standard office equipment and physically attend meetings both on and off campus, using the ability to communicate in person or through appropriate means. This position also works weekends and evenings when appropriate or needed.

Terms Of Employment/Salary:

  • This is a full-time administrative/exempt annually contracted position.
  • Salary placement determined by the College dependent upon education/experience.
  • Hiring of this position is contingent upon available funding as determined by the College President.

Other Conditions:
Shoreline Community College is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment for all students, employees, and applicants, and does not allow discrimination or harassment on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, status as an honorably discharged veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. For our full non-discrimination statement and contact information, visit:

Persons with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodation in all aspects of employment with the College. This includes, but is not limited to recruitment, application, hiring, training, termination, conditions of employment, and any other employer-supported activities. Applicants requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources at

In accordance with RCW 28B.112.080, applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current or past places of employment.

In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire. Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment. This position is overtime exempt.

Applicants considered for positions at the College may be required to submit to a background check as a condition of employment. Adverse information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability for the position.

Required Materials

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
  • NEOGOV online profile, application, and supplemental questions.
  • Cover letter describing relevant knowledge, skills, and experience that align with the needs of the position.
  • Current resume.

Please Note: Once application materials have been submitted, you may not modify the application.
*Community Standard Statement"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly ..." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Shoreline Community College is a place for students, employees, and the community to pursue excellence in education in an environment dedicated to equity, inclusiveness, and self-reflection. We value respectful, dynamic interactions and lively discussion. We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Shoreline Community College does not tolerate hateful, violent, or discriminatory actions that target any person or group based on their beliefs, customs, identity, or affiliations. When one of us is diminished, all of us are diminished.

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