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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 5316459
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities

The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

To perform a variety of functions in support of the District's research services; to assist in and facilitate the district's research processes including complex statistical analysis; and to design, conduct, write and present reports related to various grants, categorical programs, surveys, etc. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures and provide specialized functions in the analysis, tracking, processing, and reporting of college research transactions requiring a thorough knowledge of district research policies, procedures, and requirements. Employees in this classification will provide information and research for planning and evidence-based decision-making. They also support the District's equity goals by designing and conducting research related to the effectiveness of support services and instructional programs for students of diverse backgrounds. This job class is designated as administrative, overtime exempt, and requires effective organizational, problem solving and decision-making skills.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Remote work may be available for this position; however, monthly travel to the main campus in Redding, CA is required and will be at the employee's expense.

District Superintendent/President or designee

Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a classified administrator position with a default CalPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

Essential Functions:
  • Develops and designs sound research methodology to conduct successful research studies.
  • Monitors, maintains and manages assigned research projects.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates assigned research projects, including student surveys, student opinion of teaching reports, various grants, categorical programs, and equity reports.
  • Monitors performance indicators identified by the District to assess their effectiveness.
  • Collects data and prepares annual report on the effectiveness of the Strategic Plan as well as other planning documents.
  • Provides technical and analytical support to committees, faculty, administrators, and others engaged in research related to the District.
  • Assists in grant development activities, as assigned.
  • Conducts focus groups as needed and prepares reports based on results.
  • Provides support to faculty in student learning outcomes collection and analysis; produces reports on progress as directed; collaborates with SLO Coordinators and others to meet learning outcome standards.
  • Assists in the preparation of research and planning and accreditation documents and reports.
  • Prepares graphical presentations and develops charts, graphs, and executive summaries.
  • Disaggregates data in order to assess disproportionate impact in relation to identified student success indicators.
  • Makes presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant government regulations, Chancellor's Office guidelines and legislative and statewide issues relevant to research areas.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for District employees.
  • Oversees data collection software; provides training to District employees; and acts as a liaison to vendors.
  • Collects, analyzes, and presents data on staffing, budget expenditures, and other financial concerns and special projects as assigned.
  • Prepares, researches, and compiles statistics to complete and file reports to governmental and other agencies.
  • Prepares narratives, summaries, and reports regarding assigned projects/ programs.
  • Provides ongoing accountability for assigned research projects and grants.
  • Designs and builds data visualizations.
  • Performs special assignments and research as requested by the Director.
  • Coordinates, monitors and schedules projects according to timelines established; does follow up accordingly.
  • Supervises other staff as needed.
  • Serves on committees as assigned; serves as a resource to College Council.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
Knowledge of:
  • Research techniques appropriate to community college or other educational institutions.
  • FERPA and other regulations relevant to data use in higher education.
  • Complex statistical and financial analysis methods and procedures.
  • SQL and SQL server.
  • Data visualization techniques and software.
  • Programming Skills related to data processing, clean-up, and data standardization.
  • Microsoft Office suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word.
  • Labor Market Information (LMI), California Community College Perkins, and US Census data.
  • Record keeping, and college research procedures and practices including computerized systems and software.
  • Basic principles of supervision including evaluation and professional growth.
Ability to:
  • Learn a variety of regulations pertaining to administration of projects.
  • Analyze situations accurately; make independent decisions.
  • Gather statistical data, conduct research, and prepare reports from large databases and multiple sources.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and schedule.
  • Communicate tactfully and effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Accurately work with calculations and statistics; provide analysis.
  • Work effectively and collegially with students and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.


Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience Required:
  • Progressively responsible experience in projects management requiring statistical/analytical work.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Additional Information

To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:
  • Online Application with the following materials attached:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume and/or placement file
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews may be by Zoom.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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