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Data Specialist

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/16/23

Job Description

Data Specialist

Job No: 518030
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary
This position serves a primary data and reporting function for the College of Education. The Data Specialist will assist in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out data in support of accreditation, compliance reports, student and program-level assessments, surveys, dashboards, and other related data needs. Compiles and analyzes data for historical trend tracking, and crafts reports and presentations. Updates and maintains College data tracking spreadsheets, monitors a variety of student success dashboards, and provides data to inform program improvements. Meets all deadlines under the supervision of the Assessment and Accreditation Assistant Director and the Associate Dean of Credentialing and Community Engagement. Communicates and disseminates information to various college offices and units as requested. Supervises student assistants.
Key Responsibilities

  • Date Collection, Analysis, and Reporting: provides College and programs with data and reports to ensure smooth operations through data collection, analyses, and regular report preparation.
  • Database Management and Support: Structures, implements, and maintains databases and technology for assessment systems and maximizes use of existing CSU, CSULB, and CTC dashboards to inform continuous improvement.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of research techniques and methods of preparation of research reports. Working knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of frequency series, data, simple correlation methods, sampling techniques, and construction of index numbers. Ability to assist in preparation of questionnaires, gathering and analyzing research data, and in compiling data for reports and summaries in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form; ability to prepare clear and concise reports. Ability to carry out professionally complex assignments and independently plan and develop sound approaches and solutions to meet departments program, faculty, and student needs. Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with program faculty, academic departments, the dean's office, and a variety of offices and individuals within the college and across campus.Data analytic skills and experience working with Windows, Word, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Tableau (IR Dashboard) email, Excel spreadsheets, databases, student success dashboards, Canva design, CMS, and infographic programs. Basic staff supervision experience. Professionalism in engaging with constituencies to develop and deliver essential information through written and oral interactions.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of related technical research or statistical work experience required, preferably in K-12 or Higher Education.
Office of Assessment and Accreditation
Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Nonexempt
The targeted salary may be set as high as $4,500 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,288 to $6,347 per month.
Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
Full-time, 40 hours per week.
Application Procedures
Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
Additional Information
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, 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 conditionally offered the position.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at [Register to View] .
CSU Vaccination Policy
The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Sep 01, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.