University Enterprises, Inc.

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Research and Technology Assistant

University Enterprises, Inc.
Posted on October 22, 2017

Research and Technology Assistant

$17.99 - $25.18 per hour + excellent benefits

University Enterprises, Inc. at Sac State is seeking a Research and Technology Assistant
for the Center For College and Career Readiness 

View job details & apply online at  by 11/3/17

Position Information


Job Title Research and Technology Assistant
Worksite City Sacramento, California
Advertised Salary Range $17.99 - $25.18 per hour
Temporary Yes
Length of Appointment Temporary, up to June 30, 2018 (may be extended)
Hours per week Regular (full-time) Employee – 40 hours per week (Benefited)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Broad Scope and Function

This position will provide direct support for the Director of Sacramento State’s Center for College & Career Readiness (CCR) and the Early Assessment Program (EAP). This position will assist the BSP Research and Technology Coordinator in the development, design, and implementation of a seamless data exchange system between K-12, community colleges, and Sacramento State to ensure smooth redirection and matriculation of basic skills level students. In addition, this position will assist in devising a plan for coordination between the CSUS and CA Community College SSSP (Student Success and Support Program) departmental staff to advise, mentor and direct students based on their respective CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) college readiness assessment results and their senior year course taking patterns.

Reporting Relationship

The position reports directly and receives general supervision from the Director of the Center for College & Career Readiness.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, temporary up to June 30, 2018 (may be extended) non-exempt (eligible for overtime pay), benefited position with a defined contribution retirement plan through TIAA. (The position is not covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System). Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding and the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee, can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Program continuation is contingent upon funding.

Work Schedule  
Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelors Degree in one of the Behavioral or Social Sciences, Education or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

2. Demonstrated experience with the basic principles of early college readiness signals, remediation, or high school senior year transition courses.

3. Demonstrated experience in questionnaire and interview construction and knowledge of sampling and research design.

4. Demonstrated experience in statistical and data processing techniques as they are applied in social science research.

5. Ability to collect and analyze data and to write clear and concise reports.

6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and faculty from the K-12, Community Colleges, and CSU communities.

7. Demonstrated experience using computer applications including email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and database software such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite.

8. Demonstrated skill working independently with little direction and coordinating many different tasks, determining the importance of each, re-prioritizing if necessary, setting deadlines, and completing projects accordingly.

9. Demonstrated skill in working with individuals, groups, and diverse populations.

10. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with the ability to clearly express ideas and recommendations orally and in writing.

11. Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Excellent interpersonal skills, writing skills; diplomatic communication.

2. Knowledge of the K-12 and community college systems and academic and campus culture.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with staff, students, campus community, the public, and other agencies; requires occasional travel to meetings and school sites.

Project Description

The Center for College & Career Readiness (CCR), a division of Academic Affairs, is the principle campus resource for everything “College and Career Ready.” Our success comes from building and developing intersegmental educational partnerships throughout the greater Sacramento Region. Using a collective impact infrastructure, CCR focuses on establishing a continuous pipeline from preschool to bachelor’s degree; ensures that high school graduates enter Sacramento State better academically prepared to succeed at the university level; and, provides readily available resources and timely interventions for current and future students. For more information, visit:

Job Duties


Job Duty

01. Assists in the development of a process to direct Level 1 CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) students to area community colleges for basic skills instruction.

Job Duty

02. Assists the Research and Technology Coordinator to perform research related to the BSP grant objectives, including developing and administering data collection tools such as surveys and interview protocols. Establishes methods and procedures for data collection and management.

Job Duty

03. Assists with data analysis, including data tabulation and summary procedures, appropriate statistics, and the structure of tabled outcomes. Analyzes data including coding qualitative data and statistical analysis of quantitative data.

Job Duty

04. Assists in monitoring Sacramento State’s Early Start Program participation for a reduction in student enrollment and the number of impacted Sacramento State entry-level STEM courses for a reduction in occurrence.

Job Duty

05. Assists with the establishment of a reference guide that maps and aligns all four levels of CAASPPassessment results and each community college’s mathematics courses.

Job Duty

06. Assists with the development of a system to share high school transcripts electronically.

Job Duty

07. Assists with monitoring student outcomes including course success, persistence, and graduation rates as a result of participating in the ESM.

Job Duty

08. Under the direction of the Program Director, meets with and addresses a variety of groups, including, but not limited to: school/college administrators, board members, officials of public and private agencies and corporations, to gather and disseminate information relative to a variety of Center initiatives, external programs, partnerships, and long-term project results.

Job Duty

09. Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position, the BSP Grant, and the campus strategic plan.