Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Research, the Institutional Research Analyst will assess programs funded through a grant from the Pew Research Foundation, examine retention and graduation patterns, and use data analytics to identify students who are struggling and to suggest alternatives that promote success. This position will help to ensure that grant-funded programs are having an impact and will provide data to justify mid-project modifications as well as future directions in retention efforts.
This position is grant funded lasting through May 31, 2022. The position is 20 hours per week.
- Perform quantitative analyses on institutional data and survey responses that require understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics.
- Perform qualitative analyses of survey response data, focus groups, and interviews.
- Organize data and assist with the maintenance of data quality control.
- Organize the distribution, collection, and analysis of various grant-related assessment projects.
- Produce periodic and ad hoc reports for various audiences using grant-related data.
- Produce thorough summary reports (including charts, tables, and other types of data visualization) for various audiences.
- A Bachelor's degree, including training in statistics and educational or social science research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least three year of experience in data processing and statistical analysis.
- Strong and demonstrated skill with quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Ability to attend to detail and maintain high standards of accuracy in preparing, checking, and analyzing data.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential material.
- Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with staff, faculty, and students at all levels.
- Ability to function as a member of a team as well as the ability to complete projects independently.
- Experience working in software packages Including Excel, Word, Qualtrics, and SPSS.
- Demonstrated skills in data visualization and ability to convey data to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Master’s Degree in a social science field
- Experience working in SQL or Microsoft Access.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org