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Research Analyst

Company: Association For Institutional Research
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

eAIR is the newsletter of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). From its start in October 1987 to today, eAIR remains one of the most important tools for providing news to the higher education community.Create a free account or update your communication preferences to receive the eAIR newsletter.AIR welcomes brief conference/event announcements of interest to the IR and higher education communities.
Learn More Recent DiscussionsListings Closing Soon7696 Jul 1, 2022, 00:00 AM Title : Research Analyst Salary range low : 50000 Salary range high : 63000 Reports in office : President Reports to : Director of Planning, Assessment, Accountability, & Institutional Research Number of staff reports : 0 City : Lancaster State : PA Institution : Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Meta Title : Research Analyst Exclude salary : Yes Application Process: Application materials must include a cover letter, a current resume, and academic transcripts. Send applications to Ms. Heather Burky, Director of Employee Engagement, Attention: Research Analyst, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 750 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 or burky@stevenscollege.edu . Applications will be reviewed upon submission and the posting will remain open until the position is filled. Centrally located in Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a nationally-recognized, residential, two-year, accredited technical college that prepares students for skilled employment in a diverse, ever-changing workforce. Founded in 1905 with 15 students, Thaddeus Stevens College has grown to nearly 1,200 students and 24 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. Learn more about our community . Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology was recognized by theAspen Institute, an independent research panel, as one of thetop 120 two-year colleges in the country for six consecutiveyears. Thaddeus Stevens College was the only two-year, technicalcollege in Pennsylvania recognized by the Aspen Institute. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is seeking to add a new team member to the Office of Planning, Accountability and Assessment, and Institutional Research (PAAIR) to support the College's work in executing a rigorous continuous improvement plan based on ongoing research and evaluation of campus practices and procedures, as well as the use of multiple internal and external assessments to monitor student learning outcomes. The Research Analyst serves a critical role in producing basic and complex analysis of internal and external datasets to enable the College to anticipate and/or be timely and focused in responding to trends. This work requires strong skills in quantitative analysis and data visualization, as well as attention to detail, knowledge of good data management practices, and the ability to communicate across various audiences. The Research Analyst will also be integral to creating institutional dashboards that report the College's progress in meeting performance metrics. Additionally, the Research Analyst will assist institutional stakeholders with designing surveys and supporting other data collection efforts. Required Qualifications

  • Strong statistical knowledge and knowledge of STATA or other statistical software
  • Proficiency in using data analytics software (Excel, Power BI, Tableau)
  • Strong computational and analytic skills in general
  • 2-years of experience working with large data sets
  • Strong computer skills and an interest/ability to stay current with technology
  • Ability to effectively communicate data and findings to a range of institutional stakeholders and external constituents, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Skilled in working under tight timelines and comfortable balancing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to identify alternative solutions
  • Ability to complete projects with minimal supervision
  • A strong work ethic characterized by flexibility, reliability, and thoroughness
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products-i.e., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g., demonstrates professionalism and emotional maturity)Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in business, education, mathematics/statistics, or other relevant areas
    • Previous work experience in higher education
    • Prior experience with accreditation in higher education or similar kinds of organizational performance monitoring
    • 2-years of experience with quantitative or mixed methods research design
    • 2-years of experience designing, administering, and analyzing assessment instruments (e.g., surveys, rubrics)
    • Prior work experience demonstrating attention to detail and accuracy as a focal point of performance success.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer, phone, and copier.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role that involves long periods of reviewing spreadsheets and other data on one or more computer screens. Employee must also be able to operate typical office equipment such as a computer, telephone, copy machine, calculator, etc. Thaddeus Stevens offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and matching retirement contributions, as well as paid time off.

Keywords: Association For Institutional Research, Lancaster , Research Analyst, Professions , Lancaster, California

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