Posting date 11.21.2016
Institutional Research Associate
- Conducts and/or assists on a wide variety of survey research efforts for the department; participates in survey construction, development of survey instruments, and design of survey protocols and procedures.
- Acquires, manipulates, develops, and maintains assessment data sets, verifying accuracy and consistency, consistent with the What Works Clearinghouse standards.
- Access and retrieve information from multiple databases including the university system of record and other contributing sources that are integral to the function of Institutional Research (Jenzabar, Raiser’s Edge, PowerFAIDS, etc.).
- Prepares institutional reports from an array of assessment tools (surveys, academic testing instruments, opinion polls, qualitative focus groups, etc.).
- Assists faculty and staff with annual academic program and administrative assessment plans, meeting accreditation standards and university strategic planning measures.
- Formulates and prepares institutional responses to external queries, and provides institution-wide support for obtaining assessment data and information and performing analyses in response to specific needs.
- Designs, executes, analyzes, communicates, and consults on the results of custom research that provides insight on stakeholder perceptions and needs.
- Coordinates with faculty and staff regarding the design and implementation of assessment activities, analysis and interpretation of data related to student learning outcomes, and the measures and tools used for assessment purposes.
- Works with other institutional committees and staff (specifically the HSI-STEM grant executive committee) to coordinate work and provide technical assistance, as assigned.
- Understands the use of SQL, Infomaker, Advanced Microsoft Excel, SPSS, Power BI and other data mining tools used for reporting and programming purposes.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree or at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
- Master’s degree in social science, computer science, information systems or related field preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
- Experience with multi-variance data analysis, such as linear and multiple regression, as well as other inferential statistical tests.
- Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
- Understanding of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
- Skill in collecting, analyzing, verifying, and manipulating research data.
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
- Willing to work in a fast-paced, high-demand work environment.
- Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
- Knowledge of database construction, management, and retrieval methods; familiarity with or the ability to learn campus information systems.
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record.