Institutional Effectiveness Associate

Posted on11/29/2017
Job typeHalf-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Effectiveness
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness
Application due dateOpen Until Filled
Job start dateFebruary 2018
CityBuzzards Bay
InstitutionMassachusetts Maritime Academy
Institution descriptionMassachusetts Maritime Academy is a fully accredited, four year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond.
Job dutiesGeneral Statement of Duties: The Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Associate is responsible for assisting with the planning, organization, and coordination of institutional effectiveness efforts across campus, including institutional research (IR) and institutional assessment. The IE Associate will primarily support institutional effectiveness efforts at the Academy by assisting with the collection, analysis, and distribution of institutional data to support strategic planning, decision making, program development, assessment of student learning, accreditation, and program review.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Assist with institutional effectiveness protocols, including the execution of survey, focus group, and interview projects. Assist with related quantitative and qualitative data analysis as well as the preparation of associated reports.
● Provide support for student learning outcomes assessment efforts across campus (e.g., assisting with planning semester workshops; coordinating incentives for assessment; compiling regular summary reports of department assessment activities; and coordinating the feedback process for annual assessment reports).
● Assist with the updating of standard ongoing office publications.
● Assist with the preparation of responses to external survey organizations (e.g., US News, Peterson's).
● Build and maintain a university-wide survey inventory and calendar.
● Develop and maintain an Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) Procedures Manual that details ongoing publications plus OIE responsibilities by functional area.
● Assist with responding to ad hoc data requests.
● Other duties, as assigned.
● Bachelor’s degree in statistics, social science, education, business, or related field
● Experience in data analysis and report writing
● Experience working with Microsoft Office and statistical analysis software (SPSS preferred)
● Strong project management skills, including teamwork skills
● Strong written and oral communication skills as well as creative and critical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications:
● Master’s degree in statistics, social science, education, business, or related field
● Experience in higher education administration (assessment and/or IR preferred)
● Coursework and/or experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods
● Experience working with online survey software
● Experience with higher education administrative data systems (Colleague preferred)
● Experience writing and executing reports in Entrinsik Informer
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsSalary: $25.00 to $30.00/hour (commensurate with experience)
Application procedureTo apply, please submit the following documents: cover letter, resume, MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and contact information of three (3) professional references. These forms are located on the employment opportunities under Human Resources on the MMA website. Application materials may be saved, attached, and sent electronically to Alternatively, submit application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Finalist must complete a background check.

MMA is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disabled employer. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.