GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Are you a problem solver? Do you reverse-engineer queries to see how they are made? Are you an active listener, and do you enjoy translating questions into hypotheses and then finding the right data to test them?
The Senior Research Analyst will join a dynamic team of Institutional Researchers who love turning raw data into visual and written information that supports the College and its STCC Student Success Plan. Under the supervision of the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, the analyst will support internal and external decision-makers at all levels of the College, and through careful listening and interpretation, determine the best data that can be analyzed to provide both accurate and timely information. The analyst will use communication and presentation skills to communicate findings to various stakeholders and audiences throughout
The Senior Research Analyst will also perform data collection and analysis, and contribute to the production of mandatory reports for the US Department of Education and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, as well as grant-related reporting.
- Writing simple to complex queries in Microsoft
ACCESSor SPSS for data extraction, analysis, and management
- Using knowledge of quantitative research methods to conduct statistical analyses in support of institutional research on enrollment, retention, and student outcomes
- Responding to recurring and ad hoc information requests from college administrative and academic offices
- Preparing presentations, including visualizations, to communicate findings to campus and external constituents
- Managing relational databases and maintaining documentation
- Produce mandatory reports and submissions (e.g., HEIRS, IPEDS, Perkins, Gainful Employment, etc.) as assigned
- Performing other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Social or Behavioral Science, Education, Public Policy or similar field. Master's degree or relevant graduate coursework preferred.
- One to three
yearsprofessional experience working in Institutional Research, Social Science research, or Higher Education (or equivalent work experience).
- Mastery of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, and Access.
- Understanding of and experience with relational databases.
- Ability to combine multiple data sources to produce analytical datasets.
- Demonstrated ability with one or more of the following statistical software packages: SPSS (preferred), SAS, STATA, or R, and an intimate familiarity with descriptive statistics.
- Experience creating complex queries using SQL and ACCESS.
- Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to communicate to non-technical audiences.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Keen attention to detail.
- Understanding of, commitment to, and appreciation for working in a diverse urban community college.
- Master's Degree in related field
- Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software
- Experience in Institutional Research Office at a Community or State College or University
- Experience with and knowledge of student information and administrative computing systems
Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs
BENEFITS: Yes - State funded
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Salaried, Non-Unit Professional
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time; Exempt
CLOSING DATE: Until
TRAVEL: Occasional; on behalf of the College
Please note: All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. STCC is not sponsoring an H1B Visa.