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Institutional Research Assoc. (qualitative or mixed-method)

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Job Duties

The Research Associate will play a critical role in IPR's efforts to inform and support the following:
  • Colgates' promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Colgates' efforts to prevent sexual violence and support those dealing with its effects;
  • Faculty-led student learning assessment; student retention, satisfaction, and outcome assessment;
  • Reports to the community on the results of all surveys currently on the University survey schedule;
  • Faculty and staff from across the University seeking information to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the University and its continents.

Job Qualifications

Responsibilities include:
  • Organize and lead IPR's focus group and interview-based research;
  • Aggregate, analyze, compile and communicate helpful information across the campus;
  • Execute regular surveys, focus groups, and interviews;
  • Provide accurate data analysis to inform strategically relevant decision making;
  • Conduct research and present results in a manner consistent with best practices in higher education.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Student workers will be available to support data collection efforts, and funding is available to support professional development.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and lead survey, interview and focus group research in compliance with FERPA regulations and Association for Institutional Research code of ethics.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the goals of liberal arts education and the current environment for higher education in the northeast and nationally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and high regard for detail and professional standards.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including excel functions, formulas, and pivot tables.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience and the ability to professionally coordinate with multiple stakeholders across campus including students, faculty and other staff.
  • Must be capable of working collegially with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students and community members.
  • Comfortable with learning new technology.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Institution Description

The Office of Institutional Planning & Research (IPR) seeks a Research Associate with mixed-methods or qualitative research experience. The Research Associate reports to the University's Director of Institutional Planning & Research and will contribute to institutional research on areas of priority to the University, as described in its Third Century Plan.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some database experience with the ability to learn how to cull, query, and consolidate data for reports.
  • Three or more years experience leading mixed-methods research in a higher education environment.
  • Two or more years experience developing and deploying surveys in Qualtrics, including deep knowledge of survey flow and triggers.
  • Experience working with Banner.

A bachelor's degree is required. An advanced degree in education or another area of social or behavioral science with relevance to higher education research is preferred

Apply here:

Application Due Date: 2019-10-15
Job Start Date: 2019-09-15
Salary: $60000 - $70000
City: Hamilton
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: Colgate University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Planning & Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Dean of the Faculty

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