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Lead Equity Researcher

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Job Duties

This position is fully grant-funded and contingent upon continued funding. The Lead Equity Researcher is an HSI Grant-funded research position at the Community College of Denver (CCD).  The position will be responsible for managing all aspects of data use to support Equity Pedagogy and Inclusive Excellence projects. This position works within the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to build capacity for producing equity data that will continue to support future equity work at the college.

The Lead Equity Researcher is responsible for data collection, analysis, and communicating findings to faculty and staff. This includes, tracking and analyzing diversity and equity metrics for academic and non-academic programs, measuring and analyzing the effectiveness of initiatives focused on creating a culture of equity that drives student retention and success strategies, collecting summative and formative data for student success by course and by department to demonstrate equity outcomes for diverse populations, and communicating with all stakeholders to interpret data sets and guide faculty and staff’s understanding of data to effect appropriate instructional outcomes.  

This position supports faculty and staff with tracking equity outcomes over time. The Lead Equity Researcher links data with action plans for instruction and professional development, disseminates information regarding initiative progress and evaluation, and facilitates data-driven discussions with faculty, chairs, deans and provost to increase data-driven decisions. 

Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in research-related field such as statistics, mathematics, social science, psychology/behavioral science, information science, or related field with coursework in statistics and research methodology.

Two (2) years of full-time professional experience in educational research or a related field.

  • Knowledge of, and experience using standard statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel spreadsheets and Access databases.
  • Strong experience with quantitative and statistical research methods and design.
  • Experience in qualitative research methods and design.
  • Evidence of independence/leadership on research teams.
  • Good organizational skills across multiple projects, managing own workload, self-directed.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience with equity-focused work.
  • Data management and integration of data sources.
  • Experience in Institutional Research.
  • Experience serving as a data analyst on multiple projects.
  • Ability to work with a data warehouse such as COGNOS.

Institution Description

Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Community College of Denver (CCD) is located on the Auraria Campus, home of three institutions: CCD, University of Colorado-Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver.

At CCD, we believe that by working together we become stronger—through teamwork we can achieve our common vision and goals. We work to maintain an environment where employees feel respected and supported and where teamwork is prized.

CCD promotes excellence in teaching, learning and service to a diverse community and enrolls over 8,000 students each year on its Auraria and Lowry campuses, at the Advanced Manufacturing Center, and through CCD Online. Among the student population, 92 percent are Colorado residents and 52 percent self-identify as an ethnic minority. In addition, CCD is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The College offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in transfer and occupational education, and the core classes are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado public colleges and universities.


For more information on benefits available for this position:
Application Due Date: 2020-07-27
Job Start Date: 2020-09-15
Salary: $53327.4 - $58660.14
City: Denver
State/Province/Region: CO
Institution: Community College of Denver
Reports To: Director, Institutional Research and Planning
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Planning

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