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Institutional Effectiveness Research Associate

Application Procedure:

Submit the following documents to
  • Cover letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references for staff positions or three (3) professional reference letters for faculty positions.

Job Duties

Position Responsibilities

● Conducts data analysis to support the University’s initiatives, priorities and planning goals.
● Assists in managing the office’s survey administration, including analysis and distribution of results. 
● Provides support for the institution’s specialized and institutional accreditation activity, including data support, analysis and report completion.
● Assists with the institution's state authorization activity, including data collection, analysis and   reporting.
● Works closely with the IR and IE staff to organize and execute research projects, identifying ways to improve research design and data validity.
● Provides guidance and training to University users of IR/IE data and reports.
● Serves on institutional committees as requested by the COS/Vice President and/or Director of IR.
● Attends University meetings and events as required.
● Embodies Eastern University’s core values of excellence, authenticity, stewardship, thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, relationships, and innovation.
● Seeks to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect, seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our vision and mission.
● Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

● Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
● Experience in higher education with compliance reporting and data sources (i.e. IPEDS, NC-SARA, accreditation etc.) preferred.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google applications and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau).
● Experience working with and manipulating large data sets in Excel and/or statistical software.
● Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design and use of statistical analytical software.
● Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and in diverse groups.
● Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and varied projects and initiatives.
● Ability to produce accurate and high-quality reports in a fast-paced environment.
● Strong oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by the preparation and presentation of research reports and data that communicate complex information in an easily understood manner.

Institution Description

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to support the mission and vision of the university.  The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Retirement plan
  • Flexible spending account 
  • Health savings account
  • Employee assistance program 
Application Due Date: 2022-12-19
Job Start Date: 2023-01-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: St. Davids
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Eastern University
Reports To: Chief of Staff/VP for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (Primary); Director of Institutional
Staff # Reporting to Position: 5
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (IPE)

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