Institutional Research Associate (qualitative- or mixed-methods focus)
Professional Diversity Network
Hamilton, NY 13346, USA
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. 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.
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.
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