The Pitzer College Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IR&A) supports the mission of the College and the Pitzer Community by providing timely, accurate information and thoughtful analyses in support of planning, decision-making, policy formation, program reviews, and reporting institutional data.
We approach our work with high standards for professionalism, ethics, rigorous methods, and customer service. We have a small, highly productive team that works collaboratively in a fast-paced, creative environment. Our team collaborates with offices across the College to develop and enhance systems that support data collection, analysis, and utilization to support student success and continuous quality improvement. We value the exchange of ideas and creative approaches to social science research in an applied context. Our office is a key contributor to supporting a culture of assessment and evidence-informed decision-making at Pitzer College.
As the Research Analyst you will be an integral part of the College’s data team.
You will coordinate the collection, analysis, and timely dissemination of data with academic and student affairs, as well as administrative offices.
You will develop database-driven tracking systems to analyze and report information related to campus compliance with federal, state, and accreditation policies and timelines.
You will collaborate with multiple and varied offices throughout the campus to design a data collection schedule and report templates. You will provide data and technical guidance to support problem identification, resource and program development, and evaluation of programs and services across different offices. You will develop, administer, and analyze surveys, and other instruments, related to assessing and evaluating institutional efficiency and effectiveness in executing the College’s mission.
You will coordinate the construction and archiving of data files in order to analyze ad hoc and/or longitudinal data.
You will coordinate the production of executive summaries and reports for a wide array of audiences. You will contribute to the development and production of various annual reports for internal and external stakeholders and assist with the College’s compliance with reporting requirements.
You will participate in meetings and committee work to support evidence-informed decision-making.
Location: Pitzer College has temporarily transitioned to a remote teaching, learning, and working environment during the pandemic. Therefore, you will be working remotely at the start of your employment and this will be re-evaluated once the College determines that staff will begin to return to our campus in Claremont, California.
Work Schedule: You will be working full-time (40 hours per week, 12 months per year) as a non-exempt employee (paid hourly). Your regular work hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour lunch break; your hours may vary due to needs of the College or department.
Pay: This position is paid every two weeks on an hourly basis at a rate that is commensurate with the required qualifications. The pay range will be available to interviewed applicants by written request to the Office of Human Resources at StaffJobs@pitzer.edu.
Benefits: ?This position is eligible for Pitzer College’s full program of employee benefits subject to the terms and conditions in the plan documents/policies, including: medical, dental, vision, group life insurance of approximately $50,000, 2% employer retirement contributions (temporarily reduced; anticipated to return to 12% in the future), tuition remission*, gym/fitness resources including a personal trainer (when campus is open), and more. *Note: Restrictions or service requirements apply. Visit http://www.pitzer.edu/human-resources/benefits/ for details. Contact us at HR@pitzer.edu if you have questions.
Important: Please be sure to read the full, detailed description of the position essential functions and requirements accessible by selecting the hyperlink in the Instructions below.
PITZER COLLEGE is a top-ranked liberal arts institution and member of the prestigious consortium of The Claremont Colleges.? With a student body of approximately 1,000 co-educational undergraduates, Pitzer’s core values include social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. The College ranks eighth in the country for most engaged students in community service, fifth for the most undergraduate students studying abroad, and number one for six straight years in the most Fulbrights awarded to students.
Pitzer College adheres to both the letter and the spirit of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.
You have a passion for applied research and have conducted research in a higher education setting. Your skill in analyzing volumes of complex data using statistical techniques and software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, and SAS) will be evident in your work history and supported by your references. If you know SQL, we are especially interested in hearing about it. Otherwise, you must be able to learn basic SQL.
You can easily speak to your experience working with and properly maintaining large complex datasets. We expect this to mean you can manage confidential data effectively and operate with integrity, discretion, and professionalism.
Your strong communication skills are evident in your effectiveness with summarizing and sharing complex data and key findings, both in writing and verbally. You illuminate narratives based on evidence in a manner that is meaningful to and accessible for stakeholders across the institution. You speak English fluently, persuasively, and cordially with people from backgrounds different from your own and have an appreciation for a socially aware environment.
You value collaborative work and can effectively manage a workflow that includes multiple participants, projects, and deadlines. At the same time, you enjoy and are skilled at working independently to produce accurate, detailed, and professional quality work with minimal direction.
Education: You have a bachelor’s degree, or preferably a master’s, in the social sciences, statistics, higher education, and/or related disciplines.
Experience: You have two to three years of experience working in assessment, program evaluation, and/or quantitative and qualitative research methods, including: data analysis using statistical techniques and software; reportingdataandresearchinameaningfulanddigestibleformat, and conductingresearchinahighereducationsetting.
Priority Deadline: 8:00 am (Pacific Time) on Monday, January 11, 2021. Review of applications will commence immediately.
Additional Materials: Have the following documents ready to upload online to complete your electronic application.
Cover Letter: Provide a letter that includes (1) your reason(s) for being interested in this position; (2) how your background and experiences align with the position, and; (3) how this position fits into your career goals.
Resume: Showing relevant educational, research, and professional experience.
Note: Applicants selected for interview will be asked to provide a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Additional Salary Information: Employment Benefits: ?This position is eligible for Pitzer College’s full program of employee benefits subject to the terms and conditions in the plan documents/policies, including: medical, dental, vision, group life insurance of approximately $50,000, 2% employer retirement contributions (temporarily reduced; anticipated to return to 12% in the future), tuition remission*, gym/fitness resources including a personal trainer (when campus is open), and more. *Note: Restrictions or service requirements apply. Visit http://www.pitzer.edu/human-resources/benefits/ for details. Contact us at HR@pitzer.edu if you have questions.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.