Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Sat Jun 25 2022 Job Description:
The Office of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research seeks a Research Analyst to join our team. The Office aims to support the advancement of Clark's mission through generating data-based insights to inform institutional planning and decision-making.
Working closely with colleagues, the candidate will manage applied research projects, from data collection to data cleaning and develop high-quality, actionable reports based on careful analysis. The research analyst will support reporting to internal external constituencies and development of data dashboards. Collaborating with colleagues, the Analyst uses data efficiently, accurately, and effectively to inform decisions.
The Analyst works collaboratively with colleagues to:
Develop, implement, and manage research projects. The analyst will help craft, implement, and manage surveys on an annual and ad hoc basis to support University assessment efforts.
Analyze data and present results. Drawing upon intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of statistics, the analyst will conduct thoughtful analyses and generate reports, presentations, and dashboards to communicate complex results clearly and effectively.
Support Strategic Analytics office reporting efforts. Throughout the year, the analyst will help gather and report data accurately and efficiently according to University definitions to internal or external constituencies, including responding to ad hoc requests.
Data management. The Analyst assists with the development and maintenance of longitudinal merged datasets that are used for reporting and analysis purposes. Developing and maintaining scripts and documentation are important parts of the analyst's job.
Bachelor's degree in data analytics, sciences, social sciences or math or related field.
2-3 years of experience in data analysis, including the management of medium to large data sets. Demonstrated knowledge of statistical techniques, research methodology, data analysis, and interpretation of results. This includes intermediate/advanced proficiency with statistics packages (e.g., SPSS, r, python) and other software to manage, organize, and present data (e.g., Tableau, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated experience writing and developing findings
Outstanding organizational and project management skills, with strong follow-through and ability to meet deadlines. Self-motivated and able to work productively and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Accuracy and strong attention to detail; able to adapt with changing priorities
Strong knowledge of research and assessment. Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies, such as conducting interviews or focus groups, administering surveys, and experience generating models using data science.
Intermediate-to-advanced Tableau skills.
Strong collaboration skills. Ability to collaborate with people from a variety of backgrounds and experience with research.
Knowledge of institutional research practices. Interest and curiosity about student success in higher education.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.