Research Specialist
Moraine Park Technical College - Fond du Lac, WI

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title
Research Specialist

Posting Number
SP00118

Posting Type
Internal/External

Work Location
Fond du Lac

Regular Travel to Other Campus Locations Required
No

Wage Grade
94

Pay Rate
$20.88 hourly

Full Time or Part Time
Full Time

Weeks Per Year
52

Summary of Work Schedule - Academic
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Total Hours/Week - Academic
37.5

Summary of Work Schedule - Summer
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Total Hours/Week - Summer
34
Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary
Applications are being accepted for a full-time Research Specialist at Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac campus. This position provides technical research support and coordination of research activities for the Institutional Research team.

Beginning: Immediately

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities
1. Assist with writing reports in response to internal data requests using reporting software (i.e. Cognos) to access data from Banner, Banner Operational Data Store ( ODS ) and the Enterprise Data Warehouse ( EDW ). Incorporate statistical analysis and business analytics as required.

2. Support the Institutional Research team activities by assisting with the development and maintenance of documentation including research methodologies, Report Library, specifications and associated documentation.

3. Prepare research reports by accessing and analyzing information and data from a variety of internal and external sources.

4. Assist Institutional Research team members with the task of working with other areas of the College to address their research needs. Prepare and conduct surveys/studies, and collect, code, and analyze data required for ongoing college research and assessment activities, utilizing statistical analysis software as needed.

5. Assist with validating information and assuring data is credible in identifying institutional and market trends, including demographics, occupational information, and other requirements. Assist with analyzing data and processes which affect data integrity.

6. Support the maintenance and submission of surveys or reports mandated or requested by the WTCS Office, external agencies, and internal staff, adhering to the strict guidelines established by these entities.

7. Collect, organize, analyze and report on secondary research data to support defined initiatives.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in research, statistics, mathematics, computer or information science, or a related field.

2. Two years of related work experience.

3. Any combination of equivalent training and experience which provides desired knowledge, skills and abilities.

4. Demonstrated ability to utilize computer based analysis tools for the compilation, manipulation and presentation of data utilizing Cognos, Argos and SQL querying methods.

5. Detailed knowledge of SPSS or similar statistical analysis software.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of complex statistical analysis techniques and tools, and a working knowledge of market research techniques.

7. Working knowledge of survey development systems including Teleform, SurveyMonkey or similar, scanner-based survey development system.

8. Ability to compile reports using charts, graphs and statistical applications.

9. Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

10. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

11. Strong verbal, written communication and human relations skills.

12. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive College information.

Benefits Summary
WI Retirement

Group Life Insurance

Group Health Insurance

Group Dental Insurance

Group Vision Insurance

Long Term Disability

Paid Vacation

Paid Holidays

Accumulative Sick Leave

Flexible Spending

403(b)/457 Deferred Comp-Voluntary Retirement Savings Program Options

Wellness Program

Professional Development

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Special Instructions to Applicants
The application form itself must be fully completed. Indicating “see resume” in blanks does not constitute a completed application and may result in disqualification. All application materials must be submitted online. Moraine Park Technical College conducts criminal arrest and conviction records checks on all management, supervisory and confidential, faculty, support professional, temporary and adjunct faculty applications who are recommended for employment. Applicants with disabilities who need accommodations should contact the Human Resources Department, 920-924-3232 or TTY 920-929-2109. Applications accepted through the close of the business day (4:30 p.m.) of the closing date of the position posting. Moraine Park Technical College is an equal opportunity/access employer and educator.

Contact information: jobs@morainepark.edu, 920-924-6402. Please view our website at www.morainepark.edu .

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
10/01/2013

Close Date
10/22/2013

Open Until Filled
No

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