Research Analyst/Senior Research Analyst
Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner, MA

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The (Senior) Research Analyst will work closely with Institutional Research staff to support the Office’s core activities of collecting, managing, conducting statistical analysis, and reporting on students, faculty, staff, and critical academic, physical and financial information, as well as executing research initiatives to address strategic questions for the College. The candidate will occupy a critical role conducting analysis for the College. Activities will include developing clear project objectives and research questions, working with personnel across the College to collect and refine data, organizing and automating procedures, producing statistical analyses, and present findings in numeric, graphical and written forms.

Qualifications:
Required: Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of relevant experience; or other equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse population in a multicultural environment. Knowledge of relational databases. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including excel, access, word, power point. Knowledge of statistical methods and use of statistic software. Ability to gather, analyze data concerning a variety of issues and trends, and interpret results for nontechnical constituents.
Preferred: Knowledge of federal and state reporting requirements related to Institutional Research. Experience in higher education. Experience writing SQL and knowledge of report writing techniques. Survey design and analysis.

Position Type:
Professional

Responsibilities:
Compile and analyze student data, including retention data, graduation data and data for academic and non-academic departments on campus. Design and conduct methods to measuring the effectiveness of student success initiatives. Analyze trends in graduation and retention rates to support institutional planning and policy decisions including peer analysis. Work with Institutional Research staff to completion mandated reports to state and federal agencies such as IPEDS , MA DHE , NEASC , Perkins, Gainful Employment and HEOA compliance. Work with Institutional Research staff to generate the timely production of enrollment statistics each semester. Establish dates for census data and perform regular audits on the database to maintain data integrity. Oversee the process of administration of internal and external surveys. Provide expertise on survey development for the campuses. Extract, analyzes and disseminates survey results for job placement, student satisfaction and faculty/staff surveys. Produce environmental scan reports such as population trends, job trends etc. to support marketing and enrollment management. Analyze data collection procedures and recommend changes to supervisors and/or administrators. Perform other related duties as required.

Effective Date:

Grade:

Salary Range:
$50,000.-$70,000.

Rate of Pay:
Salary and Title Commensurate with experience

Pay Type:
Annual

Hours/Week:
37.5

Total Weeks:

Funding Source 1:
Trust

Funding Source 2:

Funding Source 3:

Funding Source 4:

Benefits Eligible:
Yes

Employee Status:
Full-Time

Employee Classification:
Non-unit Professional

Application Deadline:
02/19/2013

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A one page writing sample must be included. Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information ( CORI ) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information ( SORI ).

Quicklink for Posting
http://jobs.mwcc.edu: 80/postings/44995

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