Graduate Assistant-Institutional Effectiveness (non-benefitted)

Boston, MA
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Category: Part Time Non-Benefit Positions

Department: Institutional Effectiveness

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Jan 26, '17

Type: Part-time Non-Exempt

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.

We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.

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Job Description:

About the Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides oversight, coordination, information resources, and data analysis for college planning, assessment and research.

Position Description:

As part of this position, the graduate student will be trained on several systems for data collection and analysis including: Qualtrics, SPSS, Excel, and Tableau. The graduate student will assist the Office of Institutional Effectiveness on projects as assigned, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting focus groups; analyzing, summarizing and writing results reports
  • Assisting College constituents with survey projects in Qualtrics, including interpretation of findings
  • Visualizing data in Excel and Tableau for reports and requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Assistantship Outcomes

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides a wide variety of collaborative learning experiences and projects as part of this assistantship. The intention is to prepare interested graduate students for careers in assessment and research in educational settings, particularly higher education.

By the end of the assistantship, the graduate student will be able to:

  • Collect, compile, analyze, summarize, and report qualitative and quantitative data for studies, assisting the College in data-driven decision-making
  • Identify the core functions of an institutional research office serving community college constituents
  • Describe the role of community college research in context of public higher education policies and practices


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in the Boston area in higher education, college student development, student affairs, educational psychology, sociology or related program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at the post-secondary level in student development or teaching
  • Knowledge of research methods and assessment practices
  • Experience with qualitative research
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population

Additional Information:

Salary: 8-10 hrs./wk. @ $15.00/hr. (non-benefitted)

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: select the Apply Now and follow the instructions. Fax large transcript files to (617)-228-3328.


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