Assistant Director of Research

Indianapolis, Indiana
Jun 11, 2019
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Job Title
Assistant Director of Research

Job Function
Assist in the development and quantitative analysis of research on current and former student-athlete academic performance and well-being.

Job Responsibilities
• Conduct ad-hoc academic and student-athlete well-being data analysis projects as assigned by the principal research scientist and associate director of research for academic performance.
o Conduct appropriate statistical analyses.
o Craft written documents (e.g. research reports, executive summaries, research briefs) and infographics that convey findings to a range of audiences, such as athletics administrators, student-athletes, parents, scholars, media and the general public.
o Present findings to staff, NCAA committees and other groups as required.
• Provide research services for the national office staff and membership including survey development, study design, data collection and cleaning, data sharing, statistical analysis and reporting.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, education, sociology, data analytics, informatics or related field, with strong statistics and computer skills.
• Two years of experience collecting, cleaning and analyzing social science, education or business-related data.
• Ability to manage large sets of data using statistical software packages such as R, SPSS, SAS, STATA or Tableau.
• Advanced skills in Microsoft software such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Working knowledge of:
o Research design, including survey and scale design techniques.
o Descriptive and inferential statistical procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally, graphically and in writing.
• Strong organizational skills, detail orientation, proactive and high levels of motivation.
• Willingness to take on a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities both independently and within a team environment.
• Graduate degree in psychology, education, sociology, data analytics, informatics or related field preferred.
• Advanced knowledge of statistical software packages preferred (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS, STATA or Tableau)
• Comfortable in a public speaking role preferred.
• Preferred experience manipulating datasets to be used on visualization software platforms (e.g. Tableau) and creating graphics to convey findings.
• Understanding of, and interest in, issues/trends of access, persistence and retention in U.S. higher education preferred.
• Understanding of, and interest in, current research examining undergraduate mental health, campus climate, sexual violence prevention, and/or student identity development preferred.
• General knowledge of the NCAA and its membership structure preferred.

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