Research Assistant

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Job TitleResearch AssistantFLSA StatusExemptPosted Salary RangeCommensurate with experienceEmployment StatusFull TimeDepartmentInstitutional Research and AssessmentMinimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required

Purpose of Job

Under the direction of the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, the Research Assistant is responsible for entering data, maintaining the Institutional Research and Assessment webpages and managing the day to day operation of the office.

Scope of Responsibilities

Responsibilities include completing internal and external reports, entering data, contacting internal department personnel, managing the office, and maintaining current information on the webpages.

Essential Job Functions

•Assist in the maintenance of institutional database including data which are collected from the various units of the university

•Coordinate training sessions for faculty and staff members

•Complete all reports, surveys, questionnaires, and requests made to the office using pre-collected data

•Updates, publishes, and disseminate a variety of print and electronic statistical publication to the department’s webpage

•Maintain a calendar of expected reporting dates, receive, pursue, and route information to and from appropriate units as necessary, and make necessary in-house communications regarding data quality

•Assist the Director in completing research studies on various aspects of the university

•Manage the day to day operation of the office

•Other duties as assigned by the Director


•Bachelor’s degree preferably in a discipline related to business, technology, information systems, quantitative analysis, social sciences, or the equivalent and a minimum of five years related experience and/or training or

•Master’s degree preferable in a discipline related to technology, information systems, quantitative analysis, social sciences, or the equivalent and a minimum of two years related experience and/or training.

•Prior experience with or willingness to learn Finalsite, Banner, and Argos systems.

•Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio) is preferred

•Willingness to learn SQL programming

•Demonstrate interpersonal skills involving data analysis including customer service, analytical thinking, active-listening, and problem-solving.

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Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Interpersonal Skills – High level of customer service skills including, but not limited to courtesy, tact and diplomacy.

Other – Critical Thinking, judgment and decision, active listening, reading comprehension, active learning

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areasSedentary Work - Exerting 10 poundsLight Work - Exerting up to 20 poundsOccasionallyMedium Work - Exerting 20-50 poundsHeavy Work - Exerting 50-100 poundsVery Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 poundsTravelOccasionallyExtended Work HoursOccasionallyPosting NumberS637Number of Vacancies1LocationLormanPosition End Date (if temporary)Open Date09/02/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesEEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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  1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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  2. Other




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Job No:
Posted: 9/3/2020
Application Due: 11/5/2020
Work Type: Full Time