Job Title: Assessment Analyst
Location: Institutional Research
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5724
Staff Posting Details Appointment: Regular, full time (1.0 FTE)
- Manage all logistical aspects of surveys of Puget Sound students, faculty and staff, including internal surveys and external surveys from organizations such as NSSE and HEDS. This includes calendaring, deploying, communications and marketing.Support development of internal surveys of faculty, staff and student in service to the University and in consultation with other offices.Promote and market surveys and focus groups to increase and maintain strong response rates.Oversee Qualtrics survey software usage and training.Manage focus groups run through the Office of Institutional Research, training and/or supporting other offices as necessary. Consult with offices and department to assist them in development of assessment plans, including data sharing, surveys and focus groups.Providing internal and national qualitative and quantitative data and analysis to departments and offices for use in assessment. Maintain institutional research websites.Develop and manage social media presence for the Office of Institutional Research.Administrative duties including scheduling and calendars.Field and respond to ad hoc requests.Participating in the success of the Office of Institutional Research in meeting its goals.
- Ability to develop and administer surveys, preferably through the use of Qualtrics survey software including the ability to employ survey logic, craft survey questions collaboratively and manage survey messaging.Ability to craft surveys with knowledge of the subsequent analysis.Ability to independently manage all aspects of focus groups including drafting protocols, recruiting participants, facilitating groups, note taking, analyzing qualitative data and report writing.Ability to develop a social media plan collaboratively and to implement and maintain it independently. Ability to edit and manage a website.Ability to craft learning outcomes collaboratively, develop measures for outcomes, select and use the appropriate research tool for measuring outcomes, report out on achievement of outcomes, and maintain tracking of outcome achievement.Ability to manipulate, analyze, summarize and present qualitative and quantitative data in multiple ways for a variety of audiences, using Excel (minimum knowledge includes graph creation), Statistical software such as SPSS, R or Stata (minimum knowledge includes importing datasets, cleaning and labelling data, and descriptive statistical analyses),Powerpoint (import graphs and tables for effective communication of data as information), and Microsoft word (to write reports, including importing graphs, tables and images).
- Bachelor’s degree2 - 5 years of experience related to assessment research. Experience obtained while completing education (internships, research, etc.) will be considered in the total years of experience. Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, as evidenced through samples of written reports.Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
- Graduate coursework in research methodology
- Experience using R or Python for data manipulation and statistics
- Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques (e.g., Structural Equation Modeling)
- ResumeLetter of Interest
- We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.