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Social Research SpecialistCompetency Level:
Social/Clinical Research Specialist #004291Department:
Institutional Plan & EffectivenessPosition Summary:
This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:
The Social Research Specialist (SRS) is responsible for maintaining Western Carolina University’s official space inventory for space reporting to internal clients and to the University of North Carolina (UNC) System Office. The position manages university space data in the CollegeNET 25Live software platform and in the UNC System space data platform (DAVE). Responsibilities include maintaining data integrity, updating data, maintaining the space management intranet resource site, working collaboratively with 25Live administrators in Student Affairs and the Office of the Registrar, supporting work of the university Space Management Committee, and creating, producing, and submitting reports on university space allocation and utilization.
The SRS is responsible for the routine administration of course evaluations, and contributes to the fulfillment of data requests and reports for university and external clients.
a) experience with or ability to learn use of databases and data extraction tools; b) proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to organize and analyze data; c) experience with, or ability to learn data gathering for survey completion, reports, and data requests; d) ability to work collaboratively on team projects; e) ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, technical and non-technical staff; f) ability to plan, organize and manage multiple overlapping projects; g) ability to think analytically; h) strong problem-solving skills; i) ability to work with minimal supervision; j) ability to maintain confidentiality.Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and experience working in higher education; experience working in a higher education Institutional Research office or other office handling university data, and experience working closely with administrators and faculty. Familiarity and experience with the CollegeNET 25Live software platform, and the Ellucian Banner ERP system is a plus. Anticipated Hiring Range:
$45,000 - $48,000Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Hours per Week:
40Number of Months per Year:
12Salary Band Range:
$34,997 - $82,238Salary Grade:
For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing level position is considered a Salary Grade 68.Open Date:
08/30/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Background/E-Verify:
Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references (with complete contact information).
Applicants must upload a DD-214 if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL AREAS OF THE APPLICATION. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION IN THE REVIEW PROCESS.
If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective October 1, 2015 all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12 month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Credential Verification:
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. University Safety:
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.