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Social/Clinical Research Specialist #004291

Employer
Western Carolina University
Location
Cullowhee, NC

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Job Details

Posting Number:

SHRA822P

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/16489

Classification Title:

Social Research Specialist

Competency Level:

Contributing

Working Title:

Social/Clinical Research Specialist #004291

Department:

Institutional Plan & Effectiveness

Position Summary:

This position is on site at our Cullowhee campus.

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.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position:

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 - $48,000

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Number of Hours per Week:

40

Number of Months per Year:

12

Salary Band Range:

$34,997 - $82,238

Salary Grade:

For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing level position is considered a Salary Grade 68.

Open Date:

07/23/2021

Close Date:

08/30/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online in order to be considered.

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).

Background/E-Verify:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

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.

Credential Verification:

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.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

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.

Organization

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About Us

Western Carolina University offers a collaborative community of faculty and staff eager to partner together to support the success of our students and our institution. We attract employees who are inspired to work in higher education because of the difference we can make together in the lives of the more than 10,000 students who study at WCU. For a few other reasons WCU is a great place to work:

Do you like being involved in the local community? So do we. We have robust service learning and community outreach efforts that invite students, faculty and staff to serve our local community in an ever-growing number of ways.

Western Carolina University has been named the Top Adventure College in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Our main campus in Cullowhee is situated 15 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We have a biking and hiking trail on campus and many more in the area.

We attract students who are eager to excel. WCU has the oldest and largest Honors College in the UNC system and is consistently among the Top 5 institutions nationally for undergraduate research projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

We are a cultural hub for the region. Our College of Fine and Performing Arts produces professional-quality theater under the direction of Broadway star Terrance Mann, and our music programs are recognized as some of the best in the state. Our Pride of the Mountains Marching Band has been invited to the Macy's parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Our healthcare programs are some of the most competitive in the southeast and are housed in an incredible LEED-certified facility complete with some of the best technology in teaching along with community clinics for applied learning.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Awards

Western Carolina University (WCU) has been honored in multiple areas demonstrating our commitment to our students, faculty, staff and our community.  Our distinguished faculty includes national award-winning authors, nationally and internationally recognized experts, and winners of Emmy, O’Henry, and National Endowment for the Arts awards – to name a few.  WCU has been named a Top Green College by Princeton Review, is among the Top 5 for Undergraduate Research in the nation, and has been named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a Best College Value.  Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has named WCU the Number 1 Outdoor Adventure College for three years running.  The WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a Sudler Trophy recipient, having led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rose Bowl Parade.  WCU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the Top 12 Best Online Programs for the Military as well as #27 among institutions in the South for Best Colleges for Veterans.

Faculty and Staff are honored annually with a broad range of Teaching, Scholarship and service honors.  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wcu.edu/

Benefits

Western Carolina University offers a wide array of high quality benefit plans from which to choose. These include comprehensive health and welfare insurance plans, a choice between two retirement programs, both of which provide a valuable retirement benefit, as well as optional retirement savings opportunities. Employees also benefit from a generous leave program. For more information please visit our benefits page at UNC Benefits

Diversity and Inclusion

Western Carolina University has a commitment to recruiting and retaining diverse employees who bring to our campus varied perspective and cultural understanding. Our Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs aspires to strengthen diversity as an integral component of excellence at WCU. Among public universities, our institution leads the region in student body diversity, and our diversity metrics are growing.

Mission and Vision

Our Mission (who we are):

To improve individual lives and enhance economic and community development in our region, state and nation through engaged learning opportunities in our academic programs, educational outreach, research and creative activities, and cultural activities. 

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles (what guides and inspires us):

Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning

Collaboration with and Respect for our Communities

Free and Open Interchange of Ideas

Responsible Stewardship and Organizational Effectiveness

Organizational and Environmental Sustainability

Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Our Vision Statement (who we want to be):

To be a national model for student learning and engagement that embraces its responsibilities as a regionally engaged university.

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