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Senior Research Associate

Employer
Triton College
Location
River Grove, Illinois

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
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Job Details

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

As a member of the Research and Institutional Effectiveness Office the Senior Research Associate works with other members of the department in its mission of leading the gathering, processing, and presentation of quality, actionable information, facilitating institutional effectiveness by providing institutionally-relevant information to College stakeholders, offering expertise in research and evaluation, working across the College to build a strong culture of evidence, supporting institutional assessment efforts, and overseeing completion of internal, state, and federal reporting requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Prepares and submits required institutional data and reports for compliance to regional, state, federal, and other agencies.

2. Prepares the standard and special institutional research reports including but not limited to Enrollment Reports, 10th Day Enrollment Report, Fact Book, Program Feasibility Reports, Course Success Report, Graduate Success Report, Market Share Report, Placement Report, Town Demographics Report, etc. .

3. Design, build, and administer various institutional surveys, including Student Satisfaction Survey, Graduate Survey, Alumni Survey, and Employer Survey and prepare reports from the results. Act as a consultant for survey research.

4. Provides training to other office staff in the preparation of internal and external reports, including the identification of data, retrieval of required data, basic statistical processing, and reporting.

5. Serves as one of the official college contacts for ICCB-MIS reporting.

6. Complete requests for ad-hoc research and reports from various areas of the College.

7. Collaborate with other members of the Research team in activities related to ICCB Program Reviews, Internal Program Reviews, Student Learning Outcome Assessment, and other assessment activities across the institution.

8. In collaboration with the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, continuously seeks and implements best practices in institutional research.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

RECEIVED

Executive Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness

PROVIDED

None  

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE

A minimum of three to five years' experience in higher education, preferably in institutional research; direct experience working with faculty and college/departmental administrators in individual and group settings.

KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology, quantitative and qualitative research including survey research. Good understanding of state and federal reporting requirements for higher education institutions. Knowledge of data retrieval, data analysis/visualization programs and statistical packages; knowledge of research standards and ethics. Understanding of academic assessment and program review processes at higher education institutions.

SKILLS

TECHNICAL

1. Proficient in data retrieval, data analysis and visualization using tools such as Tableau, Business Objects, Power BI, Microsoft Excel, etc.

2. Experience in working with statistical packages such as SPSS, R, etc.

3. Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills including survey research.

4. Familiarity with academic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as Ellucian Colleague is preferred.

5. Strong skills in writing research reports and preparing presentations for different audiences.

OTHER

1. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

2. Ability to think independently and act proactively  

Organization

ABOUT TRITON COLLEGE

Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.

THE TRITON DIFFERENCE

Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.

ACCOMPLISHED FACULTY

Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.

EASILY TRANSFERRABLE CREDITS

Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.

STUDEN-CENTERED ENVIRONMENT

Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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Telephone
708.456.0300
Location
2000 5th Avenue
River Grove
Illinois
60171
United States
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