Post-Baccalaureate Fellow DASIL (Data Analyst)

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Grinnell College
Location
Grinnell, IA

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Job Title:

Post-Baccalaureate Fellow DASIL (Data Analyst)

Department:

Data Analysis & Social Inquiry

Job Summary:

ABOUT GRINNELL COLLEGEGrinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #13 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values of belonging within our community and the communities we engage. To achieve this, we strive to establish a workforce of talented individuals who embody the diversity of the communities we serve. Grinnell College strongly encourages talented women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented within their profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected class to apply. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.

POSITION SUMMARY
Grinnell’s Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL) helps students and faculty members integrate data analysis into research and classroom work. In addition to software training and data-set preparation, the lab also provides experiential learning for student tutors; facilitates faculty workshops; helps students collect and analyze data; and offers classroom assistance including exercises, instruction assistance, and student workshops.Responsibilities:
• Assisting the Director of DASIL and DASIL Data Scientist in project management, advisement, and supervision

• Assisting with outreach, publicity, maintenance of the DASIL website, and daily supervision of DASIL staff

• Managing the physical space of DASIL: organizing the lab, setting up workshops, making room reservations, etc.

• Working with faculty to develop data sets

• Formulating exercises using technology to analyze quantitative, qualitative, or spatial data with the help of the Director, Data Scientist, and Data and Project Analyst

• Helping students with data-driven assignments, projects, and research

• Downloading datasets, preparing corresponding instructions, and updating existing datasets of faculty and staff

• Teaching workshops and course modules

Preparing blogposts

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree• Knowledge of R and Python programming languages• Willingness to learn new programs and skills• Good organizations skills (time management, communication, planning)• Champions Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coursework in the Social Studies (desirable)
  • Coursework in Data Science or Statistics
  • Background or experience in data-related projects such as data cleaning, data organization, data acquisition, data modeling and data mining
  • Experience with web-based design using html languages, CSS modules and others
  • Experience with developing user-interactive data visualization tools such as Rstudio Shiny or Tableau
  • Knowledge of PHP
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students
  • Capable to deliver project results on time

Link to Job Description:

Post Baccalaureate Fellow

FLSA Category:

Non-Exempt

Staff/Faculty:

Staff

Employment Status:

Part-Time

Employment Category:

Term

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

The College requires staff members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with at least one CDC-approved vaccination dose by date of hire, or approved religious or medical exemption.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Posting Number:

S00811

Diversity Statement:

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and working environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

Organization

Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a highly selective residential liberal arts college that enrolls 1,500 students from every state and about 50 countries around the world. The College’s primary mission is to provide students with a broad, deep, and life-enhancing education, preparing its students for professional success, personal growth, and social responsibility. The College’s graduates are equipped to pursue successful careers, satisfying personal lives, effective community service, and intellectually stimulating and physically active leisure.

The Grinnell liberal arts education is an exceptional, rigorous, comprehensive, and opportunity-rich experience that has, at its heart, meaningful one-on-one interactions between students and faculty. Capitalizing on a student/faculty ratio of 9:1; the College’s curricular and research programs incorporate active learning and collaborative work between students and faculty and a strong, growing commitment to undergraduate research.

The College recently completed a comprehensive strategic plan, and two of the six strategies focus on diversity and achievement. Recent efforts have nearly doubled the number of tenure track faculty of color and the number of entering students of color. Grinnell College has been named one of the 20 best liberal arts colleges in the country for the past 15 years by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Grinnell ranks in the top 1 percent of colleges and universities for Ph.D.s per graduate, and the College holds the largest endowment of any U.S. liberal arts college.

Because Grinnell College is small, it encourages a sense of closeness among students, faculty, and staff, alongside a recognition and respect for individual differences. Grinnell stands out among other selective national liberal arts colleges for the degree of participation expected of students in shaping their own educations. Grinnell’s individually advised curriculum requires each student to devise an individual academic plan in consultation with faculty advisers. The process challenges students to define their academic goals and to take an active role in exploring all Grinnell has to offer. The comprehensive academic plan, submitted when declaring a major, must show a balanced selection of courses across disciplines. With 26 majors and 10 interdisciplinary concentrations to choose from, students have many opportunities to conduct original research and undertake advanced study in a wide variety of areas.

Faculty members at Grinnell College are committed to working closely with students as instructors and advisers. Grinnell’s professors view classroom teaching as their top priority. They are respected scholars and practitioners, active in producing original, significant work. Ninety-six percent of Grinnell’s faculty members hold the highest degrees available in their areas of study. Faculty members also play a leading role in decision-making about curriculum and policy affecting academic matters. Courses offered at Grinnell are determined by the people who teach them. Interaction thrives between academic departments, fostering an atmosphere of intellectual discovery and excitement on campus, which is shared by faculty and students.

A year after commencement, almost a third of Grinnell graduates are attending graduate school, about one half are employed, and the remaining 20 percent are involved in volunteer work, traveling, service projects, and more. The College is proud of its graduates and their important work in education, business, technology, law, science, medicine, and the arts. No matter what they do, most graduates report that they continue to be influenced by their years at Grinnell, where they learned to translate their ideals into action.

The Grinnell College campus offers state-of-the-art facilities on a park-like 120-acre campus. The new $42 million Rosenfield Center sits at the heart of campus and serves as the College’s centerpiece, a hub of activity, and a meeting place for all Grinnellians, offering centralized dining, several lounges, student organization offices, a student art gallery, and more. A renovation and expansion of the Noyce Science Center, currently underway, will add 120,000 square feet to this facility, including teaching and research laboratories, classroom and office space, a science library, a computer laboratory, and study areas. The new $21 million Athletic and Fitness Center encompasses a performance gym, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a practice gymnasium, and more. The Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, renovated and expanded in 1999, offers a recital hall, an art gallery, theatres, a scene shop, and studio space. The Grinnell College Libraries — consisting of Burling Library, Windsor Science Library, and the Listening Room and AV collections— hold more than a million books and government documents, more than 16,000 serials, roughly 30,000 audiovisual units, and almost 8,000 e-books. The campus-wide network of computers features the latest in technology. Every residence hall room has access to the Internet, as do all campus computer labs, and wireless access is widespread.

About Grinnell: Founded by abolitionists in 1854, Grinnell is a culturally vibrant community with a number of historic neighborhoods. Grinnell’s architecture is especially noteworthy, highlighted by buildings designed by Walter Burley Griffin, Louis Sullivan, and Cesar Pelli. Anticipating its future, Grinnell is investing in its central business district, its parks, and its amenities, including a new transportation museum.

With a population of about 9,000 people, Grinnell is small enough to be friendly and accessible, but large enough to have a variety of restaurants, shops, churches, health care facilities, and recreational programs and activities. Many Grinnell students participate in community projects, ranging from volunteer service to local politics.

Grinnell’s Iowa setting also provides many students with material for research and creative projects in the natural and social sciences and the arts. The College’s Center for Prairie Studies encourages curricular development and public events engaging with the natural, historical, and cultural environment of the region.

As a residential college, Grinnell has a busy intellectual and social life on campus with lectures, symposia, performances, and readings, as well as films, parties, and other events. More cultural outlets are available in Des Moines, Iowa City (home of the University of Iowa), and Ames (home of Iowa State University).

Grinnell College offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package, including health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. A TIAA-CREF retirement plan is also available. Generous holiday leave and four weeks of paid vacation are part of the benefit package as well. Educational benefits include free courses at Grinnell for employees and their spouses, tuition remission for dependent children, and exchange programs with 22 other colleges. The College also offers a relocation allowance to employees who must relocate to Grinnell. All employees and their families receive free admission to most College events.

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