Research Associate II (Eastfield College)

Location
Mesquite, Dallas County
Posted
Jul 15, 2014
Location: Eastfield
Division: Planning & Development - Eastfield
Position Number: 041407053
Position Type: Professional Support Staff
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Appointment Type: Full Time
Is Grant Funded?: No
Salary: $36,171.00 annually
Work Days/Hours: Monday through Friday/ 40 hrs.
Posting Number: 03139
Job Description Summary/Essential Duties:

Coordinates advanced research support for marketing, and/or for public relations purposes utilized for college advancement activities, statistics and/or other district and location special projects. Accesses data from a variety of sources requiring advanced knowledge of computer programs and administrative applications; manipulates and analyzes information, evaluates results and generates reports to meet user needs. Perform technical and analytical tasks with particular emphasis on the collection, interpretation, reporting, aggregation and evaluation of data. Responsible for assisting the Director in developing information required to support such as activities as planning, budgeting, program evaluation, student recruitment/retention, enrollment data, or other pertinent data. Assists with data collection, verification, aggregation and analysis for internal and external reporting; evaluates assessment tools (e.g. surveys). Assists with the development and implementation of college-wide surveying for institutional effectiveness. Maintains high level of knowledge of data processing to achieve goals. Processes and interprets data from a variety of sources, including the district-wide data system (e.g. Colleague), and/or other specified data collection programs/software systems (e.g. MIS, SAS, etc.); required to provide analyses and information. Prepares comprehensive profiles of demographic, financial, biographic and other pertinent information; researches local and national resources.Collects, compiles, maintains and reports biographic, demographic and statistical information for the assigned department. Acts as primary location liaison with related District Offices such as Information Technology and Institutional Research or as necessary to achieve research objectives. Acts as a resource person (e.g. MIS, SAS, etc.) to adapt new software and/or specific technology; may require to provide training. Coordinates and maintains location website development; some positions may be required to assure that there is web access to institutional publications, reports and resources. Performs other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:

Ability to lift and carry materials and printouts requiring some physical effort.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
# of Months:
Close Date: 07/28/2014
Open Until Filled: NoMinimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer information systems, computer science, or a quantitative social science field or a related field plus three years of experience in a research related field or Associates degree in computer information systems, computer science, or a quantitative social science field or a related field plus five years of experience in a research related field or high school graduate plus seven years of experience in a research related field. Requires experience including design and implementation of data acquisition and analysis projects. Requires advanced knowledge of SAS as well as demonstrated knowledge of microcomputer spreadsheet applications. Ability to assess user needs, find answers requested and communicate in a logical manner. Ability to use data management systems. Knowledge of HTML and develop web pages. Oral and written communication skills to interface with individuals from varying backgrounds. Strong knowledge and experience providing effective customer service. Official transcripts will be required. *Will be subject to a criminal background check.*


Position Specific Qualifications:

Candidates will be able to:

-Conduct literature reviews
-Collect and analyze data
-Prepare materials for submission to granting
agencies and foundations
-Safeguarding the confidentiality of subjects,
-Provide ready access to all experimental data
for supervisors.
-Attend project meetings.
-Attend area seminars and other meetings as
necessary
-Summarize project results
-Prepare progress reports.
-Prepare other articles, reports, and
presentations

*Background in Statistics or Mathematics is preferred.



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