Research Associate - OIRA
Office of Institutional Research & Assessment
FLSA Status: Exempt
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The Research Associate in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of research projects that inform strategic action by the University or one of its component units. The Research Associate is required to be able to develop data collection protocols in conjunction with University clients, supervise the collection of data, and provide analysis of newly collected and previously existing data to provide the University community with actionable intelligence about issues of interest to administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Master's degree in a social science or other field emphasizing data collection and analysis required; concentration in quantitative analysis strongly desired. Experience in institutional research or an administrative office in higher education (e.g., registrar, financial aid, admissions) is a plus.
Job Specific Qualifications:
Successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of ability to concurrently manage multiple complex, long-term projects. Ability to communicate quantitative and qualitative research results is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; experience with SPSS, SAS and Hyperion strongly desired.
Work with University clients (e.g., administrators, staff, faculty) to develop quantitative and qualitative research projects to inform strategic action. Methodologies to be employed may include surveys, analysis of existing data, interviews, focus groups, and mixed methods approaches.
Execute research projects and analyze resulting data. Provide written reports and/or presentations to clients.
Provide analytical support to senior office staff and other research associates.
Extract and analyze data from University databases to answer ad hoc requests and/or support larger research projects within the office.
Serve as liaison to external agencies for the administration of externally-developed campus surveys.
Develop proposals for new research projects.
Cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references must be attached.
Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the
communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community
members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged
to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on
behalf of protected veterans.
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