The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) is seeking two Research Analysts for its Fellowship Program.
OIRE is an administrative unit within the Provost’s Office at the GC. It provides leadership in the areas of institutional effectiveness, data analytics, student learning assessment, program evaluation, and regional accreditation. The OIRE Fellows Program provides vital support to the office. We seek applicants with experience, skills, and/or strong interest in working in the areas of data analytics, research, assessment, and/or higher education administration.
All full-time doctoral students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Students holding one of the GC’s multi-year fellowships and tuition fellowships are also welcome to apply. Effective with the Fall 2023 semester, this OIRE graduate fellowship requires fellows to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (15 hours/week).
Compensation for the fellowship will be a minimum of $27,374 for the academic year. Fellows will be appointed to the Graduate Center payroll as Graduate Assistant Bs (GAB) at their own current rate and receive a Provost’s Award in the amount of $14,159 that will pay through the Office of Financial Aid. The GAB title provides eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of doctoral study. Fellows who are past their 10 registered semesters of doctoral study will be eligible to receive in-state tuition remission at the Level 3 rate as per the new PSC- CUNY contract (this benefit provides for this tuition remission for a maximum of 4 semesters past the student’s 10th registered semester).
RESEARCH ANALYST (2 Positions)
· Provide timely and accurate information to support transparent, evidence-based planning and decision-making at various levels at the GC
· Retrieve data from various data sources (including IR Data Warehouse, other CUNY data systems, and external data sources), conduct analysis and assessment, and report findings
· Create data visualizations for reports and presentations
· Develop and maintain Tableau dashboards and other data tools
· Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets using statistical techniques
· Conduct research on external data for best practices in higher education and benchmarking
· Assist in analyzing and reporting survey results
· Respond promptly to requests from various departments and offices
· Conduct quality control checks and document data processing and methodology
· Develop and update the office website as needed
· Communicate with multiple stakeholders to ensure smooth progress of projects
· Assist with administrative tasks and other projects in the office as necessary
· Experience working with large and complex databases (expertise in SQL is highly preferred)
· Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables etc.).
· Advanced knowledge of data visualization (experience with Tableau is highly preferred)
· Proficiency in data analytics and experiences with statistical software programs (SPSS, R, or Stata)
· Experience in interpreting and evaluating research results
· Keen attention to details in analysis, data quality, and documentation
· Proven record in being highly self-motivated and able to work well independently
· Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in learning and using new technologies
· Ability to communicate data to various audiences
· Experience conducting academic or other research
· Knowledge of higher education and institutional research
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a CV (no more than 4 pages), and a brief cover letter (no more than 1 page) describing your interest, skills, and relevant experience for the position. Please indicate in your subject line “OIRE Fellows Program”.
Applications for the OIRE Fellows Program must be received by Friday, March 24th, 2023 to be considered. Interviews will take place in March and April (via zoom).
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