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17 May 2023

Full-Time Staff Assistant, Data Research Analyst

Bridgewater State University – Posted by BridgewaterSU Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Staff Assistant, Data Research Analyst

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our https://www.bridgew.edu/bsuvalues, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

The Office of Equal Opportunity is responsible for the development, delivery, and oversight of policies and procedures related to preventing and providing redress for allegations of discrimination and harassment based on legally protected characteristics. The office provides leadership, coordination, and oversight of the University’s affirmative action, equal opportunity, disability compliance, and Title IX initiatives. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity in serving and supporting our diverse campus community. The Office of Equal Opportunity is both an administrative unit of, and a resource center for, the University community.

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate trustworthy and official University data and provide leadership for critical data-informed decision-making that supports the strategic goals of the University, the state, and the region. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Office of Institutional Research in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Position Summary:

The Research Analyst (Staff Assistant) is responsible for the analysis and dissemination of institutional data that support decision-making, reporting and planning in the University’s academic and administrative areas. This position will have particular focus on data and analysis to help inform racial equity and justice efforts and strategic enrollment initiatives at BSU.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

This is an APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00(Evening and weekend hours may be required)(Saturday and Sundays as days off, ability to work some Saturdays as needed)

Position Type: APA Professional

Essential Duties:

• Provide data services to the University by accessing available data sources, extracting and transforming data, and analyzing and summarizing data findings for a wide variety of audiences
• Conduct institutional research studies, perform statistical analyses, interpret research findings, and develop reports and presentations of office research projects using tools and technology including SPSS, Tableau, NVIVO, Qualtrics, or other software
• Prepare, analyze, and disseminate institutional data for external purposes, including requests from government agencies, accrediting bodies, college guidebooks, surveys, and other external agencies
• Develop customized data analyses and Tableau visualizations for internal or external purposes
• Work with IR staff to evaluate data files and ensure the integrity and accuracy of data extracted from various sources, including Banner
• Work with IR staff to validate data for Tableau and University Data Stream reports
• Assist with survey administration, analysis, and dissemination of survey results
• Serve as the administrator for the office BridgeNet site including development of content posted to the web
• Provide support for office budgeting, billing, and ordering of supplies
• Collaborate on research projects and other areas as assigned

Required Qualifications:

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
• Commitment to support and enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.
• Bachelor’s degree
• Ability to use quantitative skills to understand statistical methods to check and investigate numerical data for practical insights.
• A high level of attention to details is critical. Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills are required. Ability to communicate appropriately and professionally, both verbally and in writing, with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
• Knowledge of SPSS and Microsoft Office is essential.
• Must be interested in learning new technologies.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of educational research and higher education reporting requirements is preferred.
• Experience building Tableau reports and dashboards preferred. Working knowledge of Banner and business intelligence reporting (ARGOS) preferred.
• Knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures preferred.

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?BridgewaterStateUniv&layout_id=18

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000

Posting Number: S00971P

Open Date: 05/12/2023

Close Date: 6/11/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4186706

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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