Institutional Researcher-NASNTI Grant

  • Central Wyoming College
  • Remote (Riverton, WY, USA)
  • Jan 06, 2021
Part time Education Research

Job Description

CWC is seeking applications for an Institutional Researcher for the NASNTI (Native American-Serving Non- Tribal Institutions) grant.

This is a 12 month, half-time position. For full consideration please submit your application by the initial review date of January 18, 2020.  Attach a current Resume/CV and a Cover Letter. Resume/CV and Cover Letter can either be attached as a .docx or.pdf or listed in the space provided in the application. If documents are attached, just list "see attachment" in the space provided in the application. For assistance, please email cwchr@cwc.edu or call 307-855-2112.

Preference will be given to American Indian applicants. This position is eligible for remote work.

Position Summary

This position provides expertise in data gathering, analysis, and application in support of improved educational outcomes for American Indians and other underrepresented college students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Design research to identify gaps affecting the success of underrepresented student groups that will guide meaningful supports and interventions for at-risk students. This includes both analyzing existing data and developing tools and systems to collect new quantitative and qualitative data. Areas of emphasis will include course completion and withdrawal rates, program trends, financial aid distribution, student engagement, student re-enrollment, and graduation.
  2. Collect and analyze data to assess the success of various programs and interventions related to American Indian student success such as the BAS in tribal leadership, university studies, and internal staff development training. 
  3. Synthesize and present data in ways that are useful to decision makers through reports and dashboards.
  4. Recommend areas for improvement in serving at-risk students such that they are more likely to complete their programs of study.
  5. Serve as a resource for student success and other staff serving American Indian students.
  6. Assist the outside evaluator for the NASNTI grant in preparing reports. 
  7. Provide training and support for staff working with data on their projects associated with American Indian student success. 
  8. Operate within the framework established by CWC’s policies, procedures, and practices.
  9. Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or assigned.

Position Specifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Experience
    • Two years experience in research, statistics, or analytics in higher education or related industry.
  • Equivalency Statement
    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Successful experience designing and implementing action research in a higher education setting.
  • Experience conducting research with indigenous populations or other underrepresented groups.
  • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, preferably in statistics, research methodology or other quantitative-intensive social science disciplines

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. General knowledge of and ability to adhere to CWC Policies and Procedures.
  2. Ability to design meaningful research questions 
  3. Ability to analyze data from multiple sources (both qualitative and quantitative) into actionable information
  4. Ability to select and apply a wide variety of appropriate statistical tools and methods to research applications
  5. Ability to select, organize and present data visually for interpretation by decision makers
  6. Skills in utilizing software and programming languages used in statistics and data analysis/visualization, preferably SQL, R, Shiny, Tableau, and/or SAP Web Intelligence.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills, personal work ethic and high degree of personal integrity.
  8. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in a tactful and diplomatic manner that demonstrates exceptional customer service.
  9. Exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
  10. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with executives, managers, supervisors, fellow employees, vendors, contractors, and the community, all of whom come from diverse backgrounds.
  11. Serve effectively and in a collegial manner on various teams or committees.
  12. Encourage and assist diverse students in a professional, helpful manner.
  13. Inform staff and student recruitment efforts to encourage a diverse body of students and employees.
  14. Train staff and faculty on best practices for intercultural communication and creating a college culture of inclusivity and mutual respect.
  15. Organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion within established deadlines and with attention to detail.
  16. Promote a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both within and the college and the communities we serve.
  17. Maintain confidentiality.

Level of Supervision

This position operates under the direction of the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. 

Working Environment

Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.

  • Equipment Used
    • Standard office equipment including personal computer, printer, calculator,  phone, scanners, copy machine, and telephone. 
  • Physical Requirements
    • Tasks require a variety of physical activities, which do not generally involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and light lifting. Regular talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. 
  • Environmental Conditions
    • Work is generally performed in a typical office setting. Travel, weekend, and evening work may be required. Remote work allowed.

CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  

If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-855-2112 or email cwchr@CWC.edu.

For more information, please visit https://www.cwc.edu/about/hr/non-discrimination/.