Research Analyst

Metropolitan Community College

Kansas City, MO

ID: 7059993
Posted: September 3, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Minimal Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Two (2) years research related experience.
Minimum qualifications can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Preferred qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals who possess:
• Master’s Degree
• Two years FT Research experience
• Coordination of research projects and data reporting
• Ability to work in cross functional teams across district

Work Hours
Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.

Compensation The annual salary is $52,472. A competitive benefit package is included.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Class Summary
This is the first level in the Research series. Incumbents collect, analyze, and report data for student or academic program and services. Major duties and responsibilities include: collecting, compiling, analyzing and reviewing data for Federal and institutional reporting; designing and administering surveys; collaborating with other departments to design and conduct studies relating to student tracking, assessment outcomes, program evaluation and academic program, and enrollment trends; maintaining database; designing, developing, and producing analytical reports; and collaborating with other institutions or agencies on research projects.

Typical Essential Duties
• Collects, analyzes, and reviews data to facilitate Federal and institutional reporting; submits data and reports to appropriate personnel, departments, and/or agencies to support management decision making, to provide timely and accurate information to administration, and facilitate other departmental operations.
• Designs and administers surveys to students and other relevant parties; work may involve utilizing statistical techniques to consolidate and analyze data, and designing, developing, and producing analytical reports.
• Collaborates with other departments and employees to design and conduct studies related to local research projects, student tracking, assessment outcomes, program evaluation, academic programs, enrollment trends, and student employment.
• Prepares and distributes internal and external ad hoc data requests; coordinates with applicable parties to collect information.
• Manages and updates software systems and databases; work may involve developing and maintaining systems for organizing and reporting current and historical data; contacting appropriate personnel, departments, or agencies to collect updated information; tracking program and other information changes; and scheduling data requests and reminders.
• Collaborates with and/or serves as a liaison to other institutions or agencies, to facilitate research projects, implement data changes and input methods to maintain data integrity; and facilitate related departmental operations.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
• This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

• Computers and related software applications;
• Institutional evaluation methods;
• Research design principles and practices;
• Current issues in higher education;
• Assessment, evaluation, and measurement principles;
• Database management;
• Advanced mathematical practices;
• Data extraction and transformation;
• Surveying methods;
• Statistical methods.

• Designing research methods and evaluation models;
• Using a computer and related software applications;
• Planning, creating, and maintaining databases;
• Formatting and generating reports;
• Using survey tools;
• Performing mathematical and statistical calculations;
• Extracting and transforming data and information;
• Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.

Positions Supervised
No staffing table positions.
Physical Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.


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