3452 Spur 399,, Collin Higher Education Center
McKinney, Texas, 75069
We are searching for an experienced Research Analyst IRO
Assist in conducting research, analyzing various types of data and producing various reports to support effective decision making and policy formation within the District. Respond to ad-hoc and routine data requests from internal and external constituents, as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, design and administer interactive online surveys, including generation of electronic contact lists, uploading surveys to server, monitoring returns, downloading, importing and cleaning data and generating various types of reports.
Coordinate and administer large-scale online surveys in collaboration with other departments/institutions. Monitor responses, follow-up and generate reports.
Collect data for external agencies/organizations to support effective decision making throughout the District.
Provide data analysis services and support to the Collin administrators, faculty, staff and other members of the college community as needed.
Conduct and summarize literature reviews and Web searches to support research projects undertaken by the institutional research office (IRO) and effective decision making throughout the District.
Extract and analyze data using various software packages including, but not limited to, Microsoft Excel, SPSS, Oracle SQL Developer, Argos, Collin College Student Information System (Banner) and the Collin College Data Warehouse (Zogotech), R and other tools as needed.
Use Visualization software including, but not limited to Tableau, Power BI or others to produce computer generated visualizations displaying demographic or other data related to student and service area populations.
Attend local and state conferences, webinars and workshops to maintain up-to-date knowledge of institutional research methods and issues. Travel to various locations; overnight stays may be required.
Stay abreast of changes in policies and procedures. Maintain knowledge of current trends, events and emerging issues. Identify information, programs, and resources useful to IRO and the Institution.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.
Bachelor's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of three (3) credit hours of statistics required. An additional three (3) credit hours in research or quantitative methods is desirable. Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, desired.
Two (2) years of related experience required.
Degree Requirement Equivalency:
An additional four (4) years of related work experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree requirement.
Note: Experience with the computer tools used by the institutional Research Office is very desirable. This position requires the use of IBM compatible computers in a Windows environment. Software tools include: SPSS, Argos, Banner, SQL Developer, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL, Snap Surveys, Qualtrics, FTP software, Adobe Acrobat, Visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI and others, Web browsers and search engines. Experience working with SPSS and Banner is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of microcomputer hardware and software, and the ability to quickly learn new hardware and software concepts and applications
Knowledge of questionnaire design, sampling, planning and developing paper and online surveys
Knowledge of statistics and the ability to understand and analyze quantitative data
Knowledge of technical writing skills; ability to produce professional reports that effectively communicate ideas using appropriate words, correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and effective integration of quantitative and visual information using the APA style guide for reports and references
Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills
Effective time management skills
Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and actively participate as team member in terms of setting goals, making decision, working on projects and supporting of the department and the District
Ability to read, comprehend, and succinctly summarize complex research literature, identify relevant facts, and derive logical conclusions
Ability to work effectively without undue instruction and supervision
Ability to ensure accuracy of statistical and written information
Ability to perform all essential functions of this job
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to shift quickly between several tasks without loss of continuity
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.
***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.
Employment Type: Full-time Staff
Compensation Type: Annual
Compensation Range: $47,353.00 - 54,456.00
For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or email email@example.com.
Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.