Closes: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Bachelor's Degree in social sciences, statistics, business administration, accounting, economics, educational research, or related field requiring acute critical thinking skills. One to two years of work experience with databases and research techniques. Understanding of data reporting with the use of Colleague and/or Informer or another database required. Critical thinking skills in regards to analyzing and creating meaning with complex data processes required. Prefer work experience in higher education, particularly in the NC Community College System.
Transferrable skills include those acquired through work experience in Institutional Research, Registrar, and or Admissions/Enrollment offices, or any equivalent combination of professional training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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Under limited supervision, is responsible for acting as an institutional research liaison to the Title III grant. Work involves coordinating and conducting research with the college’s Institutional Research Department to support decisions relating to the grant, analyzing trends and demographics through a variety of research and statistical methods, and utilizing available mechanisms to manage the collection and dissemination of information for the advancement of the grant and general College in support of its mission. Reports to the Title III Director.
Responsible for conducting/coordinating, by using descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, institutional research and assessment required for Pitt Community College’s Title III grant and for the advancement and effectiveness of the College.
Analyzes and interprets data for end users such as the Title III Grant Director, Institutional Research Coordinator, department chairs, deans, and other College staff.
Prepares and delivers oral presentations of research projects to appropriate audiences.
Communicates with faculty, staff, students, and other College stakeholders on project progress and other research initiatives as needed
Involvement with institutional grant writing efforts such as helping faculty write abstracts, reading and reviewing proposals, and assembling necessary data sets.
Is responsible for Title III project and institutional research including, but not limited to collecting, managing, analyzing, and disseminating data required/requested by the Title III Grant Director, the Institutional Research Coordinator, and the College for planning, policy formation, and decision making.
Researches and produces reports including trend analyses for Title III Grant, grade distribution reports, and similar research documentation.
Assists with institutional research to provide information for planning, policy formation, decision-making and institutional effectiveness; assists grant and college personnel with conducting research.
Will assist with preparation efforts toward retrieving, coordinating, and preparing data required/requested by external agencies and organizations such as the Department of Education (DOE), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) as well as internal customers, especially data needed for planning, policy formation, and decision making.
Queries the PCC Colleague Administrative Computing System, Informer, and the NCCCS Data Warehouse to satisfy divisions/departments requests for data/information.
Collaborates with staff to develop data analyses and analytics and data storage; responsible for selecting statistically valid survey populations, tabulating responses, providing descriptive and inferential statistical analyses of results when appropriate.
Collaborates with the Title III Director, Institutional Research Coordinator, the Survey Specialist and others, when appropriate, to identify and collect data from targeted populations such as graduates and businesses including assessment of community needs and potential student interest in proposed new curriculum programs.
Works with College committees such as the Student Success Action Council, Institutional Effectiveness, or Curriculum committee.
Collaborates with PCC staff to develop/identify student success measures and collects appropriate data for other institutional benchmarks; collects longitudinal trend data relating the grant; computes data such as enrollment projections and other patterns.
Assists with the compilation of data for divisions/departments for reporting needs that may be available through standard computerized reporting programs or extracted from the administrative computer database by using a query language.
Assists with the development, organization, and implementation of programs designed to promote and/or ensure the College’s effectiveness.
Communicates professionally and effectively with all levels of employees.
Assists with instruction for employees relating to others how to retrieve data to test results of department / division performance.
Prepares and distributes feedback reports to faculty, deans, and other College administration officials.
Collects and disseminates data about PCC internally and externally; generates reports in paper or electronic format to meet selected local, State, and Federal reporting requirements.
Collaborates with appropriate parties to collect and report data needed for grant applications.
Presents information/research results to “customers” in an appropriate format and be able to present technical information to non-technical audiences.
Maintains knowledge of sources, uses, and types of data applicable to planning for an institution of higher education.
Receives and/or reviews various records and reports including Federal and State reports, common data set, survey results, United States Census Bureau data, United States Department of Education data, North Carolina Community College data, Pitt County/regional data, Southern Regional Education Board.
Refers to North Carolina Administrative Code, Pitt Community College Employee manual, professional journals, statistical texts, internet references, etc., as needed.
Operates a variety of types of office equipment including personal computer, laptop computer, laser and color printer, computer projection device, fax machine, photocopier, scanner/OCR, telephone.
Uses general office supplies and computer software such as Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Internet Explorer or similar tools like Mozilla Firefox, Novell GroupWise, SAS or SPSS, etc. Understands and extracts data from databases such as Colleague Administrative Computing System, NCCCS Data Warehouse; utilizes services such as National Student Clearinghouse and Economic Modeling Specialist, Int’l. (EMSI).
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals including Director of Planning and Research, Planning and Research staff, Pitt Community College administration, Registrar’s Office, OITS personnel, North Carolina Community College System, United States Department of Education, training centers, professional organizations, internal/external customers, and the general public.