Research Specialist

Research Specialist


Wayne Community College
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-735-5151

Job Location

Goldsboro, NC 


$30,300 - $37,875


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Closes: Friday, March 12, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Chief of Staff, Institutional Effectiveness

Employment Type

Full Time, 12 Months (Grant Funded)

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree is required in one of the following fields: Statistics and/or Research, Business, Information Systems, or a related field. A minimum of one year of experience in research and data analysis is required. The successful candidate must have the ability to present technical information to non-technical audiences. 

Candidates must have excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills; be highly organized and detail oriented; have the ability to work collaboratively and productively in a team environment; the ability to work independently;  knowledge of research design and data analysis; knowledge of best practices in institutional research and operationalizing data to inform decision making; knowledge of databases and data extraction; have advanced Microsoft Excel Skills; and a willingness and ability to learn and use analytical and reporting tools such as Tableau, Entrinsik Informer and SAS.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Ellucian’s Colleague enterprise resource planning system; experience working with large datasets; and familiarity with Community Colleges, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and the National Student Clearinghouse is preferred.

Bilingual candidates and those with a National Career Readiness Certificate are preferred.

Position Description

The Research Specialist conducts institutional research, analytic and administrative duties that support the mission of the College, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and student success efforts.  The Specialist also collaborates with college faculty and staff in developing, collecting, analyzing, and reporting data using standard qualitative and quantitative procedures. This position is grant-funded and is subject to the availability of funds.

If selected for employment, the applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug screening.

INSTITUTION:  Wayne Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system.  Located in Goldsboro, NC, the college serves Wayne and adjoining counties.  Wayne Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  A Tobacco Free Campus as of August 1, 2009.

How to Apply

Submit an employment application and all supporting materials, including copies of certifications and post-secondary transcripts via ApplicantOne at  No paper applications will be accepted.  Applications will be screened and the most qualified applicants interviewed.  All applicants will be notified once the position has been filled.

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