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24 Dec 2016

Full-Time Research Analyst, Student Life

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Posted by SACJobs Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The Research Analyst will collaborate with staff across the Institute to collect new data and examine existing data to
answer important strategic questions for the Division of Student Life (DSL) and MindHandHeart (MHH). The Research Analyst will primarily be responsible for analysis (both quantitative and qualitative) of existing data, creating visualizations using tools such as Excel and Tableau, as well as developing presentations and dashboards to communicate information to various campus stakeholders. Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Senior Director of Assessment & Research, the Research Analyst will also assist DSL and MHH staff with designing and implementing assessment projects using various methodologies, provide training and support to users of Campus Labs Baseline, as well as support professional development initiatives.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and administer assessment projects, including surveys, polls, focus groups, rubrics and document reviews
Utilize Campus Labs Baseline assessment software to administer surveys, polls and rubrics
Identify, analyze, and interpret trends in Student Affairs and assessment literature
Partner with various MIT offices to request, integrate, analyze, and report on data collected and stored across MIT
Partner with MIT Institutional Research to analyze, interpret and report MIT survey data
Clean, organize and code large data sets (both quantitative and qualitative)
Use descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to analyze quantitative data using SPSS
Use qualitative analysis methods to code and produce thematic summaries of qualitative data
Produce visualizations of data using tools such as Excel and Tableau
Write and edit reports for a variety of internal and external audiences
Provide input regarding data analysis findings to help inform program planning, decision-making, strategic planning and resource allocation decisions
Track status and progress of all assessment consultations and projects in DSL and MHH
Assist with the development of DSL and MHH Data Dashboards
Assist with development of DSL Developmental Outcomes Model
Coordinate and maintain DSL and MHH data reporting processes, including survey data dashboards as well as
tracking service usage
Track DSL progress on Divisional goals and initiatives
Coordinate collection and tracking of stakeholder feedback on DSL, MHH and MIT surveys
Serve as primary consultant on quantitative data analysis to DSL units and MHH
Assist DSL units and MHH working groups with interpreting and presenting data, including creating visualizations of data and creating reports and presentations
Advise units on establishing and maintaining effective data systems and accessible means of data analysis
Assist DSL units and MHH working groups in designing assessment projects
Consult with DSL units and MHH working groups on data analysis and reporting
Assist Senior Director in developing and conducting workshops and trainings that will assist faculty, staff and
students in improving assessment skills.
Provide support and training to users of Campus Labs Baseline, including troubleshooting and user set-up
Advise staff in the development of assessment outcomes for their programmatic areas
Other duties/projects as needed or required.

Supervision Received: Senior Director of Assessment and Research

Contacts Required: DSL Staff, students, faculty, MIT Office of Instituational Research, MindHandHeart staff, MIT Medical, Chancellor’s Office, Academic Departments

Supervision Excercised: Graduate Assistants as available and assigned.

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a discipline requiring coursework in research design, statistics or data
analysis. This position requires a minimum of 2 years relevant experience analyzing and modeling complex data sets and creating informative reports and dashboards; knowledge of statistical programming languages, database query languages, predictive analysis techniques, and statistical methodology; familiarity with data visualization and communication tools. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, adaptable, willing to learn, possess strong interpersonal skills, and is a team player. Must be able to work on a variety of projects concurrently as well as meet deadlines and last minute requests. Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.



Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required
Work Experience: 1-3 Years


How to Apply

This is a full-time term position that will expire June 30, 2020.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume at:

Job ID# 14331

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Research Analyst and Student life. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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