EDUCAUSE (http://www.educause.edu), a highly creative, entrepreneurial, national nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. We have an opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow to conduct original survey research, qualitative research, and data analysis and reporting using existing EDUCAUSE data resources.
This is a contract position, ending no later than November 2020. Estimated time required is 40 hours per week; flexible scheduling during core business hours. This position could work remotely, or in our Louisville, Colorado office.
Essential Duties and Deliverables:
Leads grant funded research projects, including project prioritization, scoping, and negotiation, project design and management, data collection, analysis, reporting, visuals and publication (with input and assistance as warranted from technical experts).
Administer, analyze and report on data from our institutional information form.
Draft final report of findings from case study research.
May also facilitate the contributions of subject matter experts and consultants; helping to coordinate project plans, resources and budgets; helping to create the content, structure, and format of research reports and associated research products.
Conduct remote interviews with institutional stakeholders.
Conduct in-person site visits at selected participating institutions.
Analyze case study interviews and site visit data.
Collaborates and coordinates project plans with the EDUCAUSE analytics services and research teams, to ensure the larger Analytics & Research (A&R) portfolio is aligned and that any potential conflicts or duplications in work may be identified and addressed. Participates in regular A&R team meetings and provides support with accessing and utilizing data and resource outputs from projects (e.g., fielding data summary requests for a specific project).
At the discretion of senior staff, participates in EDUCAUSE outreach activities (webinars, member updates, national conferences attended by higher education leaders and corporate partners, etc.).
At the discretion of senior staff, consults with the EDUCAUSE community and its partners about specific research needs.
As a front line user of EDUCAUSE systems and data services, complies with data quality standards; adheres to data governance policies, procedures, and processes for ensuring data integrity. May act as the data collection lead for the department or project.
Requires graduate degree in survey methodology, operations research, psychology, economics, education, sociology, computer or data science, business administration, or related field(s) of study. Strong combination of education and experience will be considered.
A minimum of five years' experience in executing qualitative and quantitative research appropriate to EDUCAUSE's applied research needs.
Experience conducting research in a corporate/business environment, or conducting research with corporate/business partners, strongly preferred.
Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills. Extensive experience with complex data sets including manipulating, merging, restructuring and analyzing large data sets.
Experience in higher education, applied research, and/or one or more of the following IT domains: Administration and Management of IT; IT Support Services; Educational Technology Services; Research Computing Services; Data Centers; Communication Infrastructure Services; Enterprise Infrastructure and Services; Information Security; Identity Management; and Information Systems and Applications.
Excellent project management skills in individual and group work situations, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple short-range and long-term projects simultaneously and meet all deadlines.
EDUCAUSE is a higher education technology association and the largest community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education.
We support those who lead, manage, deploy, and use information technology, helping them to anticipate and adapt to change, and advancing strategic IT decision making at every level within higher education. We bring together technology professionals and leaders across campus and the industry to solve today’s challenges.
EDUCAUSE is committed to “uncommon thinking for the common good.” Being part of EDUCAUSE means being part of a community that accomplishes more together than they ever could on their own.
Get to know EDUCAUSE: https://youtu.be/WZKnv8GlaQw
At EDUCAUSE, we recognize that the diverse backgrounds, talents, skills, and contributions of every individual improve and enhance the quality of the organization. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the members we serve.
Our benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, employer paid life and disability insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, paid personal time, ten paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, an...d a retirement plan with generous employer matching.
EDUCAUSE requires successful completion of background checks for all potential employees.