The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Lead Survey Researcher and Consultant.
Applications will be accepted until 3/4/2020.
Who We Are: The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research (OSPIR) provides strategic insight to the university's senior leaders. We have a dedicated team, our work is highly sought-after, and our impact on the university is significant. There are a number of new opportunities on the horizon. The university's leadership has asked us to pursue the hard questions - what should Notre Dame be thinking about today to ensure we achieve our vision? Through our partnership with the university's Business Intelligence team, we are bringing greater transparency and access to the university's data. This is an exciting time to join our team!
What You'll Do: As the university's primary survey expert, you will make a substantial impact on the university, influencing strategic decisions by designing and administering surveys to gain insights and by sharing the findings from your analyses. As such, you will: - Develop institutional level surveys in partnership with members of the university's senior leadership team - Represent the university in consortia to facilitate survey research - Leverage comparative information to provide context to Notre Dame's survey data - Develop survey reports and analyses for the university community - Collaborate with your colleagues in OSPIR to bring survey data to bear in a variety of initiatives - Partner with university leaders to understand their goals and challenges and then to use your expertise to help them achieve their objectives
Why We're Excited About You: - You think creatively and propose innovative ways to answer strategic questions - You have experience using survey data to inform decision makers - You are able to communicate your findings clearly to broad audiences - You identify opportunities for continuous improvement - You are a self-starter who takes initiative and is capable of learning on the job - You are able to build strong relationships and are a collaborative team player - You have experience owning complex projects from start to finish - You possess an intellectual curiosity and are constantly adding to your professional skillset - You have an advanced degree, preferably terminal and with emphasis on social research methods
Minimum Qualifications: The following special knowledge, abilities, or skills are required: - Desire to change, adapt, and continuously improve the universitys survey design, administration, reporting, and analytic efforts - Highly developed ability to design and execute sophisticated survey research efforts utilizing appropriate methodologies - Commitment to confidentiality and ethical data practices - Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously - Demonstrated ability to lead cross-disciplinary teams on complex projects - Proven working knowledge of Qualtrics or another comprehensive survey administration platform - Expertise in R, Python, or SPSS for data management and analysis - Tableau Desktop Certified Associate, or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire
Preferred Qualifications: - PhD and/or advanced degree with emphasis on research methods highly desirable. - Knowledge of, exposure to, and deep interest in higher education. - At least 4 years of experience with the following, preferred: - Principal investigator on a sizable survey research project from start to finish, including design, data collection, troubleshooting, analysis, and reporting. - Experience in consultative and advising relationships with leaders in higher education (#LI-POST)
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual 'Great Colleges to Work For' survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.
Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S20090. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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