Job Announcement: Research Data Analyst, The Evaluation Center at WMU

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The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University invites applications for a Research Data Analyst to join the team of EvaluATE, the evaluation hub for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The main roles of the Research Data Analyst will be to:

  1. Manage and administer an annual survey of ATE grantees conducted since 2000. This includes preparing questions in the Qualtrics survey software, pre-testing survey flow and logic, and managing survey invitations and reminders. 
  2. Clean, wrangle, and analyze survey data, as well as aid the development of reports based on the survey findings. 
  3. Assist in other research efforts related to the ATE Survey or other EvaluATE research projects on evaluation practice in the ATE community. This could include data collection methods such as conducting interviews, focus groups, or developing brief surveys. 
  4. Respond to external requests for survey data. 

The position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation through 2023, with the possibility of renewal and transition to other projects at The Evaluation Center. 

An ideal candidate has experience with data cleaning and analysis, managing online surveys, and values teamwork and clear communication. In addition, someone interested in a data-focused job with a growth mindset and solution-oriented thinking would thrive in this position. 

Remote work arrangements are negotiable. 

For the complete position description, minimum requirements, and application procedures, visit the WMU Human Resources website (Posting # 0605620). Compensation rates for WMU are available online. Only applications submitted through this site will be considered. Application deadline is July 9. WMU is an AA/EO employer. We especially encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, veterans, and people with disabilities.  

About The Evaluation Center and EvaluATE: The WMU Evaluation Center has been working to advance the theory, practice, and use of evaluation since 1965. Established in 2008, EvaluATE focuses on developing evaluation capacity within NSF’s ATE program, with broad reach to other sectors and regions worldwide EvaluATE is home to the ATE Survey, a monitoring survey of ATE grantees’ activities and achievements conducted annually since 2000. 

About Western Michigan University: WMU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 76 public universities in the U.S. designated as Research Universities (High Research Activity).  Western Michigan University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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