Research Associate

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Job Code/Title 82691 - H - Research Analyst 1 Position Number HU1143 Working Title Research Associate Department SOEFoundations: Dept Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $30/hr Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week 25-28 hrs/week Normal work days Monday-Friday Normal work hours 9 am - 5 pm Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The School of Education is excited to invite candidates who will serve as a Research Associate with the Metropolitan Education Research Consortium ( MERC ). This position will work with the research/evaluation team within VCUs School of Education to lead and engage in research activities for an equity review for a state agency until September 2021. Duties include data collection and management, data analysis, and reporting.

Required Qualifications

-Experience preparing and managing data for use with statistical programs (i.e, SPSS, Stata, R), including reviewing and cleaning incoming files, merging data sets, creating variables.
-Experience running advanced regression analysis using a statistical program (i.e., SPSS, Stata, R).
-Experience with a variety of data collection and analysis techniques using quantitative (i.e., surveys, secondary data) and qualitative data (i.e., interviews/focus groups, case studies, policy/document analysis).
-Demonstrated experience working in fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as an employee at VCU .
-Experience working on teams.
-Strong interpersonal skills.
-Strong writing and communication skills.
-Masters degree in education, research, statistics, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

-Doctoral degree in education, research, statistics, or a related field.
-Experience conducting research and/or evaluation projects across various sectors, including government agencies, non-profits, PK12 Schools, and institutions of higher education.
-Experience leading a research team.
-Knowledge of health and human resources systems.

Job Open Date 11/04/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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  1. * The School of Education values the following as our culture statement, 'The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trust among all members of the SOE community is the foundation of a positive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as an institution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects all members, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honest communication and finding ways to respectfully address difficult issues. Strives to listen without bias and search for common understanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playing field for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives, because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosters collaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members of its community.' Please describe ways in which you have worked to foster this type of culture in the professional workplace or in your everyday life.

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