Institutional Research and Assessment Support Specialist

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Institutional Research and Assessment Support Specialist

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, Institutional Research and Assessment Support Specialist in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. The incumbent of this position assists in the planning, implementation, coordination, and reporting of information about the University, and contributes to long-range planning and program assessment in support of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) Mission.

Supervision Exercised:

May supervise professional and/or support staff.

Position Responsibilities:

Assists in preparing a variety of high-level reports requested by the BOR, CSCU, U.S. Department of Education, the University, media outlets, accreditors, etc., covering education-related topics such as assessment, institutional effectiveness, cost and productivity, finances, faculty load, enrollment, strategic planning, information contained in college guidebooks, etc.

Coordinates, prepares and reviews information for public-facing reports/surveys as required for internal and external audiences. Works with other offices to identify appropriate data/information needed for college guidebooks/ Common Data Set, etc., and reviews the information for accuracy and completeness and submits reports/surveys in advance of deadlines.

Participates in accurately preparing census files, data bases, and reports and works with the appropriate offices to identify and correct data errors, understand and document irregularities/inconsistencies in the information and resolve issues timely.

Serves as an effective liaison between the University and external entities, and as a liaison between OIRA and campus partners in matters relating to the OIRA or University business.

Creates, maintains and/or distributes reports in support of University reporting, assessment, and planning efforts. May query databases, evaluate information, etc.

Assists with assessment retreats and meetings by preparing materials for evaluation and organizing/creating the databases used for retreats. May generate and customize reports for faculty as needed.

Supports the Associate Vice President and staff of OIRA in responding to general matters/inquiries and performing various departmental functions.

Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience with working with data preparation, coordination and/or reporting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge working with Microsoft Office, in particular, Excel.
  • Must be detail oriented, able to work independently, handle multiple on-going projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (written and verbal) skills are critical as is the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external constituents.
  • Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently, 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment : Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority review will begin on May 10, 2021.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for this position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references identifying relationship to applicant, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Martie Kaczmarek at 860-832-2304 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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