Summit Fellow for Data Analysis
Summit Fellow for Data Analysis
Regular or Temporary
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Full or Part Time
Trinity College seeks to hire a Summit Fellow for Data Analysis for a two-year position. Summit Fellows work to advance particular strategic goals and initiatives, as well as support College-wide implementation of Trinity’s bicentennial strategic plan, “Summit” . The Summit Fellow for Data Analysis will report to the Director of Analytics and Strategic Initiatives.
The Analytics and Strategic Initiatives Center ( ASIC ) team works to advance Trinity’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives through the use of data and analytics. In collaboration with campus partners, we leverage surveys and data as tools to help understand the experiences of all members of the Trinity community. We strive to amplify a diversity of voices through information and insights gleaned from data about the college. We value the myriad benefits that a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives brings to the analysis and interpretation of data, allowing us to more fully understand its context and meaning.
As a member of the ASIC, this Summit Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate on a variety of data projects spanning multiple subject areas and utilizing advanced software tools—work that will directly support decision-making by all levels of college leadership. Given the broad scope of ASIC, there is flexibility to adapt this position to the experience and interests of the incumbent.
Primary Areas of Responsibility include:
- conducting quantitative analysis to respond to internal and external data reporting needs;
- assisting with research design, visualization, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders;
- assisting with the design and implementation of processes for the systematic collection and organization of data;
- extracting and consolidating data from multiple internal and external sources, including relational databases, text files, statistical files, and web services;
- investigating, validating, and documenting data quality and integrity;
- documenting procedures and data structures;
- assisting with the design, administration, and analysis of web-based surveys; and
- preparing technical training materials for the Trinity community.
Summit Fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits, as well as have access to professional development opportunities. Fellows who choose to enroll in one of the college’s graduate programs are eligible for tuition remission.
Fellows must have successfully earned an undergraduate degree in any field within the last 3 years, preferably from a liberal arts college. They must be agile, creative, and passionate about the liberal arts experience and Trinity’s mission and strategic goals. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record of being highly collaborative and committed to inclusiveness, and they will be interested in thinking about the future of higher education.
Successful candidates will possess intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, excellent analytical skills, and the perseverance to iterate repeatedly in search of solutions to complex problems; be eager to stay abreast of emerging best practices and learn new tools and techniques; enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with concurrent assignments and short deadlines; be comfortable working both as part of a team and independently; and be able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences in written and verbal forms.
Other desired qualifications include:
- experience with quantitative data analysis (using Tableau, Excel, SPSS, SQL, and/or Access) and familiarity with descriptive statistics;
- familiarity with SQL queries to manage and extract data;
- familiarity with survey design and management (preferably using Qualtrics);
- excellent written and verbal communications skills;
- a commitment to integrity, critical thought, accuracy, teamwork, and effective project management;
- strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail; and
- an optimistic outlook, eagerness to learn, adaptability, and a sense of humor.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are required to discuss in their cover letter their commitment to and/or experience working with diverse individuals or in diverse communities.
The application review will begin July 21, 2021, and the search will continue until the position is filled.
Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.
The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.
For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.