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
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
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
- documenting procedures and data structures;
- assisting with the design, administration, and analysis of
web-based surveys; and
- preparing technical training materials for the Trinity
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
Other desired qualifications include:
Special Instructions to Applicants
- experience with quantitative data analysis (using Tableau,
Excel, SPSS, SQL, and/or Access) and familiarity with descriptive
- familiarity with SQL queries to manage and extract data;
- familiarity with survey design and management (preferably using
- 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;
- an optimistic outlook, eagerness to learn, adaptability, and a
sense of humor.
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.