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SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT II—QUALITATIVE

Position Summary:

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a qualitative Senior Research Assistant II to join multiple multi-year, grant-funded research projects focused on student services and institutional reform in community colleges. Candidates should have experience helping to design and conduct qualitative education and/or social science research and have a well-articulated interest in access to and success in postsecondary education.  The position responsibilities include project planning and coordination, data collection and analysis, and writing and dissemination.  The position is based in New York City and travel is required.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and two (2) academic writing samples (each no longer than 10 pages) in addition to their application.

Apply through the TC Human Resources website: CCRC Senior Research Assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Project planning
    • Identify, critically review, and synthesize relevant literature.
    • Contribute to the formulation of research questions and aligned data collection and analysis strategies.
    • Draft and revise research-related documents, including study prospectus, fieldwork guidelines, interview protocols, and surveys.
    • Participate in project development and proposal writing activities.
  • Project coordination
    • Oversee and coordinate preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials for submission.
    • Maintain records related to the progress of research and activities.
    • Assist with the organization and execution of research team meetings.
    • Organize, log and secure data in accordance with CCRC data security procedures.
    • Independently respond to internal and external requests for information.
    • Contribute to project updates for funders.
  • Data collection and analysis
    • Plan college site visits (i.e., coordinate with college research liaisons, recruit participants, and schedule research activities).
    • Independently conduct observations, interviews, and focus groups.
    • Draft, review, and edit data collection and analysis documents, including fieldnotes, fieldwork debriefs, and analytic memos.
    • Administer surveys and/or coordinate with college research liaisons on the administration of surveys.
    • Use data analysis software or data organizing techniques to manage and analyze data.
    • Extrapolate research findings from data analysis.
  • Writing
    • Co-author study reports and other written products.
    • Participate in the CCRC internal paper review process.
  • Dissemination and field building
    • Present research findings at meetings and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff.
    • Represent CCRC at meetings, events, and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff.
  • CCRC service
    • Participate in Center events and professional development activities.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or advanced graduate training in higher education, education, or equivalent social science.
  • Coursework or experience in qualitative research methods.
  • Experience drafting and revising research papers and articles, either independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Track record of delivering high-quality work product under deadline.
  • Good judgment, reliability, and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Travel is required.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Dedoose or similar qualitative data analysis program.
  • Proficiency with Qualtrics or similar online survey development program.
  • Graduate-level coursework or research experience related to education reform, organizational change, teaching and learning, or program evaluation.
  • Coursework or experience in quantitative research methods.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Position Summary:

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University—an interdisciplinary research organization focused on issues of college readiness, access and success, and community college institutional reform—seeks a full-time graphic designer to help communicate our findings to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners through high-quality print and web design. Specific duties include refreshing the look of our publications so they resonate with key audiences, translating research findings into infographics, and developing design concepts for the Center’s website. The ability to understand qualitative and quantitative social science research findings and accurately render them in visually appealing ways is essential. The position reports to both to the Center’s Managing Editor and its Senior Editor and Web Specialist.

Please include resume, cover letter, and portfolio with application.

Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver digital and print materials that are consistent with the Center’s brand identity, including research reports, briefs, newsletters, advertisements, brochures and fact sheets, static and interactive infographics, PowerPoint presentations, posters, email campaigns, and social media graphics.
  • Identify ways to improve the mobile and desktop experiences on the Center’s website, working with communications staff and external developers to guide changes.
  • Work with the editorial and communications team to shape the overall communications vision for the Center.
  • Propose ways that graphics can augment the presentation of the Center’s work across platforms.
  • Partner with researchers to develop evidence-based products that make research findings accessible to a nonacademic audience.
  • Provide graphic design support to other teams, including researchers and administrative staff.
  • Assist research, administrative, and communications staff with other project-related and editorial tasks.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One year of related experience.
  • A strong portfolio.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Ability to translate complex data into visuals that are accessible to a nontechnical audience.
  • Ability to contribute to the creative and strategic vision for the Center’s communications.
  • Willingness to both take initiative and function as a team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience in graphic design.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and deliver high-quality work under deadline.
  • Data visualization experience using Tableau or similar software.
  • Experience in Joomla and WordPress.
  • Experience designing content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
  • Video editing and video graphics experience.
  • Digital animation skills.
  • Drawing/illustration skills.
  • Interest in community colleges, higher education, and issues of access to and success in postsecondary education.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative social science research writing.
Position Summary:
The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a qualitative Senior Research Assistant II to join multiple multi-year, grant-funded research projects focused on student services and institutional reform in community colleges. Candidates should have experience helping to design and conduct qualitative education and/or social science research and have a well-articulated interest in access to and success in postsecondary education.  The position responsibilities include project planning and coordination, data collection and analysis, and writing and dissemination.  The position is based in New York City and travel is required.  
 
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and two (2) academic writing samples (each no longer than 10 pages) in addition to their application. Apply through the TC Human Resources website: CCRC Senior Research Assistant.
 
Responsibilities:
Project Planning
o Identify, critically review, and synthesize relevant literature
o Contribute to the formulation of research questions and aligned data collection and analysis strategies
o Draft and revise research-related documents, including study prospectus, fieldwork guidelines, interview protocols, and surveys
o Participate in project development and proposal writing activities
Project Coordination 
o Oversee and coordinate preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials for submission
o Maintain records related to the progress of research and activities
o Assist with the organization and execution of research team meetings 
o Organize, log and secure data in accordance with CCRC data security procedures
o Independently respond to internal and external requests for information 
o Contribute to project updates for funders
Data Collection and Analysis
o Plan college site visits (i.e., coordinate with college research liaisons, recruit participants, and schedule research activities) 
o Independently conduct observations, interviews, and focus groups
o Draft, review, and edit data collection and analysis documents, including fieldnotes, fieldwork debriefs, and analytic memos
o Administer surveys and/or coordinate with college research liaisons on the administration of surveys
o Use data analysis software or data organizing techniques to manage and analyze data
o Extrapolate research findings from data analysis
 
Writing 
o Co-author study reports and other written products
o Participate in the CCRC internal paper review process
Dissemination and Field Building 
o Present research findings at meetings and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff
o Represent CCRC at meetings, events, and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff
CCRC Service
o Participate in Center events and professional development activities
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree or advanced graduate training in higher education, education, or equivalent social science
Coursework or experience in qualitative research methods
Experience drafting and revising research papers and articles, either independently or as part of a team
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Track record of delivering high-quality work product under deadline
Good judgment, reliability, and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Travel is required
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency with Dedoose or similar qualitative data analysis program
Proficiency with Qualtrics or similar online survey development program
Graduate-level coursework or research experience related to education reform, organizational change, teaching and learning, or program evaluation
Coursework or experience in quantitative research methods

 

 


 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Position Summary:

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University—an interdisciplinary research organization focused on issues of college readiness, access and success, and community college institutional reform—seeks a full-time graphic designer to help communicate our findings to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners through high-quality print and web design. Specific duties include refreshing the look of our publications so they resonate with key audiences, translating research findings into infographics, and developing design concepts for the Center’s website. The ability to understand qualitative and quantitative social science research findings and accurately render them in visually appealing ways is essential. The position reports to both to the Center’s Managing Editor and its Senior Editor and Web Specialist.

Please include resume, cover letter, and portfolio with application.

Apply through the TC Human Resources website: Graphic Designer

Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver digital and print materials that are consistent with the Center’s brand identity, including research reports, briefs, newsletters, advertisements, brochures and fact sheets, static and interactive infographics, PowerPoint presentations, posters, email campaigns, and social media graphics.
  • Identify ways to improve the mobile and desktop experiences on the Center’s website, working with communications staff and external developers to guide changes.
  • Work with the editorial and communications team to shape the overall communications vision for the Center.
  • Propose ways that graphics can augment the presentation of the Center’s work across platforms.
  • Partner with researchers to develop evidence-based products that make research findings accessible to a nonacademic audience.
  • Provide graphic design support to other teams, including researchers and administrative staff.
  • Assist research, administrative, and communications staff with other project-related and editorial tasks.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One year of related experience.
  • A strong portfolio.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in HTML and CSS.
  • Ability to translate complex data into visuals that are accessible to a nontechnical audience.
  • Ability to contribute to the creative and strategic vision for the Center’s communications.
  • Willingness to both take initiative and function as a team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of experience in graphic design.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects and deliver high-quality work under deadline.
  • Data visualization experience using Tableau or similar software.
  • Experience in Joomla and WordPress.
  • Experience designing content for Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
  • Video editing and video graphics experience.
  • Digital animation skills.
  • Drawing/illustration skills.
  • Interest in community colleges, higher education, and issues of access to and success in postsecondary education.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative social science research writing.
Position Summary:
The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a qualitative Senior Research Assistant II to join multiple multi-year, grant-funded research projects focused on student services and institutional reform in community colleges. Candidates should have experience helping to design and conduct qualitative education and/or social science research and have a well-articulated interest in access to and success in postsecondary education.  The position responsibilities include project planning and coordination, data collection and analysis, and writing and dissemination.  The position is based in New York City and travel is required.  
 
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, and two (2) academic writing samples (each no longer than 10 pages) in addition to their application. Apply through the TC Human Resources website: CCRC Senior Research Assistant.
 
Responsibilities:
Project Planning
o Identify, critically review, and synthesize relevant literature
o Contribute to the formulation of research questions and aligned data collection and analysis strategies
o Draft and revise research-related documents, including study prospectus, fieldwork guidelines, interview protocols, and surveys
o Participate in project development and proposal writing activities
Project Coordination 
o Oversee and coordinate preparation of Institutional Review Board (IRB) materials for submission
o Maintain records related to the progress of research and activities
o Assist with the organization and execution of research team meetings 
o Organize, log and secure data in accordance with CCRC data security procedures
o Independently respond to internal and external requests for information 
o Contribute to project updates for funders
Data Collection and Analysis
o Plan college site visits (i.e., coordinate with college research liaisons, recruit participants, and schedule research activities) 
o Independently conduct observations, interviews, and focus groups
o Draft, review, and edit data collection and analysis documents, including fieldnotes, fieldwork debriefs, and analytic memos
o Administer surveys and/or coordinate with college research liaisons on the administration of surveys
o Use data analysis software or data organizing techniques to manage and analyze data
o Extrapolate research findings from data analysis
 
Writing 
o Co-author study reports and other written products
o Participate in the CCRC internal paper review process
Dissemination and Field Building 
o Present research findings at meetings and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff
o Represent CCRC at meetings, events, and conferences under the supervision of senior project staff
CCRC Service
o Participate in Center events and professional development activities
 
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree or advanced graduate training in higher education, education, or equivalent social science
Coursework or experience in qualitative research methods
Experience drafting and revising research papers and articles, either independently or as part of a team
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Track record of delivering high-quality work product under deadline
Good judgment, reliability, and ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Travel is required
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Proficiency with Dedoose or similar qualitative data analysis program
Proficiency with Qualtrics or similar online survey development program
Graduate-level coursework or research experience related to education reform, organizational change, teaching and learning, or program evaluation
Coursework or experience in quantitative research methods

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