Institutional Researcher

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, United States
Full Time Academia-Higher Ed Research

Job Description

LOCATION:  Green Bay campus

STANDARD HOURS:  40 hours per week. Typical hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; with flexibility required to work other hours as necessary.


*Current benefit eligible employees will be placed within the pay range based on their current rate/range.


Location:  Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street,  Green Bay, WI  54307-9042. All postings are considered current and available until removed from the website.


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is committed to promoting a learning environment where employees and students of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue career and academic goals embraced in an environment of respect and shared inquiry. 

The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population.


Conduct applied educational research on project-level student success initiatives by collecting, managing and analyzing institutional data using multivariate statistical techniques and qualitative methods.  Collaborate and work with teams to measure the effectiveness of student success initiatives and activities and translate findings into usable information and disseminate via written reports and presentations. Design and administer surveys and analyze and report results. Serve on various cross-functional teams, including Dream Core Team and College Data Teams.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the functions identified in the job description.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Conduct applied educational research for distribution to internal and external customers.
  • Collect, manage, and analyze (using multivariate statistical techniques) data from across the College in support of institutional research related to student success initiatives and productivity improvements.
  •  Design and/or administer surveys directly related to student success, including identification of target population, sampling, procedures to be used, and development of survey instruments and materials.
  • Utilize qualitative research methods, and analyze and report qualitative data. 
  • Respond to individual data requests from internal/external customers, clarifying their requests when needed, and providing them with the appropriate data.
  • Identify and analyze factors external to the college that affect student success initiatives. Keep current on promising practices and share with appropriate College personnel.
  • Translate data into visual documents (e.g., tables, charts, graphs, etc.) and disseminate results in written reports and in-person presentations.
  • Assist faculty, staff and project teams to determine need/justification for projects and initiatives; collaborate to determine data needs of projects, data collection methods and design, and conduct research studies to evaluate effectiveness of projects/initiatives.
  • Analyze data and disseminate findings and recommendations through written reports and presentations. Compile and distribute cohort, longitudinal and comparative data related to student outcomes and effectiveness.
  • Provide guidance and data to Grants Team to determine need and provide justification for projects. Assist with development of logic models and evaluation plans, serving as internal project evaluator as needed.
  • Collaborate with Informational and Instructional Technology to ensure data used to make decisions are accurate, relevant and accessible.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
  • Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Deductive Reasoning - Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Persistence - Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.
  • Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
  • Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.


Education: Master's Degree in Social Science or related area.
Experience: Two years related experience.

**An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, online survey tools, data base systems, and statistical software. Previous experience in People Soft and SPSS preferred.


Mathematical-Statistical Research, Business Analysis-Research, School-College Administration, Continuing-Adult, Market Research, Financial Analysis-Research-Reporting

Education Requirements

Graduate Degree



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