CWC is hiring an Institutional Researcher

    Institutional Researcher

    Salary: $23.00 – $25.87 Hourly
    Location: Riverton
    Job Type: Part-Time
    Department: Institutional Effectiveness
    Opening Date: 03/28/2024
    Additional Information

    This position description is not intended, and should not be construed, to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required.


    Position Summary
    The Institutional Researcher is responsible for collecting and analyzing data, preparing and reviewing internal, local, state and federal reports in an accurate, timely manner using the college’s administrative software and other resources.

    Examples of Duties

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Prepare required internal, local, state, and federal reports in a timely, accurate manner using data from the college administrative software, Colleague, and other resources.
    2. Prepare ad-hoc reports as requested by internal and external stakeholders.
    3. Plan, design, and manage the collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of historical, current and comparative data to provide reports, dashboards, analyses and recommendations for planning and decision-making purposes.
    4. Design and distribute surveys; collect and organize data for statistical analysis.
    5. Assist in improving the quality, consistency, and usefulness of college data.
    6. Provide formal training and informal support to others regarding the planning, analyzing and reporting processes to be used in research.
    7. Attend state-wide Data Governance and Institutional Research Council (DGIRC) meetings and work collaboratively with the Wyoming Community College Commission staff and other state IR offices to improve data consistency and reduce duplication of effort.
    8. Perform periodic review of written procedures and updates as necessary to maintain a current, complete reference manual, including maintaining an institutional research calendar to ensure that cyclical project timelines are met.
    9. Participate in professional development activities, in campus meetings, and serve on committees to ensure communication between departments IE/IR issues.
    10. Operate within the framework of the college’s approved policies, procedures and practices.
    11. Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or assigned.

    Typical Qualifications

    Position Specifications Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, research methodology, a quantitative-intensive social science discipline or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education.


    • Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in higher education or a related industry that includes research/statistics/analytics.


    • None

    Equivalency Statement 

    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Desired Qualifications 

    • Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, preferably in statistics, research methodology or other quantitative-intensive social science disciplines

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    1. Knowledge of or ability to learn and follow CWC policies, procedures and practices.
    2. Ability and desire to promote, advocate, and achieve CWC’s mission, vision and strategic plan.
    3. Well-developed analytical skills.
    4. Skills in utilizing software and programming languages used in statistics and data analysis/visualization, preferably SQL, R, Shiny, Tableau, and/or SAP Web Intelligence.
    5. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, Ellucian Colleague.
    6. Effective presentation, communication, writing and interpersonal skills.
    7. Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues and supervisors.
    8. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service in person and via telephone/video conferencing.
    9. Ability to organize, prioritize and follow multiple projects and tasks concurrently through to completion within established deadlines, sometimes with little notice.
    10. Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems.
    11. Ability to work independently while simultaneously promoting a positive atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation both within the college and the community.
    12. High level of personal integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
    13. Ability to relate with a diverse population in a professional, helpful manner.
    14. Knowledge of the role of the comprehensive community college in a rural environment.

    Level of Supervision

    • This position operates with significant autonomy under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research.

    Working Environment
    Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.

    Equipment Used 

    • Standard office equipment including personal computer, calculator, fax machine, ten-key calculator by touch, phone, scanners, copy machine, and telephone.

    Physical Requirements 

    • Tasks require a variety of physical activities, which do not generally involve muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and light lifting. Regular talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.

    Environmental Conditions

    • Work is performed mainly in an office under limited supervision. Travel, evening and/or weekend work may be required.
    • This position is eligible for permanent telecommuting.
    • This position may be considered for Retention/Recruitment compensation.

    CWC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-855-2112 or email [email protected].

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