Research Assistant/Non-Teaching Adjunct

Job Description:PVN #: N015
Closing Date: Open until filled
Department: CUNY School of Professional Studies
Location: Temporarily Remote

The CUNY School of Professional Studies:

For over 15 years, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has been leading online education in New York. Notable for offering the most online bachelor’s and master’s degree options at the City University of New York, and for serving transfer students as the University system’s only undergraduate all-transfer college, CUNY SPS meets the needs of adults who wish to finish a bachelor’s degree, progress from an associate’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, and advance in the workplace or change careers.

The School’s growth has been remarkable, with twenty-four degrees launched since 2006. Enrollment has risen by more than 30% in the last four years to over 4,000 students in the credit-bearing programs. Thousands more are enrolled in non-degree and grant-funded workplace learning programs. In addition, the School has an active alumni network and has established the CUNY SPS Foundation, which offers multiple scholarship opportunities to current students.

CUNY SPS has consistently been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top online institutions. This year, the School was ranked in the top 2% in the nation on the publisher’s list of the 2021 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, under the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, the Research Assistant will be responsible for developing frameworks for evaluating projects and initiatives, and conducting research.

Duties will include:

• Developing an inventory of projects and initiatives that identifies the project scope, target population, deliverables, dependencies, funding source and timeline.
• Working with project/initiative staff to develop a logic model for each project/initiative.
• Developing evaluation plans to assess short-term and long-term outcomes, including identifying data needed to conduct evaluation.
• Conducting research on success drivers for adult learners and transfer students.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or higher, preferably in a social science field, research, or statistics
• Experience with SPSS, Stata, R or other data analysis tools
• Experience with Tableau or other data visualization tools
• Detail, results, and solution oriented
• Ability to be focused and efficient, but also flexible when working on multiple projects
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
• Prior experience developing and executing evaluation plans
• Prior experience writing evaluation reports
• Proficient in Excel
• Ability to communicate results and collaborate with other professionals
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Note: While the Research Assistant/Non-Teaching Adjunct position is currently remote, the selected finalist is expected to have access to a laptop/computer, internet and phone access to perform most job duties and responsibilities. Upon return to normal campus operations, this position will transition to our physical office located at 119 W 31st Street, New York, NY 10001.

Salary Range: $44.69 – $48.36 per hour (hourly rate based on CUNY’s non-teaching adjunct salary scale, commensurate with experience and qualifications)

Hours: Part-time (approximately 15 hours per). Occasional evening and night hours may be required

Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and contact information of three (3) professional references to:

Research Assistant/Non-Teaching Adjunct Search
Jeanine W. Molock, Ph.D., Director of Institutional Research

CUNY SPS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act Employer:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies complies with the Clery Act and copies of its annual report on security policies and statistics are available in its Security Office.

All prospective candidates must be able to be certified as eligible to work under the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies verifies education and experience statements.