The Evaluation and Data Assistant position within Suffolk University's Center for Academic Access and Opportunity (CAAO) is responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of programmatic data for evaluation of current program practices, assessment of project objectives, and making data-driven decisions to adjust program services. This position reports to the Principal Investigator of Federal TRIO Programs and Director of the Center for Academic Access and Opportunity. This is a time-limited part-time position for 20 weeks.
Assist with the evaluation of program participant eligibility based on federal regulations tied to the Federal TRIO Programs and institutional guidelines, as necessary, to ensure that all participants meet program requirements for being served
Meet with program staff to assist in the review and updates of program participants' records and maintenance of program participant data, where appropriate within the Blumen online databases used by the TRIO programs. Must maintain confidentiality of participant records and information
Support the implementation of methods to achieve program goals and objectives and ensure the proper management of records and participant information systems; assess the quality of current data use and systems in place to make recommendations on areas that may require improvement
Assist the Principal Investigator with the preparation of the Annual Performance Report (APR) required by the U.S. Department of Education and with the preparation of other progress and outcome reports for the institution or external partners, as needed.
Support other program-related initiatives and/or engage in other duties, as assigned, to further the mission and visibility of the TRIO Programs and/or CAAO where the program is housed
Master's degree in data analytics, business, social research, or graduate degree with significant work experience that expands the subject matter of the degree to demonstrate data use and data manipulation
A minimum of two (2) years of successful professional experience managing projects, manipulating data, running reports, and working with databases
Knowledge of database systems and data reporting, primarily for annual reporting purposes
Must have demonstrated capability of being creative, proactive, and a team player, and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Previous experience working with or participating in TRIO (or similar) program databases such as StudentAccess, Blumen, BlumenOnline, COE Empower, or similar
Familiarity with grant-funded programs and ability to work within federal and state guidelines.
Given the position is grant funded by a TRIO Program, individuals who may have been from low-income, first-generation, or diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is grant funded and serves as a temporary appointment for approximately 18-20 weeks, between 20-25 hours per week. Employment beyond this term is contingent upon available grant funding or need by other similar grant funded programs in the Center for Academic Access and Opportunity. Review of applications will begin immediately.
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About Suffolk University
Located right in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk University gives its students unparalleled access to the city and all it offers.Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites like the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus' Boston and Suffolk blend together. That means our students have incredible access to a wealth of opportunities, whether it's museums and restaurants or internships and co-ops. At the same time, we also take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student's promise, figure out what makes him or her tick, and build important mentoring relationships.As we have done since our founding, we strive for one thing at Suffolk: give students the tools they need to be successful, smart, and satisfied at whatever they choose to do.