Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Specialist for Summer Session. Reporting to the Assistant Director of the New Brunswick Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, this position provides on-going weekly data compilation, analysis and strategic assessment related to course offerings, student enrollment, tuition data, marketing, customer relations and strategic planning.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides year-end data and Annual Reports.
Works in concert with Division of Continuing Studies Information Technology staff (ITaCS) and Data Insights Group (DIG).
Responsible for course management, instructor appointment, and payroll processes.
Serves as liaison with other units at the University, such as OIT, Institutional Research, Scheduling, and Registrar, in gathering data, assessing processes to serve Summer and Winter Sessions’ mission.
Takes leadership role in gathering, analyzing, facilitating electronic application processes/workspaces, and reporting data for Summer and Winter Sessions to guide the strategic planning process.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A minimum three (3) years of work experience in higher education environment with a focus on data management.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in all Microsoft applications, particularly Excel.
Knowledge and experience with complex data sets.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced, and ever-changing environment.
Demonstrate sound judgment based upon expertise and experience.
Ability to work both independently and as a collaborative member of a professional team.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, with a heavy emphasis on Excel.
Employs a design thinking agile approach to problem solving.
Familiarity with UXD methodology.
Knowledge of Tableau and Salesforce a plus.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Regular evening and weekend hours may be required as well as transportation/ travel to staff Summer Session events and programs.
Posting Number: 20ST1599
Location: Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 119377
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.