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Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE)

Research Assistant

This position will work to support program evaluation, project development, and monitoring and reporting activities at OEIE. This position is responsible for working as an integral part of a team to coordinate social science research and evaluation activities within a large evaluation office. This position will be responsible for managing data files, aligning data evidences with client goals and outcomes, coordinating analyses, writing data summaries and editing and compiling reports. Candidates must have the ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team in a fast-paced deadline orientated environment.

Why Join Us?

The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS seeks a Research Assistant to join a service-oriented multi-disciplinary team to provide support to program evaluation and social science research functions such as data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and report writing. Candidates should have the ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team in a fast-paced deadline-orientated environment and be able to complete tasks accurately and on time without extensive supervision. The successful candidate will have the ability to anticipate needs and solve problems creatively. If you like diving into an Excel file and are able to identify trends and/or inconsistencies in the data, we are looking for you!

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of social science research skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, including the use of formulas and charts.
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and work within timelines to meet deadlines.
  • Strong editing, proofreading and visual display skills.
  • Ability to work in diverse and changing environments.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new systems quickly.
  • Experience with online survey systems.
  • Familiarity with grant-funded projects.
  • 1-year professional experience.

Other Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Salary Range

$36,965 - $49,893  


Appointment Conditions

Term 12-month appointment contingent upon continued availability of funding and the need for these services.

To Apply

Apply for the Research Assistant position at K-State Careers. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Application Screening

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 27, 2021.

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