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Department of Resident Life • University of Maryland
POSITION TITLE: Special Undergraduate Student Assistant for Research and Assessment (SUSA)
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Research and Assessment Analyst
The Special Undergraduate Student Assistant for Research and Assessment (SUSA) works collaboratively with the R&A Analyst and the Director for R&A in planning and implementing Department of Resident Life (DRL) research and assessment projects. Projects may include routine assessments of student satisfaction, such as the “Residence Hall Evaluation Program (RHEP)” or special projects related to Department goals. SUSA’s responsibilities exceed that of the general hourly undergraduate office assistant, as this person would be tasked with additional data analysis and reporting projects. This requires advanced training and knowledge of software packages, including SPSS and Excel.
- Assist with project management including coordination and training of undergraduate student staff, tracking and responding to project issues, and overseeing data collection procedures. Examples of specific tasks include cleaning data, merging data sets, analyzing data, and calculating return rates
- Assist in development of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, e.g., web-based and pencil/paper questionnaires.
- Develop, review and revise surveys and questionnaires.
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analyses, under supervision.
- Produce summative data reports, including tables, graphics, executive summaries, and presentations.
- Conduct audits to ensure that all undergraduate and professional staff involved with IRB approved projects have completed CITI training.
- Assist with the management of active Campus Labs accounts.
- Other duties as assigned.
Position requires introductory knowledge of research design and statistical procedures; solid organizational and project management skills; strong computer skills (including basic knowledge of SPSS, Excel, Access); and strong attention to detail. Must be able to work both independently (with minimal supervision) and collaboratively on assessment projects. Full-time undergraduate enrollment in a University of Maryland,
College Park required.
This position requires a commitment of approximately 5 hours per week. The hourly rate is a flat $10/hr, unlike other undergraduate positions; this position is not subject to an increase in the hourly rate each semester.