The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is searching for an experienced Research Specialist for a Temporary Contract project. This project is managed by the Senior Director, Research.
CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,600 member institutions, CASE has 85,000 members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, government relations, institutional leadership and marketing. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organizations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
The research specialist will contribute to two primary projects: CASE’s Minority Serving Institution Initiative (MSI Initiative) examining advancement capacity at MSIs and identifying potential models of best practice, and a research collaboration conducted with U.S. Trust examining principal (mega) gifts to U.S. colleges and universities.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Clean and analyze data from a survey and assessment of MSI advancement programs.
Help to assemble a database combining IPEDS and other public data on MSIs along with data from CASE surveys/assessments.
Analyze findings from CASE surveys on principal gifts.
Conduct follow up calls with survey participants as needed to clarify and supplement survey data.
Summarize findings from interviews and other qualitative research conducted by CASE senior fellows/consultants.
Draft research reports.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in statistics, data science, computer science, information technology, economics, business administration, education, public policy, or related discipline preferred. Two years of experience in survey management, data analysis, data visualization, and report writing in an academic or professional environment is required. Knowledge of higher education policy and administration, minority serving institutions, educational advancement, or fundraising are a plus.
Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical skills and experience working in Excel, Access, and or other data analysis software.
Facility developing data visualizations and reports.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint.
Project management, accountability, and time management.
Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to conduct online research and assess and summarize complex information for a variety of different target audiences.
Strong written communication, interpersonal and member service skills.
Qualified applicants should CLICK HERE to apply. Applications MUST include a résumé and cover letter with salary (i.e., hourly rate) requirements and/or salary history. Cover letters can be uploaded or pasted into the application. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements may not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Preference may be given to applications received before March 22, 2019.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professio...nals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more