Positions in Counseling Centers

Position Title
Research Data Analyst

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Counseling Center

Salary Range
Salary commensurate with qualifications and years of experience

Position Description
The University of Illinois Counseling Center is accepting applications for the position of Research Data Analyst. The successful candidate will join an energetic, diverse team of over 50 staff including clinicians, doctoral interns, professional staff, administrative staff as well as graduate assistants, undergraduate paraprofessionals, and practicum trainees. The University of Illinois Counseling Center’s mission is to provide culturally competent services to a diverse clientele presenting with a wide range of psychological, educational, social, and developmental concerns. The Counseling Center is also an APA approved doctoral internship site.

Primary Function
The Research Data Analyst is principally responsible for the Counseling Center’s assessment and evaluation initiatives. This position requires the ability to select, create, and maintain appropriate assessment protocols, and to disseminate the results in a way that enhances agency programs and practices. An essential function of the position is to ensure the integrity of data collection and
extraction processes. Quality assurance of data coding and input is also a key function of this position. In conjunction with the Information Technology Operations Manager, the Research Data Analyst will ensure that the clinical record keeping database is effectively managed efficiently as the primary reporting mechanism for clinical services.

The person in this position should possess expertise in both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques and statistical reporting. This individual will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively, possess superior technical knowledge as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. This candidate must display initiative coupled with the capacity to partner with and advise those providing direct services to students.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Coordinate and supervise the collection and analysis of Counseling Center assessment
and research data relative to evaluation of Center programs/services and to client/student outcomes.
• Design assessment and research projects to evaluate services as well as to
contribute to the field of knowledge.
• Remain current and knowledgeable about Counseling Center/Psychological research
findings, as well as Student Affairs assessment practices and findings.
• Serve in a consultative and supportive capacity to other Counseling Center staff
as they develop and conduct assessment and research questions/projects.
• Assist in selecting and/or developing assessment instruments as needed.
• Spearhead and collaborate with others in the writing and submission of scholarly
manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
• Prepare and present summative and evaluative assessment reports to administrators
and staff members to aid with program planning and decision making.
• Actively collaborate with other divisional and university personnel in conducting
assessment/research projects.
• Train/supervise undergraduate paraprofessional service providers.
• Other duties as assigned by the director.

Appointment Terms
12 months with 24 vacation days; full time regular position.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and years of experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

This position is a security sensitive position. A background check is required for all finalists
for this position and final offers will be contingent upon the results of the background check. The University of Illinois ensures that all background checks are held in compliance with all federal and state statutes, and campus policy. Information attained from the background check will be kept strictly confidential. Finalists have the right to request a copy of the report the
University of Illinois will receive.

Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity are encouraged to apply.


Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree required (doctorate preferred) from a social science field, emphasizing research and assessment, such as educational psychology, social psychology,
sociology, public health or related degree.

• Minimum of two years of experience in research/assessment methods, including strong skills in data analysis and use of databases.
• Expertise in the use of SQL, Access, and Excel; as well as the use of statistical software packages such as SPSS and/or SAS.
• Strong skills and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research (methodological design, instrument selection, statistical analysis, results interpretation).
• Familiarity with student affairs/higher education assessment philosophies and practices is preferred but not required.

Knowledge Requirements
• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and effectively in a team setting.
• Project management skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills demonstrated through reporting to a variety of stakeholders.
• Knowledge of emerging trends in college student populations.
• Computer literacy and ability to quickly learn new software applications.

Desired Qualifications
Same as above.

University Description
The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is situated between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and is considered one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on campus with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, including 19 percent international students, 14 percent Asian American students, and 7 percent Latino/a students,
and 5 percent African American students, from a total enrollment of over 44,500 students. The University of Illinois is a traditional residential campus with nearly 10,500 students living in campus housing. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a Land Grant, state assisted, Research 1 Institution. The University is affiliated with the Big Ten Conference, academically and in athletics.

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Required Application Materials
To ensure full consideration please create your candidate profile through http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, vita, and contact information for three references by the closing date of June 19, 2013. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit three current letters of recommendation to: R.J. McNicholl, L.C.S.W. Search Committee Chair Counseling Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 610 E. John St., 110 Student Services Building Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 333-3704

Application Deadline
To ensure full consideration applications must be received by the closing date of June 19, 2013.

Starting Date
July 16, 2013 or mutually acceptable date.

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