Position title
Research Associate - Teaching Excellence Grant


The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is hiring a Research Associate to join our System Office’s Institutional Research/Business Intelligence department. If you’re skilled in data collection and analysis and looking for a role that allows you to flex your keen interpersonal skills, this role may be for you! CCCS provides generous leave, excellent benefits, and flexible work schedules, including hybrid-remote work within the state of Colorado.

This is a term-limited position from two years from the employee’s start date.

Examples of Duties

The Research Associate is responsible for a variety of research activities on all aspects of the Teaching Excellence grant for CCCS to evaluate the effectiveness of Teaching Excellence initiatives for our 13 colleges. The Teaching Excellence grant research will require both qualitative and quantitative analysis, which may include analyzing student and employee outcomes as well as interviews, focus groups, and/or surveys.

  • Collects qualitative data via methods such as interviews or focus groups.
  • Develops and administers surveys.
  • Prepare, format, and clean data.
  • Research and resolve problems in accuracy of data. Organize and perform cross-check data and data testing as needed to ensure integrity and validity.
  • Utilize SQL and/or Cognos to pull quantitative data from the Operational Data Store (ODS).
  • Analyzes findings, evaluates the reliability and validity of data, and specifies the range of logically possible explanations.
  • Provide/report information to both internal and external sources by writing queries, mining data, and analyzing and interpreting data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Produce a professional final report on findings with an executive summary, data visualizations, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Use a variety of tools including SPSS or R to perform statistical analysis on collected data.
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation.


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree that includes exposure to research methodology and data collection, validation, interpretation, and reporting. Please be sure to clearly describe in your resume or cover letter how your degree meets this requirement.
  • Two years of experience which includes both quantitative and qualitative data collection, reporting and database use. Must have included experience with statistical programming languages such as, but not limited to, R, Python, Stan, SAS, Stat, SPSS and experience using report writing tools such as Cognos or writing SQL queries against a relational database.

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Job Location
1059 Alton Way, Denver, 80230
Job Type
Employment Type
$65,000.00-$71,000.00 Per year
Date posted
January 24, 2024
Valid through
December 1, 2023
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