Program Research and Analysis Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Ypsilanti, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Jan 2021

General Summary

Perform data collection, analysis, and summarizing/reporting in support of academic program development and maintenance. Assist in implementation of policy related to such matters as student/faculty grievance processing, clinical/field site contracts, and the like.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in collecting data, maintaining records, analyzing data, and preparing summaries and reports, particularly as related to (1) specialized program accreditation and program review and (2) data-based planning and decision-making for the unit.
Assist in the routine preparation and administration of grants and contracts.
Support the handling of routine faculty and staff personnel actions by insuring that the individuals involved are aware of the timelines and procedures that pertain to these actions, and maintaining and transmitting the necessary records and recommendations.
Respond to inquiries and complaints received from faculty, staff, students, outside agencies, and the public, which require interpretation of routine policies and procedures.
Assist in the development, implementation and interpretation of routine unit policies.
Regularly update and maintain the unit website, insuring that content is current and accurate, that university standards for design are maintained, and that all links are operational.
Assist in unit budget monitoring and reporting; prepare projections of routine expenditures.
Review and approve expenditures on materials, equipment, support staff and travel.
Interact directly with students to answer questions, provide directions and resolve problems.
Represent the unit on routine administrative matters.
Perform related unit duties, as required.


A Bachelor's degree is in Business Administration, and/or a related field is required.
Prior experience with grant administration is required, preferably in the area of human services.
Minimum of two year's administrative/office management experience is required.
Ability to collect, summarize and/or analyze, and make preliminary interpretations of both quantitative and qualitative data are required.
Effective written and oral communication abilities are required.
Experience maintaining Internet sites (including content editing, link verification, and the like) is required.
A working knowledge and understanding of the role of accreditation and specialized accreditation in higher education is required.
Prior experience in direct work with faculty and students is required.
Additional qualifications specific to area of assignment may be desirable.

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