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Research Assistant

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Job no: 509342
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS seeks a Research Assistant to join a service-oriented multi-disciplinary team to provide support to program evaluation and social science research functions such as data collection, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and report writing. Must be comfortable working in an environment with frequent phone and on-line interaction and able to complete tasks accurately and on time without extensive supervision. The successful candidate will have the ability to anticipate needs and solve problems creatively.  If you like diving into an Excel file and are able to identify trends and/or inconsistencies in the data, we are looking for you!

This position will work to support program evaluation, project development, and monitoring and reporting activities at OEIE. This position is responsible for working as an integral part of a team to coordinate social science research and evaluation activities within a large evaluation office. This position will be responsible for managing data files, aligning data evidences with client goals and outcomes, coordinating analyses, writing data summaries and editing and compiling reports. Candidates must have the ability to work effectively and efficiently as part of a team in a fast-paced deadline orientated environment.

Why Join Us:

OEIE is a fast-paced and growing office in the College of Education at Kansas State University.  OEIE provides technical assistance and capacity building services in evaluation and program development to various state and federal agencies, universities, foundations, and businesses. OEIE has conducted research and evaluation services for over 400 projects totaling $350 million sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, Kansas Board of Regents, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Health Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to name a few. Additional details about funded projects and services can be found on the OEIE website at http://www.k-state.edu/oeie/.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of social science research skills
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel, including the use of formulas and charts
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and work within time lines to meet deadlines
  • Strong editing, proofreading and visual display skills
  • Ability to work in diverse and changing environments
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new systems quickly
  • Experience with online survey systems
  • Familiarity with grant-funded projects
  • 1 year professional experience.


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$36,240 - $49,000  

Pay Grade:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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