Job Details

Bunker Hill Community College
  • Position Number: 1884076
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: aihe_category

Category: Administrators

Department: Institutional Effectiveness

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Mar 24, 2020

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: NUP-Grant funded

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

The Research Assistant for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness coordinates with the diverse areas of the College to support student success pathways and programming at Bunker Hill Community College, with specific emphasis on equity of student outcomes. This includes evaluation and assessment for grant reporting, the collection & cleaning of data, and analysis of the findings. The Research Assistant collaborates with various campus groups in order to create and implement research strategy for grant-funded projects. Current projects include supporting the development of Early College pathways and programming, as well as evaluating and developing supports for BHCC as an Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), among others.

The Research Assistant has strong communication and analysis skills in order to help various internal and external partners develop, improve and sustain programming and evaluation efforts that serve our diverse student body.

Grant funding through September 2021; employment beyond the expiration of grant funding would be pending availability of funds.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social/behavioral science, education, or other field requiring critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Two years of social research experience beyond coursework (preferably mixed methods)
  • One year of experience in an educational institution or working with state, federal, or private grants
  • Experience gathering, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience presenting complex findings in a clear and approachable manner
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects in a fast paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced abilities in Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social/behavioral sciences, education, or other field
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, preferably Ellucian/Colleague and confidential data
  • Familiarity with SPSS or similar statistical program
  • Experience with SQL programming

Additional Information:

Salary: $55,000-60,000/yr. (This position is grant-funded through September 2021. Future funding for the position is pending availability after the grant period.)

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By April 7, 2020.

Application Instructions:

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  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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