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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 233887-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The National Survey of College Internships (NSCI) is a new initiative of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) launching in the Fall of 2021. The NSCI is a national survey-based study of college internships and work-based learning (WBL) intended to provide colleges and universities with high-quality, fine-grained data about college students' experiences with internships and WBL. The NSCI is currently in an 18-campus pilot study and is the first project of its kind in the world. The project aims to act as a national clearinghouse and service provider of internship and WBL data for the higher education community. While the NSCI is serving the needs of the entire higher education community with respect to data needs on work-based learning, the project is especially committed to working with Minority-Serving Institutions, community, and technical colleges, and regional comprehensive universities that serve most of our nation's working, low-income, first-generation and/or BIPOC students." The NSCI Director will manage all staff working on the project, oversee client relations, manage the administration and operations of the survey itself, and provide oversight and quality control for the entire initiative. The Director will work closely with the project team to analyze data and prepare reports and data dashboards for participating institutions. The Director will also act as the public face for the project, cultivate new partner institutions and other collaborators in the work on a national level as the project scales up from a small 18-campus project to a 100+ campus service, and oversee data dissemination activities via scholarly, practitioner and public outlets.

This position may be extended or made renewable pending additional funding.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's in a social science discipline or related field (psychology, sociology, higher education, etc).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
* Proven experience serving in a supervisory and managerial role of academic research and/or a complex project involving data collection and reporting across multiple locations
*Proven experience working with online survey tools (e.g., Qualtrics), cleaning and managing quantitative data, and overseeing all aspects of survey administration from start to finish
* Demonstrated experience engaging in advanced statistical analyses and psychometric testing of survey instruments
* Professional experience preparing and writing research reports and papers conveying study results
* Experience interacting with diverse partners and/or clients who reflect different institutional, disciplinary, professional, and cultural backgrounds
* Experience creating and delivering high-quality, professional research and/or data presentations to diverse clients
* Working knowledge of higher education issues and topics, preferably college-work or labor market topics, student success, high-impact practices (HIPs), work-based learning and internships, or career development
* Experience overseeing, updating, and monitoring relational databases.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Working knowledge of data dashboard creation and data visualization software and principles
* Experience with Project Management principles and software (e.g., Teams,
* Experience with programming languages such as LaTeX, R, or JavaScript.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Who we are
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), established in 1964, is one of the first and largest university-based education research and development centers globally. WCER's researchers and staff work to make teaching and learning as effective as possible for all ages and all people.

WCER at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's highly ranked public School of Education is one of the world's first and most productive education research centers. Our center has helped scholars and practitioners develop, submit, conduct, and share grant-funded education research for more than 50 years.

WCER is an incubator for advances in education policy and practice. It provides services and resources for UW-Madison researchers, graduate students, collaborators, educators, funders, and communities locally and worldwide.

Our Mission
WCER's mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners.

Our Values
At WCER, all employees share five fundamental organizational values. We take pride in these values guiding the purpose and quality of our work and interactions within ourselves and our outside stakeholders.
The values that the work and people of WCER strive to uphold are:

Innovation and Excellence. Continuous improvement is a driver for excellence. We innovate and improve in our work to advance education through leading research and development.

Equitable Education. Equitable education is essential to a healthy society. We aim to reverse imbalances and injustices in education through our work.

Affirming and Increasing Diversity. Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. We actively affirm and seek to increase such diversity in our center.

Healthy Workplace. The well-being of our workplace enhances success for all. We commit to a workplace based on mutual respect and transparency.

Partnering Across Differences. Diverse backgrounds and expertise improve the quality of our work. We collaborate across disciplines, methodologies, organizations, and communities to strengthen our research and development outcomes.

WCER's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison and The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Individual differences and group diversity inspire creative and equitable outcomes. WCER actively affirms values and seeks to increase diversity in our everyday interactions, practices, and policies.

Our center is conscious of inequities in the field of education and how these disproportionately harm the most marginalized members of our society - including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) individuals, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people. We firmly believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or members of other marginalized groups.

This position may be extended or made renewable depending on project need and funding.

For more information and news about our center, please go to



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $67,750 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a cover letter addressed to Matthew Hora, a current resume, a writing sample that exhibits the candidate's expertise in quantitative analysis, survey administration or operations, and complete a reference list with the contact information of at least three professional references.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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