Director of Quantitative Research (COVER LETTER SUBMISSION REQUIRED)

  • 301 Camp Craft Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Academic Programs International (API) is a leader in international and experiential education. Our mission is to design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners, and communities. We believe in the value of experiential education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. In doing so, we are also dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable international experiences to students across the U.S. 

Job Description

*COVER LETTER SUBMISSION REQUIRED WHEN YOU UPLOAD YOUR RESUME. **Candidates that fail to submit a cover letter will not be considered for this position. 

The Director of Quantitative Research (DQR) will be an integral member of APIAbroad’s newly created Research Foundation, reporting directly to the Senior Vice President for Research. The DQR will play a lead role in supporting the collection, analysis and reporting of prospective and alumni learner data in support of the APIAbroad Research Foundation. Additionally, the DQR will contribute strategic and operational insights to the development of the Foundation’s team, including additional analysts.

Qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities include:

  • As an integral member of the APIAbroad Foundation team, conceptualize, design, and produce nationally representative surveys that measure prospective and alumni learner preferences.
  • Support an iterative approach to data collection, including the interaction between quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Contribute to the development of best-in-class processes for data collection and management, including protocols for sampling, weighting, cleaning, and reporting.
  • Direct the development and distribution of nationally representative surveys of prospective and alumni learners, including drafting, programming, and monitoring all components of survey-based data collection.
  • Implement statistical modeling and analyses of survey data, including but not limited to latent class analysis and regression models.
  • Collaborate with research team members and strategic stakeholders on the development of nationally distributed reports, webinars, conferences, and related thought-leadership opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Strong understanding of and experience with SAS, SPSS, STATA, R, or other statistical software packages.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with Q, Qualtrics, Alteryx, Power BI, or similar data management toolsets.
  • Familiarity with postsecondary higher education data sources, including IPEDS, IES, NCES, and the College Scorecard is a plus.
  • Experience working with education-related data sources at the local, state, or national level, including the US Census Survey of Consumer Expectations. 
  • Proven ability to synthesize and present complex information and issues in a clear and concise format, targeted to the needs of the audience.
  • Proven ability to manage large data sets, including demographic segmentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills required with direct management experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

DISTINGUISHING FACTORS

  • Demonstrated standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Pro-active work ethic and ability to perform with minimal supervision.

KEY EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) in related field.
  • 5-7 years of prior work experience in quantitative research, including survey design and administration.

DISTINGUISHING EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required

Additional Information

Academic Programs International (API) is a leader in international and experiential education. Our mission is to design and deliver international experiences that inspire learning and enrich students, partners, and communities. We believe in the value of  experiential education as a means of promoting intellectual curiosity, cultural sensitivity, and holistic personal development. In doing so, we are also dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and affordable international experiences to students across the U.S.

  • API was established  by 4 international education professionals  (our “Founding Mamas”) over 20 years ago
  • We offer programs in 45cities within 21 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East & South Pacific
  •  GoAbroad Innovation’s People's Choice Award Winner (2019)

OUR LOCATION

API is headquartered in Austin, Texas, one of the consistently top ranked best places to live! While we are working a hybrid onsite schedule for now, we look forward to collaborating together in person again in our recently renovated office in Westlake Hills, located just minutes from Barton Creek, Lake Austin and downtown.

WHY JOIN US?

Here at API, you will acquire real-world skills and experience that will help advance your career in marketing, sales or study abroad, while learning from seasoned professionals about the field of international education and experiential learning.

  • API is a tenured team of committed and mission-driven professionals with a passion for what we do; we’ve been around for over two decades, but maintain the spirit of a small start-up
  • We love to promote from within, offering hands-on experience, mentorship, leadership and excellent growth and advancement opportunities; potential to convert to full-time employment at completion of internship or consideration for other open positions within the company
  • We can’t resist company events, celebrations and especially love raffling off gifts and prizes to staff 

At API, we celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, equality and inclusion, representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experiences. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, competence, merit, performance and business needs. 

Equal employment opportunities are available to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

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