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Paid Research Intern - Salt Lake City, UT #7889243

Company: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Date: 04/16/2021

City: Salt Lake City, UT

Employment type: Part-time




Posting Dates: 04/14/2021 - 05/12/2021


Job Family: Human Resources


Department: Seminaries and Institutes of Religion





PURPOSES



Deliver high-quality and intuitive data visualizations and insights to guide policy and practice decisions that support the Objective of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion (S&I).





RESPONSIBILITIES



  • Plan, develop, and deliver assigned research, data visualization, and data analysis projects in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with team members to set and achieve team goals.
  • Identify challenges and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ensure that deliverables meet business requirements, quality standards, and capture what the data conveys.
  • Present research to the administration with clarity and actionable recommendations.
  • Stay abreast of current theory and practice in the fields of research, data visualization, and data analytics. Disseminate and promote the application of relevant research by practitioners (e.g., researchers, instructional designers) and administrators.




QUALIFICATIONS



  • Communication—Effectively communicate and interact with administrators and coworkers, especially in communicating complex or unfamiliar statistical concepts to the uninformed. Be prepared to tactfully explain why misconceptions are invalid.
  • Productivity Tools—Effectively use Windows or OSX operating systems and hardware, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams, web conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, WebEx), and Church information systems (e.g., WISE, PeopleSoft).
  • Data—Know and understand how to use software for interfacing with data (e.g., R, Python, SQL) for the purposes of database queries, transforms, and data wrangling such that the data can be easily accessed and analyzed. Know and understand how to use software for obtaining new data through methods typical of the position (Qualtrics).
  • Statistics—Know and understand common statistical procedures, how to employ them, and when they are appropriate. Know how to use software capable of performing them (e.g. R, SPSS). Offer valid and valuable insights as to what the results mean and be prepared to defend their validity.
  • Visualization—Know and understand how to display analyses effectively so that it can be presented to those who would most benefit from understanding its results in a way best suited to their needs and understanding of the topic. Know how to use software designed to generate these visualizations (e.g. Excel, Tableau, Power BI, ggplot2).
  • Knowledge—Possess expertise in current research, data visualization, data analytics, and statistical computing theory and practice.




WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION



Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.





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