Research Associate I

Department of Higher Education



Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide support for the review of new academic programs, help maintain the state’s academic program inventory, draft correspondence, and assist with preparing reports related to college and career readiness, dual credit, and transfer and articulation. The successful candidate will also help to design and monitor public policies related to statutory responsibilities for academic program review and approval, maintain academic affairs content on the Department’s website; provide research support to the commissioner of higher education and the Coordinating Board for Higher Education as needed, and other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and familiarity with K-12 and higher education environments required; grants administration experience, master’s degree, and understanding of higher education initiatives and challenges are highly desired. Excellent analytical and communication skills, strong research skills, the ability to synthesize information concisely, proficiency in Microsoft Office, a willingness to take initiative and the ability to work in a team environment are also required.


Starting Salary: $28,596-$33,000


Please submit a completed MDHE Application for Employment, cover letter summarizing relevant experience, resume, and a copy of official college transcripts to:


Human Resources

Department of Higher Education

P.O. Box 1469

Jefferson City, MO  65102

Fax: (573) 751-6635

Email: [email protected]



If special accommodations are needed to participate in the application process please, notify the human resource office at (573) 751-2361.