Research Analyst

Posted on9/1/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector, Survey Research and Evaluation
Reports in officeOffice of Planning & Institutional Research
Application due dateUntil Filled
Job start dateAs soon as possible
InstitutionVillanova University
Institution descriptionVillanova University is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842. Within this suburban campus close to Philadelphia, Villanova provides a comprehensive education rooted in the liberal arts; a shared commitment to the Augustinian ideals of truth, unity and love; and a community dedicated to service to others.
Job dutiesDesign web surveys using Qualtrics, administer surveys, analyze data using SPSS and produce summary reports with Excel, Word, Power Point and/or data visualization software as appropriate.
Prepare qualitative reports, including the editing, coding and production of final qualitative comments and final reports.
Design paper surveys using Word. Manage and process all paper surveys including programming the survey instrument for digital scanning, scan/edit surveys, data entry of all comments and text fields, editing and cleaning data, and creating final raw data file for export and analysis.
Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of integrated institutional self-assessment programs, including the gathering/analyzing of data and preparation of written reports, info-graphics, and PowerPoint presentations.
Proof all quantitative reports, comparing tabular and graphic data with SPSS output to ensure complete accuracy of the data.
Prepare large survey projects for mailing.
Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field is required.
Two years or more of experience in higher education or comparable professional environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field is required.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently.
Excellent interpersonal, strong oral and written communication skills; strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Knowledge of Remark scanning process and/or Qualtrics online survey tool preferred.
Ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations based on research data findings, apply statistical principles using SPSS or any other statistical software.
Ability to effectively develop graphical visualization of research findings. Knowledge of visualization software such as Power BI, Tableau or Cognos Analytics preferred.
Maintain absolute confidentiality, and be very detail oriented while understanding the larger framework for detailed operations. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and work independently and collaboratively on projects that deal with confidential information. Must have a high attention to detail pertaining to data accuracy and data quality. High level of adaptability to meet the changing needs of the office. Ability to learn new skills quickly is essential. Good understanding of department-wide procedures and how they relate to the divisional/university procedures.
Mastery of the personal computer, proficiency with standard office equipment.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. Must be able to climb a ladder, to bend and reach, and to lift (up to 25 lbs).
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsFor detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our Benefits website.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.