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Policy and Data Analyst

Posted on4/26/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toExecutive Vice Chancellor for Policy and Strategy
Reports in officePolicy and Strategy
Application due date05/21/2018
Job start dateTBD
CityNashville
State/ProvinceTennessee
InstitutionTennessee Board of Regents
Institution descriptionThe Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to more than 240,000 students across the state.
Job dutiesConduct data analyses on various projects for the Policy & Strategy division. Discuss those analyses with Policy & Strategy division staff. This job area includes data mining and analysis of enrollment and degree trends, including demographic breakdowns; longitudinal trends and comparisons with peers; TN Promise, Reconnect and other financial aid programs in TN; financial aid trends and performance on the outcomes-based funding formula.

Research academic literature, and other sources such as think tanks, national and regional organizations, on issues that are related to ongoing policy work of TBR. This job area may include preparing white papers or short memos on topics of interest to TBR; having informal discussions with colleagues from other states and higher education organizations to better understand a policy area.

Assist staff in Policy & Strategy in various projects and attend various internal and external meetings and discussions as necessary; perform other duties as needed.
QualificationsKnowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Microsoft Word, Excel and proficiency in data analysis;
Demonstrated ability to be professional, courteous, trustworthy team player with high character;
Demonstrated ability to work with statistical measures and programs;
Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and report data using computer software applications;
Demonstrated ability to analyze and present information in a concise and informative manner;
Ability to work simultaneously with short and long-term priorities;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent writing and presentation skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate degree in public policy, higher education, economics or related field

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience conducting data analysis;
Related professional work experience, beyond that obtained in a graduate learning environment
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefitsDepends on Qualifications
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.