Policy and Data Analyst

Posted on8/11/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toExecutive Vice Chancellor for Policy and Strategy
Reports in officePolicy and Strategy
Application due date09-07-2017
Job start dateNegotiable
Other Location37214
InstitutionTennessee Board of Regents
Institution descriptionThe Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to more than 240,000 students across the state.
Job dutiesThe Policy and Data Analyst will assist in all aspects of TBR's policy development, from initial data analysis to policy design to research. The Policy and Strategy division has responsibility for the timely and uniform collection and submission of data. This places the division and this position at the front lines of understanding the data that informs access and student success issues across the TBR system. This position will also research current policy issues, keeping up to date on national, regional and state trends to better inform our work. At its heart, this position will work in close contact with the rest of the policy and data team to understand TBR data and to turn that into actionable information.

Conduct data analyses on various projects for the Policy and Strategy division. Discuss those analyses with Policy and Strategy division staff. This job area includes data mining and analysis of degree and enrollment 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 and Strategy in various projects and attend various internal and external meetings and discussions as necessary, perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, 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.
QualificationsMinimum 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 Experience
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