Research Analyst

Posted on8/24/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toVice President, Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success Initiatives
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due dateopen until filled
Job start dateimmediate
InstitutionNorthern Virginia Community College
Institution descriptionLocated close to the nation’s capital, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is Virginia’s largest institution of higher education and one of America’s largest community colleges. Enrolling 76,000 students in 2014-15 on its six campuses, NOVA serves the higher and post-secondary educational needs of students from over 180 nations enrolled in over 100 degree and certificate programs. As an “Achieving the Dream” leading college, NOVA is committed to student success by intending to triple the number of credentialed students by 2021. NOVA meets the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and inspiring diverse faculty and support staff. NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage, vacation, holiday and sick leave accrual plans, tuition assistance and training, a choice of retirement options, plus lots of opportunities to participate in multi-cultural and social events and much more! If this sounds intriguing and you’d like to be part of our students’ success, please take a closer look at what we have to offer with the Research Analyst position .
This position in the Office of Institutional Research reports directly to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success Initiatives. The position is responsible for carrying out diverse research projects using student and college data, utilizing a variety of analytical and evaluative procedures and with minimal supervision.
Job dutiesThe job involves qualitative and quantitative analyses of data, examination of related and unrelated situations, drawing conclusions, devising solutions and alternatives and making recommendations in a timely manner to support institutional planning, policy formulation and decision making. The position engages in examination of internal and external data sources to study performance indicators and student outcomes data, and writes reports (with graphs/tables or other visuals) to present and communicate the data in an effective and informative manner. Using data, the position advises, supports, makes recommendations and acts as a consultant to college administration, committees
and other constituencies.
QualificationsMinimum qualifications include: Working knowledge and application of research techniques, methodology, statistical analysis and interpretation; considerable skill in PC applications as a resource tool; demonstrated ability to lead and conduct research projects and apply analytical and evaluative techniques, formulate conclusions and recommendations; excellent
analytical, writing and communication skills are required. Also, the candidate will have extensive knowledge of data sources and appropriateness and ability to manage various
research functions, prioritize and delegate tasks, and ensure the quality of work produced. Knowledge of research methods and statistics; superior analytical and organizational skills; exemplary oral and written communication skills; Experience in
organizing and leading research projects.Working knowledge of research techniques and methodology; experience conducting literature review; compiling and organizing data collected from various sources; performing qualitative analysis; interpreting and summarizing data; developing research reports to translate data into easily understandable format using visual tools and narrative; demonstrated ability to lead and conduct research projects and apply analytical and evaluative techniques, formulate conclusions and recommendations to support policy decision making; excellent analytical, writing and communication skills; ability to manage various research functions, prioritize and delegate tasks, and ensure quality of the work produced.

Minimum qualifications also include: Bachelor's degree or college course work in computer science, information systems or business or appropriate level of experience and education; considerable SAS programming experience; experience in a research setting with Higher Education data; experience working with surveys and survey data; ability to work under deadlines; proficiency with MS Office Suite applications (esp. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

Preferred qualifications include: Master's degree; experience with SAS for extracting and manipulating data from relational databases and statistical analysis.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsSalary determination is based on several factors and follow Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Community College System policy.
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.