Senior Research Analyst

Posted on8/11/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector for Policy and Planning Analysis
Reports in officeOffice of Planning & Institutional Research
Application due dateUntil Filled
Job start dateAs soon as possible
Other Location19085
InstitutionVillanova University
Institution descriptionVillanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.
Job dutiesAssist in the data collection and data management for various OPIR projects;
Prepare institutional responses to internal and external queries related to the academic enterprise;
Gather data from internal and external sources for benchmarking and to address pertinent questions;
Conduct research and statistical analysis using SPSS;
Effectively organize research results for presentations in tabular and graphical formats;
Work on special projects and engage in new initiatives, as assigned.
Support CATS Systems Administrator with the programming, set-up, and management of separate course and teacher evaluation surveys in the eXplorance Blue software;
Communicate with department administrators and faculty on a regular basis on questions/issues related to the process;
Perform multivariate statistical analysis on the raw course evaluation survey data;
Produce course section-specific reports at the end of every semester;
Assist in preparing special CATS historical tenure reports twice a year or as needed;
Assist in the development, compilation, and maintenance of various CATS related materials for the website and internal communications to various constituencies;
Any ad hoc projects related to CATS.
Perform other duties and assist with projects as assigned.
QualificationsMaster’s degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field is required. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience will be considered.
Minimum 3 years related research or analytical experience, preferably in institutional research in higher education.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to manipulate, summarize, and produce reports from multiple, large, and complex data sets with high attention to detail, data quality, and accuracy;
Knowledge of research methods, intermediate/advanced statistics, and qualitative and quantitative methods.
Capacity for self-management; the ability to handle multiple project assignments simultaneously, independently prioritize effort, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions;
Demonstrated experience and proficiency in SPSS or any other statistical software at the intermediate to advanced level;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Ability to effectively visualize results. Knowledge of data visualization software such as Tableau or Cognos Analytics is preferred.
Aptitude and willingness to learn new software and/or ERP systems (such as, Blue eXplorance, Banner).
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
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