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Research Analyst

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Job Duties

This is a research position in the Office of Institutional Research. 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.

The 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.

Job Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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.

Institution Description

About NOVA
Located close to the nation’s capital, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, with more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. 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 position below.


Comprehensive Benefits information can be found on the Northern Virginia Community College Human Resources webpage:
In addition, you can also find benefits information on the 
Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) website and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) website.
Application Due Date: 2019-10-09
Job Start Date: 2019-07-10
Salary: $74000 - $83000
City: Annandale
State/Province/Region: VA
Institution: Northern Virginia Community College
Reports To: Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Student Success
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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