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Research Analyst

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Job Duties

The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management has an exciting opportunity for a Research Analyst.
The Research Analyst is responsible for supporting Strategic Enrollment Management through reporting on admissions, enrollment, and financial aid data, conducting enrollment research, developing and conducting evaluations of programs, predictive modeling, and other tasks, as assigned. This position reports to the Director of Enrollment Research within the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Collect, extract, and analyze enrollment data and trends (65%)
•Serve as a member of the Enrollment Research team that is responsible for operational reporting, evaluation, and analytics for the division.
•Collect, extract, and analyze data from both internal and external data sources, in support of university and division strategic plans.
•Query, join, manipulate, and analyze large datasets
•Develop and revise operational reports using SAS
•Respond to ad hoc data requests
•Build and enhance Tableau dashboards
•Assist in implementing division-wide assessment procedures
•Use predictive modeling to support strategic initiatives
•Work closely with the Office of Institutional Research and Decision Support to support institutional enrollment planning

Job Qualifications

Minimum Hiring Standards

•Master’s degree or an equivalent level of education and training
•Completed graduate coursework or professional experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods and multivariate statistics
•Extensive knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Mplus, STATA)
•Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
•Ability to interpret data and provide information in an understandable way
•Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Hiring Standards

•Doctorate degree or a current doctoral student
•Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research and manipulating large datasets using SQL or SAS
•Experience utilizing SAS programming and Tableau
•Experience working in a higher education environment
•Experience assessing higher education program effectiveness and outcomes

Institution Description

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division of Strategic Enrollment Management is seeking a meticulous, self-driven Research Analyst to support the division through data and reporting. If you are a self-starter who enjoys collaboration across units and are motivated to use data to drive decisions and strategic initiatives, then this position may be right for you! VCU “Makes it Real” for their staff by offering great retirement and benefit plans, a superior work environment, diverse student and staff populations, and expanded career growth opportunities sure to facilitate your goals. Please visit for more information!    


Application Due Date: 2020-03-20
Job Start Date: 2020-05-01
Salary: $36400 - $60000
City: Richmond
State/Province/Region: VA
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
Reports To: Director of Enrollment Research and Evaluation
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Division of Strategic Enrollment Management

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