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Research, Data, and Technical Analyst

Application Procedure:

Please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume using the following link:

Job Duties

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

, Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), to design, build, secure, and maintain research data systems used by COFHE.  These data systems are fed by ongoing collections from member schools; public data sources; and student, parent, and alumni surveys.  COFHE collects, synthesizes, and analyzes institutional data to support member campus decision-making.  Will support COFHE’s core research activities by collecting, testing, validating, securing, and distributing data on admissions, financial aid, student outcomes, faculty demographics, and student enrollments; provide technical training to staff and members; and deliver technical solutions to continue refining and automating labor-intensive business processes.  Key activities include maintaining/managing COFHE’s SharePoint environment: monitoring and improving the quality of data management and security procedures; working on surveys and other research projects as assigned; assisting with managing COFHE’s desktop computing; supporting data operations, including data modeling, database development, and building ETL processes; and improving and maintaining core Python programs. 

Job Qualifications

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; two years’ experience; proficiency with a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby), SQL, and Microsoft SharePoint (on-premise and online); familiarity with at least one of the following--Linux and BASH scripting, Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server, SCCM and Group Policy, and/or Windows PowerShell; excellent analytical, project management, and written and verbal communication skills; background in and experience working with high-level security procedures; self-motivation; ability to initiate and manage multiple tasks under competing deadlines, explain technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences, and work as a contributing member of a team  PREFERRED:  master’s degree, ability to write and automate test plans, work experience in higher education, and experience with data warehousing concepts and migrating from on-premises SharePoint to SharePoint Online.  Job #18535-7


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

Institution Description

Formed in the mid-1970s, the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is an unincorporated, voluntary, institutionally-supported organization of thirty-five highly selective, private liberal arts colleges and universities, all of which are committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of admitted students. 

The Consortium’s data collection, research, and policy analysis focus on matters pertaining to access, affordability, and assessment, particularly as they relate to undergraduate education, admissions, financial aid, and the financing of higher education. All data supplied to, compiled by, and shared among the Consortium are subject to strict confidentiality guidelines. 

In collaboration with member institution personnel, the COFHE staff conducts a range of routine, episodic, and ad hoc research activities to inform and support institutional decision-making.  In addition, over the past three decades, COFHE has crafted a Suite of Surveys that allows for a systematic and robust examination of the undergraduate experience. 

The Consortium also maintains an office in Washington, DC which primarily exists to track the legislative issues pertaining to financial aid, tax policy, and other topics affecting college attendance and the cost of college.


Information on benefits may be found at the following link:
Application Due Date: 2020-05-31
Job Start Date: 2020-05-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cambridge
State/Province/Region: MA
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Reports To: Director of Research and Director of Research Technology
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: President & Chairman of the Corporation

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