The Research Analyst
- Prepares information reports and studies about current higher education topics. These include mandated reports, annual reports, and ad hoc research reports and may be requested by the Commission and the Secretary.
- Responds to requests for statistical data, both from members of the Commission staff and from external audiences, including the campuses, other state agencies, Maryland businesses, the general public, and out-of- state educational organizations.
- Plans and organizes procedures for coding, tabulating and analyzing data, drawing appropriate conclusions and recommendations as indicated.
- Completes special projects and assignments requested by the Director, including work related to the Commission’s performance accountability report, Managing for Results submission, enrollment projections, and annual Data Book publication.
- Conducts research and analysis of policy-relevant post-secondary education issues and summarizes findings.
- Competitive applicants need an advanced degree (and @ 2-3 years of data/policy experience) or an undergraduate degree and 5 years of work experience performing data or policy analysis.
- Applicants should have at least one year of professional knowledge and experience with Stata (preferred), SPSS, SAS,R, or other statistical package.
- Applicants should have at least one year work experience across several areas of basic statistical methodologies (e.g., descriptive statistics, GLM/regression, statistical tests, analysis of variance).
- Applicants should have at least nine (9) post-secondary credit hours, or the equivalent credit hours in research methodology and/or applied/theoretical statistics
- Applicants should have strong writing, communication, and analytical skills.
- Applicants should also be abreast of current issues in higher education
- Applicants should have experience managing projects with fixed deadlines, working collaboratively as part of a team, and assisting with interagency work groups.