Research Analyst

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 33233 University Title Research Analyst 3 University Job Family Research & Innovation ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Regional Working Title Research Analyst Position Number 584980 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Division of Strategic Enrollment Management Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

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 and Evaluation within the Division of Strategic Enrollment Management and Student Success.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Collect, extract, and analyze enrollment data and trends (75%)
•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

Evaluations (15%)
•Plan and conduct evaluations of division programs

Other duties as assigned (10%)

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

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range Up to $65,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Mon - Fri, 8a - 5p Job Open Date 06/21/2021 Posting will close on or before 07/05/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Category Accounting/ Management/ Professional Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? Yes Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select your highest level of education achieved.
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Some graduate coursework
    • Master's Degree
    • Some doctoral coursework
    • Doctoral Degree
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in higher education?
    • 3 years or less
    • 4-6 years
    • 7+ years
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in an enrollment management related-unit in higher education (registrar, financial aid, student accounting, etc.)
    • 3 years or less
    • 4-6 years
    • 7+ years
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in collecting, extracting, and analyzing data and trends?
    • 3 years or less
    • 4-6 years
    • 7+ years
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume

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