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Job ID: 95711

Senior Research Analyst
Villanova University

  • Aug. 10, 2017
 
  • Senior Research Analyst
  • Villanova University
    Villanova, PA
    United States
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Education - General
    Higher Education Administration
 
 
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Senior Research Analyst


Posting Number: 20171470S

Position Type: Staff

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: FT/12 Month

Department: 704-Office of Planning & Institutional Research

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director for Policy and Planning Analysis, the Research Analyst will assist in data collection, research support, analysis, data visualization, and reporting that informs strategic decision-making and planning, as well as extensively support the operations of Course and Teacher Survey (CATS) system, which is the University's course evaluation process.
This position requires demonstrated analytical and organizational skills with knowledge of research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative and qualitative methods; proficiency with managing and analyzing data using SPSS, Excel and/or other software.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the data collection and data management for various OPIR projects;
  • Prepare institutional responses to internal and external queries related to the academic enterprise;
  • Gather data from internal and external sources for benchmarking and to address pertinent questions;
  • Conduct research and statistical analysis using SPSS;
  • Effectively organize research results for presentations in tabular and graphical formats;
  • Work on special projects and engage in new initiatives, as assigned.
  • Support CATS Systems Administrator with the programming, set-up, and management of separate course and teacher evaluation surveys in the eXplorance Blue software;
  • Communicate with department administrators and faculty on a regular basis on questions/issues related to the process;
  • Perform multivariate statistical analysis on the raw course evaluation survey data;
  • Produce course section-specific reports at the end of every semester;
  • Assist in preparing special CATS historical tenure reports twice a year or as needed;
  • Assist in the development, compilation, and maintenance of various CATS related materials for the website and internal communications to various constituencies;
  • Any ad hoc projects related to CATS.
  • Perform other duties and assist with projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree in a research or analytical field of study, such as, statistics, social sciences, educational research, or a closely related field is required. Candidates with Bachelors degree and 5+ years experience will be considered.
  • Minimum 3 years related research or analytical experience, preferably in institutional research in higher education.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to manipulate, summarize, and produce reports from multiple, large, and complex data sets with high attention to detail, data quality, and accuracy;
  • Knowledge of research methods, intermediate/advanced statistics, and qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Capacity for self-management; the ability to handle multiple project assignments simultaneously, independently prioritize effort, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions;
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in SPSS or any other statistical software at the intermediate to advanced level;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to effectively visualize results. Knowledge of data visualization software such as Tableau or Cognos Analytics is preferred.
  • Aptitude and willingness to learn new software and/or ERP systems (such as, Blue eXplorance, Banner).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

None

Special Message to Applicants

Posting Date: 08/08/2017

Closing Date (12am ET):

Open Until Filled:

Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.

Salary Band: I

Job Classification: Exempt

To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/11873

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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