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Research Analyst II
Delaware Technical Community College in Dover, Delaware
 
 
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Date Posted 05/30/2019
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Position Title

Research Analyst II

Position Number

26180

Position Type

Regular Full-Time

Hiring Location

Office of the President-Dover, DE

Contact Phone Number

302-857-1604

Contact Email Address

oophr@dtcc.edu

Work Location

Office of the President-Dover, DE

Position Specific Details

 

Salary

$54,827

Classification Information

 

Classification Title

Research Analyst II

Job Code

3125 (FT), 3625 (PT)

FLSA

Exempt

Position Pay Grade

B/C 18

Position Type

Full-Time

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position supports collegewide research and analysis for the Office of Research and Analytics. The incumbent will research, collect, interpret, analyze, report and/or prepare and conduct presentations on a variety of data for administrative decision-making, institutional effectiveness and improvement purposes, and compliance with higher education laws, policies, accreditation standards, and regulations. This II level position serves as a resource and lead worker for the research analyst I’s and will serve as the project lead on more projects.

Nature and Scope

An incumbent reports to the director of research and analytics. An incumbent will analyze qualitative and quantitative data using standard statistical methods and software. The scope of work is collegewide and requires strong technical and analytical skills to produce reports for a wide range of purposes including the selection and evaluation of student success initiatives, enrollment management, strategic planning, academic program review, accreditation, financial aid processes, and federal and state reporting. This class is differentiated from the I level in the level of autonomy and technical knowledge required, the level of interpretation of data and providing recommendations for action, the lead worker and project lead responsibilities, and the greater frequency of preparing presentations to explain the technical data in an understandable manner.

Principal Accountabilities

An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities:

1. Serves as a technical resource and lead worker for Research Analyst I’s. Serves as the project lead on a greater number of projects, including assigning project tasks to Research Analyst I’s and tracking their completion. Arranges and maintains project schedules and timelines. Develops and implements strategies to complete assignments within deadlines. Maintains detailed and accurate documentation of all projects.

2. Interprets prepared data and provides input and recommendations for decision-making. Presents and explains data to decision-makers as assigned by the director of research and analytics and in his/her absence.

3. Recommends and implements methodology as well as creates queries and scripts for collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and reporting on College data. Addresses ad hoc data requests from the campus community, completes institutional/external surveys, and serves as a liaison in data sharing activities.

4. Works with subject matter experts to frame research questions and determine the scope of analysis.

5. Uses statistical and analytical software and Business Intelligence tools to identify trends and patterns in enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Compares consistency of data against other data sources and establishes automated procedures for analysis and reporting.

6. Translates data into clear, usable, actionable information to aid leadership with decision-making and strategic planning improvements.

7. Consults with faculty and staff to document project objectives and assist in the creation of surveys to ensure that the necessary data is collected in a manner that can be analyzed for meaningful reports.

8. Reviews, updates, and submits data to external agencies such as IPEDS, VFA, and the National Student Clearinghouse. Responds to internal requests from College decision-makers.

9. Develops and provides training for faculty and staff to access and understand student data reports provided by the data team.

10. Commits to advancing knowledge through publications, tools, and innovative practices and applies knowledge to daily work. Actively engages in the College’s continuous improvement and student success initiatives.

11. Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of and skill in applying the concepts, methods, and techniques of systems analysis including information needs analysis, requirements analysis, and design alternative analysis.
Knowledge of federal and state reporting requirements related to higher education institutional research.
Knowledge of data extraction methods through programming and queries used in producing automated and ad hoc reports.
Knowledge of College policies and procedures.
Knowledge of qualitative research methods.
Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.
Advanced knowledge of general principles of statistics, management, and administrative methods.
Advanced knowledge of statistics software (SPSS, R, Stata and/or SAS).
Advanced knowledge of report writing techniques and skill in producing accurate and user-friendly data reports.
Ability to develop and generate tables and graphs to enhance data presentation and reporting.
Ability to think creatively and develop creative solutions to management information systems.
Ability to gather, interpret, and analyze data concerning a variety of issues and trends.
Ability to assist other employees in technical and procedural activities.
Ability to quickly learn new programming tools and methods.
Strong self-motivation, organizational, and project management skills.
Ability to communicate effectively and relate to a diverse population in a multicultural environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of relevant experience to include work experience related to compiling and interpreting data for decision-making; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Posting Details

 

Posting Details

 

Posting Number

REG2080PO

Number of Vacancies

1

Desired Start Date

 

Position End Date (if temporary)

 

Open Date

05/28/2019

Close Date

 

Open Until Filled

Yes

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