Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Virginia Tech is looking for an experienced professional for the position of Research Analyst with the Institutional Research (IR) function in the Office of Academic Decision Support (ADS). ADS facilitates a culture of continuous improvement in the university by developing systems and providing solutions and analyses to support strategic and operational decisions across all levels of the institution. The IR group has primary responsibility for state and federal reporting and plays a critical role in addressing burgeoning issues of institutional accountability.
The Research Analyst supports these responsibilities through the following essential functions:
Gather, prepare, and submit institutional data on behalf of the university to state and federal agencies, national and regional organizations
Process point-in-time census files for students, faculty, and staff on which internal and external reporting depend
Respond to cyclical reporting needs and ad hoc requests for institutional data from internal units and external constituents
Benchmark university data against similar metrics from other institutions
Collaborate on data gathering, curating, and analyses with other functions of Academic Decision Support, including the University DataCommons
A Master's degree in a related field or a Bachelor's degree in a related field with significant experience that may equate to a Master's degree. Successful candidate must have demonstrated experience with the following:
Experience in data collection, processing, integration, and management
Experience in statistical analysis
Proficiency with SAS or other statistical analysis software
Experience with relational databases
Solid experience with Excel or other spreadsheet software
Excellent communication skills
Immaculate attention to detail
Ability to work as part of a close-knit team and maintain composure in a deadline-driven, high-change environment
Preference will be given to the following:
Experience working in the higher education domain
Experience with large national databases, such as IPEDS, for reporting and benchmarking
Experience with SQL scripting
Familiarity with the R programming language/environment
Familiarity with data visualization software and techniques
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).