Assessment and Research Analyst
Virginia Military Institute in Virginia
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|Date Posted||June 13, 2014|
|Salary||Commensurate with experience|
Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for a full-time Assessment and Research Analyst. The Analyst will be a primary technical resource for (a) internal survey research, to include questionnaire development, on-line survey administration, analysis of responses (quantitative and qualitative), and preparation of written research reports, and (b) student outcomes research, to include analysis of measures collected throughout the Institute, preparation of written reports for internal departments and external agencies. The Analyst will assist with analysis and reporting of other institutional data, as needed for planning and evaluation, oral briefings of research findings, and will perform related duties as needed.
The Analyst will report to the Director for Institute Assessment and Evaluation, a position that reports to the Superintendent of the Institute, and will be a member of the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research. The nations first state military college, VMI is a public, four-year undergraduate military college for men and women (1600 students). Located in the Shenandoah Valley in historic Lexington, Virginia, the campus sits on 134 acres, 12 of which are designated as a National Historic District. The Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. The natural scenic beauty of the area is accompanied by a variety of recreational opportunities and historic sites. Lexington (population 7,500) is located approximately three hours from Washington, D.C., and 2 hours from the Richmond metropolitan area.
Requirements: Knowledgeable in current and best practices in student outcomes assessment and survey research; experience with advanced analysis of qualitative and quantitative data; and highly proficient in technical writing and oral presentation. Other essential technical skills include proficiency with statistical software (such as SPSS or SAS) and Microsoft Office. Must be able to collaborate effectively with Institute personnel, meet project quality standards and deadlines, and adapt easily to changing priorities.
Preferred: A masters degree or PhD in a relevant discipline; previous employment in higher education conducting educational, organizational, or institutional research; demonstrated interest in broadening and deepening expertise in institutional research, evaluation, and outcomes assessment; and proficiency with software languages for writing database queries and routines for use in Microsoft Excel and in statistical packages.
Apply on-line at: https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov/applicants/Central?quickFind=190342
Please include a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references.
In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply.