About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research and Decision Support, the Reporting and Data Analyst will work closely with various offices within the institution in providing timely, accurate and relevant data. The reporting analyst is expected to have a technical skill to collect, analyze, interpret, and report data. Moreover, under the guidance of the IR director and other offices such as the Registrar, the reporting analyst will assist with completing national surveys such as the College Board survey, US News, Petersons, and Common Data Set.
Training and guidance will be provided on the surveys. Knowledge of or expertise is not required of the candidate.
Prepare reports on a regular basis and in a systematic way by collecting data from multiple data resources as directed by the IR director;
Meet the need of ad hoc data requests from campus constituents;
Assist in completing national surveys;
Give presentations to campus constituents;
Understand and be familiar with the processes and policies of Vassar College;
Assist in conducting surveys to gather information from prospective and current students;
Communicate data with all constituents in a respectful and understanding manner;
Participate in institutional research projects and tasks depending on the demands and priorities of the institution;
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree with a strong background in quantitative analysis: sociology, statistics, computer science, math, or other fields with an emphasis on quantitative research methods in the social sciences. Masters level degree is preferred; One to three years of experience after graduation is preferred; Background on quantitative research methods and skills in analyzing data; Familiarity with SQL programming language (Strong background in SQL is preferred); Experience in descriptive and advanced data analysis using tools such as Excel, SPSS, Access, SAS, or other data analysis software; Excellent project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; Experience presenting data to a wide range of audience in a concise and accessible manner; Ability to work independently with minimum supervision; Experience in a higher education setting is preferred; Ability to follow high ethical standards in securing sensitive information confidentially according to the policies of VC and FERPA guidelines; Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a broad range of individuals internally and externally; in addition, the ability to be diplomatic in a complex environment in oral and written communication; Ability to learn quickly, be flexible, and be comfortable with ambiguity; Demonstrated commitment to high standards of excellence, a willingness to go the extra mile, and strong attention to detail; Outstanding oral and written communication skills; Excellent collaboration and facilitation skills; Commitment to the mission and values of a liberal arts institution, including sustainable access to the opportunities the institution provides and support for student and employee success.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.
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Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.