The Maryland Higher Education Commission, Maryland’s higher education coordinating board, seeks a Research and Policy Analyst. Analyst is responsible for analyzing statistical data, preparing information reports, and aiding in statewide data projects. The position is a perfect match for the candidate who possesses an advanced degree or around 5 years’ work experience in data analysis /policy work.
Requirements: Professional experience using Stata (preferred), SPSS, R, etc. for statistical analysis; experience with data cleaning and conducting data quality checks. Excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills, and high level of attention to detail, flexibility to manage multiple priorities.
Research and Policy Analyst
Maryland Higher Education Commission
$58,588.00 - $76,300.00
Posting Start Date:
Experience: Nine years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.
Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.
Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.
One year of professional knowledge and experience with Stata (preferred), SPSS, SAS,R, or other statistical package.
One year work experience across several areas of basic statistical methodologies (e.g., descriptive statistics, GLM/regression, statistical tests, analysis of variance).
Nine (9) post-secondary credit hours, or the equivalent credit hours in research methodology and/or applied/theoretical statistics
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., public policy, economics, higher education) from an accredited college or university.
At least one year of experience in data analysis in education, higher education, government, or public policy.
Experience writing policy reports.
Knowledge and experience working with Power BI or other data visualization tools."