Position Information

Research and Policy Analyst
This position serves the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) whose offices are located at 1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia. The position offers the option of remote work along with opportunities for advanced training and professional development. Remote work arrangements are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fulfills data requests from a variety of interested parties, such as internal Commission and Council staff, campus administrators, education researchers, and state legislators. Synthesizes research needs into salient, specific data requests to internal data programmers, followed by analyzing, interpreting, and presenting the data in a meaningful manner. Produces annual agency reports and data resources including statutorily mandated higher education reports and the public facing web-based data portal. Supports data-driven decision making at the campus level by providing direct support and training to institutional research personnel.

Closing date: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review of applications begins immediately.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Veterans/Disabled

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Commission and Council provide a collegial, respectful and inclusive environment that values the diversity, creativity and contributions of its staff.

Application process:

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current resume, a professional writing sample, and titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Candidates may be asked to complete a performance task that demonstrates their ability to analyze a sample data set and articulate findings. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, as well as, reference and background checks.

Submit all information electronically via e-mail with Research and Policy Analyst in the subject line to: Ms. Vickie Hairston, HR Representative, Senior at hepc.hr@wvhepc.edu.
Position: Research and Policy Analyst
Organization: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Location: Charleston,  WV 
United States
Salary: Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
Posting Start Date: 11/19/2020
Date Posted: 11/17/2020
Requirements Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Experience with the use of statistical and reporting packages such as SPSS, Tableau and Argos is desired.
  • Knowledge of SQL and/or PL/SQL is preferred but not required.
  • Training in the use of Tableau and Argos may be provided by the agency.

Required Knowledge skills and abilities:
  • An earned doctorate in higher education, public policy, or a related field with at least one year of campus or central office-based institutional research experience is preferred.
  • Candidates with a master’s degree with at least three years ofrecent relevant institutional research experience will be considered

Applicant must possess knowledge of higher education administration and information needs; must be highly organized and detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal acumen, and the ability to work productively in a team environment.

This position requires the ability to access and analyze a wide array of student-level, institutional, state and national datasets as well as the ability to complete diverse tasks ranging from long-term, multi-stage research projects to fast-paced legislative data requests. Must be familiar with research design and data analysis. Intermediate statistics proficiency is required. Ability and willingness to learn new data analysis and reporting software and advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite are required. Must be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/18/2021
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Organization Information
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard East

Charleston,  WV 25301
United States
(304) 558-1112
Chris Treadway

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