STAFF SPECIALIST IV, HIGHER EDUCATION
Associate Director of Research and Policy Analysis
|Department||Maryland Higher Education Commission|
|Date Opened||9/10/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/7/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$59,914 to $78,078 with progression up to $96,197|
|HR Analyst||Cheryl Murphy|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The Associate Director serves as lead worker under the Director on a number of projects, and as such reviews the work of others, instructs and guides colleagues, and is available for immediate assistance or review of work as needed.
The Associate Director
- Coordinates the annual accountability process for public colleges and universities culminating in the production of the Performance Accountability Report.
- Provides data analysis and policy reports on specific issues as requested by the Governor’s Office and General Assembly.
- Aids in a number of mandated reports including the Best Practices and Annual Progress toward the 55% Completion Goal and the Report on Campus Climate and Sexual Violence at Maryland Colleges and Universities.
- Serves as a Commission representative or staff member on assigned task forces, workgroups, or special projects. Participates in the Data Advisory Group, an intersegmental workgroup consisting of institutional researchers from Maryland colleges and universities.
- Aids in the agency’s support and contribution to the Maryland Longitudinal Data System.
- Coordinates the response to data and information requests received from other state agencies, the General Assembly, postsecondary institutions and public at-large.
- Provides workflow management and lead worker responsibilities for the staff members in the Office of RPA.
- Conducts research and analysis of policy-relevant post-secondary education issues and summarizes findings.
Education: Possession of a doctoral degree.
Experience: Five years of administrative or teaching experience in post-secondary education programs.
Note: Two additional years of experience in post-secondary education may be substituted for the doctoral degree.
- Two years of knowledge and experience with Stata, SPSS, SAS or other statistical package
- Two years of experience across several areas of basic statistical methodologies (e.g., descriptive statistics, GLM/regression, statistical tests, analysis of variance)
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- A doctoral degree in a quantitatively oriented discipline or field (social science, public policy, psychology) from an accredited college or university
- At least two years of experience in general project management
- At least three years of experience in data analysis in education, higher education, government, or public policy, including experience designing and coordinating large-scale collaborative projects and research studies
- Knowledge and experience working with PowerBI or other data visualization tools
- At least one year of experience in policy analysis and development
- Two years experience providing guidance and oversight to analysts on work products.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.