La Plata, MD United States
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Research Analyst

The College of Southern Maryland

Job Title: Research Analyst
Job Location: La Plata , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Grants, programs, research admin
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-10-30
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Research Analyst

The College of Southern Maryland

Tracking Code FY18-30

Job Description

The Research Analyst is a full-time exempt position in the Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Research Department (PIER).  The position is responsible for leading projects and designing analyses that respond to internal and external needs for policy research, information, and compliance.  The position requires quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills, an understanding of higher education, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Additional competencies include fluency in a range of technological tools used in assessment and institutional research such as statistical analysis software and student information systems, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to lead and implement projects, and the ability to collaborate with internal and external colleagues. The information and analyses prepared by the incumbent carry fiscal and policy implications.  Reports and analyses are used to assists the President’s Council and the college community in planning and decision making.  The Research Analyst reports directly to the Senior Associate Director in PIER.


The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


When applying for this position, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • Describe your experiences in using technology (e.g., SPSS, SAS, MS Excel, MS Access, etc.) to analyze and report data and information.
  • Describe your experiences in managing multiple projects concurrently.


College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.


This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm EST Thursday, 11/02/17. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in social sciences, mathematics, or computer sciences); Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least two years of recent experience in an applied research/data management environment.
  • Ability to manipulate large, complex data sets using a variety of software applications (SPSS, SAS, Excel), including the use of relational databases (e.g., Datatel’s Colleague). Ability to perform statistical analysis. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, reason analytically, and work effectively with people possessing differing levels of technical knowledge is required. Effective oral communication skills and proficiency in producing technical reports is required. Knowledge of conventional business practices and cultures desirable.
  • Knowledge of survey design and research methodology.
  • Ability to work independently much of the time.
  • Ethics disclosure filed with the State of Maryland.


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