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Title: Data Analyst, Data & Policy Analysis
Supervisor: Vice President, Data & Policy Analysis
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: March 3, 2021
The Data Analyst, Data & Policy Analysis is an early career data analytics position ideal for a person with technical skills and experience in transforming data to actionable information for different constituent groups. The three primary areas of focus for this survey design, data analysis, and publishing data reports. The incumbent will manage and combine multiple higher education-related institution-level education datasets to create analytic data files and variables using standard data management tools. The Data Analyst will perform standard analyses, prepare and present user-friendly results, and develop accurate documentation of the programming and processes in support of promoting and maintaining a data sharing culture within APLU and its members. The incumbent will also work with other members of the Data and Policy Analysis team and APLU staff to develop methods and models to promote a culture of data sharing, partner with internal and external stakeholders to plan and execute actionable analyses and contribute to the management of data needs across the association. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 245 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 5.0 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $49.2 billion in university-based research.
The Office of Data & Policy Analysis (DPA) provides data and analytical support for various APLU offices. Specifically, DPA is responsible for much of APLU’s collection and analysis of data, policy support for the Office of Government Relations, and management of APLU’s criteria for membership process. Additionally, DPA supports The Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analytics (CIMA). CIMA creates space for APLU institutions to come together to form communities of practice around effective and efficient use of data and fiscal resources to guide campus planning and decision making. DPA also oversees two external data resources. VSA Analytics, which is a robust, interactive, and custom tool to support college and university leaders’ use of data in strategic planning and decision making. The Student Achievement Measure (SAM), is a transparency initiative where higher education institutions track students across institutions to create a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at email@example.com with the subject line: Data Analyst. Applications will be reviewed as received. Priority will be given to applications received by March 3, 2021. APLU provides a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting, employing, training, compensating and promoting staff regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Read more about APLU’s Commitment to Diversity here.