RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL ANALYST, Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE), to design, build, secure, and maintain research data systems that are fed by ongoing collections from member schools; public data sources; and student, parent, and alumni surveys. COFHE collects, synthesizes, and analyzes institutional data to support member campus decision-making. Incoming data require validation using the latest scripting languages; are securely warehoused, logged, and audited; and then pushed out to an array of data delivery platforms for use by authorized campus groups. Will assist in developing and implementing research data systems to support COFHE's mission and support COFHE's core research activities: collecting, testing, validating, securing and distributing data on admissions, financial aid, student outcomes, faculty demographics and student enrollments. Specific activities include processing definitional variations to make data comparable across member schools; supporting and extending the data dictionary and variable naming conventions; synthesizing findings in numeric, graphical, and written formats; and on occasion presenting to audiences with the COFHE community.
REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree (master's preferred); strong research and analytic skills; proficiency with a scripting language (Python, Perl, Ruby) and with SQL; strong verbal communication skills; project management experience and skills; and a background in and experience working with high-level security procedures. Familiarity with at least one of the following is required: Linux and BASH scripting, Oracle/Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, SCCM and group policy, and/or Windows PowerShell. Ability to write and automate test plans would be a plus. Work experience in higher education strongly preferred. Job #14569-O
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