Research Analyst (Policy Planning Specialist I)
Role Code: 19131-SW
Pay Band: 04
Position Number: 29800158
Agency: Laurel Ridge Community College
Division Laurel Ridge Community College (Div)
Work Location Frederick - 069
Hiring Range: The hiring range for this position is $55,000-$66,000. Salary will commensurate with education and experience
Emergency/Essential Personnel: No
EEO Category: B-Professionals
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Work Schedule: Position is eligible for 1 day of telework weekly. This schedule is 40 hours a week, available in four 10-hour days weekly or five 8-hour days weekly.
Sensitive Position: No
Job DescriptionThe research analyst collects, analyzes, and reports on aggregate data about Laurel Ridge, including information about students, programs, courses, graduates, employers, four-year transfers, and hiring. This requires an understanding of programming and database concepts and the ability to be a power user of tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, SAS, Tableau, and Adobe Acrobat. Attention to detail and accuracy are important, along with managing a workload of projects and requests. Experience with administering and analyzing surveys is a plus, as is previous federal or state reporting such as IPEDS. This is an exciting and interesting job for someone who loves data and enjoys answering a wide range of questions about the college.
According to DHRM policy 1.61 Teleworking, effective July 5, 2022, Virginia state employees will return to the workplace. Consistent with pre-pandemic policies, telework may be an option for certain eligible positions. Eligible positions are determined by the type of work and job requirements of the position, as defined by heads of agencies. Positions requiring more than two days of telework weekly will require approval from the Department of Education's Cabinet Secretary. Positions requiring more than two days of telework weekly require approval from the Office of the Governor's Chief of Staff.
Compensation and Benefits
The hiring range for this position is $55,000-$66,000. Salary will commensurate with education and experience. The position is classified staff and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies. For more information, please visit www.dhrm.virginia.gov.
About Laurel Ridge Community College
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Laurel Ridge Community College is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with four locations - the Fauquier and Middletown campuses, the Luray-Page County Center and the Vint Hill Site - as well as outreach sites throughout the college's service region. The service region includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren, and the city of Winchester.
Laurel Ridge's Middletown Campus and the Luray-Page County Center are nestled within the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, historical sites, and a welcoming network of towns and cities where families grow, and diverse businesses thrive. Laurel Ridge's Fauquier Campus and the Vint Hill Site are located within the Upper Piedmont region of Virginia. Situated in Fauquier County, and located just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C., this area offers the opportunity for living in a beautiful rural landscape with easy access to our nation's capital.
Laurel Ridge offers nearly 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, as well as workforce training programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge offers a variety of day, evening, weekend, and online classes. As one of the fastest growing community colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), Laurel Ridge serves more than 8,400 unduplicated students through our credit courses, and over 1,300 employers through Workforce Solutions' business and professional development programs. In terms of student enrollment, Laurel Ridge is the seventh largest of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. Laurel Ridge is a consistently high performer in the performance-based funding metrics established by the Virginia Community College System.
Alternative Hiring Process (AHP)
In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process.
To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide/upload their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).
Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability.
If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
Laurel Ridge Community College Strategic Initiatives
Our Inspiring Culture.
Enriching Lives and Community Vitality.
We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. These concepts are deeply embedded within our institution and governance systems and guided by strategic plans established through the Virginia Community College System and the college.
Opportunity 2027, approved by the State Board for Community Colleges, calls for Virginia Community Colleges to achieve equity in access, learning outcomes, and success for students from every race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic group.
As we fully transition into our new identity as "Laurel Ridge Community College," we also embark on work guided by our own six-year strategic plan. This plan, Engage 2027, was created following a year-long process involving many students, staff, faculty, and community members. The thoughtful contributions of these stakeholders helped create the foundation for our local college efforts over the next six years. Engage 2027 rests on a foundation of four core concepts: "Invite, Include, Innovate, and Impact," and calls for college stakeholders to recommit to building a more diverse and inclusive college that welcomes every student, ensures every student success, supports faculty and staff, and leaves a strong, enduring, imprint on our communities.
The college is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Laurel Ridge will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. While honoring bona fide occupational exceptions as needed, the college shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including lactation, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The college also promotes a safe working environment and prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and harassment.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
- Advanced experience with Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience with databases
- Experience with programming languages
- Experience with desktop publishing
- Proven academic excellence and subject matter knowledge, which may be evidenced by training, experience, associates degree, and/or certification.
- Any candidates selected to move forward to an interview will be asked at that time to provide a sample Excel spreadsheet and a sample PowerPoint presentation that demonstrate their skill level.
Preferred QualificationsPreferred qualifications include experience with software for data manipulation such as SAS or SPSS, experience with analysis and research studies, experience with survey administration, and knowledge of higher education data systems
Operation of a State Vehicle: Yes
Supervises Employees: No
Required Travel Travel as per any required duties of the position, such as to sites/campuses and any training .
Posting Number: CLS_1499P
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Close Date: 08/16/2022
Contact Name: Kristin Iden
Special Instructions to ApplicantsUpload Cover Letter (this is optional, but recommended) and resume (this is optional, but recommended) and Unofficial Transcripts (this is optional). Reference checks, background screenings, and eVerify are required for all Laurel Ridge positions. Satisfactory reference, background screenings are a condition of employment.
In support of the Commonwealth's commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
Background Check Statement Disclaimer
The selected candidate's offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/
The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.
VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.