Duties: Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, the Strategic Analyst will support decision-making and strategic initiatives by utilizing his/her policy knowledge, facility with data analysis, and communications and project management skills in furtherance of institution-wide goals and projects. He/she will have an interest in the development, implementation and evaluation of policy, an understanding of higher education issues and trends, and the analytic abilities to advance the University's mission and priorities. Using information and data from various sources and by partnering with colleagues and key stakeholder groups, the Strategic Analyst will identify trends and opportunities, and provide analyses and recommend strategies for furthering the aims of the Penn Compact 2020.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree (or higher academic degree) and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Strong understanding of the higher education landscape, emerging trends, and higher education policy issues; demonstrated experience in policy analysis and development. Experience integrating, analyzing and reporting in a strategic policy context on data from a variety of sources, including institutional data and data prepared by others. Experience and expertise with quantitative and qualitative analysis, and appropriate tools. Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to convey information clearly regarding complex matters to diverse administrators, faculty, and stakeholders to convey understanding of both the issue and the proposed action/response. Ability to create and edit reports, presentations and other documents that evaluate and clearly support recommendations on important issues. Self-starter who is good at working with a broad group of stakeholders around complex and sensitive topics in a decentralized environment.
Reference Number: 81-26821
Salary Grade: 028
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: President's Office
Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research