Astute professional seeking a challenging research analyst position in the higher education sector. Superior data evaluation and research skills applied daily to different task. Career interests include determining qualitative and quantitative driven statistics, identifying objectives and providing and/or managing deliverables,
with advanced analytical skills and research experience regarding complex budget, policy, and research studies.
Program and Budget Analyst03/2012 to CurrentGALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
Applied advanced analytical skills and research experience Savvy problem solving skills Provide budgetary and program assistance to two divisions at the University, one of which is the largest Meet regularly with deans and budget unit heads to discuss expense and revenue expectations, resolve shortfalls in these areas, and plan for future budget cycles appropriately.
Produce monthly trend analyzes in order to monitor spending for all academic departments for past, current, and future expenses Product analyses include, impact of retirement incentive program which was offered in 2013, transportation/travel budget, professional development spending by class of employee, update tenure status for faculty members on tenure-track, student fees assessment, position control monitoring, as well as other analyses as needed.
Continuously monitored budgets for all schools within Academic Affairs (approximately $12 million on non-centralized payroll expenses) Developed a proprietary tracking tool for donation and endowment spending Informed senior officials via various communication outlets of complex budget, policy, and research analyses.
Formulate and develop future budgetary requirements for complex mechanisms of support, using historical data, trend analysis, forecasting, and relevant funding patterns, including benchmarking in reference to tuition and fees, salary comparisons, and budget trends.
Evaluate ways to reduce budget impacts by analyzing payroll patterns to track spending; monitor job postings to ensure continuance and need for appropriate number of employees.
Gather information, assess need for resources in each division and format data to match allotted funds for budget planning and development in cooperation with various budget unit heads.
Design official documents annually for U.S.
Department of Education and coordinate information from several sources and levels of management to supplement responses to queries.
Facilitate the Strategic Plan process and support University Planning and Budget Committee (UPBC); preserve document accuracy, distribute information to members and ensure timely planning of meetings, events and retreats.
Interact with the UPBC and suggest improvements to goals and strategies in line with current capabilities.
Meet regularly with deans and budget unit heads to discuss expense and revenue expectations, resolve shortfalls in these areas, and plan for future budget cycles appropriately.
Provide monthly monitoring reports for all academic departments.
Monitor and adjust expense and revenue budgets as needed throughout the budget cycle through long-range analysis, including budget revisions, forecasts, and targets.
Review qualitative and quantitative analysis in order to monitor budgets regarding actual activity; develop prospective models; offer recommendations for monetary planning and communicate variances to Academic Affairs Budget Director.
Researcher10/2009 to 03/2010DHHS Center for Faith
Successfully researched and compiled information for a database for White House project to be used in emergency situations in conjunction with Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships.
Explored information from thousands of religious organizations nationwide for inclusion in project.
Ensured visual presentation of the data was understandable for easy access by users without instruction or guidance.
Research Support Technician05/2008 to 06/2009VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE VTTIBlacksburg, VA
Achieved completion of Institutional Review Board (IRB) Certification and provided hands on participation in research studies regarding driving safety.
Recruited participants, scheduled interactions and screened participants; set up physical experiments for six different naturalistic driving studies.
Analyzed digital video and parametric data; compiled results using proprietary software to record and track behaviors; also translated outcomes into graphs and written summaries.
Developed skills in all aspects of research, data collation, data analysis, experimentation, study coordination, reporting, and the protection of confidential data among others.
Managed group of eight staff members as Lead On-Road Researcher for a study; met timeline and deliverables for project.
Technically proficient in MS Office (Advanced Excel 2010 Certification), SPSS, Internet Applications, PeopleSoft, and database management.
Master of Public Administration2012GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITYFairfax, Virginia
Coursework includes: administration in public and nonprofit organizations, public and nonprofit accounting, public policy process, third party governance, managing government contracting, human resources reforms in public administration, organizational theory and management behavior, research methods, data analysis, statistics
Bachelor of Science: Psychology2008VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITYBlacksburg, VirginiaPsychology
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Bilingual abilities in English and Polish. Learning American Sign Language.
Academic, accounting, American Sign Language, analytical skills, benchmarking, budget
planning and development, budgets, Budget, communication skills, data analysis, database, database management, digital video, driving, English, experimentation, experiments, forecasting, funds, government, graphs, human resources, instruction, Internet Applications, Director, managing, meetings, access, Excel, MS Office, organizational, payroll, PeopleSoft, Polish, problem solving skills, quantitative analysis, reporting, research, Researcher, safety, SPSS, statistics, Strategic, transportation, trend, written
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Job Titles Held:
Program and Budget Analyst
Research Support Technician
Master of Public Administration 2012 Coursework includes: administration in public and nonprofit organizations, public and nonprofit accounting, public policy process, third party governance, managing government contracting, human resources reforms in public administration, organizational theory and management behavior, research methods, data analysis, statistics Bachelor of Science : Psychology 2008
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