TITLE Research Analyst - Institutional Research
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1643
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director of Institutional Research
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Provost
The Research Analyst provides technical, analytic, and coordinative support for research activities and reporting, including data collection, analysis, and presentation on behalf of the Office of Institutional Research.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in social sciences, information technology, math, statistics, or an education-related field requiring coursework in statistics and research methods. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: With a Bachelor’s degree, four years of full-time experience in an applied research/data management environment is required; with a Master’s degree, two years of full-time experience in an applied research/data management environment is required. Significant experience with ERP systems and familiarity with Banner, including Banner ODS and EDW is preferred. Experience with business intelligence reporting tools such as Argos or Cognos is preferred. Experience with SPSS Clementine or equivalent is preferred.
Skills: Proficiency using relational databases (e.g., Oracle), SPSS (or equivalent), and Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical information in oral, written, and graphic form to individuals with varying backgrounds are required. The ability to reason analytically, proficiency in producing technical reports, the demonstrated successful management of multiple short- and long-term projects, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Supports the completion of research-oriented tasks assigned to the Office of Institutional Research by planning, preparing, and producing a variety of regular and ad hoc reports and publications to meet external regulations and internal needs.
2. Supports the dissemination of information by compiling, analyzing, and publishing an extensive range of institutional data on the web and/or in print.
3. Develops procedures to enhance the University’s ability to access and analyze information.
4. Maintains research-related databases as required.
5. Determines information needs and desired analyses by interviewing those requesting data collection and reporting.
6. Participates in professional organizations, conferences, and workshops to keep informed of current ideas, research, and practices related to the field.
7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of Institutional Research.
9. Performs related duties as assigned to support the overall effectiveness of the Office of Institutional Research.
The Research Analyst is supervised by the Director of Institutional Research and will provide some supervision of a Graduate Assistant.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MARCH 2014