Institutional Research Analyst

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 7008-09087
Job Family: ADM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 583


Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice Provost, or designee, identifies, collects, maintains, and analyses data from various sources as well as effectively communicates analysis for academic planning, program review, student success and resource allocation.


Incumbents in this position are expected to independently manage day-to-day administration of data and perform moderately complex analysis, forecasting, and modeling.  The incumbent’s analysis should regularly impact administration’s decisions regarding a defined service, function, or population.


  1. Identify and anticipate data and information reporting needs of the University’s schools, colleges, departments, and senior administrators
  2. Provides moderately complex analysis in support of academic planning, reporting and decision-making, which may include the creation of new studies or modification of current projects or practices
  3. Effectively communicates analysis through formal presentations, narratives, and written reports tailored to the target audience
  4. Organize new and census data to comply with established institutional research standards and protocols
  5. Develop standardized practices for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to ensure data accuracy and integrity in all reports that are created and disseminated
  6. Serve as resource to provide data-related technical and analytical support to various stakeholders in the University community
  7. Takes a proactive role in a variety of advanced institutional research projects, including, but not limited to survey research, competitive positioning, strategic resource allocation, data warehouse development, business intelligence and dashboard development
  8. Provide technical assistance to other staff in completing the national surveys such as U.S. News, Peterson Guide, and IPEDS, etc.
  9. Supervise and train student assistants as needed to complete assigned projects
  10. Serves on various University committees as needed or required
  11. Keeps abreast of industry developments and trends through participation in professional development, conferences, and workshops
  12. Other related duties as assigned


  1. Master’s degree in quantitative disciplines such as Business Administration, Public Policy, Statistics, Educational Research, or a related discipline
  2. Three years full time professional experience of which one year must be in institutional research related area
  3. Experience in using SPSS, SAS or other comparable statistical analysis program for reporting and decision support
  4. Knowledge of programming in SAS or SPSS
  5. Considerable knowledge of applied statistical analysis, such as t-test, f-test, and other advanced multivariate statistical techniques and research design methodologies
  6. Evidence of independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems.
  7. Ability to work with data from multiple electronic sources
  8. Knowledge of business intelligence and reporting tools such as WebFOCUS, Cognos or OBIEE
  9. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written


  1. Doctoral degree in related area
  2. Working knowledge of ERP such as PeopleSoft, SAP, Banner

Scored: 10/10/13