Institutional Research Analyst
The Institutional Research (IR) Analyst collects, compiles, analyzes and reports data on students, instructional offerings, personnel, and any other aspects of the university as requested. The IR Analyst also assists the university’s senior leadership team by performing special projects that improve organizational efficiency, ensure compliance with State and Federal reporting mandates, and enhance the university’s strategic decision-support and analytics capacity.
The IR Analyst will support analytic activities that focus on enhancing enrollment and increasing program completion of an academically talented and diverse pool of students. The incumbent will extract, organize, maintain, analyze, interpret, report, and distribute faculty, student, and curricular information in support of this work. The analyst will also collect and submit federally mandated faculty, staff, student, and course related data for the U.S. Department of Education Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and in response to various other external surveys (USNEWS, NCAA, etc.).
- Assists in data collection and reporting for external agencies including IPEDS, CDHE, Common Data Set and college guides.
- Develops queries and dashboards for regular reporting on students, faculty, and courses.
- Coordinate with IT the creation of the data architecture, models, and reporting necessary to add to efficient decision-support capacity for the university.
- Supports data integrity and data governance efforts by testing and confirming data integrity and accuracy of data that will inform planning and policies.
- Creates and administers surveys of students, faculty, and staff using survey tools such as Survey Tracker or Qualtrics. Analyze and report on survey results.
- Undertakes and prepares interpretive analyses and presents findings in narrative, graphic and oral forms using desktop applications (Microsoft Access and Excel), statistical applications (R,SAS,SPSS,STATA), and SQL-based extraction tools such as, Cognos, Power Bl, Rapid Insight, and/or Tableau.
- Effectively interacts with the university community and external constituencies.
- Creates, runs, and distributes standard reports as needed.
- Fills ad-hoc data requests.
- Other duties as required.
- Bachelors’ Degree in statistics, quantitative social science, computer science or related field (Masters’ preferred) and one to three years of experience working in research or analytical environment.
- Strong analytical skills and an understanding of post-secondary education.
- Proficiency in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
- Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to positively convey findings and influence senior leadership & faculty.
- Demonstrated experience querying, processing, analyzing, and reporting on large data sets.
- Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Brio Query, OBIEE, etc. in conjunction with visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
- Familiarity and experience with intermediate statistical methods; advanced proficiency with statistical tools such as Strata, SAS, R or similar tools.
- Ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software such as Tableau, Excel, Stata, or similar software in conjunction with strong verbal ability.
- Ability to use visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
- Flexible analytical approach allowing for results at varying levels of precision.
- Familiarity with strategic planning concepts.
- Strong project management skills.
To apply, please attach your resume and cover letter to the UE application located at http://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm. Please include three professional references. Applications and resumes should be directed to: Michael Austin, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
The University of Evansville operates under a nondiscriminatory policy with regard to race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, creed or religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and all federally protected groups/classes. Minorities and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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