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Research Analyst

Company: Association For Institutional Research
Location: West Haven
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

eAIR is the newsletter of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). From its start in October 1987 to today, eAIR remains one of the most important tools for providing news to the higher education community.Create a free account or update your communication preferences to receive the eAIR newsletter.AIR welcomes brief conference/event announcements of interest to the IR and higher education communities.
Learn More -Recent DiscussionsListings Closing Soon7510 May 31, 2022, 00:00 AM Title : Research Analyst Salary range low : 55000 Salary range high : 65000 Reports in office : Institutional Planning and Research The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university that has been recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for academic excellence. Located between New York City and Boston in the shoreline city of West Haven, the University is a diverse and vibrant community of more than 7,500 students from across the globe. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the institution's vast number of internal and external cyclical and ad hoc reporting requirements. This position will use the department's data warehouse to provide support to the IR office and to administrative and academic offices to help fulfill their reporting needs and promote institutional planning efforts campus-wide. They will also be central to helping the Assistant Director of Institutional Research build a self-service reporting strategy that can ensure that all campus offices have direct access to information. The research analyst will also be at the forefront of the data governance initiative to help standardize data definitions and work with promoting data literacy to all offices on campus.

  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation and submission of 12 to 15 state reports (depending on reporting year) and nine federal reports by completing reports or coordinating the completion of reports by other IR staff and administrative offices.
  • With the assistance of other IR staff, compile and coordinate the publication and distribution of a new University Fact Book, milestone budget and enrollment reports, and other cyclical reports for the internal campus community.
  • Provide analytical and reporting support for standing and ad hoc committees (faculty and administrative), and support the implementation of the institution's strategic plan, as assigned.
  • Working with other IR staff and the Office of Information Technology, provide maintenance and support to the continued construction and development of the IR office's data warehouse.
  • Help build out an internal IR office website/webpage to share information and reports with key members of the institution's administrative and academic leadership. Work with leadership to respond to needs for strategic interactive data visualization reports.
  • Assist in the administration, maintenance, and analytic support of all external surveys conducted by the IR office (i.e., NSSE, CIRP)
  • Participate in general office activities in support of institutional research projects, such as analysis of data, completion of required reporting, distribution of reports, and consultation to staff and faculty.
  • Present data outputs and analysis, either quantitative or qualitative, in a user-friendly manner and work effectively and proficiently under demands associated with multiple deadlines.
  • Stay informed on the current issues and methodologies in institutional research and assessment, and maintain technical skills through environmental scanning and participation in regional and national organizations, conferences and professional development workshops.
  • Engage in, support and promote all data governance activities at the University of New Haven. Assist in the construction and maintenance of a data dictionary for the institution.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position Minimum QualificationsBachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, preferably in statistics, mathematics, or one of the social sciences and two (2) years of institutional research or higher education experience.Preferred:Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, preferably in data science, data analytics, statistics, mathematics, or one of the social sciences, or graduate level education or four (4) years of institutional research experience.Demonstrated proficiency in utilizing computer applications, including SQL database programming software, data visualization software (such as Power BI or Tableau), statistical analysis (like SPSS, SAS, or R), spreadsheet and word-processing (MS Office including Access and Visual Basic), and experience working with transactional data software (Colleague, Banner, or Jenzabar). Preferred proficiency in other higher educational data platforms such as SLATE, PowerFAIDS, or EAB Navigate.Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of college students and employees.Knowledge and Abilities
    • Ability to plan, organize, conduct, and participate in analytical studies using research methodology in an educational setting.
    • Knowledge of and experience in database design and software applications as related to research Interpretation and analysis.
    • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse faculty, staff, student, and community population in an administrative position.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team setting.
    • Ability to perform duties independently with limited supervision.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to produce effective and meaningful reports/documents.
    • Ability to interpret, articulate, and communicate a variety of regulations, policies, and procedures.

Keywords: Association For Institutional Research, West Haven , Research Analyst, Professions , West Haven, Connecticut

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