Institutional Research Analyst

Posted on11/8/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector of Institutional Research
Reports in officeInstitutional Research
Application due date11/21/2017
Job start dateApproximately 1/4/2018
InstitutionXavier University
Institution descriptionFounded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier is recognized as one of the top 10 universities in the Midwest for the last 15 years by U.S. News & World Report. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually.
Job dutiesPrimary Job Responsibilities:
-Plan, prepare, and produce a variety of regular and ad-hoc queries, reports, and publications to meet external reporting requirements, such as IPEDS, accrediting agencies, state reporting, etc.; and internal informational needs.
-Work with colleagues throughout the University to determine information needs and identify the data to respond to those needs. Develop specifications and solutions for providing the data. Review output for validity, consistency, and accuracy.
- Develop data visualizations and dashboards to support data-driven decision making and strategic planning.
-Conduct statistical analyses to support institutional planning, analysis and process improvement.
QualificationsBachelor's degree in a research-related field, such as statistics, mathematics, social science, behavioral science, information science, or an equivalent combination of academic degree achievement and professional knowledge.

1 to 3 years of experience in research methodology, statistical analysis, trending, interpretation of data and findings, and familiarity with data collection and preparation. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels, and to work as a team. Strong self-initiative and service orientation. Familiarity with data visualization tools. Experience with large databases, MS Access, and quantitative analytical tools, such as SPSS or SAS. Experience in survey design, development, implementation and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in research-related field with strong quantitative data analysis training, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public administration, statistics, or related discipline.
Demonstrated proficiency in research methodology. Experience with higher education data. Experience with Tableau.
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsSalary is dependent on experience and qualifications.
Xavier offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement benefits, and tuition remission. More information is available at this website.
Application procedureTo ensure consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references, through this website by November 21, 2017.