Senior Institutional Research Analyst & Consultant

Posted on5/10/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector Institutional Research
Reports in officeOffice of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research
Application due dateMay 22, 2018
Job start dateJune 1, 2018
CityNotre Dame
InstitutionUniversity of Notre Dame
Institution descriptionThe gilded Golden Dome and statue of Mary atop the Main Building proclaim the Notre Dame campus as a place where faith is treasured and diverse traditions shared and respected. Our students represent all 50 states and over 100 countries. Rigorous academics, NCAA Division I athletics, and numerous events and activities create an environment in which our students are ignited with a passion to learn and to live to their fullest capacity.

Notre Dame is one of the few universities to regularly rank in the top 25 in the U.S. News & World Report survey of America’s best colleges and the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings of the best overall athletics programs.

Founded in 1842, Notre Dame stands on 1,250 acres considered by many to be among the most beautiful possessed by any university in the nation. From the collegiate Gothic architecture and park-like landscape to exquisite outdoor sculpture and breathtaking views, Notre Dame’s campus is a visual splendor.

Notre Dame has a unique spirit. It is traditional, yet open to change. It is dedicated to religious belief no less than scientific knowledge. It has always stood for values in a world of facts. It has kept faith with Father Sorin’s vision.
Job dutiesWho We Are:
The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research (OSPIR) provides strategic insight to the university’s senior leaders. We have a dedicated team, our work is highly sought-after, and our impact on the University is significant. There are a number of new opportunities on the horizon. The University’s leadership has asked us to pursue the hard questions – what should Notre Dame be thinking about today to ensure we achieve our vision? Through our partnership with the University’s Business Intelligence team, we are bringing greater transparency and access to the University’s data. This is an exciting time to join our team!

What You’ll Do:
You will have the potential to make a substantial impact, influencing strategic decisions by sharing the insights from your data analyses.
As such, you will:
• Analyze the University’s corporate and survey data in a wide range of domains
• Leverage comparative information to provide context to Notre Dame’s data
• Develop reports for the University community
• Maintain strong relationships with the University’s data stewards
• Partner with University leaders to understand their goals and challenges and then use your analytical expertise to help them succeed

Why We’re Excited About You:
• You think creatively to propose innovative ways to answer strategic questions
• You are passionate about deriving insights from data
• You have experience using quantitative data analysis to answer questions
• You communicate your findings clearly to broad audiences
• You identify opportunities for continuous improvement
• You are a self-starter who takes initiative and is capable of learning on the job
• You build strong relationships and are a collaborative team player
• You have experience owning complex projects from start to finish
• You are intellectually curious and constantly adding to your analytical toolbox
• You have an advanced degree, preferably with emphasis on quantitative analysis
• You have expertise in R, Python, or SPSS for data management and analysis
QualificationsThe following special knowledge, abilities, or skills are required:
- Desire to change, adapt, and continuously improve the University’s data collection, reporting, and analytic efforts
- Highly developed ability to design and execute sophisticated research efforts utilizing appropriate methodologies including multivariate analytic techniques, parametric and non-parametric statistics, predictive modeling, sampling strategies, and data visualization
- Impeccable confidentiality
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
- Demonstrated ability to lead cross-disciplinary teams on complex projects

The following are preferred skills/qualifications:
- PhD and/or advanced degree background in statistics highly desirable.
- Knowledge of, exposure to, and deep interest in higher education.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with higher education enterprise data systems, and means of extracting data from them.

- At least 4 years of experience with the following, preferred:
- Principal investigator on a sizable research project from start to finish, including design, data collection, troubleshooting, analysis, and reporting.
- Responsibility for management of large databases, including data integrity assessment and resolution, naming protocols, layered file management, storage and retrieval protocols, and maintaining security and confidentiality arrangements.
- Experience in consultative and advising relationships with academic units is preferred.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsFor information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit this website.
Application procedurePlease apply online at to Job #S18001 or visit this website. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program ( in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).