Research Analyst

Posted on12/18/2017
Job typeHalf-time
Reports toDirector of Policy Research
Reports in officeOffice of Policy Research, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Application due dateOpen until filled
Job start dateJanuary 2018
CityNew York
State/ProvinceNew York
InstitutionCity University Of New York (CUNY)
Institution description- The Office of Policy Research provides support to CUNY’s Chancellery on key policy questions, including admission standards, developmental education, transfer patterns, persistence and completion trends, financial aid, and economic impact of CUNY.
- CUNY is the largest public urban university system in the country, serving 220,000 students. The system includes 18 distinct community and senior college campuses spread throughout NYC’s 5 boroughs.
Job duties- Assist in analysis design to assess and inform CUNY policies and programs
- Write SPSS and/or Stata programs to analyze and manage data, including joining data from multiple sources
- Prepare tabular and graphical presentations of data
- Format, proofread, and check data reporting materials and research reports
- Assist in fulfillment of data and reporting requests from the CUNY Central Office, CUNY colleges, and outside public and private agencies
- Perform other tasks, as assigned

Other tasks may include:
- Develop surveys
- Summarize and analyze survey data, including open-ended responses
- Write SQL queries to select and report student data
Qualifications- Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree and two years of related experience.
- Candidates should possess knowledge of basic statistics and have experience analyzing data using Stata, SPSS, or R (including writing syntax).
- Candidates should be proficient with basic computer software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, and Access) and be comfortable operating in a Windows environment.
- Candidates should possess oral and written skills necessary for communicating complex ideas and technical issues.
- Graduate work in a discipline requiring quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, research methods, or survey questionnaire design is preferred.
- Knowledge of SQL and database experience is a plus.
- Familiarity with current issues in American higher education is a plus.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Salary benefits$40-$50/hour, commensurate with experience
Application procedureE-mail cover letter and resume to: Kadesha Riddle at