Research Analyst

Posted on5/17/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toDirector, Analytic Studies & Institutional Research
Reports in officeAnalytic Studies & Institutional Research
Application due dateMay 23, 2018
Job start dateBetween June 30 - August 1
CitySan Diego
InstitutionSan Diego State University
Institution descriptionFor information on San Diego State University, please click here. (
Job dutiesThe primary purpose of the Research Technician II position is data collection and reporting. This includes reviewing, updating and submitting Chancellor’s Office Enrollment Reporting System (ERS) files, Chancellor’s Office B-P files, IPEDS review as well as responding to internal requests from university decision-makers and managing and validating data from various sources including campus departments, National Student Data Clearinghouse, IPEDS and others as necessary. This position requires strong attention to detail, deep understanding of institutional data and processes, ability to work independently, awareness and application of higher education issues and SDSU academic policies specifically. Under the general supervision of the ASIR Director, this position requires the ability to query and validate data against standard conventions, communicate with stakeholders, implement technical solutions and translate complex institutional data into usable information for university decision-makers. Work as part of the Tableau interactive reporting team to design and maintain campus reports including ASIR website reports updated each term, SSEA dashboards and Academic Program Review. Must analyse information to design visualizations to maximize user understanding and usage. Other related duties as assigned. Strong analytical, communication and technical skills are essential.
QualificationsMinimum Qualifications

Experience: Two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledges and abilities delineated above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
Must be experienced with statistical software such as R, SPSS, or SAS and have strong technical and analytical skills.
Master’s degree.
Previous employment in higher education.
Institutional Research experience.
Knowledge of SQL Server and Tableau Desktop
Salary range$40,000 - $60,000
Salary benefitsStarting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $4,279 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,721 - $6,347 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here. (
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