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Institutional Research Analyst

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Job Duties

This position receives and responds to moderately complex informational requests from external agencies/institutions and internal departments for specialized information regarding the institution or institutional unit and provide close support to university survey operations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
--Research and complete information request from internal and external (governmental, public and private) agencies.
--Interpret reporting requirements from Federal, State and other agencies to complete informational requests.
--Disseminate policies from Federal and State reporting agencies to internal constituencies who operate under the influence of these policies.
--Provide close support to university survey operations and disseminate and document survey reports, and effectively communicate alternatives and conclusions to decision-makers and other units of the University community.
--Develop programming for verifying consistency and validity of information.
--Access and perform moderately complex query functions of databases and/or data warehouses based on informational need requirements.
--Evaluate and perform necessary verification processes of data sources to provide consistent and valid information.
--Serve as liaison to internal departments and external agencies for assigned functional areas. Complete certain ad hoc data requests from internal and external users.
--Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Knowledge of quantitative and analytical process, including information systems, typically acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, educational research, management information systems or related field or a combination of formal education and experience is required. A Master's Degree is preferred.

Moderate skills in the design and implementation of institutional research projects typically acquired through at least two years of related experience, including experience working with web applications and database systems is necessary. Prior experience working in higher education is strongly preferred.

The ability to interpret, administer and advise on complex Federal, State and institutional regulations and definitions in order to comply with reporting requirements is required.

Skills in statistical analysis and in the use of SPSS or SAS software is preferred.

Good interpersonal communication, project management and organizational skills are required.

Institution Description

Founded in 1849, Eastern Michigan University is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website (

The office of Institutional Research and Information Management (IRIM) serves as the official source of comprehensive information about the University and provides analytical support to the University. For further details about the IRIM office, visit


To view Eastern Michigan University benefits, please visit:
Application Due Date: 2019-04-18
Job Start Date: 2019-05-15
Salary: $40000 - $60000
City: Ypsilanti
State/Province/Region: MI
Institution: Eastern Michigan University
Reports To: Assistant Vice President and Executive Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Information Management

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