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Research Analyst

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Job Duties

The Office of Institutional Research serves as a resource for the Tufts University community. We provide accurate and timely information to stakeholders across the university, support informed planning and decision-making at all levels, and fulfill key external reporting requirements. We employ an innovative and resourceful staff with expertise in data analysis and survey research, who can communicate the results of their research clearly and effectively.

The Research Analyst, in collaboration with a broad array of university constituents, contributes to the development and execution of all phases of institutional research projects, including design, implementation, analysis, visualization, and report preparation.

Job Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of related experience
  • Experience with online survey tools, data visualization software, statistical software, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of survey best practices, research design, statistical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to:
    • Work effectively on several projects simultaneously
    • Compose accurate and clearly written reports and documents
    • Work independently within basic guidelines and parameters and with minimal supervision
    • Gather and analyze available data and draw logical conclusions
    • Establish & maintain effective collaborative working team relationships
    • Engage in proactive problem solving and critical thinking/analysis
    • Manage complex projects
    • Meet critical deadlines
    • Manage multiple assignments and priorities
  • Must be detail-oriented, possess maturity in judgment, creativity, and the ability to get along with widely diverse personalities; must be able to maintain a high degree of integrity while professionally handling confidential data
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or higher in program evaluation, education, public health, statistics, computer science or related field
  • Familiarity with higher education issues, IPEDS, assessment, and performance indicators
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Experience with Tableau, Qualtrics, and/or NVIVO

Institution Description

The core of Tufts is captured in our mission and vision statements, which exemplify the spirit of what Tufts is, as well as the values and priorities that will guide us over the coming years.

Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformative experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.

To be an innovative university of creative scholars across a broad range of schools who have a profound impact on one another and the world.


Application Due Date: 2019-07-01
Job Start Date: 2019-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Medford
State/Province/Region: MA
Institution: Tufts University
Reports To: Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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