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Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

An electronic application be completed here:

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. List of References

Optional Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Writing/Media Samples

Job Duties

The Research Analyst (RA) is a member of the staff of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and is responsible for report development, analysis, and dissemination for areas across the campus and externally. The RA must utilize discretion and independent judgement in the development and management of complex research studies and projects utilizing the databases and resources available to the office. Data management responsibilities include collecting and preparing data for analysis, including assessing data quality, as well as recoding and merging data.

The RA analysis and reporting responsibilities range across a variety of subject areas and projects covering the entire higher education decision support spectrum, including students, faculty, the research enterprise, admissions, finances, staff, and other key institutional subject areas. The RA will regularly collaborates with other University offices, thus strong communication and teamwork skills are necessary. The ability to present complex data in a succinct, meaningful way to a variety of audiences is essential.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in social science or related fields or professional or academic experience in one or more of the following areas: Social Science, Research Methodology, Statistics, Business or Data Management. 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office or related software suites.
• Experience with databases and data retrieval/analysis.
• Strong interpersonal skills and professional writing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in education or related professions with graduate coursework in research design, statistics, data management and/or institutional planning.
• Knowledge of website maintenance and development tools and practices.
• Knowledge of Datatel/Colleague university data system.
• Knowledge of the SAP Business Objects environment for reporting; elements and identify potential cause-effect relationships.

Institution Description

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 5,000 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies at an affordable price.

The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions.


Governors State University offers competitive benefits.  Information on available benefits can be located here:
Application Due Date: 2019-06-01
Job Start Date: 2019-06-17
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: University Park
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: Governors State University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Effectiveness

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