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Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

A full position description can be found at Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. For best consideration, submit materials by 11:59 PM June 17, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.

Job Duties

Indiana University Kokomo seeks qualified candidates for the full-time, benefit –eligible position of Research Analyst. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, the incumbent will support institutional research, planning, and decision making across campus, pursue directed and self-guided research to find key insights that may shape policy, provide stakeholders with actionable information, and produce materials needed for decision-making.

Primary duties include but are not limited to: developing robust data analytics tools to address policy questions, operations-based inquiries, and strategic initiatives using complex data available in the IU data warehouse as well as external sources; using research and data to evaluate programs, services, and policies; making recommendations based on research findings, particularly with regard to student success initiatives; creating reports, dashboards, visualizations, and presentations to share analyses with a diverse group of both technical and non-technical audiences; developing and administering IUK-wide surveys; coordinating the administration of IU-wide surveys at IUK; analyzing and sharing survey responses with campus audiences; retrieving and manipulating data for ad hoc requests from decision-makers; compiling data from multiple data sources and preparing reports in support of external compliance submissions, academic program reviews, accreditation, and strategic initiatives; maintaining historical queries, data, and reports to facilitate future reporting efforts and updating as needed; ensuring the integrity of data and reports distributed to campus constituents.

Job Qualifications

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; two years of experience in institutional research, data analysis, or a similar area in either higher education or business environments; however, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and exchange complex information with diverse audiences; ability to work both independently and collaboratively; ability to manage multiple projects at once; superior attention to detail and demonstrated ability to self-monitor quality control and accuracy; aptitude to learn new software and methods quickly; advanced knowledge of Excel and Access; technical proficiency with database applications and familiarity with related query languages, especially SQL.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree with quantitative coursework preferred; understanding of higher education and familiarity with an academic or similar environment preferred; knowledge of statistics and visualization tools such as SPSS, Stata, and Tableau preferred; previous experience using a student information system is a plus.

Institution Description

For information about IU Kokomo, visit our website at


For more information on benefits at IU Kokomo, please visit and select "Academic and Professional" under "Summary of Benefits for New Employees."
Application Due Date: 2019-08-17
Job Start Date: 2019-06-24
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Kokomo
State/Province/Region: IN
Institution: Indiana University Kokomo
Reports To: Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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