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Institutional Research Analyst

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Job Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Assist in data collection and reporting for external agencies including IPEDS, CDHE, NCAA, Common Data Set and college guides.

Perform data extraction, manipulation, and analysis using statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, SQL, and/or R.

Create and administer surveys of students, faculty, and staff using survey such as Survey Tracker or Qualtrics.  Analyze and report on survey results. 

Prepare interpretive analyses and present findings in narrative, graphic and oral forms using computer applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, Cognos, and Tableau.

Effectively interact with the university community and external constituencies.

Create, run, and distribute standard reports as needed.

Fill ad-hoc data requests.

Communicate technical results to non-technical groups.

The position reports to the Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Decision Support.

Job Qualifications


  • Earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in related field, such as computer science, economics, mathematics, statistics, psychology, sociology, or natural science.
  • One year of coursework in quantitative analysis and research methods.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills required.


  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Three years of work experience in institutional research or similar position within higher education.


Institution Description


The Institutional Research Analyst reports to the Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Decision Support. Under general supervision, the successful applicant will collect, compile, analyze and report data on students, instructional offerings, personnel, and any other aspects of the university as requested. The Institutional Research Analyst will also assist the university’s information team by performing special projects that improve department efficiency and compliance and other assignments as assigned by the Director of Institutional Research.


Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
Application Due Date: 2019-06-18
Job Start Date: 2019-08-01
Salary: $45000 - $50000
City: Grand Junction
State/Province/Region: CO
Institution: Colorado Mesa University
Reports To: Institutional Research Director
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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