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Institutional Research Analyst

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Applications will start to be reviewed on September 28, 2023, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

Job Duties

SUNY Cortland is accepting applications for a full time Institutional Research Analyst. Under general supervision, the analyst will support the functions of Institutional Research and Analysis (IRA) at SUNY Cortland. IRA provides university-wide data support, reporting, and analysis for decision-making, institutional planning, and evaluation of academic, student support, and administrative programs in ways that support the mission of SUNY Cortland. This on-campus position reports to the Director of Institutional Research and Analysis.

In support of general data reporting, the Analyst will be expected to extract, collect, analyze and summarize institutional data using a variety of data sources and tools. This includes internal reporting (eg, annual department data reports) and external reporting to SUNY, state and federal agencies, in addition to accreditation and non-governmental organizations. The analyst will also assist in summarizing the results of surveys and research studies, responding to ad-hoc data requests, and managing data files used by IRA as primary data sources.

The successful candidate will have good analytical skills and attention to detail, in addition to effective written and spoken communication.

Major Responsibilities:
Specific Projects or Tasks of the Analyst include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading collection and sharing of data for the annual Common Data Set and affiliated requests to external stakeholders (eg, US News, College Board, Princeton Review);
  • Completing annually mandated SUNY reports (eg, Basic Student Charges);
  • Completing or assisting in completion of NY State Education (NYSED) report series;
  • Completing or assisting in completion of Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) report series; and
  • Maintaining, updating, and enhancing the IRA office web page.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; experience with MS Office Suite of applications, including advanced techniques and features of Excel (eg, pivot tables, lookup formulas, charts); experience with software or platforms for statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R); and knowledge of research design/methods, data analysis and reporting techniques for quantitative data.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree; related experience working in higher education setting, preferably institutional research or assessment; proficiency with administrative student information systems, preferably BANNER; experience combining and recoding large data files; experience with reporting tools; experience conducting statistical analyses; experience with survey design platforms (e.g., SelectSurvey, SurveyMonkey); experience updating and maintaining web pages; and basic knowledge of qualitative data analysis techniques.

Institution Description

State University of New York at Cortland traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers programs leading to the award of the bachelor of fine arts, bachelor's and master's degrees in the arts and sciences, education and in professional studies, as well as certificates of advanced study.

SUNY Cortland is a moderate-sized institution with approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and roughly 700 graduate students. As a public institution, Cortland is a charter member of the State University of New York. In its 155-year history, SUNY Cortland has graduated more than 88,000 students, and alumni live in all 50 states and nearly 60 countries.

The campus is located in Cortland, a small city in the geographic center of New York state, adjacent to the Finger Lakes and within an hour's drive of Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton.

The campus covers 191 acres located within walking distance of the city of Cortland's business district.


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Application Due Date: 2023-11-15
Job Start Date: 2023-11-15
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Cortland
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: SUNY Cortland
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Analysis
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research and Analysis

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