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Title V Data Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters.  
A background check will be required.  


Job Duties

Under general supervision, the Title V Data Research Analyst will extract, compile, analyze and report data on students, academic and co-curricular programs, personnel, and any other aspects of the university as requested.

Responsibilities include querying large-scale institutional databases; troubleshooting and manipulating data; creating reports; filling cyclical and ad-hoc data requests and reporting requirements; designing and conducting analytical, research and evaluation studies including developing and validating predictive models, preparing interpretive analyses and presenting findings in narrative, graphic and dashboard formats; and effectively interacting with the university community and external constituencies in carrying out these responsibilities.

A strong customer service orientation is essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines and accurately handle details. The ability to think in a logical, sequential manner is essential and may be demonstrated through experience such as computer programming; i.e., writing code, scripts, or syntax.

Duties and responsibilities include: data analyses, reporting and visualization, grant support, and accreditation support. Please see the job posting for more details.

Job Qualifications


  • Strong understanding of relational database structures, theories, principles, and practices
  • Coursework or demonstrated experience in the use of statistics and relevant applications (i.e., SPSS), research methodologies, predictive modeling, and sound survey research practices
  • Familiarity with common institutional research and effectiveness measures (e.g., retention, graduation rates, etc.) is preferred
  • Experience with one or more of the following is preferred: Banner, PeopleSoft, or preferably Ellucian's Colleague, especially academic / student modules
  • Experience with data visualization software (familiarity with Tableau is preferred)
  • Good knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

Abilities and Skills:  

  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities
  • Work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment as a participant and a leader
  • Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Clearly communicate technical information to colleagues, including those who do not have a technical background
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Travel occasionally as needed for professional development / training


  • Bachelor's degree required in data science, data analysis or a related field; Master's degree preferred


  • At least two years of direct work experience
  • Professional experience in a higher education setting preferred

Institution Description

Mount Saint Mary’s University offers a dynamic learning experience in the liberal arts and sciences to a diverse student body.

As a Catholic university primarily for women, we are dedicated to providing a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others.

Our measure of success is graduates who are committed to using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their environments, and the world.

Mount Saint Mary's University's commitment to equity, diversity and justice (EDJ) is steeped in the tradition and legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), our Catholic identity, mission and values. We are unwavering in our pursuit of inclusion, belonging and antiracism. We aspire to achieve our love of dear neighbor without distinction, which permeates all forms of social identities and human experiences.

The Office of Institutional Planning and Research serves Mount Saint Mary’s University by providing sound, action-oriented research in order to support institutional assessment, decision-making, and strategic planning. The office strives to provide consistent and accurate information that will help decision-makers to act on behalf of students and the community to foster student success and institutional effectiveness.


Mount Saint Mary's University offers a competitive salary, health and wellness benefits and retirement package.
Application Due Date: 2024-05-31
Job Start Date: 2024-03-20
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Los Angeles
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: Mount Saint Mary's University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Planning & Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Planning & Research

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