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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.  

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Job Duties

Under general supervision, the incumbent 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. 

The position is full-time, limited-term, and benefits-eligible.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Data Analyses, Reporting, and Visualization

  • Leverage data and advanced techniques to develop, implement, and analyze predictive models that enable data-driven, strategic decision-making
  • Develops reports to help stakeholders assess and evaluate the effectiveness of implementation strategies (student achievement, enrollment and retention data, academic data)
  • Develops and deliver cyclical reports of student characteristics (academic, demographic, and socio-economic), student achievement (GPA, units completed, retention, graduation, and time-to-degree) and student enrollment (student headcounts, unit load, course enrollment data)
  • Designs, creates, implements and deploy accurate, visually appealing and informative data displays and data dashboards using Tableau Desktop software
  • Collaborates with other Research Analysts in studies, projects and institutional processes undertaken by the Office of Institutional Planning and Research (e.g., Program Review, Course Evaluations, etc.)
  • Collaborates with other Research Analysts in fulfilling external reporting requirements, such federal, state, local and institutional/organizational surveys and questionnaires
  • Fulfills ad hoc data requests

2. Grant Support

  • Provides comprehensive data and analytic support and collaborate with the Title V Project Coordinator, Director of Student Success and Retention, and external evaluator as appropriate.
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Develops and conducts surveys of students, employees, and other constituents to gather quantitative and qualitative information on topics such as satisfaction with services, impact of programs, etc. 
  • Analyze results and present them in a clear and concise manner to stakeholders

3. Accreditation Support

  • Provides data and analytic support for university-wide and program accreditation

4. Training and Professional Development

  • Research and gain expertise on software products and report development methodologies, as assigned

Other Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performs other job-related duties, as assigned

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 is the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service.

Mission Statement

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 offers a wide range of employment benefits, including:

  • Health and retirement benefits offered to full-time faculty & staff
  • Paid holidays for full-time faculty & staff
  • Employee Assistance Program wellness offerings
  • Hosted faculty & staff engagement events 
  • Annual health and wellness fairs

    For more information, visit MSMU Human Resources

    Application Due Date: 2024-06-30
    Job Start Date: 2024-05-01
    Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
    City: Los Angeles
    State/Province/Region: CA
    Institution: Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
    Reports To: Director
    Staff # Reporting to Position: 3
    Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Planning & Research

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