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Institutional Research Analyst III

Application Procedure:

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a resume. Applications without the required documents will be considered incomplete and disqualified. Position will remain open until filled.

Job Duties

The Institutional Research Analyst III assists in the development, implementation, and maintenance of complex queries, reports, and relational databases related to Institutional Research that adheres to University and industry standards. The candidate will also assist in the review, analysis, evaluation, implementation, and documentation of quality control processes to ensure data integrity for all data processes. In addition, the candidate will assist the Director of Institutional Research and the Assistant Director of Institutional Reporting with ad-hoc reports and the Executive Director with statistical analysis and assessment.

  • Complete the development, implementation, and maintenance of queries, reports, and relational databases related to Institutional Research that adhere to university and industry standards.
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, implement, and document quality control processes to ensure data integrity for all data processes.
  • Support development and maintenance of data dictionary and reporting standards for PeopleSoft, CBM, Common Data Sets, and other university data. 
  • Assist with a variety of institutional reports (e.g., CBM reports) in a timely manner, including true-term and statistical modeling and predictive analytics.
  • Research ad-hoc trends to identify common data needs and develop reporting needs proposal for Director of Institutional Research. Complete ad-hoc UHCL report/data requests (faculty, staff, and students).
  • Perform complex data analysis using SQL or other tools. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

1. Master's Degree or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and licensures/certifications.

2. Five years of institutional research experience including three years of experience with relational databases and PC-based analytical tools such as SPSS.

3. Working knowledge of databases or statistical software (e.g., SPSS, SQL, Oracle)

4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

5. Ability to be a team player and work with staff and senior administration and possess customer oriented attitude.

6. Detailed oriented and demonstrate ability to meet deadlines.

7. Strong interpersonal skills to manage expectations and meet demands from various constituent

8. Knowledge of reporting tools based on relational databases.

9. Knowledge of higher education reporting standards (i.e. state and federal) or similar governmental agency reporting standards.


Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, or information science.

Experience in higher education; experience in survey research and ability to apply basic statistics to analysis; experience in query writing on platforms such as PeopleSoft, Oracle, MS SQL or similar.

Institution Description

Nestled on a 524-acre wildlife and nature preserve, University of Houston-Clear Lake has become a cornerstone of higher education along the upper Gulf Coast of Texas. Since opening its doors in 1974, the university has awarded degrees to more than 64,000 alumni. The Colleges of Business, Education, Human Sciences and Humanities, and Science and Engineering offer more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In 2007, the university began offering its first doctoral degree, the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Two additional doctoral degrees were added in 2014 and 2015: the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and the Doctor of Psychology in Health Service Psychology.

In 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved creation of the UHCL Pearland Campus. The new campus was developed as a partnership between UHCL and City of Pearland to provide further access to higher education for the Pearland area. Classes began at the satellite campus in fall 2010.

For four decades, the university has filled a vital niche in higher education, specializing in junior and senior undergraduate and graduate-level programs. In 2011, the university gained approval from the state to add freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2014.

Extensive class offerings and programs attract more than 9,000 students during the fall and spring semesters, with many of them enrolled in graduate courses. More than 80 percent of its undergraduate student population transfers from local community colleges to attain bachelor’s degrees at UHCL.

Most students are Texas residents, and 61 percent of the student population is female. UHCL’s student population reflects a diverse mix of ethnicities with 46 percent comprising Hispanic, African- American, Asian-American and Native American students and 15 percent encompassing international students from around the world. In 2010, UHCL was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities.

More than 2,500 students graduate each academic year from UHCL.


As a public university in the State of Texas, the University of Houston-Clear Lake administers all insurance, retirement, leave, and workers' compensation benefits in accordance with state and federal regulations.

You will be eligible for health insurance and basic life coverage on the first day of the month following you 60th day on the job and your eligibility for retirement participation will begin on the 1st day of employment. Please note that you have 30 days from your hire date to select optional coverage (dental, life, AD&D, disability, TexFlex, and other optional benefits). To obtain optional life and disability coverage you may be required to provide evidence of insurability if not elected during the 30-day period. Coverage is not guaranteed.

Application Due Date: 2020-01-31
Job Start Date: 2020-02-19
Salary: $47476.08 - $56633.88
City: Houston
State/Province/Region: TX
Institution: University of Houston-Clear Lake
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 10
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Effectiveness

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