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Institutional Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

To ensure consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume through this link by March 4, 2020.

Job Duties

This position is responsible for a broad range of activities involving data collection, analysis and reporting in academic and administrative areas. The position will report to the Director of Institutional Research.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare, and produce a variety of regular and ad-hoc queries, reports, and publications to meet external reporting requirements, such as IPEDS, accrediting agencies, state reporting, etc.; and internal informational needs.
  • Work with colleagues throughout the University to determine information needs and identify the data to respond to those needs. Develop specifications and solutions for providing the data. Review output for validity, consistency, and accuracy.
  • Develop data visualizations and dashboards to support data-driven decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Conduct statistical analyses to support institutional planning, analysis and process improvement.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a research-related field, such as statistics, mathematics, social science, behavioral science, information science, or an equivalent combination of academic degree achievement and professional knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in research-related field with strong quantitative data analysis training, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public administration, statistics, or related discipline.

1 to 3 years of experience in research methodology, statistical analysis, trending, interpretation of data and findings, and familiarity with data collection and preparation. Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodology. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to interact with individuals at all levels, and to work as a team. Strong self-initiative and service orientation. Familiarity with data visualization tools. Experience with large databases, MS Access, and quantitative analytical tools, such as SPSS or SAS. Experience in survey design, development, implementation and reporting.

Preferred, but not required: Demonstrated proficiency in research methodology. Experience with higher education data. Experience with Tableau.

Institution Description

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit, Catholic University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier has been recognized as one of the top 10 universities in the Midwest for over the last 15 years by U.S. News and World Report. Its mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Xavier creates learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement in an inclusive environment.


Xavier offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition remission. More information can be found here:
Application Due Date: 2020-03-04
Job Start Date: 2020-04-01
Salary: $48000 - $52000
City: Cincinnati
State/Province/Region: OH
Institution: Xavier University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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