Job Board

Institutional Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

To ensure consideration interested/qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references on Xavier University's website no later than June 30, 2020. 

Job Duties

Xavier University invites applications for the position of Institutional Research Analyst. 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

  • Develop and maintain data visualizations and dashboards to support data-driven decision-making and strategic planning.
  • 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.
  • Conduct statistical analyses to support institutional planning, analysis and process improvement. 

Job Qualifications

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

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. Experience with Tableau. Experience with large databases, MS Access, and quantitative analytical tools, such as SPSS or R. Experience creating custom SQL scripts.

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

Preferred, but not required experience: Experience with higher education data. Experience in survey design, development, implementation and reporting.

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 15 years by U.S. News & 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 of open and free inquiry that prepares students for a world that is diverse, complex, and increasingly interdependent.


Xavier University offers a comprehensive compensation program that includes salary and benefits (medical, tuition remission, retirement, and vacation). More information can be found at
Application Due Date: 2020-06-30
Job Start Date: 2020-08-03
Salary: $48000 - $50000
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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