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Institutional Research Analyst

Application Procedure:

Completed application packets will include:

1)   Cover Letter that speaks to your ability to meet the qualifications for the position.

2)   Resume or Curriculum Vitae

3)   The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references

4)   Unofficial transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate, if available)


Please e-mail application materials to:  

Application review will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications that arrive by September 17.

Job Duties

Works with stakeholders to design, plan, and execute research and statistical projects. 

Responds to ad hoc data requests from internal and external stakeholders. 

Supports the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and documentation of data models, predictive models, processes and information systems for the support of institutional analytics, particularly related to student and academic data. 

Develops and revises queries and reports to meet information needs and to address ongoing and ad hoc reporting requirements using agreed-upon software tools, processes, standard definitions and methodologies. 

Completes consortia, local, state, and federal surveys in a timely and accurate manner according to documented requirements. For example, the Integrated Postsecondary Data System survey and the American Association of University Professors faculty compensation survey. 

Maintains knowledge of the student information system (PowerCAMPUS) and other data systems from which data must be retrieved to provide analysis and reports.

Works with campus stakeholders to identify recurring data needs, requirements, specifications, and sources and to improve data definitions, data usage, data integrity and data accuracy. 

Maintains a working relationship with the university office of budget regarding areas of mutual interest in modeling.

Develops and maintains self-service data products and visualizations such as data dashboards for commonly used data.  

Performs and advises others on data reduction, statistical analysis of data, interpretation of results, and drawing of conclusions.

Monitors overall integrity of academic data, taking appropriate steps to correct data discrepancies when noted.

Designs surveys and other instruments to support data gathering and advises on survey design. 

Manages the administration of university-wide surveys, maintains records of survey results, and provides support in analysis and interpretation of survey results.

Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:  

Bachelor’s degree in social, behavioral, educational, data science, statistics, information technology, healthcare administration, business administration, or related quantitative discipline with 5 years progressive experience in applied research, assessment, data analysis or decision support; or Master's degree in the same areas with one year experience in applied research, assessment, data analysis, or decision support.

Experience applying quantitative research methodology and interpreting multivariate statistics.

Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract data from databases.

Ability to clearly and concisely present and explain detailed information, complex concepts and models to persons in multiple levels of an organization.

Ability to organize work in observance of deadlines

Experience protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of information

Effective written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing data visualizations and using visualization software such as Tableau or Power BI

Experience using Microsoft Excel, pivot tables, and Microsoft Access

Experience in higher education

Experience preparing material for higher education reports (e.g. IPEDS, AAUP)

Knowledge of survey instrument design

Working knowledge of Python or R

Successful experience learning and adapting to new technology systems

Experience developing project scope

Successful experience working with persons from diverse backgrounds

A high level of professionalism and integrity with a demonstrated ability to work productively with persons at all levels of an organization

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, to set priorities and to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of performance

A strong service orientation

Effective interpersonal skills

Effective oral communication skills

Demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion

An appreciation for and willingness to engage with the mission and aims of OWU

Institution Description

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 24 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at


Benefit information for Ohio Wesleyan University can be found here: 
Application Due Date: 2020-09-17
Job Start Date: 2020-10-26
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Delaware
State/Province/Region: OH
Institution: Ohio Wesleyan University
Reports To: Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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