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Institutional Research Analyst

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Job Duties

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, the Institutional Research Analyst will gather, extract, analyze and report data to support analysis of Stony Brook University's effectiveness at the institutional and programmatic levels. This position will be the principal analyst in the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness for collecting, reporting, analyzing and forecasting data about employees. Activities include extracting data from the University PeopleSoft system, Interfolio, the data warehouse, other university systems, and external databases to prepare statistical reports and respond to internal and external data requests. The position will consult closely with staff in the University Division of Human Resources and human resource functions in other areas including the Provost's Office, the Health Science Center and the health system. In conjunction with analytics and reporting staff, the position will ensure that the university community has ready access to accurate statistics about faculty and staff employed by the University. Incumbent must have strong written and verbal communication skills and the capacity to interact professionally with a diverse group of higher education administrators. Excellent organizational skills and experience handling multiple initiatives simultaneously is essential.

  • Prepare curated data sets about employees for reporting, including error-checks and coordination of remediation processes.
  • Prepare statistical reports about employees, including publication of the university fact book, and work with the analytics team to ensure statistics in the analytics system are valid and reliable.
  • Communicate with Human Resources, Human Resource specialists in functional areas, and other data professionals about processes, data collections, the meaning of data, and appropriate analytical approaches.
  • Report statistical data for the IPEDS Human Resources Survey, Common Data Set, international ranking surveys, SUNY, the NY Dept of Labor, and other external surveys that require statistics about employees.
  • Coordinate with other analysts to link employee data to student data, finance data and other sources to create metrics (i.e. student-faculty ratio, sections per faculty members, etc.).
  • Serve as the principal analyst in IRPE for Academic Analytics, including preparation of the Academic Analytics faculty submission list, maintenance of local data sets of Academic Analytics data, and analysis of Academic Analytics data to support.
  • Develop data sets about student workers, graduate assistants, postdoctoral associates and affiliates.
  • Support initiatives to develop, test, and disseminate tools for faculty activity reporting (instruction, research, service, administration and clinical activity).
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by a submitted resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Three (3) years of experience in institutional research or closely related functions, including production and presentation of descriptive statistics. Three (3) years of professional experience in higher education, industry or a non-profit to include one (1) year in an analytical role. Experience with data extraction, data visualization, and/or data analysis. Experience working with databases, MS Office, visualization software and/or basic SQL. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Experience in and contributions to institutional research and/or higher education professional organizations. Experience with Stony Brook University organization, structure, and priorities. Experience with IPEDS reporting. Experience with Academic Analytics. Experience with educational benchmarking.

Institution Description

Located on Long Island within 60 miles of New York City, Stony Brook University is one of the world’s leading research universities, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and sciences, engineering, business and the health professions. The University delivers about 80 undergraduate major programs, nearly 100 master’s programs and more than 50 doctoral programs to nearly 27,000 high-achieving students from nearly all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

A member of the Association of American Universities, Stony Brook is one of the top research institutions in North America, with more than $245 million in annual research expenditures and 2,000 active research projects. Stony Brook operates a premier health care system that include five Health Sciences schools as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 200 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. The University and its affiliates have an annual operating budget of over $3.5 billion, and the economic impact of the University is pegged at $7.2 billion annually.

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness (IRPE) collects, analyzes, organizes and communicates data and information to provide a valid, consistent and accurate understanding of how Stony Brook University is advancing its mission. For more information, see:

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.


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Application Due Date: 2021-10-13
Job Start Date: 2021-12-01
Salary: $62500 - $70000
City: Stony Brook
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: Stony Brook University
Reports To: Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness
Staff # Reporting to Position: 6
Reports In Office: Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness

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