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Research Analyst

Application Procedure:


1)   Your letter of interest 

2)   Your resume

Apply at: Apply OWU - Research Analyst

Job Duties


The Research Analyst manages, analyzes and generates reports on key institutional data. The Research Analyst works with stakeholders to define, carry out, and report on research studies. This position requires a positive attitude, an ability to collaborate, a desire to improve and simplify processes, an eagerness to learn new software, dashboard tools, and a hunger for accuracy and completeness.


Data Stewardship - developing systems and processes for collecting, maintaining, and reporting key institutional data 

Research and Analysis - working with stakeholders to plan, carry out, and disseminate research studies; using analyses to influence decision making; using tools such as Qualtrics and Power BI; managing the administration of university-wide surveys. 

Reporting and Presentation – data work involving - Structured Query Language (SLQ); designing, implementing, and maintaining self-service dashboards (Power BI); completing local, state, and federal surveys, including Integrated Postsecondary Data Systems (IPEDS).

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in social, behavioral, or educational sciences, data analytics, computer science, business or accounting. 
  • Effective written communication skills 


A successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications, to the position: 

  • At least two (2) years of experience in applied research, assessment, data analysis or decision support; or Master's degree work in social, behavioral, or educational sciences, or a related area involving analytical and social science research skills. 
  • Experience applying quantitative research methodology and interpreting multivariate statistics.
  • Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL) to extract data from databases and merging multiple sources of data to perform analyses
  • Experience developing data visualizations and dashboards in Power BI, Tableau, or similar software
  • Experience using statistical tools such as SPSS, R, SASS. 
  • Experience with online survey research tools such as Qualtrics; experience in survey design
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, pivot tables, and Microsoft Access
  • Experience preparing material for higher education reports (e.g. IPEDS, AAUP)

Institution Description

Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,340 students from across the nation and around the world.  The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report. Ohio Wesleyan is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, OH, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest-growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest. Columbus was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.



Ohio Wesleyan University offers a rewarding place to work! To discover why this should be your next work home, visit 
our website. Learn more about our benefits at Discover our Benefits. 

As an equal opportunity institution, OWU has a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.  We do not discriminate on any basis including: race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor.  

Application Due Date: 2021-12-10
Job Start Date: 2022-01-10
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Delaware
State/Province/Region: OH
Institution: Ohio Wesleyan University
Reports To: Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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