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Institutional Research Analyst

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Taylor University is seeking applications of candidates for Institutional Research AnalystThis is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position located in Upland, Indiana.  Resumes and application materials will be accepted until position is filled.      


MISSION STATEMENT:    The mission of Taylor University is to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ's redemptive love and truth to a world in need.


Responsibilities:     The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA) provides support for Institutional Research and University-wide planning activities that include data-enriched decision making. The IRA is responsible for collecting, analyzing, trending, projecting, reporting and maintaining institutional data for strategic planning and assessment purposes and responds to frequent requests from every area of the university on a timely basis. The IRA must have the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects concurrently and with internal transparency. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Compliance reporting – Serves a key role in filing the university's response to compliance requirements such as the Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA), the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System submissions (IPEDS) and Higher Learning Commission accreditation institutional update.
  • University Fact Book - Responsible for the annual collection and assimilation of official data into a single indexed document. This document is the primary authoritative source used to respond to many of the inquiries received by the Office of Institutional Research and is made available to the larger university community.
  • Guidebook surveys - Responsible for the timely completion of all guidebook surveys received by the institution (e.g. U.S. News & World Report and the Common Data Set).
  • Benchmarking -Maintain benchmarked metrics including but not limited to the Executive Dashboard, Compensation reports and the University Report Card.
  • Ad-hoc requests – Be able to quickly evaluate requests for information and formulate clarifying questions to ensure provided data answers the inquirer’s question appropriately.

Job Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive data

Required Experience: 

  • Two to four years experience in Institutional Research or similar role.
  • Experience within higher education
  • Familiarity with compliance rules and requirements
  • Experience using statistical software

Suggested Experience:

  • Experience with relational data bases
  • Experience with reporting tools and/or query languages

Education Requirements:   Bachelor's required, Master's or higher preferred or post-graduate certification in Institutional Research.

Institution Description

Celebrating its 175th anniversary, Taylor University is an evangelical, independent, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a biblical, Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning, and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Over the last 25 years, Taylor University has been ranked as one of the top 3 Best Regional Colleges (Midwest) by U.S. News and World Report and ranked number one, thirteen times over the same period.

The University's location in the pastoral, small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne, complements a commitment to foster interpersonal relationships that edify, enrich, and value all members of the University community. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce. There are also several nature preserves, state parks, and outdoor recreational areas reachable within two hours or less.


Benefits include health insurance, retirement contributions to TIAA-CREF and tuition remission for dependents.
Application Due Date: 2022-04-01
Job Start Date: 2022-05-02
Salary: $37912 - $56868
City: Upland
State/Province/Region: IN
Institution: Taylor University
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research
Staff # Reporting to Position: 2
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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