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Data Analyst, Institutional Research

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Job Duties

Mercy College seeks a creative and knowledgeable Data Analyst to design and produce accurate data reports and to help stakeholders from across the institution to make sense of, take action on, and bring alive the College’s data.

The analyst will serve as a subject matter expert in Institutional Research initiatives that involve the analysis of institutional data for academic and administrative planning. The analyst will collaborate with departments across the Mercy College campus to conduct analyses and develop data sets, dashboards, and visualizations that will be consumed by the College community.

The selected candidate will be tenacious about finding answers to questions – and coming up with the right questions – that will help to achieve better outcomes and will share Mercy’s commitment to equity for the students and communities we serve.

Responsibilities include:
 • Design data models that can efficiently be utilized as source data for external and internal reports
 • Integrate data from various systems, examine patterns in data, and draw insights that can be used to support academic and administrative work across the college
 • Serve as a technical liaison between IT, IR and functional areas, leveraging technology to improve business processes
 • Complete reports to maintain compliance with accrediting bodies, government agencies and other external organizations (e.g., NYSED, IPEDS, Middle States, CDS, etc.)
 • Develop dashboards and visualizations to monitor key performance indicators for the college; determine the data needs of departments and programs through open communication and collaboration
 • Design and carry-out all steps of IR survey projects including administration, data collection, quality control, analysis, and executive reporting
 • Extract and transform data in preparation for analysis, using demonstrated knowledge of relational database systems
 • Conduct data validation procedures and design methods to improve data integrity
 • Develop strategies to support college-wide initiatives pertaining to data storage and utilization of analytics platforms
 • Coordinate with the Directors to develop periodic reports for the Board of Trustees and its Committees

Mercy College has made the safety of our students, faculty, staff and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of this commitment, we recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on our campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee, you will be required to comply with the College's vaccination policy.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1-5 years of experience in Institutional Research, data analysis, and/or business analytics
  • Ability to identify gaps in business processes and provide data-driven solutions that will yield operational efficiencies.
  • Excellent communication skills, including report writing, interpersonal communication, email, and presentations.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with business processes and analytics in higher education 
  • Knowledge of advanced visualization software and procedures

Institution Description

Mercy College is a dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College's efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy College, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Mercy College was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy College has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Mercy College is proud to be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy College the Best College in Westchester county in 2019 and 2020.The vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Enrollment, including full-time and part-time undergraduates and graduates is approximately 10,557; The College offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.

At Mercy College, we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Mercy College is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.


Mercy College strives to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.
Application Due Date: 2022-03-31
Job Start Date: 2022-02-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Tarrytown
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: Mercy College
Reports To: Exec Dir Inst Planning & Assessment
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Institutional Research

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