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Research Analyst and Data Manager

Application Procedure:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by selecting “Apply Now” on this page: Please have all materials ready to submit at the time of application, as it is not possible to save and return later to an incomplete application. Please direct questions to Kelly McDorman, Assistant Director of HEDS, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Job offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a background check.

Job Duties

This position is for in-person work at the HEDS offices at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. However, this position may be approved for remote work within the United States. If remote, the Research Analyst will travel to Crawfordsville for meetings with other staff members as requested. HEDS will cover travel, food, and lodging expenses for those meetings. The position is for a standard work week of about 40 hours. The Research Analyst must also be available for calls and video-conference meetings with clients across the country and with the HEDS staff. HEDS will provide a laptop computer as well as the components necessary to setup the laptop for desktop use. Internet is provided in the HEDS office, but if remote the Research Analyst must provide reliable internet for the position.

The Research Analyst and Data Manager works with the other research analysts and reports to the Assistant Director. The work of the HEDS Staff is highly collaborative. As part of a collaborative team, the Research Analyst and Data Manager will do the following in both remote and face-to-face settings:

  • communicate clearly and courteously with all members of the HEDS staff.
  • work supportively, cooperatively, and collegially with the other HEDS research analysts.
  • actively listen to and implement the directions of the HEDS directors.
  • take responsibility for managing priorities in their work, meeting deadlines, and other expectations of the Assistant Director.
  • quickly identify and communicate potential roadblocks and obstacles to other HEDS research analysts and the HEDS directors.
  • ensure that their work is timely, accurate, error-free, and of high quality; and
  • take responsibility for mistakes.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • accurate and error free work on:
    • collecting, cleaning, formatting, and analyzing data;
    • creating reports, spreadsheets, and other summary/analytical information for institutions;
    • writing clear prose for an audience of non-experts who use HEDS services and reports;
  • providing courteous, supportive, high-quality customer service and support to the institutions that use our services;
  • identifying and communicating areas for improvement in our work to the HEDS directors; and
  • willingness to travel to two or three conferences a year and if working remotely, travel to meet with other HEDS staff members as requested by directors.

Job Qualifications

Summary of qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability and willingness to learn how to use more advanced features of Microsoft Excel, including macros and formulas.
  • Ability and willingness to learn how to use statistical software.
  • Ability and willingness to learn how to use the consortium’s survey engine.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Ability and inclination to work in a courteous, professional, and responsive manner with other staff members and institutional representatives.
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams to innovate products and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

    Institution Description

    Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) is an organization of 190 colleges and universities committed to sharing data, knowledge, and expertise to advance undergraduate liberal arts education, inclusive excellence, and student success. HEDS offices are located at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. HEDS is expanding the size of its staff with this position. 


    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. HEDS employees are leased employees of Wabash College and receive the standard Wabash benefits:
    Application Due Date: 2022-12-31
    Job Start Date: 2022-11-28
    Salary: $48000 - $48000
    City: Crawfordsville
    State/Province/Region: IN
    Institution: Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
    Reports To: Assistant Director of HEDS
    Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
    Reports In Office: Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium

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