Research Analyst

Palatine, Illinois
May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Schedule Information: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Benefits:  Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Duties of Position:  

Analyzes datasets of information using Excel, Access, and/or SPSS software.




Prepares reports analyzing survey results, student/faculty metrics, and/or benchmarking data.


Prepares written technical reports of survey results.




Retrieves and analyzes data from the Data Warehouse and Banner using COGNOS and other SQL based query tools.




Creates and revises institutional dashboards; retrieves data from institutional dashboards.




Assists with validation of compliance reports and data submissions.




Prepares standard and custom reports for departments undergoing program review.




Conducts special ad hoc studies as requested.




Represents the Office of Institutional Research on institutional committees and task groups.




Manages multiple priorities and high volumes of work.




Effectively communicates information and/or results of analyses to diverse audiences within and outside of the College.




Performs other duties as needed.


Educational Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree including coursework in statistics.  Master’s degree preferred.

Experience Requirements:   Prior experience working in higher education preferred. Ability to retrieve, analyze, and present data in meaningful formats (tables, charts, graphs) to various audiences. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and/or Access, PowerPoint, Word, and statistical software (SPSS, R). Excellent attention to detail. Excellent analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: June 12, 2017

Required Documents:  ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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