Research Analyst I

Job description

DescriptionThe Office of Institutional Research and Assessment announces a search for a Research Analyst I in the Data Analysis and Reporting team. This position will provide research and independent data analysis in support of the university’s strategic planning and decision-making activities. 

The incumbent’s responsibilities, under the general supervision of the Director of Data Analysis and Reporting, will include the development and support of quantitative and qualitative research projects, and the collection, compilation, validation and analysis of both student and university wide data in preparation for the reporting of official university information to both internal and external audiences. 

The Research Data Analyst I will work on a team of Research Analysts responsible for reporting and analyzing institutional data as well as maintaining longitudinal databases and information. This team monitors national research, trends, and developments in higher education in order to anticipate potential effects on or opportunities for the university. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, educational research or related field. At least one (1) year of directly related experience in Institutional Research or in educational research. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Strong data management skills including the ability to manage large data sets.

* Working knowledge of relational databases and their associated data query tools, SQL or Access preferred.

* Proficiency in the operation and use of report writing technologies.

* Demonstrated statistical and analytical skill set. 

* Ability to clearly document analytical findings and finalize results.

* Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills, as well as an attention to detail.

* Ability to work independently, as well as on a team, in a fast paced environment.

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, in particular, Excel, Word, Access and Outlook.

* Ability to work nights and/or weekends, if necessary.


* Experience working with Banner (or other student information / ERP systems). 

* Experience with SQL, Access, SPSS and/or Cognos

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Conwell Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 10/8/2019
Application Due: 11/15/2019
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