Research Analyst

College Park, Maryland
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Announcement

TitleResearch Analyst, #125103                                                                        CategoryExempt, Regular Full-time     


This position requires the incumbent to exercise analysis and independent judgment in working with campus partners to ensure that data methods are consistent with federal, State, and university regulations. Documentation and training materials must be delivered in a way that they will be clearly understood and interpreted by end users, even by those who might not be familiar with student information and data environments. This position serves as a functional expert and resource for enrollment data, offering recommendations for appropriate research strategies that will produce information for use by campus planners and decision makers. The incumbent must be able to ask clarifying questions to determine the specifics of what is being asked and seek consultation when unique issues are presented; and, must be able to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders who rely on data analyses for decision support.

This position produces routine and ad hoc internal and external reports (including benchmarks and comparisons related to quality and efficacy of the institution), and abides by strict adherence to compliances and the highest ethical standards in ensuring that the data is presented with integrity. The position requires the incumbent to be analytical and trustworthy with the data. Focus and thoroughness are essential, as well as being able to integrate analytical knowledge and apply it to a variety of settings.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 3-5 years’ experience working with complex data files and research methodologies. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.


Prior experience in college or university setting, particularly in Enrollment Management is desirable. Demonstrated experience with statistical and/or database tools such as Microsoft Excel, SQL, and SAS, and/or other database/statistical software and information retrieval methods. Experience with the following software packages is also preferred: Tableau, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Visual Analytics, SQL Developer, and Salesforce. Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research methodologies. Previous experience working with a team and project management desired


$58,400 to $73,000 

In addition, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health benefits, retirement plan, tuition remission for employees and dependents, 22 days annual leave, 3 days personal leave, 15 days sick leave, and holiday leave.

Application Process: 

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

VACCINE PROTOCOL: The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Women and Minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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