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Senior Research Analyst

Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus
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Job Title: Senior Research Analyst
Location: Wolfson Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1002163
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$63,546- $79,433


Institutional Research

Reports To


Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

October 18, 2021

Job Summary

The Senior Research Analyst collects, analyzes and communicates institutional data and other information to constituents throughout the college. This position meets with College users to develop research projects, conducts research, prepares and presents results in efforts to strengthen institutional effectiveness and promote student success. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Applies technical/programming skills to collect, analyze, and report institutional data and other information to stakeholders
  • Analyzes data using appropriate statistical models and assists stakeholders in the interpretations of the data
  • Provides data to senior administration and works with other units to support the data and research needs
  • Develops timely and accurate data analysis for state, federal and other (internal and external) reporting purposes
  • Collaborates with colleagues to facilitate project completion and progress toward IR goals
  • Provides guidance to junior and entry level positions in SAS programming, data file maintenance, and relates tasks
  • Works in collaboration with the Director and serves as project lead on the design and analysis of complex data sets
  • Remains current in field of IR and engages in ongoing professional development
  • Participates in committees, project teams, or workgroups and represents the office on local/internal, state, or national meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Economics, Math Sciences, or related field and three (3) years of relevant research, statistical analysis and report writing experience, or Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of related experience
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in SAS programming or related programming language (e.g., SQL, Python, R, STATA, etc.)
  • Practical experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge of institutional research, computer systems, data storage and retrieval process and higher education
  • Demonstrated skill in qualitative educational research design
  • Ability to analyze data from a variety of sources, synthesize information, and communicate findings to non-technical users
  • Possess excellent writing and research conceptualization skills
  • Close attention to detail and ability to organize and manage tasks in a timely manner
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and user orientation skills
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staffAbility to work a flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend assignments
Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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