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Institutional Research Analyst

The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA) is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of college-wide and grant-related data collection and analysis processes. The IRA will help ensure the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of information developed and disseminated by the Office of Research and Technology to support the College’s Mission and Strategic Priorities


Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Two to three years’ full-time professional level experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and grant project evaluation in a college/university setting. Proficiency with basic-to-intermediate spreadsheet functions.


Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Public Administration, or an equivalent field from a regionally accredited institution. Experience with statistical software (ex. SPSS or SAS) and data visualizations Knowledge of large-scale data systems, definitions, and procedures. Experience with database query languages (e.g. SQL) Experience conducting cross-sectional and longitudinal data analysis. Experience with large, complex student information and administrative computing systems.


• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others.

• Demonstrates effective communication skills.

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• Ability to travel within and out of state as required.

• Good decision-making and problem-solving skills.

• Working knowledge of common operating systems (Windows 8, 10, and 11) and software applications (Microsoft Office Suite).

• Good organization skills with keen attention to details.


• Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data as outlined and/or requested for all grant awards at the college to include PBI Competitive Grants, PBI Formula Grants, Carl D. Perkins local application, etc…

• Establish and implement a comprehensive program of institutional data support to various units at the college.

• Organize and tabulate data using a variety of techniques and tools including database software, spreadsheet software, statistical tables, charts, graphs, etc…

• Serve as the keyholder for submission of the college’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data.

• Generate reports and related data in support of the college-wide strategic planning process, planning and evaluation cycles, and accreditation activities to include the annual institutional accreditation profile report.

• Assist college staff with data quality issues.

• Manage the college’s course evaluation process.

• Assist with program and unit outcome assessment by utilizing survey creation and management tools.

• Document the process for creating all routine electronic reports generated in the department.

• Assess and evaluate all short-, intermediate, and long-term goals of project are met in accordance with the timelines established in the project management plan.

• Inform AVP for Research and Technology of any conflicts/ issues which relate to data collection and analysis.

• Assist grant coordinators with preparation of quarterly and annual grant performance reports.

• Perform any other related duties as required.

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