Research & Assessment Analyst-Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (S862)

Azusa, Los Angeles County / Irwindale, Los Angeles County
Feb 18, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment. Job Description

The Research and Assessment Analyst is responsible for producing and reporting institutional research and assessment data as it relates to faculty, students, enrollment and other academic areas. The tasks include collection, analysis, and distribution of accurate and timely reports mandated by external agencies, internal assessment cycles, as well as reports useful for University decision-makers.

Required Education

  • Master’s degree required

Required Experience

  • Two to five years of experience in higher education or related field
  • Experience in academic assessment, institutional research, and data analysis

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Collect, prepare, analyze, and report university-wide data on student life, retention, academic programs, and co-curricular activities used for assessment, planning, marketing, budgeting, and project development
  • Provide timely and accurate responses to all legally required and necessary external and internal data reporting requests
  • Produce reports, including University performance indicators, and other information which can inform and support university decision-makers
  • Provide data and analysis support for internal program assessment and review
  • Assist with developing, maintaining, and improving the OIRA and APU Research and Assessment web pages.
  • Work with PeopleSoft software report and query functions
  • Assist with meeting internal needs for institutional data mining, research, analysis, and interpretation
  • Support assessment software (TaskStream) queries and report follow-up
  • Work with faculty and other constituents as appropriate
  • Provide support to the Director of Institutional Research and the Director of Student Learning Assessment and Program Review as needed
  • Perform other duties as required by the supervisor

Skills and Technology Proficiencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient on one or more of the following data and BI tools: PeopleSoft Query, XML Publisher, SQL, Tableau and OBIEE
  • Proficient in SPSS, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel, Google Apps.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn TaskStream.

Mental Demands

  • Ability to prioritize and work independently as needed
  • Proven experience managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Ability to balance a variety of tasks and demands
  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Physical Demands

  • Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking
  • Requires repetitive motions and sitting at computer keyboard.
  • Talking and hearing on the telephone
  • Able to conduct business and attend meetings at other offices and locations on campus
  • Ability to lift, pull, grasp, reach, bend to lower file drawers, and reach to top of the cabinet
  • Able to lift up to 20lbs occasionally

Visual Demands

  • Computer monitor, reading.


  • Shared office space, comfortable temperature.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.