Institutional Research Analyst

Connecticut, United States
22 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Bargaining Unit
None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type
Full time

Duration Type

Compensation Grade
Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile
Senior Manager; Senior Program Leader (25)

Work Location
Central Campus

Worksite Address
2 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510

Work Week
Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Searchable Job Family
Administration, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Miscellaneous, Research Res Support, Research/Support

Total # of hours to be worked:

Position Focus:

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides information to support university decision-making through a variety of analytic activities, data-gathering tasks, and research projects. OIR serves as a clearinghouse for most statistical information about the University. This position will conduct institutional research and analyze the data to support the study of issues relevant to University policies. The analyst will work with administrators and/or faculty committees to help them refine and evolve policy research questions that will illuminate opportunities for improvement across the University. The analyst will formulate what data and analyses may bear on that question, and work with clients and OIR colleagues to identify and scope a project to answer it. The analyst will determine what data is relevant to a particular set of issues and either arrange for the collection of additional data or obtain data from existing University resources, including various electronic databases. The analyst will determine what statistical technique is most appropriate to a question, carry out analysis, and prepare and present reports. The incumbent will use excellent communication and teaching skills to explain nuanced technical and statistical findings to audiences that range from senior University leaders to members of external regulatory agencies.
Across these activities, the analyst will be expected to access multiple University data sources, and extract, merge, clean, and/or collect relevant data. They will prepare materials and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, frequently navigating differences in data definitions across audiences and negotiating the best definitions to use. The analyst will develop protocols for collection of data and design data-gathering instruments and related procedures. They will test, refine and finalize instruments for use in research studies. The analyst will use advanced statistical knowledge to provide support in managing and analyzing data and will provide analytic support to faculty and administrative committees. The analyst will prepare reports and presentations using both text and graphics and will stay abreast of relevant issues in higher education. The position reports to the Director of the Office of Institutional Research.

Essential Duties

  1. Conducts institutional research; analyzes data to support the study of issues relevant to University policies.
  2. Accesses multiple University data sources: extracts, merges, and/or collects relevant data.
  3. Prepares materials and clearly and effectively communicates information to internal and external audiences.
  4. Develops protocols for collection of data. Designs data-gathering instruments and related procedures. Tests, refines and finalizes instruments for use in research studies.
  5. Uses advanced statistical knowledge to provide support in managing and analyzing data.
  6. Provides analytic support to faculty and administrative committees.
  7. Prepares reports and presentations using both text and graphics.
  8. Stays abreast of relevant issues in higher education.
  9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master's Degree in a related discipline and four years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven ability to create large, complex data sets from disparate sources while managing data quality – both for statistical analysis and data management. Skilled with survey data a plus.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Statistical analysis skills including multiple regression. Demonstrated ability with statistical software, e.g. SAS, R, SPSS, STATA, or MATLAB.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines; ability to prioritize and follow through on projects. Ability to react to changing situations and adapt to changes in work demands, priorities and procedures exercising good judgment, seeking alternatives and creative solutions.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent collaborative interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, interacting with a diverse array of faculty, students and staff; exercises sound judgment, tact, and discretion.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience executing queries against relational databases. Experience or training in survey design; experience with Workday, Hyperion (Brioquery) and Tableau. Experience with SAS or R.

Weekend Hours Required?

Evening Hours Required?

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Background Check Requirements

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