Senior Institutional Research Analyst

Maryland, United States
Commensurate with Experience
27 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001346-Dean Office of 
Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences

General summary/purpose:

The Senior Institutional Research Analyst (SIRA) supports the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences’ institutional research function of capturing, analyzing, and interpreting data on faculty, students, courses, curriculum and other critical academic information for school and university leadership. The SIRA collects, refines, and curates data from internal information systems and surveys and present results of research in a clear, concise and compelling fashion.

The SIRA will have the skill to lead research initiatives that answer important strategic questions. This will involve developing clear research objectives and questions, working with administration, faculty and staff from the School to collect and refine data, produce descriptive and inferential analyses, summarize findings in written and graphical reports, and present results to audiences. Works collaboratively with university and school departments, JHU Office of Institutional Research, IT, and administrative units.  The SIRA will be responsible for preparing responses to internal and external requests for data about the school. The SIRA serves as the school’s data steward for information on academics and supports standard data reporting requirements.

The SIRA reports directly to the Senior Assistant Dean for Finance in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Institutional Research and Accreditation Activities

  • Supports the decision making of the school’s leadership by independently extracting and statistically analyzing school data, and presenting findings.
  • Identifies trends, opportunities, and concerns through data analysis.
  • Conducts comprehensive studies on targeted topics.
  • Determines plan of action, establishes timelines, and monitors task completion of Institutional Research projects.
  • Creates, documents, and analyzes the results of surveys conducted throughout the school and conveys results to deans and departments.
  • Updates appropriate staff with project information via written and oral presentations when necessary.
  • Answers technical and data related questions from KSAS administrators and staff. Draws upon many sources of School and peer institution information for comparison and evaluation.
  • Plays a role in accreditation data collection efforts, providing both the data and guidance for managing the School’s accreditation activities for assessing institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement.

Data Collection, Storage, and Reporting

  • Identifies sources for information and coordinates reporting efforts and accuracy of data.
  • Independently analyzes data from output and is responsible for reports pertaining to demographics, trends, and longitudinal analysis of the KSAS student body.
  • Writes narrative reports and creates original charts, graphs, and tables using graphics, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
  • Supports standard data reporting requirements and responds to external information and data surveys.
  • Standardizes survey documentation, tracking and alignment to mission/goals across the school.
  • Works with internal and external sources to monitor and maintain data integrity.
  • Investigates known and potential data problems in information systems used at the School.
  • Provides responses to recurring ad hoc data requests from university executive, academic, and administrative offices issues.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in computer science, business statistics, or related field.   
  • Three years of related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU equivalency formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Command of terms, definitions, standards and sources of information in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate and consistent analyses;
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills' discretion to maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or personal information.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Strong technical skills and programming experience with statistical packages (e.g., SPSS), experience writing queries and using business intelligence tools (e.g., Business Objects); advanced skills with MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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