Institutional Research Analyst

Colorado State University-Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$45,000.00 - $57,000.00
Aug 11, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
It is the mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis to define, collect, maintain, analyze, and disseminate official institutional data. This office complies with federal and state mandated reporting requirements, participates in national surveys, administers student surveys, and publishes data pertaining to students, graduates, and employees. Data is made available to internal and external stakeholders for the purposes of informing, decision-making, strategic planning, budgeting, and measuring effectiveness.

The Research Analyst is responsible for extracting and processing periodic census and final standard reporting data sets; compiling and submitting the Student Unit Record Data System (SURDS) data to the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), and supporting other CDHE data requests; collecting data definitions and validating reporting data; creating and maintaining a central repository of standard longitudinal institutional data; analyzing data and producing routine standard data summaries of enrollment, courses, admission, degree completion, human resources and other reports in response to federal, state, and external agencies, including Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS); processing data requests; using visual presentation tools to produce charts and maps for the Factbook and regular enrollment updates; compiling summaries of student data for the Common Data Set, program reviews, and Factbook; supporting other institutional research and data collection efforts as needed.


 Description of Job:
Primary Duties
  • Extract and process periodic census and final standard reporting data sets; collect data definitions and validate reporting data; ensure data quality and collaborate with offices responsible for correcting data errors; compile and submit SURDS data to CDHE; create and maintain a central repository of standard longitudinal institutional data for official reporting; coordinate with Information Technology Services staff for developing data sets that comply with mandated reporting requirements.
  • Analyze and summarize data to meet precise federal reporting criteria for national surveys such as IPEDS, Common Data Set, and US News. Data summaries include enrollments, courses, admissions, degree-completion, human resources, and other data sets.
  • Design and maintain interactive visual dashboards based on official data to standardize the mission-critical and periodic institutional reports for quick information retrieval in user-friendly formats and provide longitudinal comparisons. Administer, analyze, and report results from student surveys. Maintain updated dashboards, Factbook and other information on the Institutional Research website that emphasizes visual presentation of data.
  • Respond to information requests of internal and external information users and stakeholders by compiling and analyzing institutional data and producing results for administrative units, academic units, and other key functional areas in the university as well as state and federal agencies. Support ongoing internal processes that rely on data such as university and program accreditation, program reviews, and President's Advisory Budget Committee.
Ancillary Duties
  • Support other institutional research and data collection efforts as needed.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Minimum Qualifications
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, with coursework and emphasis in a quantitative area of study
  • Demonstrated knowledge in relational database management and basic concepts in data analysis
  • Practical knowledge and skills in SQL, advanced level MS Access, or visual programming
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new software and general front-end reporting tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations, to prioritize and to manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Attention to detail
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's or advanced degree from a accredited institution, with coursework and emphasis in a quantitative area of study
  • Experience in IPEDS or other web-based online data management and reporting
  • Experience supporting institutional research efforts in higher education with specific experience in database management
  • Additional knowledge in statistical modeling, inferential statistics, SPSS, Tableau, or web development software
  • Two years of experience in an institutional research environment


 Supplemental Information:
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. an unofficial transcript; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position closes at 4 p.m. (MST) on Friday, September 11, 2020.

About Colorado State University-Pueblo

Colorado State University-Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

CSU-Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU-Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect.  The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.

Among its unique features, CSU-Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU-Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU-Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

About Pueblo, Colorado 

The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU-Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University-Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

Colorado State University-Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices. 


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