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Institutional Research Analyst

Colgate University
Hamilton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 15, 2023

Job Details

Department Statement

The Institutional Research Analyst reports to the University’s Associate Provost for Institutional Analysis and will contribute to institutional research on areas of priority to the University, as described in its Third Century Plan.

The Institutional Research Analyst will serve as a vital member of our institution, providing data collection, analysis, and reporting to support decision-making and strategic planning. The individual will work closely with various departments, faculty, and administration to gather and analyze data related to academic programs, student success, institutional effectiveness, and more. The role demands a detail-oriented individual with strong analytical skills and an interest in higher education. This position offers a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across various departments and to gain a holistic understanding of the functions and operations of a liberal arts college.

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret institutional data, ensuring its accuracy and relevance.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of statistical models to forecast trends and support strategic planning.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and data management software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, SQL Developer).
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to data accuracy.
  • Collaborate with team members and other departments to understand their data needs and to ensure data accuracy.
  • Support the development of surveys and other data collection tools.
  • Assist in maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations related to higher education data reporting.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis and data management software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS ).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.
  • High attention to detail and commitment to data accuracy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in institutional research, data analysis, or a similar role is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools, such as Tableau or Power BI, is a plus.

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as statistics, economics, education, or data science is required.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

Colgate University

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