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Institutional Research Data Analyst

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***This position is eligible for up to two days remote work per week.


Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, and in collaboration with the Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IRE) team members, the position contributes to the reporting, research and analysis, and assessment functions of the office. Working independently, and as a part of a team, the incumbent serves as an active collaborator and contributor in the development of accurate, timely and meaningful information to enhance continuous improvement efforts across the institution. This position is eligible for remote work up to two weekdays.

  • Design and develop report queries to extract data from university operational data store verifying data accuracy; initiate and resolve data quality issues.
  • Provide standard and ad hoc reports and analyses to address data inquiries utilizing established tools and methodologies.
  • Compile and combine data from multiple sources, formats and types to create data sets optimized for analyses.
  • Collaborate with team members to compile and report data required for external accountability (e.g., IPEDS, accreditation bodies) and data required for rankings, ratings and guidebook submissions.
  • Support initiatives and activities to develop Salve's data governance program including membership on the Data Governance committee.
  • Collaborate in the development and maintenance of IRE office procedural documentation, methodologies, and analyses processes for data related tasks.
  • Acquire and maintain thorough understanding of the flow of data throughout university systems, university data sources, the university operational data store and underlying data structures, and understand the appropriate use of each.
  • Under the guidance of the IR staff, proactively identify and analyze data and research results in support of institution-wide and departmental assessment and accreditation efforts to evaluate effectiveness of programs and services.
  • Aid in survey research including survey administration logistics and compilation of quantitative and qualitative results.
  • Prepare and/or contribute to the preparation of reports and presentations based on research findings.
  • Participate in meetings, work groups, committees to advance the mission of the office and contribute to a culture of data-informed decision-making.
  • Participate in training and development opportunities to enhance technical skills and understanding of institutional research principles and practices.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Director for Institutional Research and Effectiveness.



The incumbent is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (data science, statistics, social sciences, or a related quantitative field); bachelor's degree in another field with additional training and/or experience in a quantitative field also acceptable.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a research/data analytics, statistical analyses, or data science role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with generating queries for data extraction; combining large data files; and data management principles.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective organizational skills and ability to multi-task and flexibility to respond quickly to changing priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Committed to continuous learning and applying new skills as technology evolves.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in a relevant field and three or more years of experience working in higher education and/or knowledge of institutional research and assessment processes and methodologies.
  • Experience using data and analytics tools in a higher education environment (Tableau, Power BI or other data visualization tools).
  • Experience with survey design platforms (e.g., Qualtrics)
  • Experience with quantitative analyses software for statistical analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R)
  • Knowledge of qualitative data analysis techniques
Salary range: $50,046 - $62,558 based on qualifications.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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