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Senior Data Analyst

Analytics and Strategic Initiatives Center (ASIC)

Regular or Temporary

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Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Trinity College is pleased to announce a new opening for a Senior Data Analyst who will conduct analyses of institutional data, and provide the campus community with accurate, clear, and relevant information for communication and decision making. As a member of the Analytics and Strategic Initiatives Center ( ASIC ), this position reports to the Director of Institutional Research. The Senior Data Analyst conducts survey research, performs statistical analysis of institutional data, and fulfills ad-hoc data requests. The ideal candidate will have experience with data analysis, strong written and oral communication skills, facility with data handling, and the ability to effectively visualize and communicate results. Most importantly, we are looking for someone with an interest in and understanding of higher education, a solid foundation in data analysis, and a willingness to learn new skills as needed.

Primary Areas of Responsibility include:
  • Leads the survey research functions at ASIC, from survey design, to data collection, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders;
  • Conducts quantitative analysis of institutional data for operational and planning purposes;
  • Serves as a data subject matter expert and shares insights with campus partners to bolster data-informed decision-making;
  • Responds to internal and external data reporting needs, as well as ad-hoc requests related to survey data and institutional data;
  • Extracts and consolidates data from multiple internal and external sources, including relational databases, text files, statistical files, and web services;
  • Investigates, validates, and documents data quality and integrity;
  • Prepares and validates compliance reports and data submissions;
  • Trains and supervises student workers;
  • Performs other duties as assigned and based on departmental needs.

Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree, with coursework in research design, statistical analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Two years of experience in institutional research, or experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to iteratively persevere in search of solutions to complex problems.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in quantitative and qualitative analysis of survey data, using various computer software packages is required (Qualtrics, Tableau, Excel, SPSS, or comparable).
  • Experience summarizing quantitative analysis of survey data, including descriptive statistics, data visualization, and report writing.
  • Familiarity and experience with institutional research vocabulary and federal reporting ( IPEDS ), as well as public sharing of institutional data (Common Data Set, Factbook, and publishers’ surveys).
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, managing multiple tasks and deadlines.
Other desired qualifications include:
  • Expertise on a subject area of institutional data; i.e. faculty data, student engagement, human resources, assessment of learning.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Commitment to integrity, critical thought, accuracy, teamwork, and effective project management.
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • An optimistic outlook, eagerness to learn, adaptability, and a sense of humor.
If you check some of the above qualifications, and have the discipline and eagerness to learn new skills, we encourage you to apply since we have great professional development opportunities!

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.


 Trinity College

Intellectually impressive. Fiercely determined. Unquestionably accomplished.

Since its foundation in 1823, Trinity College, located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, has been educating students in the liberal arts with the educational and experiential foundations they need to succeed as informed global citizens. Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards.

While Trinity has enjoyed a long, prestigious history, the college finds itself poised in transition as the landscape of higher education across the country undergoes a fundamental shift. Under the leadership of Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who was inaugurated on October 26, 2014 as Trinity’s 22nd President, Trinity is looking forward to a bold future that will require innovation borne out of long-term strategic planning that will make the college even more visible and competitive. Among the strategic plan’s broad goals is to design a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that positions Trinity increasingly as a first-choice destination for students, faculty, and staff.

At Trinity College, we’re known for getting things done—and for doing them in a way that creates lasting meaning. Students come here to engage in a challenging liberal arts education, live as part of a tenacious community, explore what’s possible, and find answers to the challenges of tomorrow.

On our 100-acre campus in Connecticut's state capital, you can take advantage of all that our thriving city has to offer, including diverse perspectives, experiential learning, and an energetic culture. And with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships we’ve cultivated at Trinity, we’re an active part of driving Hartford forward as well.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our employees and the college. We recognize the diverse composition and needs of our community of employees and strive to respond to those needs in a professional, caring and equitable manner by:

  • Recruiting and promoting the best-qualified people – while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Providing a competitive salary and benefits package for our employees.
  • Establishing, administering and effectively communicating sound policies and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality, while maintaining compliance with employment and labor laws and College directives.
  • Promoting a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy, secure and conscious of family and community relations.
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