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Institutional Research Analyst (OPS)

Florida Polytechnic University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Full Time
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Located along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged.

Job Title

Institutional Research Analyst (OPS)

Job Description Summary

Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as an Institutional Research Analyst (OPS). This position is full-time, temporary.

Institutional Research Analyst (IRA) will conduct analyses to support University and Academic Affairs planning, evaluation, effectiveness, and reporting. The IRA will extract, analyze, visualize, and describe a variety of institutional data to support internal reporting, use dashboard and visualization tools to support the presentation of large-scale survey data and other analyses, and coordinate, monitor, and support all institutional and educational assessment activities. The analyst will bring to their work: experience in research and reporting, statistical analysis, research methods, and working with databases; an ability to report findings succinctly using relevant tools and media; experience with assessment of student learning/educational effectiveness and institutional progress.

Job Description


The Institutional Research Analyst will
  • Apply analytical and problem-solving skills to research and reporting projects
  • Apply technical/programming skills to extract, analyze, and explore data from primary systems.
  • Conduct needs assessment and perform stakeholder and end-user research
  • Contribute to or propose analytic reports to answer strategic, tactical, structured, or unstructured business questions
  • Prepare deliverables, such as dashboards, interactive worksheets/workbooks, and/or reports using appropriate tools.
  • Create, maintain, and manage documentation, including in the university’s data dictionary, as needed
  • Develop or deepen knowledge and skills with campus data resources, with new technical or procedural advancements, and in the field of IR and higher education.
  • Create and maintain documentation for institutional research projects
  • Assist in the monitoring of the overall integrity of data, complying with state and federal requirements and has a firm conviction to uphold data integrity, correct data discrepancies when noted
  • Collaborate with colleagues to facilitate project completion and progress toward IR goals.
  • Develop productive and collegial working relationships within team and broadly with diverse groups of people across campus units
  • Perform other related tasks as required
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and organize data to derive meaningful insights, including the ability to communicate clearly verbally and in written, numerical, and graphical forms.
  • Strong customer service orientation and ability to interpret and respond to stakeholder and end-user requests and needs.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and develop productive working relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to present and communicate complex data, methods, technical information, problems, and alternative solutions to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A high level of accuracy, extraordinary attention to details, solid proofreading skills, ability to multi-task and adhere to deadlines, and adherence to ethical and legal standards in research.
  • Experience using database software and/or statistical software
  • Knowledge of research methods suitable to academic settings
  • Familiarity with Tableau / Microsoft BI (or similar visualization software) strongly desired
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills including critical evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong time management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience or equivalent professional experience including advanced education.
  • Experience with SQL, SAS, or similar programming language to extract and explore data from primary systems.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with relational database systems and tools.

Master’s degree in data science, analytics, educational measurement, or related field, and
  • Experience in institutional research, functional data area (e.g., registrar, admissions, finance, HR), or other higher education analysis and reporting entity.
  • Experience with data reporting and/or visualization tools such as Tableau, Microsoft BI, etc.
  • Experience analyzing, summarizing, and communicating data and results in verbal, written, numerical, and graphical forms
  • Previous experience in report development, user support, and training or teaching others.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full-time, hourly (non-exempt), temporary (OPS). The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.

TARGET HIRING SALARY: $24.00/hr. - $27.00/hr., commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled, however review of applications will commence immediately.

APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):

• Cover Letter

• Resume

Diversity Statement:

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Special Instructions Regarding Attachments:

Required attachments are listed on each posting. Please be sure to attach all required documents in the Resume/CV field before continuing through the application. Once your application has been submitted, no changes may be made and additional attachments will not be considered.

An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements.

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.

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