About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally
diverse institution providing quality education and research in
aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with
residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and
Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides
educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations
throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South
As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and
aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique
institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved
with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates
who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and
other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in
seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation;
Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security,
and Intelligence; and Space.
For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's
residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total
enrolled with the University around the world.
The Institutional Research Department is currently recruiting for a
Research Analyst to perform survey research and data collection for
University studies designed to examine and track the
characteristics, opinions, and experiences of students, alumni,
employers, etc. Responsible for all aspects of each survey project,
to include: consultation with faculty, staff, and administrators;
determining best methods for data collection; establishing and
managing timelines and tasks; developing scripts and facilitating
focus groups; designing questionnaire content, wording, and layout;
managing and maintaining data files; producing and interpreting
output; conducting research for comparative statistics; performing
statistical tests; creating meaningful summary reports; and
disseminating and presenting findings.
Responsibilities include the following:
- Determine survey project timelines and tasks, and manage their
execution. Identify survey target audience and utilize sampling
methods in determining the sample cohort.
- Develop survey content, wording, scales, and flow.
- Develop scripts and facilitate focus groups.
- Create survey forms, manage administration, and prepare basic
reports using a web-based platform.
- Import/export data files between software packages to convert
raw data into clean, manageable files (apply statistical weights
- Program statistical software to produce summary data tables,
relevant breakouts, and run basic inferential statistical tests
- Interpret and summarize quantitative and/or qualitative data
and findings into a report, including graphs and comparative data
where appropriate and disseminate results in a timely manner.
- Meet with individuals who request a new survey to evaluate
their needs and provide guidance as to the best method of data
- Assist university faculty and staff in utilizing and refining
existing survey instruments as appropriate to their specific
- Ensure that ongoing survey results are disseminated in a timely
manner to coincide with departmental assessment activities, and
provide assistance in understanding the results.
- Present survey research results and participate in any
- Prepare reports of survey project results for presentation to
students, faculty, staff, or other audiences.
- Create, manage and update interactive survey reports using data
visualization tools such as PowerBI.
- Prepare customized reports of survey results to support the
University’s program review and accreditation needs.
- Respond to ad hoc requests for survey results from external
agencies (college guides, state agencies, etc.) and the University
- Perform ad hoc analyses using data obtained from sources other
than, or in addition to, survey research.
- Bachelor's degree, Area of study: Social
Science/Research-based, such as: Psychology, Sociology, Statistics,
Measurement, or related discipline
- At least two years of research analysis experience
- Experience with survey design principles (e.g. defining target
and sample cohorts; creating questionnaire content, wording,
scales, and flow)
- Familiarity with online survey platforms/tools (preferably
Qualtrics), and administration procedures (e.g. communication,
tracking of non-respondents, collection of data into importable
- Experience with statistical software (preferably SPSS) at the
syntax/programming level to examine and clean data and produce
summary tables of results
- Experience in using data visualization tools (preferably
PowerBI) for analysis, presentation of data, and creation of
- Experience in using graphics, spreadsheet, and word processing
software for presentation of data
- Familiarity with research methods, descriptive and inferential
statistical analyses, and reporting of statistical data, research
results, and conclusions
- Familiarity with focus group design and facilitation
- Ability to verify and interpret data
- Knowledge of institutional research and its practices and
issues in higher education
- Knowledge of Embry-Riddle culture, organization and academics
is a plus.
- Willingness to adapt to job responsibilities across the
institutional research field (cross-training)
- Ability to quickly learn and apply new ideas, processes, and
- Ability to establish and manage project tasks and deadlines,
manage multiple projects, solve problems, and meet deadlines
- Excellent attention to detail
- Ability to work effectively independently as well as in team
- Excellent writing and speaking skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with higher education upper