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Research Analyst

Clark University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

The Office of Strategic Analytics and Institutional Research seeks a Research Analyst to join our team. The Office aims to support the advancement of Clark's mission through generating data-based insights to inform institutional planning and decision-making.

Working closely with colleagues, the candidate will manage applied research projects, from data collection to data cleaning and develop high-quality, actionable reports based on careful analysis. The research analyst will support reporting to internal external constituencies and development of data dashboards. Collaborating with colleagues, the Analyst uses data efficiently, accurately, and effectively to inform decisions.


The Analyst works collaboratively with colleagues to:

  • Develop, implement, and manage research projects. The analyst will help craft, implement, and manage surveys on an annual and ad hoc basis to support University assessment efforts.
  • Analyze data and present results. Drawing upon intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of statistics, the analyst will conduct thoughtful analyses and generate reports, presentations, and dashboards to communicate complex results clearly and effectively.
  • Support Strategic Analytics office reporting efforts. Throughout the year, the analyst will help gather and report data accurately and efficiently according to University definitions to internal or external constituencies, including responding to ad hoc requests.
  • Data management. The Analyst assists with the development and maintenance of longitudinal merged datasets that are used for reporting and analysis purposes.  Developing and maintaining scripts and documentation are important parts of the analyst's job. 


  • Bachelor's degree in data analytics, sciences, social sciences or math or related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in data analysis, including the management of medium to large data sets.  Demonstrated knowledge of statistical techniques, research methodology, data analysis, and interpretation of results. This includes intermediate/advanced proficiency with statistics packages (e.g., SPSS, r, python) and other software to manage, organize, and present data (e.g., Tableau, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated experience writing and developing findings
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills, with strong follow-through and ability to meet deadlines. Self-motivated and able to work productively and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail; able to adapt with changing priorities



  • Strong knowledge of research and assessment. Experience with qualitative and quantitative methodologies, such as conducting interviews or focus groups, administering surveys, and experience generating models using data science.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced Tableau skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills. Ability to collaborate with people from a variety of backgrounds and experience with research.
  • Knowledge of institutional research practices. Interest and curiosity about student success in higher education.


Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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