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.
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Accuracy and strong attention to detail; able to adapt with
- 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
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
To be considered for this position, you must submit your
credentials online. Create a Clark University
Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and
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.