In an effort to formalize the collection, compliance, maintenance and reporting of College data the Institutional Research Analyst position will facilitate the collection, maintenance, analysis, and reporting of institutional data to be used internally and externally to drive effective decision-making, assessment, and institutional improvement, as well as to report to external sources (i.e., HEOA, IPEDS, U.S. News & World Report, Peterson’s Guide, accrediting bodies).
The Institutional Research Analyst will provide methodological, technical, statistical, and data interpretation consultation to internal college constituencies for various research projects in support of accurate and consistent institutional reporting, strategic planning, and assessment. The Research Analyst’s duties will include research and evaluation of prospective students, admissions, enrolled students, degrees granted, alumnae/i, faculty & staff, and outcomes assessment. The qualified candidate must have great attention to detail while working on multiple projects with competing deadlines.
• Establish Institutional Research function at the College and set up roles and protocols for establishing this new functional area. As this position continues to develop and grow it will include supervisory responsibilities.
• Prepare reports summarizing data and analyses including the creation of clear and effective charts and tables that present results in a clear and concise manner for multiple audiences.
• Analyze data that has been gathered using various sources, including the selection and use of appropriate statistical tests and methods.
• Design, coordinate, and/or conduct studies based on institutional needs and priorities, which may include survey design, survey administration, conducting focus groups or in-depth interviews, working with multiple constituents on campus to define the needs and constraints of a project, extracting data from various institutional data systems, and merging of data sets.
• Assist in the creation, submission, and/or updating of standard institutional reporting documents such as a Fact Book, IPEDS, Common Data Set (CDS) Annual Reports, and institutional dashboards.
• Respond to internal and external data requests.
• Support the maintenance of the Institutional Research web page.
• Master’s degree in Educational Research, Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Psychology, Sociology, or related field
• At least one year related research experience
• Experience with both quantitative and qualitative data and research methods
• Experience with survey design and administration
• Experience working with large data sets
• Experience with statistical software, e.g., SPSS
• Knowledge of applied statistical analysis, including regression analysis and other advanced multivariate statistical techniques
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products, most importantly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Experience with student information systems and reporting tools as well as experience with
o Desktop Publishing
o Web Development
• Experience accessing and merging data from multiple sources to perform analyses
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to Diversity
Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences.
Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer
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