The Institutional Research Analyst III supports a wide variety of research projects that includes both simple and sophisticated data gathering, analysis, and reporting, which contributes to meeting institutional, federal and accreditation requirements. The position provides comprehensive data management, programming, and analytical support to Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Analytics (IESA), Academic Affairs, and when appropriate other campus constituents related to institutional or system priorities mandated or required information, and accreditation. This role will perform complex research studies, and other requests that fosters better understanding of institutional efficacy. This position also coordinates the compilation and submission of institutional data to internal external organizations. The incumbent manages projects largely independently and will help coordinate and cross train IESA staff, which include other research technicians, research analyst/programmers, and student assistants. The position is responsible for maintaining the accuracy, validity, reliability, and usability of data delivered to stakeholders including supporting data literacy campus-wide.
- Report out institutional data to internal and external organizations related to institutional or system priorities, mandated or required information, and accreditation requirements.
- Intake and manage data and research requests, and identify the appropriate group, support, and resources needed to ensure the request will be competently addressed.
- Advise or develop appropriate theoretical framework, research designs, and methodological approaches to facilitate producing competent studies and valid and reliable outcomes.
- Maintain and build relevant dashboards that are comprehensive and accessible for consumers to use.
- Apply various data visualization techniques to develop user-friendly reports, dashboards, and presentations to communicate key trends related to various topics that highlight strategic initiatives at the institutional and system levels including assigned projects.
- Develop systematic reporting capabilities, documentation, and web-based sites related to assigned projects to support operational continuity and institutional effectiveness.
- Write queries, develop data management logic, and integrate data sources, as you build, clean, and standardize data sets for use to conduct various analyses and create reports and dashboards.
- Investigate and analyze practices, programs, and policies including various key initiatives related to student success to measure effectiveness and/or impact.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge and ability to use data information systems (e.g., PeopleSoft and Campus Data Warehouse) to build dashboards (e.g., Tableau or BI)
- Project management skills, which include but are not limited to clear and concise communication; organization, time, and task management abilities; planning and scheduling; technical and research knowledge, and; adept in relationship and team building
- Ability to automate certain data tasks with syntax and data logic (e.g., in SQL)
- Ability to apply general statistical techniques, such as tests of difference and association (e.g., t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, regression)
- General knowledge to perform descriptive statistics and ability to learn and apply statistical models in software packages such as IBM SPSS, SAS, Stata, and/or R using command syntax
- Data management skills and the ability to generate, query, merge, transform, and restructure diverse data sets and account for missing, duplicated, and unmatched data using SQL and similar techniques
- Ability to explain statistical and quantitative issues to a variety of audiences
- Ability to produce tables and graphical analyses in software systems such as Tableau and Microsoft Excel
- Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
- Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Additional qualifying professional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis
- Three years of progressively responsible technical research or statistical experience including or supplemented by one year in the interpretation and graphic presentation of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
- Master’s degree in education, social sciences, economics, computer science, data analytics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, computer or data science, or other related fields
- Three or more years of experience in a similar function
- Experience in higher education research, coding/programming, project management, enrollment management and/or scheduling concepts and procedures
- Experience running statistical models and predictions (such as linear and binary regressions) on higher education data sets
- Experience working directly in Institutional Research/Institutional Effectiveness, Assessment, and/or Data Analytics/Business Intelligence offices
Classification: Research Technician III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,223/month - $6,589/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,789/month - $8,664/month
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.
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- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: May 24, 2023 through June 11, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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