Senior Institutional Research Analyst
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis is the central source for information about the University of Denver. We serve the University's vision, values, mission, and goals by analyzing and reporting institutional data to inform University and unit-level planning and development. The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis supports a culture of measurement, data literacy, and evidence-based decision making at the University. We conduct insightful institutional research and analysis to inform planning both centrally and within academic and administrative units. We are also responsible for reporting institutional data to the federal and state governments and other external agencies on behalf of the University. Our office is led by the Assistant Provost for Institutional Research & Analysis and operates under Academic Administration within the Provosts Office.

Position Summary

The Senior Institutional Research Analyst designs and conducts insightful institutional research to meet the needs of the University's executive leadership, senior staff, and academic and administrative offices. The position interprets research findings and makes recommendations to support evidence-based planning and development across campus. The Senior Institutional Research Analyst also develops reports, dashboards, and visualizations to deliver institutional data and research findings to internal and external constituents.

Essential Functions

  • Designs and conducts institutional research studies to support strategic and operational planning.
  • Responds to ad hoc requests for institutional data and analyses.
  • Develops dashboards, visualizations, and automated reports to deliver institutional data to internal and external constituents.
  • Collects, prepares, and reports institutional data to government agencies, accrediting bodies, ranking organizations, and higher education publications on behalf of the University.
  • Administers the office website and develops content with other members of the IRA team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of quantitative research methods as applied in the social sciences, including statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, data collection, data coding and transformation, survey design, and sampling techniques.
  • Knowledge of data visualization and dashboard development.
  • Ability to design, manage, and conduct institutional research studies.
  • Ability to interpret research findings and make appropriate recommendations to University leadership.
  • Ability to effectively communicate research findings to a variety of audiences through reports, presentations, and visualizations.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and produce accurate, on-time results.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to convey analytical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proficiency in producing meaningful analysis reports and delivering effective solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and teamwork skills. Strong service-oriented attitude and demonstrable ability to collaborate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and completely, to develop new skills as needed, to adapt when conditions change, and engage in continuously professional improvement.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills with complex data and information.
  • High attention to details and excellent organizational skills. Highly self-motivated to work on multiple projects. Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional and reliable work ethic.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in quantitative research methods, statistics, business analytics, higher education, or related social science field.
  • Expertise in quantitative research, statistical methodologies, and educational measurement. 5+ years of experience conducting research studies with advanced statistical methods (e.g., logistical regression, structural equation modeling, and longitudinal analysis) and methods in measurement and psychometrics (e.g., measurement validity and reliability, MIRT).
  • Proficiency with a statistical package and programming language. 5+ years of experience with statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Python, or R), the advanced modeling packages and measurement analysis software (e.g., AMOS, LISREL, Mplus, HLM, Winsteps, and ConQuest).
  • Advanced knowledge in relational databases, database structure and design. Highly proficient in extracting data from large-scale databases using SQL and transforming unstructured datasets into clearly structured datasets. 5+ years of experience working with large-scale educational datasets, such as the longitudinal study databases from the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • 5+ years of experience working in higher education or related social science field.
  • Experience with designing and developing survey questionnaires, administering surveys, collecting survey data, and manipulating data collected using survey tools such as Qualtrics.
  • Experience with data visualization and creating dashboard using visualization tools such as Excel, Tableau, and Visio.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in quantitative research methods, statistics, business analytics, higher education, or related social science field.
  • Experience working in a central institutional research office at a college or university.
  • Experience with website management, Banner, and/or Cognos.
  • Knowledge of FERPA. (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act).

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This is a full-time on-site position located at the University of Denver main-campus in Denver, Colorado.

Application Deadline
Open until filled

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 12.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $82,306 - $85,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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