Institutional Research Analyst Duties
This is supervisory level professional and technical work in
research related to institutions of higher education.
Work involves the design and direction of research projects
relating to the operation of the institution, including analyses
of budgets and operations reports, analytical or modeling
studies, management information systems, and special studies
dealing with students and faculty and the evaluation of academic
and non-academic programs. Work involves consultation with
faculty members and all levels of administration. An employee
allocated to this class designs research projects, supervises
collection and analyses of data, interprets findings, and
organizes conclusions in form suitable for use by faculty and
administration. Work is reviewed principally by observation of
results of studies and reports produced.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies and designs complex analytical studies and projects
pertinent to all aspects of the operation of the institution.
Originates and designs research methods for designed projects
and supervises the collection and organization of data and
Performs sophisticated statistical analysis and quantitative
Interprets and prepares conclusions for presentation to and
application by administration and faculty.
Supervises and participates in conducting faculty and student
studies and evaluations of costs and effectiveness of academic
and non-academic programs of the institution.
Supervises and participates in institutional policy and long
range planning studies.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of college level work equivalent to a Doctorate in
Behavioral Sciences, Education Research, Statistics, and closely
related fields involving quantitative methods of research and
extensive experience in a university; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Extensive knowledge of all aspects of the administration and
operations of an institution of higher education.
Thorough knowledge of advanced research methods, statistical
techniques, and quantitative methods.
Considerable knowledge of the field of institutional research,
including advanced computer techniques.
Ability to design new techniques and procedures for the
investigation of new problem areas.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty and administration at all levels.
Ability to organize research results and conclusions for
effective presentation in a wide variety of formats and