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Institutional Research Analyst

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  • Job Description

      Req#: ANALY003077
      Job Classification Description

      POSITION TITLE: Institutional Research Analyst (Grant Funded Position for 19 Months)


      GRADE #12

      The Institutional Research Analyst, under the guidance of the supervisor, oversees the collection, analysis, and distribution of university data. This encompasses reporting obligations to federal, state, and local agencies. The analyst holds a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing data integrity and reporting standards to facilitate continuous improvement.

      • Designs and maintains database and reporting applications across diverse platforms such as SQL and SPSS, ensuring compatibility with the Enterprise System and implementing automated report scheduling.
      • Develops visualizations and dashboards to effectively communicate research findings to internal and external stakeholders, with a commitment to regularly updating these dashboards.
      • Applies advanced statistical analysis, data mining and various predictive modeling techniques to drive the growth and success of the university.
      • Constructs databases using relevant statistical software to retrieve and analyze data for accuracy and validity.
      • Recommends data sources and database design, providing recommendations for all phases of research projects.
      • Assist in preparation of mandatory reports required by both state and federal entities.
      • Coordinate, collect, and submit data for required external reports including but not limited to CollegeBoard, Petersons, U.S. News and World etc.
      • Assists in administering course evaluations and program assessment tools.
      • Plans, designs, and tests research instrumentation, evaluating data to assess reliability and validity of findings.
      • Communicates complex research methodology and results through formal and informal presentations, both written and oral.
      • Compiles data and generates reports to support the Workforce Development initiatives.
      • Assist with the development and maintenance of VTSU IR webpage.
      • Maintain the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and confidentiality in handling sensitive institutional data
      • Facilitates structured analysis of qualitative datasets derived from survey findings. • Supports and assists the supervisor on any special projects assigned.

      Direct supervision will be received from the AVP for Institutional Research and Planning.

      • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, with degree and/or coursework in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics, data science, or other related discipline(s) preferred and 2 -4 years of related experience.
      • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels and work as a team.

      • Minimum experience with relational database management and query writing using SQL or similar tools.
      • Proficiency in the use of data analytics/business intelligence platforms, i.e., Tableau, Microsoft BI.
      • Proficiency in the use of survey management tools, i.e., Explorance and Qualtrics.
      • Familiar with data query tools, statistical analyses, and data management systems.
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, with advanced skills in Excel.
      • Proficiency with institutional research, project management, and enrollment administrative systems.


      • Experience with institutional research policies and best practices
      • Basic statistical analysis and data management
      • Knowledge of accreditation reports
      • Basic understanding and knowledge of workforce development, economic development, and workforce data

      • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
      • Excellent communicator, written and verbal in a variety of environments.
      • Data analysis with tools such as Excel, Access, Tableau, or PowerBI.

      • Ability to maintain confidential information
      • Ability to develop and follow research methodology and protocols.
      • Ability to acquire accurate, and reproducible data. • Demonstrated ability to support a diverse community and promote diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
      • Assist with reports on regional scans, economic trend and workforce development studies.

      Location: Remote

      This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

      Vermont State University is a part of the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS). VSCS values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. VSCS strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. VSCS is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact our HR office for assistance with accommodations at

      NOTE: This job is subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.
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