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Institutional Research Analyst

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Date: Nov 29, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati, founded in 1819, is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The university boasts a student body of over 45,000 enrolled in over 370 programs of study and is the region’s largest employer with over 10,000 faculty, staff and student workers. 


The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values and seeks to empower all members of the university community.  The University of Cincinnati is ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation.  U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges.  The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”.  Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. 


UC's benefits package includes Medical and Dental Coverage, generous Sick and Vacation time, Tuition Remission, various Retirement Contribution Options, as well as Long-Term Disability, Personal Accident Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance, among others.  Please use the following link:  for more information about the university's benefits plans, benefits summaries, as well as information about employee discounts, professional training, and much more.


Institutional Research Analyst


The Office of Institutional Research is looking for a Research Analyst. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst is responsible for:

  • Design, collection, reporting, analysis and presentation of institutional data and information. Reports may include tables, charts, dashboards, executive summaries, or others as needed.
  • Assist with various tasks associated with assessment studies, analysis and evaluation of academic and non-academic topics.
  • Survey research analysis, which includes survey design, administration and logistics, compilation of data results, presentation and visualization of results.
  • Responding to institutional surveys externally, such as IPEDS (U.S. Dept. of Education), Higher Learning Commission, U.S. News & World Report, among others.
  • Assist in peer institution analysis and benchmarking activities through querying state and national databases.  


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate must have the ability and working knowledge to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to demonstrate how the functions will be performed. The Institutional Research Office is in charge of producing official reports to various external agencies, and rolling out reports and dashboards to a broad set of colleges and offices on campus. As such, the Research Analyst plays a significant role in making sure that data and information produced by the Office of Institutional Research is delivered accurately and efficiently internally and externally.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree required in social science, statistics, research methodology, higher education, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in managing large data sets, analyzing data using statistical techniques and software, and reporting data in meaningful format.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Power Point.
  • Demonstrated experience using statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, or other similar tools.
  • Academic and practical experience in survey development, implementation and reporting.



  • Masters’ Degree with course emphasis in research design, statistics, or data management.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Proficiency with Business Intelligence programming languages, like Tableau, SQL, MS Access, or other similar reporting tools.
  • Experience collecting data from Peoplesoft and/or SAP systems.
  • Experience with online survey software such as Qualtrics.


Other Expected Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong ability to understand, analyze, and communicate statistical information to various audiences.
  • Strong knowledge base of research methods (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Effective and knowledgeable organizational, planning, and time management skills, and manage workflow that includes multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Experience working successfully within a team environment.


Application Procedure:

Please visit our website to complete the online application by January 1st, 2019. The following are required to be attached:

  1. Letter of interest. Please describe reason for interest in the position.
  2. Resume. Include employment dates, and full or part-time status.
  3. Professional references. Three professional references, one of them of a current or former supervisor. Include names, business title, and contact information.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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