Human Resources: Available Positions

Position: Institutional Research Analyst

Reports to: Director of Institutional Research

Status: Full-time, Exempt; Contingent on continued grant funding

General Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst assists in producing institutional data to advance the University's educational policy, administrative decisions, strategic planning, and assessment activities. This includes but not limited to producing various reports for departments, administrators, and committees on academic performance, outcomes assessment, department accreditation, program review self-studies, and grant reporting.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties:

1. Report campus data to internal and external constituencies:

  • Support the Director of Institutional Research in researching, preparing, and submitting reports to governmental agencies      (e.g. IPEDS).
  • Support the research, preparation, and publishing of data for the Common Data Set.
  • Prepare and submit surveys for publishing companies (US News, Petersons, College Board, etc.)
  • Prepare and circulate (internally) regular enrollment reports following established reporting dates and formats.
  • Prepare the annual NDNU Fact Sheet.
  • Prepare Educational Quality Indicators (EQI) for academic program reviews
  • Support accreditation and learning outcomes assessment processes by researching, preparing, analyzing, and reporting data as necessary.
  • Archive reports in electronic form (where possible) and in paper form where needed.

2. Support academic and administrative decision-making processes

  • Participate in designing mechanisms to collect data as needed.
  • Design, develop, and administer quantitative and qualitative research instruments.
  • Collect, maintain, and analyze data and information on students, administrators, faculty, staff and institutional outcomes.
  • Educate the University community about using institutional data for decision-making, projections and planning.
  • Work closely with administrators and faculty in the design, implementation, and assessment of learning outcomes and      educational support services: e.g. for WASC and professional/disciplinary reaccreditation and externally funded grants.
  • Support Registrar’s Office and others by facilitating their reporting processes, both through direct help when needed and through work on data collection and integrity and process design.
  • Support completion of annual and special reports in compliance with WASC requirements (e.g. annual report, program initiation reports, substantive change reports) and federal regulations (e.g. Human Subjects, Title III/V, Hispanic Serving)

3. Ensure that data are shared in a timely and meaningful manner to internal and external groups

  • Coordinate the use of consistent processes for preparing internal and external reports.
  • Publish and annually update compilation of internal data to University stakeholders and agencies.
  • Present data to the campus community, as needed.

4. Committee responsibilities

  • Attend various committee meetings as needed/requested

5. Other

  • Other periodic duties as assigned by the Director of Institutional Research


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  Degree in a research or technical field or equivalent experience highly preferred.       Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of two year's experience in institutional research in higher education, preferably within a small college or      university setting.
  • Knowledge of assessment, institutional effectiveness, and continuous quality improvement in higher education
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and demonstrated record of working with diverse constituencies of an      educational institution, especially students, faculty, and senior administrators.
  • Strong research, data analysis, and presentation skills
  • Strong project-management and organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Advanced computer skills including strong Excel skills and functional knowledge of database systems

Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population.  In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences in working in a diverse environment, and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Notre Dame de Namur University
Human Resources, Job # IRA52814
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

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