Institutional Research Analyst

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Boston University

Boston University (BU) is the fourth largest private research university in the nation, the fourth largest employer in the City of Boston, and 14th largest employer in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1839 and chartered in 1869, today BU has grown to include 17 schools and colleges offering more than 300 programs of study. BU received $486.8 million in sponsored research awards in FY2018 and is the first private university invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1995. The University places a strong emphasis on excellent scholarship and outstanding teaching as well as path-breaking interdisciplinary research, with major initiatives in neuroscience, systems biology, photonics, engineering biology, data science, urban health, global health and development, and emerging infectious diseases, as well as research in communications and the humanities. With more than 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 140+ countries, and over 10,000 faculty and staff, discoveries and advances take place on our three Boston campuses with exciting frequency.
Job Name
Institutional Research Analyst
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Brief Description
Analytical Services & Institutional Research Office seeks a technical-minded and detailed oriented person to join our staff as an Institutional Research Analyst.
Job Category
Institutional Research
Job Type
Education Level Required
Location City
Boston, MA 02215, United states
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Job Details

Analytical Services & Institutional Research Office seeks a technical-minded and detailed oriented person to join our staff as an Institutional Research Analyst. This individual will work extensively with University data to identify trends and communicate findings to support strategic decision-making, planning, and evaluation. The Institutional Research Analyst will support the submission of domestic and international external surveys, as well as federal regulatory reports. This person will use MicroStrategy to create reports from the data warehouse to fulfill ad hoc and annual data requests. The Institutional Research Analyst will work with cross-functional teams to support University initiatives such as the Academic Program Review. They will document current procedures and recommend opportunities to automate existing processes. They will work to transform exist static documents to interactive visualizations using Power BI and other software.
Required Skills
Bachelors Degree in statistics, quantitative social science, computer science or related field (Masters preferred) and one to three years of experience working in a research or analytical environment. Strong analytical skills and an understanding of post-secondary education. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, and a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new software and systems. Experience with data visualization and business intelligence tools is ideal. Familiarity with a programming, statistical computing, or database management language (e.g. C++, Java, R, Python, VBA, SAS, Ruby, SQL) is preferred. Problem-solver capable of managing large datasets and clearly articulating findings to a variety of internal and external audiences. Comfortable working autonomously or collaboratively, while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. Candidate should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be flexible and responsive to stakeholders across campus. Must comply with university policies governing data confidentiality and distribution.

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