Research Analyst

Job Name
Research Analyst
Posting Date
Brief Description
Working independently, this position is responsible for designing and conducting advanced-level applied research on a variety of issues of critical importance to the institution. Using expertise in data analytics, produces qualitative and quantitative analysis of data. Develops, implements and maintains statistical software programs and the Business Intelligence system to generate statistical and other management reports used by a variety of audiences such as the Cabinet, academic deans, directors, department chairs, assessment coordinators, and the general campus community Provides leadership on the development and use of Business Intelligence. Represent OIRA in decisions about BI training, support and data integrity.
Job Category
Institutional Research
Job Type
Education Level Required
Location City
Washington, DC 20016, United states
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Job Details
  •  Business Intelligence (35% of time): Works with OIT and others to create and maintain a BI infrastructure that serves Academic Affairs. Responsible for developing and maintaining a BI very of AU's official statistics. Works independently, and in a team, to ensure the usefulness, consistency, and accuracy of reports. Works across the institution on issues related to data accuracy and data governance. Is customer service oriented, assistaing in BI training and in ensuring that BI meets user needs.
  • Analysis (30% of time):  Designs and develops reports intended to convey institutional information to senior university management, the campus community, and external constituents (including select federally mandated reports.) Integrates narratives, tabular data, and graphics to effectively communicate current status, and trends, on issues of importance to the university. Provides insight and analysis into trends. Creates necessary programs,  databases, Business Intelligence reports and analysis in order to produce these reports and studies. Reports may be used for a variety of high-level initiatives, including advancement of the Strategic Plan and AU accreditation.
  •  Advanced-Level Research (15% of time): Undertakes research projects in support of institutional planning and policy making. Responsible for advanced-level use of qualitative and quantitative analysis. Conducts research on a variety of issues of concern and at the request of senior university managers (including the provost).
  •  Student Evaluation of Teaching Oversight (15% of time): Oversees the logistics related to administering the Student Evaluation of Teaching. This includes being capable of using the current evaluation software (“Blue”) to ensure that evaluations are designed correctly, sent to students, and administered properly.             
  •  Supervisory Oversight (5% of time): Reviews and helps oversee the work of part-time staff who do data entry and prepare tables for reports. Ensures the quality of data entry and the accuracy of information. Coordinates orientation and training of part-time staff.