Research Analyst - Office of Institutional Research

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Tufts University
Job Name
Research Analyst - Office of Institutional Research
Posting Date
Brief Description
Job Category
Institutional Research
Job Type
Education Level Required
Location City
Medford, MA 02155, United states
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Tufts University

Equal Opportunity Employer –minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Job Description

Research Analyst - Office of Institutional Research - 20001670

The Office of Institutional Research serves as a resource for the Tufts University community. We provide accurate and timely information to stakeholders across the university, support informed planning and decision-making at all levels, and fulfill key external reporting requirements. We employ an innovative and resourceful staff with expertise in data analysis and survey research, who can communicate the results of their research clearly and effectively.

The Research Analyst, in collaboration with a broad array of university constituents, contributes to the development and execution of all phases of institutional research projects, including design, implementation, analysis, visualization, and report preparation.


Basic Requirements:
  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of related experience
  • Experience with online survey tools, data visualization software, statistical software, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of survey best practices, research design, statistical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to:
    • Work effectively on several projects simultaneously
    • Compose accurate and clearly written reports and documents
    • Work independently within basic guidelines and parameters and with minimal supervision
    • Gather and analyze available data and draw logical conclusions
    • Establish & maintain effective collaborative working team relationships
    • Engage in proactive problem solving and critical thinking/analysis
    • Manage complex projects
    • Meet critical deadlines
    • Manage multiple assignments and priorities
  • Must be detail-oriented, possess maturity in judgment, creativity, and the ability to get along with widely diverse personalities; must be able to maintain a high degree of integrity while professionally handling confidential data

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in program evaluation, education, sociology, psychology, political science, higher education, or related field
  • Familiarity with higher education issues, IPEDS, assessment, and performance indicators
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Experience with Tableau, Qualtrics, and/or NVIVO
  • Experience working with student information system data
  • Experience with Excel and Word Macros

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Research
Organization: Institutional Research
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 13, 2020, 2:13:18 PM

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