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Analyst, Institutional Research

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Position Information

Working Title Analyst, Institutional Research
Department Institutional Research
Compensation Title
Position Number 30013900
Position Status Regular
Work Schedule

8:15 am – 4:30 pm; Monday – Friday
37.5 hours per week

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

This position provides information and analysis to support decision making at Northern Kentucky University. The incumbent is expected to complete data collection and federal, state and institutional reporting tasks and projects related to any aspect of NKU’s mission. The areas of likely work assignments include the reporting of data in the following areas: recruiting, enrollment, retention, degree completion, staffing, civic engagement, faculty workload, physical plant, facilities utilization, finance, budget, and student costs. The incumbent will draw information from university databases, state and national datasets, survey results, statistical models, and other sources of factual information.

Primary Responsibilities

• Coordinate reports to external agencies of state and federal government each semester
• Produce standard informational reports each semester (enrollment, degrees, academic profiles, staffing, etc.)
• Respond to ad hoc information requests.
• Maintain awareness of current conditions and emerging trends in education, government, and society.
• Conduct literature reviews to identify ideas and information useful to NKU’s purposes.
• Use query/reporting software to select data from NKU databases and information systems.
• Write analytical research reports using concise narrative text.
• Recommend comprehensive, systemic solutions to emerging needs and existing problems.
• Make rational, information-based recommendations.
• Develop sample surveys, conduct statistical analyses of responses.
• Develop and lead large-scale research projects.
• Participate in the office’s annual planning and research agenda-setting activity.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in social sciences, educational research, or advanced statistics.
Two years of experience in higher education research, analysis and/or reporting required. Will consider related business experience in lieu of higher education experience.
• Strong project management skills.
• Strong research and analytical skills.
• Ability to present proposals and solutions to problems that are based on the most valid and relevant information.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to listen effectively and to understand complex issues and situations is essential.
• Experience with business/technical writing is a plus.
• Prior experience with Microsft Access, Excel and SPSS is required.
SAP and survey software (Qualtrics)experience is preferred.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education Master's Degree
Minimum Experience 2 years
Salary tbd
Pay Grade S71

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2017S800
Job Open Date 08/31/2017
Job Close Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a minimum of a bachelor's degree with at least two years of related professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What field/area of study is your degree in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your previous experience involving projects or assignments using survey design, development, and statistical analysis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your data analysis experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have extensive Access, Excel, and SPSS experience?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please list the data systems you have experience with.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. References