The Senior Institutional Research Analyst supports institutional research and assessment functions for Homewood Student Affairs (HSA). The Senior Institutional Research Analyst's activities contribute to informed decision making primarily about undergraduate students in Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering. The Senior Institutional Research Analyst's activities require working collaboratively with university and school departments, including offices in Homewood Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Research, Undergraduate Admissions, Undergraduate Academic Advising, and Information Technology offices.
Under the guidance of the Director of Assessment and Analysis, the Senior Institutional Research Analyst takes the lead on research initiatives that answer important strategic questions for Homewood Student Affairs and the University. This work involves developing clear research objectives and questions, working with executives, faculty and staff across the university to collect and refine data, producing descriptive and inferential analyses, synthesizing findings in written and graphical reports, and presenting results to audiences. The Senior Institutional Research Analyst applies advanced knowledge of research methodology and statistics to conduct analyses and assessments related to the undergraduate student experience and student learning outcomes. The Senior Institutional Research Analyst performs all phases of survey research and assessment, including problem definition, study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of findings. With respect to the aforementioned activities, the Senior IR Analyst consults and partners with stakeholders to determine research and assessment needs; extracts and compiles data from university databases, internal offices and departments, and external sources; and responds to internal and external requests for information.
The Senior Institutional Research Analyst conducts descriptive and predictive analyses to better support decision making and highlight achievements/excellence with regard to the student experience and student outcomes. The analyst blends data from divergent sources utilizing existing institutional data and relevant external data to provide analytics on subjects of interest to the campus community.
Harnesses insights from survey data to better support key institutional priorities including student retention, engagement, and satisfaction with clear, timely, and actionable information that is summarized in reports and visualizations. The analyst oversees survey research projects, including the development of survey strategies and plans; instruments; survey administration; and sharing of results within the campus community.
Facilitates good assessment and evaluation practices through clearly communicated learning outcomes, solid methodology, and the informed used of data to support the success of students and programs and the realization of HSAs strategic vision. The Senior Institutional Research Analyst coordinates the cycle of assessment for HSA, which includes consultation, design, collecting, and interpreting assessment data for the purpose of documenting achievements and developing plans of action.
Holds a key role in managing institutional data. The analyst coordinates the development and maintenance of data management systems for surveys and institutional data related to the undergraduate student experience. Includes coordinating and maintaining calendars, databases, and data warehousing.
Coordinates with Institutional Research to complete the Common Data Set and guidebooks (e.g., Princeton Review, Peterson's, College Board) to support compliance with public disclosure initiatives.
Serves on key committees and working groups related to the undergraduate experience
The Senior IR Analyst supervises up to two graduate assistants.
Bachelor's degree required in a technical field that requires significant work in research and statistical methods (computer science or information science preferred, or social science, business, statistics, etc.). Additional related experience may substitute for additonal educational credentials, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Master's degree preferred. Degree(s) in the social sciences, math, information systems or computer science preferred.
A minimum of three years of related experience is required. Additional directly related experience may substitute for education.
Experience in survey research including direct experience with research design, instrument design, survey sampling, and managing and analyzing large data sets.
Experience in data intensive research or reporting including direct experience with research design, instrument design, survey sampling, and managing and analyzing large data sets
Must possess proven written and verbal skills as it related to generating reports and presenting material
Track record of working independently and collaboration with colleagues. Must be able to exercise judgment with minimal supervision
Special Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge of basic and advanced statistical methods
Ability to prioritize conflicting demands
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with external stakeholders
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to apply tact and good judgment in dealing with all levels of university staff, administrators, faculty, and students
Politically aware and able to maintain confidentiality
Experience in Institutional Research
Experience using SAS or SPSS, Tableau, and/or Rapid Insight Veera
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