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Research and Data Analyst

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 05/02/16


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Division of Student Affairs' Office of Student Learning and Assessment is seeking a highly qualified individual for the newly created Research and Data Analyst position. The Research & Data Analyst aids in coordinating outcomes-based assessment, develops assessments using various qualitative and quantitative methodologies; collaborates and consults with departments within Student Affairs on the design and implementation of assessment and research projects; performs critical analysis of literature; and analyzes data and generates reports.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and consult with Student Affairs departments regarding research projects and analysis of engagement and success data
  • Develop instruments and launch assessments via existing software, including NASPA consortium studies
  • Use statistical techniques to interpret data and analyze results of divisional assessments
  • Assist in developing and implementing data collection systems and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency, data quality and platform value
  • Provide consultative leadership regarding data analysis findings to help inform resource allocation decisions
  • Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research and other campus offices to support connections between Student Affairs and relevant activities in the schools/college and academic support areas
  • Hire, train, and evaluate the undergraduate research team
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends in Student Affairs and assessment literature
  • Aid in the coordination of the annual Student Affairs Assessment Conference


Education and Experience:
This position will require the ability to deal with complex issues, ambiguity and data-intensive analyses within a fast paced work environment and development of collaborative nuanced strategies that demonstrate and increase value to campus constituents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Education, Higher Education Administration, Students Affairs, Social Science, Statistics, Business Administration or related field, from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • At least one year experience working in evaluation, assessment and/or research
  • Knowledge of student learning and student development theory
  • Experience with survey software, relational databases, and analytic tools (e.g., SPSS)
  • Demonstrated experience publishing and presenting research on student affairs topics
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Campus Labs products
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Demonstrated ability to research issues, perform root cause analysis, compare/contrast, and implement problem resolution
  • Demonstrate excellence in written and verbal communication skill

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Staff Assistant - SL-3

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml


To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=70429

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

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Closing date for receipt of applications: June 1, 2016