Institutional Research Analyst, University of North Georgia

The University of North Georgia is hiring an Institutional Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.  The posting is below and can also be found at

Institutional Research Analyst

Position Number: 53001130

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Salary Minimum: $47,401

 General Summary:

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Institutional Research Analyst. The Institutional Research Analyst is a key point of contact for institutional research information and queries at the University of North Georgia. This individual manages a comprehensive and growing body of research data utilized by university decision makers and outside agencies. This individual performs duties related to assessment, planning, and institutional research with moderate supervision.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for:

  • Responding to requests from on- and off-campus for numerical and narrative data on students, faculty, staff, and educational programs of the university. Uses a variety of software, including Excel, SPSS, and other computer tools to perform data analysis as needed to respond to information requests.
  • Maintaining the main institutional research data files, including official information and related data.
  • Maintaining the Institutional Effectiveness Office website.
  • Managing the distribution and collection of various surveys that UNG sends out such as to alumni, students and faculty, working with other university departments to develop and administer printed and online surveys for their areas and maintains and summarizes data from internal surveys, comparing results of those surveys on our campus to results in normative groups.
  • Serving on, and provides data and research analysis to, University committees as requested and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Must have:

  • Knowledge and experience with Word, Excel, and SPSS or similar software is required.
  • Knowledge of web page design is desired.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage work load, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail is important.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field or a field requiring research analysis and report writing is required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working in an institution of higher education and particularly with student records is desirable.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Employer Information:

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Institutional Research Technical Analyst, University of North Georgia


Institutional Research Technical Analyst

Position Number: 53001478
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Campus Location: Dahlonega
Salary Minimum: $50,957
Salary Maximum: $55,000

General Summary:

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Institutional Research Technical Analyst. The Institutional Research Technical Analyst provides computer programming, design and data analysis in support of institutional research, assessment, accreditation and strategic planning. This individual also performs other institutional research activities as needed.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for:
• Developing queries to Banner and other relational databases using SQL and PL/SQL to create datasets for statistical analysis, often related to accreditation requirements or needs of university leadership.
• Using basic descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze data and provide answers to complex questions. Interprets and summarizes data using tables, graphs, and narrative.
• Constructing ad-hoc relational databases, consolidates data and builds queries and reports to provide institutional insights.
• Helping to maintain and manage the Institutional Effectiveness Office web site as well as other electronically accessible data. Serves as technical support for Institutional Effectiveness office in troubleshooting problems and recommending hardware and software purchases and upgrades as needed.
• Serving on, and provides data and research analysis to, University committees as requested. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have knowledge of relational database management systems such as Oracle and Access. Knowledge and experience in writing queries and functions in SQL and PL/SQL. Experience with Ellucian Banner or similar higher education data information system. Working knowledge of descriptive and basic inferential statistics. Ability to multi-task, manage workload, and meet deadlines. Ability to translate data requests into appropriate SQL queries and to analyze and interpret data using software such as Access, Excel, and SPSS. Ability to create effective reports and presentations utilizing tables, graphs, descriptive statistics, and narrative. Attention to detail and accuracy are of utmost importance. Oral and written communication, organizational and teamwork skills. Experience in a higher education setting is preferred.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor degree in computer science or related field that emphasizes database development and management. Two years of related experience, or a combination of appropriate education and experience.

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Data Analyst, University of Mississippi

Position Title Data Analyst
Department Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt

Job Description This is a professional position in which the incumbent collects and analyzes data, evaluates reliability and sustainability of assessments and produces complex reports. The incumbent frequently exercises discretion and independent judgment in interpreting, presenting and communicating results of complex statistical analysis in writing, verbally, and graphically for diverse audiences.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed:

Manage stakeholder requests from intake to completion with high levels of customer
service and professionalism, including conferring with stakeholders to clarify the
research project.

Design, compile, and analyze data with appropriate analytical and statistical
techniques and tools, such as Excel, Access, and Tableau.

Determine data requirements, data sources, and data collection methods using
internal and external sources, such as student information systems, IPEDS, and the
Delaware Cost Study.

Establish, maintain, and monitor relational database for collection and analysis of
demographics and data.

Apply appropriate statistical analysis methods and techniques, such as regressions,
to research requests with tools such as SAS, SPSS, or R.

Design and execute data visualizations to clearly communicate complex information
to non-technical stakeholders with tools such as Excel, Tableau, or PowerPoint.

Plan, coordinate, and compile the publication of internal and external reports and
surveys including state and federal reporting.

Develop and maintain departmental website and ensure accuracy of data content
using a content management system such as WordPress.

Perform similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional
essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.
1. Establishes, maintains and monitors relational database for collection and analysis
of demographics and data.
2. Prepares, interprets, and communicates complex statistical information in writing,
verbally and graphically for diverse audiences.
3. Develops and maintains departmental website and ensures accuracy of data

Minimum Qualifications Education:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Management and
Information Systems, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field.
AND Experience:
Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by
the Department of Human Resources

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