Institutional Research Specialist

City University of New York
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$70,238-$75,465
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Institutional Research Specialist

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Baruch College

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At Baruch College we believe that student success is everyone's responsibility

Baruch College invites applications for the Institutional Research Specialist position. The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to compile, maintain, and analyze institutional and other data to support the operation, decision-making, and planning functions of the College.

Under direction of the Director of Institutional Research, the responsibilities of the Institutional Research Specialist will include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor, track, and report, the key performance indicators of the institution' s strategic plan

  • Complete all internal and external compliance reporting to federal, state and city governmental agencies, including Middle States Annual Update (AIU), NCAA student athlete mandatory reporting on graduation rates and data collection for IPEDS reports.

  • Provide reliable and accurate statistics about the college which is easily accessible on the institutional research webpage for both internal and external consumption.

  • Coordinate and provide data where applicable to support external reporting for the College's participation in US News and World Report, College Board, Princeton Review, etc.

  • Prepare the College's Annual Factbook including a new section on the strategic plan, and the institutional research factsheets on key metrics such as enrollment, retention, and graduation.

  • Support the annual production of the College's Common Data Set and the data collection and administration of student and faculty surveys

  • Respond to assigned ad hoc data requests, table, and report requests from college constituencies.

  • Provide research support in the department's efforts to maintain currency in higher education data and accreditation trends including environmental scans, evaluation of national research studies, white papers, and other relevant literature on current and best practices in institutional effectiveness.

  • Complete and submit reports mandated by statute, government regulations, or requirements of accreditation.


    Bachelor's Degree and four years' relevant experience required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in social science or a related field preferred.

  • Significant knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present and describe data

  • Detail oriented and an ability to work independently.

  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills

  • Must be able to handle strict deadlines, multiple priorities, and concurrent projects.

  • Institutional research experience

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret qualitative and quantitative data (advanced Excel skills preferred).

  • Experience working in higher education

  • The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of SQL, Python, Oracle PeopleSoft, or other similar ERP systems

  • Working knowledge of or willingness to learn a statistical software (e.g. SPSS)


    Oversees collection and assessment of data for Institutional Research purposes.

  • Compiles, maintains, and analyzes institutional data in various formats

  • Produces reports and metrics based on department's needs; responds to time-critical ad-hoc requests

  • Loads, extracts, edits, and evaluates data for reporting and analytics

  • Maintains selected databases and document libraries, updating and ensuring data quality and accuracy

  • May participate in internal and external surveys as needed

  • May consult with others in designing methodology for research projects

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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    $70,238-$75,465;Salary commensurate with education and experience.

    CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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