Research Analyst

University of Saint Joseph
March 18, 2023
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Research Analyst

About University of Saint Joseph:

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

Job Description:

The Research and Retention Analyst is responsible for the maintenance and analysis of institutional data. This position is also responsible for using predictive analytics in support of student success and institutional effectiveness.

Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)

  • Plan, prepare, and produce a variety of regular and ad-hoc queries, reports, and publications to meet external reporting requirements, such as IPEDS, accrediting agencies, state reporting, etc.; and internal informational needs.
  • Work with colleagues throughout the University to determine information needs and identify the data to respond to those needs. Develop specifications and solutions for providing the data. Review output for validity, consistency, and accuracy.
  • Develop data visualizations and dashboards to support data-driven decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Conduct statistical analyses to support institutional planning, analysis and process improvement.
  • Support University benchmarking and market research efforts through research and analysis of higher education, labor and census data.
  • Collect and analyze data related to retention, persistence and graduation.
  • Contribute information that will assist in the development of effective recruitment and retention strategy.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned, including special projects designed to promote key strategic goals.
  • Requirements:

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience working with data and analysis, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge of higher education research and reporting requirements is preferred.
  • Experience with data management systems.
  • Other Qualifications

  • Technical skills and experience with Internet, Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel, Access), statistical software (SPSS preferred), and relational databases (JENZABAR and Slate preferred).
  • Knowledge of academic computing, web writing/design, database functionality, and demonstrated interest in and ability to learn new technologies.
  • Proven strong organizational skills and attention to detail; able to put data in context.
  • Solid understanding of research methods and statistical data analysis.
  • Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment; flexible and able to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents. Able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Exhibit a high level of professionalism, creative problem solving, discretion, diplomacy, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
  • Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
  • Able to work scheduled evenings and Saturdays planned throughout the semester, as needed.
  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population.
  • Commitment to the mission and core values of the University of Saint Joseph.
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Additional Information:

    Benefits :

  • 403(b) with employer match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off & 10 paid holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Waiver (include spouse & dependent waivers)
  • Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • 529 CHET savings plan


    The University of Saint Joseph believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from different socioeconomic backgrounds, women, LGBTQ+ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

    Application Instructions:

    Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit:

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • You may add up to four additional files/documents after uploading your resume/CV; you will be directed to the upload page after you complete your contact information.

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    The University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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