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31 Oct 2014

Full-Time Senior Research Analyst for Excelsior College

Excelsior College – Posted by kspeer Albany, New York, United States

Job Description

Senior Research Analyst

Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning, seeks applicants for the position of Senior Research Analyst to work within the Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness unit.


The Senior Research Analyst works in a collaborative manner with all members of the Institutional Research team to produce quality research and statistics that support faculty, staff, and administrators in making data driven decisions. The Senior Research Analyst assists the Executive Director of Institutional Research in designing and conducting a regular program of research to support the strategic goals of the College, and fulfills information requests from external agencies as well as those from within the College.


Extract data from Excelsior’s custom Student Information System and other College data systems.
Respond to internal and external requests for information and analyses.
Apply appropriate statistical techniques to answer a variety of research questions.
Conduct research projects that contribute to the understanding of student success.
Prepare, analyze, interpret, and present data to various audiences using tables, charts, and narrative reports.
Participate in the design of new surveys and research projects.
Administer surveys; analyze, and report results.
Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master’s degree in social science, psychology, or other research-based, quantitative discipline.
Doctoral level education in quantitative analysis is preferred.
Skills in the use of descriptive and inferential statistics.
Knowledge of survey methodology.
Expertise with Microsoft® Office and statistical analysis software (such as SPSS®, SAS®, or R); must be willing to learn R if not already proficient.
Ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
Experience with SQL and relational databases is desirable.
Experience in higher education, particularly in distance education and/or adult learners, is also desirable.
Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance.


We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance our ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase our potential to serve a diverse student population.

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How to Apply

The candidate selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, salary history, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information online, or by mail: Excelsior College Human Resources Office Senior Research Analyst Search 7 Columbia Circle Albany, New York 12203-5159 Please Note: There is a known issue with the online submission and Internet Explorer 11. The online submission will work with another browser or if you put Internet Explorer into Compatibility View before clicking on the online link. To do this, click on Tools then place a checkmark next to Compatibility View. If the Tools menu is not showing, click the Alt key on your keyboard to display the menu. If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-464-8532. Thank you.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Higher Education and Institutional Research.

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