The Office of Institutional Research collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates trustworthy and official University data and provides leadership for critical data-informed decision-making that supports the strategic goals of the University, the state, and the region.
The Research Analyst (Staff Assistant) is responsible for the analysis and dissemination of institutional data that support decision-making, reporting and planning in the University’s academic and administrative areas.
This is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
1.Provide data services to the University by accessing available data sources, extracting and transforming data, and analyzing and summarizing data findings for a wide variety of audiences. 2.Conduct institutional research studies, perform statistical analyses, interpret research findings, and develop reports and presentations of office research projects using tools and technology including SPSS, Tableau, NVIVO, Qualtrics, or other software. 3.Prepare, analyze, and disseminate institutional data for external purposes, including requests from government agencies, accrediting bodies, college guidebooks, surveys, and other external agencies. 4.Develop customized data analyses and Tableau reports for internal purposes, such as the BSU Factbook, program review, department enrollment trends, and ad hoc requests as needed. 5.Work with IR staff to evaluate data files and ensure the integrity and accuracy of data extracted from various sources, including Banner. 6.Work with IR staff to validate data for the University Data Stream initiative. 7.Serve as the administrator for the office intranet site including development of content posted to the web. 8.Collaborate on research projects and other areas as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in a field where quantitative skills are required. 2. A high level of attention to detail is critical. Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills are required. 3. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and SPSS (or other comparable statistical software) is essential. SPSS is preferred. Must be interested in learning new technologies. 4. Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze and determine the applicability of data to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. 5. Knowledge of higher education principles, practices and procedures required.
1. Knowledge of educational research and higher education reporting requirements is preferred. 2. Experience building Tableau reports and dashboards preferred. 3. Working knowledge of Banner and business intelligence reporting (ARGOS) preferred.
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $45,000 to $50,000
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 17210
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.