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#110523 Institutional Research Analyst

Extended Deadline: Wed 10/27/2021

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The Institutional Research unit reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor. The mission of Institutional Research is to enhance and foster the effectiveness of UC San Diego by providing institutional research, analyses, and data that supports and strengthens the operational, decision making, policy formulation, and planning processes at all levels of the organization.

Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the incumbent is responsible for researching, extracting, and compiling data from various internal and external information systems and sources in order to interpret data results, provide statistical findings and create recommendations in the form of reports, infographics, dashboards, web-based materials, and slide decks for a wide range of campus and university constituents and external agencies (public, private and governmental.)

This position provides data, research, and analysis related to, but not limited to: resource allocation, faculty merit reviews, instructional workload, institutional planning, policy formulation, program evaluation, campus accreditation, enrollment planning, policy analysis, workforce and population studies and projections, strategic planning and decision making.

In addition to regular and ad hoc institutional research needs for a wide range of clients, the incumbent will provide dedicated part-time research support to a variety of initiatives housed in the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Working under the leadership of the EDI principal research analyst, the incumbent will contribute to ongoing efforts to measure and promote progress toward institutional goals outlined in the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence and UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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  • Graduation from college with a major in business administration, statistics, educational administration, or an allied field, and FOUR (4) years of experience in university administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and experience in data management computer applications, query tools (e.g., SQL)and relational databases in order to extract data from existing systems and restructure data in a manner that allows for robust analysis and information.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize statistical software (SPSS/SAS/STATA or equivalent) in order to analyze complex and diverse computer generated data.

  • Proven knowledge of research design and methods. Strong experience in planning, developing, and carrying out survey research, including the design and development of survey instruments.

  • Proficiency in organizing and reporting data with strong attention to detail and accuracy and ability to solve complex research methodology. Experience in interpreting and evaluating research results.

  • Requires general knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques; knowledge of common organization-specific computer application programs; knowledge of organizational principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA).

  • Strong ability to present information in a clear concise manner verbally and in writing. Skill in speaking before large and small audiences with clarity, poise, and confidence.

  • Experience in researching, writing and discussing institutional research reports for campus wide constituency, including definition of issues and/or problems, quantitative results of statistical analyses, and communications to academic and administrative management.

  • Thorough Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies (e.g., longitudinal analysis and analysis of survey data.) Proficiency in organizing and reporting data with strong attention to detail and accuracy.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

  • Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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