Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$77,000 - $88,000/year
Hybrid Remote
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Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#121970 Institutional Research Analyst

Filing Deadline: Wed 3/29/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/20/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/29/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The office of Institutional Research 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 operation, decision making, policy formulation, and planning processes for faculty and staff at all levels of the organization.

With project direction from assigned campus partners, the Institutional Research Analyst 3 plays a key role in developing and supporting a variety of high-level institutional research functions to advance the business goals and objectives of all assigned areas of support. The incumbent will work closely and collaboratively with a variety of campus constituents, and actively participate in meetings, work groups, committees, and similar activities to advance the programs, services, and activities of all designated areas.

This position is responsible for researching, extracting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting institutional data from various internal and external information systems and sources for campus constituents, Office of the President, State and Federal agencies, and accreditation agencies. This work includes developing statistical findings, interpreting data results, creating reports, and making recommendations as they relate to a wide variety of areas, including but not limited to: equity, diversity and inclusion analyses, 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 campus decision making.

The incumbent will work as a liaison between the unit, ITS, and other campus units to assist in local data integrations to campus data systems. Designs, develops, organizes, and maintains the Institutional Research (IR) website; designs and produces web-ready texts, graphics, forms, data and report infographics, visualizations, dashboards.

  • The work location is hybrid.

  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • 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.

  • Experience in formulating and recommending plans, programs, and policies that may have campus wide impact, based on quantitative and qualitative research.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thorough active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task. Interpersonal skills to consult effectively with staff and faculty, and representatives from other educational institutions and agencies.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, and administrators at UC San Diego and other educational institutions and agencies.


  • Familiarity with UC San Diego business systems such as Academic Personnel On-Line, human resource and payroll system (UCPath/Peoplesoft), financial system (IFIS), student information system (ISIS), or similarly complex on-line processing systems.

  • Familiarity with UC policies and procedures and UC San Diego governance and organizational structures, departments, units and communication channels; demonstrated experience with campus principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA; Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements.)


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $59,700 - $124,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $28.59 - $59.53

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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