Position: Institutional Research Analyst I

Department: Office of Institutional Research

Status: Full Time

Reports to: Institutional Research Coordinator

The Institutional Research Analyst I (IRA I) is responsible for collecting data, preparing reports, analyzing data and producing report statistics. S/he is responsible for using web-based reporting systems, such as National Survey of Student Engagement, to improve data access and analysis for LU Office of Institutional Research and LU leadership. The IRA I is responsible to maintain a calendar of regular data reports, and to respond to requests for data and information for Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to satisfy accreditation requirements. The IRA I is responsible for creating standard reports from a variety of sources utilizing Microsoft Access, SPSS, and Excel.


  • Collect, structure, and analyze IR-related data.

  • Prepare required internal, and external reports in a timely, accurate manner while communicating with LU administrative and academic departments.

  • Develop, maintain, and update queries and reports to fulfill recurring data needs for internal and external reporting requirements.

  • Create data sets to support timely analysis and reporting.

  • Help to design data collection plan and maintain survey instruments, specifically:

    • Student exit surveys

    • Graduate placement surveys

    • Employer satisfaction survey

    • LU alumni survey

    • Faculty scholarly and professional activity evaluation

    • President evaluation

    • Board of trustee evaluation

    • LU SLO tool

  • Produce tables, graphs, dashboards, and narrative analysis of data to easily display and summarize LU data such as student cohort tracking, enrollments, full-time student equivalency (FTSE), progress and success measures, post-college employment, etc.

  • Participate in professional development activities, in campus meetings, and serves on committees as required.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or higher degree in computer science, data processing, research methods, business, quantitative psychology, quantitative sociology or related field.

  • One to three years of related research and/or analysis experience, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of this position.

  • Experience using database software, mainframe applications, and/or statistical software; experience using SPSS or comparable software preferred.

  • Coursework or knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis.

  • Knowledge of relational database design and management and expertise in a major database package i.e. Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SQL Server, Infomaker or similar.

  • Experience with higher education administrative/student information systems including technical understanding of data warehousing and data mining.

  • Familiarity with a variety of personal computer software and networking environments.

  • Familiarity with web survey administration software.

  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills critical.


Analysis, judgment, attention to detail, commitment to Lincoln University, decisiveness, delegation, dependability, informal communication, initiative, knowledge of work, oral presentations, performance results, persuasiveness, planning and organization, self-reliance, sensitivity, stress tolerance, teamwork, technical/professional self-development, work standards, written communications.


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