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Institutional Research Analyst YSN

Company name
Yale University .

New Haven, CT, United States

Employment Type

Research, Education

Posted on
Feb 04,2019

Valid Through
May 20,2019


Position Focus:

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Finance and Administration and advisory to the Dean, the Institutional Research (IR) Analyst will lead institutional research for YSN, analyzing internal, peer and market data to support the study of issues relevant to the school and will ensure that the IR assets of YSN are supported by an architecture that aids the school in achieving its strategic goals. The analyst will provide critical information to support YSN decision-making and policy development. The analyst will bring high levels of precision and rigor to data maintenance and analysis as data elements may have multiple definitions and audiences. This position will collect, refine, manage and effectively communicate data from internal and external information systems, surveys, and data stewards. The analyst will interpret accreditation criteria and ensure that the appropriate data are collected, analyzed, and reported in compliance with CCNE. The analyst will establish relationships and collaborate with multiple offices, including YSN Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Business Office, Advancement, Faculty Affairs and Research and will serve as a liaison to Yale OIR. As a leader supporting real-time decision-making, the analyst will need to be comfortable independently prioritizing multiple requests across a diverse set of constituents.

Essential Duties

Leads institutional research for YSN; analyzes internal, peer and market data to support the study of issues relevant to the school. Implements a centralized school-level database and reporting system, including all corresponding data policies. 2. Accesses multiple University data sources; extracts, merges, and/or collects relevant data 3. Manages and transforms institutional/transactional data for analysis and reporting purposes; consistently strives toward a high level of data integrity. Prepares materials and clearly and effectively communicates information to internal and external audiences 4. Uses advanced statistical knowledge to provide support in managing and analyzing data 5. Provides analytic support to faculty and administration 6. Prepares reports and presentations using both text and graphics 7. Develops protocols for survey-based collection of data. Designs data-gathering instruments and related procedures. Establishes YSN data dictionary, proposing standard and routine reports. 8. Stays abreast of relevant issues in higher education, as well as new tools or techniques that could be used to improve the collection, storage, or reporting of university data; utilizes industry standards and best practices. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master's Degree in a related discipline and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Proven ability to design data analysis on the basis of a broad question and to determine the best data source(s) to answer a question.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated understanding of key data sets and outcome measures used in higher education to inform institutional policy and decision-making.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Proven success working with large, complex data sets and managing data quality – both for statistical analysis and ongoing data management. Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated success with designing analysis based on a broad question. Interest in determining the best data source(s) to answer a question.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability to react to changing technologies and adapt to changes in work demands and priorities.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Familiarity with the latest theories on educational outcome measurement, including student and faculty outcomes. Experience with national reporting models such as US News and World Report Rankings, CCNE accreditation, and IPEDs. Degree in data science or education.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

Original Posting Date: 04-Feb-2019

Supervisory Organization: School of Nursing - Business Office

Posting Position Title: Institutional Research Analyst, YSN

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)

Time Type: Full time

Duration Type: Regular

Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations

Compensation Grade Profile: Senior Manager; Senior Program Leader (25)

Work Location: West Campus

Worksite Address: 400 C28 Admin West Campus Drive Orange, CT 06477

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Drug Screen: No

Health Screening: No

Note: Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

Company info

Yale University .
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Company Profile
Yale University comprises three major academic components: Yale College (the undergraduate program), the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools. In addition, Yale encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, and administrative support offices. Approximately 11,250 students attend Yale.

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