Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Research Analyst for The Office of Institutional Research and Academic Planning (OIRAP). The Research Analyst reports to the Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Decision Support (Vice President) and the Director of Data Analytics and Management (Director) and provides support for the Institutional Research Office's core activity of capturing, extracting, analyzing, and reporting data on faculty, students, staff and other critical academic, physical and financial information for leadership decision-making purposes and external reporting requirements. The primary responsibilities of this position will be in the area of institutional research.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Supports the Institutional Research Office's core activity of capturing, extracting, analyzing, and reporting data on faculty, students, staff and other critical academic, physical and financial information for leadership (university wide, chancellor, and school operations) decision-making purposes and external reporting requirements.
Delivers and maintains data reports, ensure data integrity, and reconcile data discrepancies.
Develops, manages, and maintains systems for collecting data important to central administration, school, and departmental administration, and faculty, in partnership with a team.
Home Location Campus: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Advanced degree in applied mathematics, statistics, social science, or in a related scientific field or discipline.
Experience with databases such as MS SQL and Oracle preferred.
A strong technical aptitude and desire to keep up with the latest technological and data management advances is strongly preferred.
Experience working with data in the context of higher education is also preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of data management and data analysis software; experience using querying tools (through GUI or writing and executing code against large relational databases) and multi-dimensional concepts.
Must have advanced Microsoft Access and Excel experience (i.e., pivot tables, cross tab queries, ODBC).
Excellent analytical and conceptual problem solving skills.
Requires the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail; excellent communication skills; the ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and staff; the ability to work independently; and the ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and perspectives on data usage.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.