Research Analyst

Binghamton University

Binghamton, NY

ID: 7055820
Posted: February 8, 2019

Job Description

About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:
Budget Title: Assistant for Institutional Research (SL-3)

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Binghamton University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Enrollment Management Research Analyst. The ideal candidate would be intellectually curious, a creative thinker and have the ability to communicate patterns, trends and stories with enrollment data. The individual in this position will assist the Enrollment Management team in turning data into information, information into insight and insight into strategic decisions.

Primary Responsibilities:

Act as a member of the Enrollment Management Research Team
Develop an understanding of how the data associated with Financial Aid and Student Records interacts with the Undergraduate Admissions data to impact Enrollment Management as a whole
Support the development and interpretation of Enrollment Management dashboards, queries, and reports to ensure unit areas are providing consistent and accurate data
Identify correlations in University data to identify factors that can be used to improve student outcomes, recruitment and student retention
Work as a member of the internal Enrollment Management team tasked with implementing SAS Enterprise Guide and Visual Analytics

Educational Qualifications:


Bachelor's degree with one to two years relevant work experience in Higher Education or
Data Analytics or Master's degree from a Social Science program with a strong quantitative research methods component


Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
Exceptional level of attention to detail and accuracy
Self-motivated with strong work ethic
Ability to recognize and flexibly manage multiple priorities and time-sensitive deadlines
Capacity to adapt and learn new and changing technology
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, to broad audiences
Knowledge of basic methods and procedures of quantitative data analysis and the ability to apply them

Experience using analytical and quantitative skills including an understanding of statistical concepts and basic predictive modeling as applied to higher education or social science research
Demonstrated ability to visualize data and provide contextual information in a logical, easy to understand manner; specifically, experience creating dashboards, charts, and tables to visualize information
Experience using business intelligence tools (SAS Visual Analytics, Enterprise Guide, Tableau, OBEII, Cognos or equivalent)
Experience using statistical software packages (SAS, R, Stata, etc.)


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