Institutional Research Data Analyst

Chatham University   Pittsburgh, PA   Full-time     Research
Posted on May 1, 2024
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Institutional Research Data Analyst

The IR Data Analyst will specialize in business intelligence and data management, annual data collection and reporting, and analysis. Responsibilities include managing external data reporting requirements, coordinating and completing data requests from internal constituents, providing accurate and official data for internal publications, benchmarking in support of strategic planning, and designing/producing reports and visualizations that provide context for decision-making. In addition, the IR Data Analyst serves as Chatham University's Qualtrics Brand administrator, including leading the process of administering the Student Course Experience surveys.

The IR Data Analyst plays a significant role in ensuring that the data and information produced are delivered accurately and efficiently internally and externally.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Business, Data Analytics, Information Management, Behavioral Science(s) or another related field
  • Advanced skills with Excel, SPSS (or other statistical software package), Microsoft Power BI (or a related visualization package) and Qualtrics are required.
  • Three years of experience in a Higher Education or institutional Research environment emphasizing data management and analysis is preferable.
  • Ability to pay great attention to detail and strive for a high level of accuracy, including establishing procedures to manage time-sensitive requests without compromising the quality of the product delivered.
  • An efficient, service-first when working with various disciplines and colleagues.
  • The ability to lead projects in coordination with the Exec. Dir of IR & Effectiveness.
  • Experience with traditional IR reporting, including IPEDS and the National Student Clearinghouse.

Additional Skills:

  • Expertise with large data set analysis, Database Querying, SQL, and experience with Microsoft Power BI or Tableau.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects during high-demand periods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to present statistical and analytical information clearly and consistently.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.
  • Ability to judge multiple priorities and plan well to complete the tasks accurately.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and complete university data submissions for internal and external reporting, including recruiting surveys, IPEDS, and other government reporting
  • Perform high-quality querying, data extraction, analysis, and reporting on assigned data topics.
  • Create and maintain data visualizations in Power BI to aid in delivering and understanding data.
  • Administer the Qualtrics product within Chatham, including the surveying tool and the Student Course Experience Survey project.
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for information from colleagues and University leadership.

Salary Range:

$50,700-$57,600. 40-hour work week.

Exact compensation based on candidate skills and experience.

How to Apply:
Applications accepted only via (direct link is and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. The system will not allow applicants to make edits to their applications after submission.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


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