Sr Institutional Rsrch Analyst

Rochester, NY


Collects, analyzes, and generates reports and visualizations in the Office for Data Insights and Reporting (ODIR). Working in collaboration with ODIR colleagues and other stakeholders, interprets and analyzes data to identify trends, patterns, and insights to include in recurring and ad-hoc reports. Works independently to ensure timely and accurate data reporting to external bodies and executes research projects addressing strategic questions for the University. Designs and develops reports and dashboards to effectively communicate findings. Identifies opportunities to enhance reporting processes, data models, and analytical techniques to improve efficiency and deliver insightful analysis.


  • Ensures timely completion of surveys and requests for information about the University and its schools from various external entities including, but not limited to: the New York State Education Department, the federal National Center for Education Statistics (NCES/IPEDS), NCAA, AAUDE, COFHE, and US News and World Reports.

  • Designs and builds interactive dashboards tailored for both internal and external stakeholders, enabling self-service exploration of data insights and trends.

  • Develops customized report templates used by ODIR staff that adhere to specific formatting and data requirements set forth by external entities.

  • Wrangles data from disparate data sources, using best documentation practices and version control. Ensures data is cleaned for translation to readily used formats. Identifies gaps in data and remedies as appropriate. Identifies and addresses outliers in the data.

  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement and develops automated solutions to streamline data collection, analysis, and reporting processes.

  • Ensures integrity and consistency across data sourced from multiple institutional data systems through defined data quality standards and processes.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required;

  • Master’s degree preferred;

  • Course of study in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Science, Economics or related analytical field preferred.

  • 5 years of relevant experience required;

  • Experience working in a higher education setting preferred;

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required;

  • Experience with Tableau preferred;

  • Experience with data warehousing tools, techniques and best practices preferred;

  • Strong foundational experience in data quality analysis, including data analysis, database management, and a strong understanding of data structures and data modeling techniques required.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present complex statistical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders required.

  • A consultative skillset including the ability to cultivate productive relationships with individuals across the university required.

  • Ability to employ strong active listening skills and ask probing questions to thoroughly comprehend the underlying business problems, objectives, and constraints required.

  • Strong attention to detail, ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and strong critical thinking skills required.

  • Strong analytical, qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, with demonstrated ability to break down complex problems into phased deliverables required.

  • Ability to work independently and successfully complete assigned tasks on time with limited oversight required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $63,815 - $95,723 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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