Senior Institutional Research Analyst (Associate, Academic & Institutional Studies II) - Institutional Research (505363)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description


Working Title

Senior Institutional Research Analyst

SF State University

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Institutional Research

Appointment Type

This is a one-year probationary position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$6,264 to $6,960 per month ($75,168 to $83,520 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Reports directly to the Director of Institutional Research, the Senior Institutional Research Analyst will support the

Institutional Research office's core activity of capturing, analyzing and interpreting data for university decision-making.

The incumbent will be able to present the salient results of research in a clear, concise and compelling fashion.

The Senior Institutional Research Analyst will have the interest and skill in conducting quantitative and qualitative

research and for identifying, analyzing, and presenting institutional data trends related to enrollment, retention,

graduation, demographics, student outcomes and other measures.

This work will involve developing clear research objectives and questions, working with executives, faculty and staff

across the university to collect and refine data, producing descriptive and inferential analyses, synthesizing findings in

written and graphical reports, and presenting results to audiences. This position will also develop planning reports and

materials for program review, that describe the scope, quality, and impact of academic programs.

Position Information

Research, Reporting, and Data Analysis
  • Conducts research studies using appropriate analytical methods.
  • Translates quantitative data into information; designs and produces periodic reports for campus decision makers, accrediting bodies and external agencies, and clearly presents data in narrative, tabular and graphical formats.
  • Assures integrity in analysis and reporting, including the ability to analyze complex data sets and troubleshoot data integrity issues.
  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with diverse constituencies. Represents the office on committees and provides consultative services as needed.
  • Writes and communicates effectively on the data presentation. Designs and produces reports that present accurate, consistent data in clear and appropriate narrative, tabular and graphical formats. Presents information to technical and non-technical audiences in a cogent and meaningful manner.

Project Management
  • Works independently, effectively manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.

Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledges and Abilities:

General knowledge of administrative survey principles and techniques and skill in their application; general knowledge of principles of organization and management; thorough knowledge of the subject area of the assignment; working knowledge of statistical methods.

Ability to relate the overall objectives and policies of the Trustees, the Office of the Chancellor and the administration

and faculties of the campus to analytical and research studies; ability to see the interrelationships within and among

the various educational, administrative and fiscal programs on the campuses; sensitivity to the special needs of

various campuses because of different size, location, characteristics and circumstances; ability to approach problems

objectively; ability to present findings and recommendations clearly and diplomatically and to reconcile, to the extent

possible, various divergent points of view; ability to utilize complex statistical and other types of research methods;

ability to draw conclusions and develop recommendations, to prepare written reports, and to develop and level

contacts including the leading of meetings and negotiations.



Four years of progressively responsible administrative, technical, or professional analytical experience which

demonstrates ability to conduct substantive surveys and studies of problems and issues in assigned areas.


The rank of Associate Professor or higher in a four-year college or university and demonstrated experience in research

or special study work may be substituted for the four years of experience.



Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree preferred in a technical field that requires significant work in research and statistical methods (computer science or information science preferred, or social science, business, statistics, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform job responsibilities.
  • Two or more years of applied research experience with analysis in an academic setting required. Experience with student and faculty information strongly desired.
  • Ability to conduct research studies using appropriate analytical methods.
  • Experience in project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate quantitative data into information, to design and produce periodic reports for campus decision makers, accrediting bodies and external agencies, and to clearly present data in narrative, tabular and graphical formats.

  • Experience in assuring integrity in analysis and reporting, including the ability to analyze complex data sets and troubleshoot data integrity issues.

  • Demonstrated skill in collaborating and communicating effectively with diverse constituencies. Ability to represent the office on committees and provide consultative services as needed.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

CSUEU Position

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Review of applications will begin October 20, 2021.

Closing Date/Time: September 26, 2022

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map