Institutional Research Specialist

Rank: Administrator IV
Search Number: S22-021
Date Posted: August 4, 2022


Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Performs data analysis and facilitates the long-range planning and program assessment processes of the University. Provides analytic, statistical and report generating support including assessment/evaluation, data extraction, and analysis; creates, maintains and documents statistical and reporting software programs and develops web-based data collection and reporting mechanisms to support the institution's research and planning programs.

Position Responsibilities

Performs data analysis in support of institutional research and planning efforts of the University.

Creates, implements, maintains and documents statistical programs, indexed archives of information and reports suitable for responding to surveys, questionnaires and federal and state data collection and accountability requirements.

Designs and creates web-based data collection and reporting mechanisms.

Lead and engage in both quantitative and qualitative research and data analyses and share the results and inferences with relevant staff and faculty. Prepares institutional studies, plans and program assessments as directed.

Provides data analysis to various planning bodies of the University as assigned, i.e., the strategic planning steering committee, enrollment management, etc.

Develops computer report writing programs, including interfaces as needed, for administrative offices to support their data collection and institutional reporting requirements.

Perform other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above with do not alter the basic level and responsibilities of the position.


Bachelor's degree is required, with 4 years of experience in institutional research or relevant areas; professional experience with Banner, data management, and analysis; knowledge of STATA or other similar statistical packages (SPSS, R, SAS), and knowledge of SQL or python. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree. Knowledge of advanced statistics; ability to write and interpret statistical package’s command syntax; intermediate level of Excel, SQL, or python; ability to build reports, and interactive charts/graphs using tools such as Tableau (Power BI, or Google Analytics); ability to work independently and collaborate with others; meet deadlines in a fast-paced office environment; excellent analytical skills and detail oriented; must be committed to data integrity, confidentiality and student success. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with appropriate alternate experience.


For full consideration, please submit a cover letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Maryanne Boyen at by August 26, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.



Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.