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CUNY Institutional Research Specialist, OIRA (2 Vacancies) in New York, New York

Job Title: Institutional Research Specialist, OIRA (2 Vacancies)

Job ID: 20584

Location: Central Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) conducts a wide variety of quantitative analysis to guide policy and evaluate academic programs and administrative processes at CUNY. The office collects, manages and organizes data to support the analytic and reporting needs of the University including mandatory federal, state and city reports, ad-hoc requests, grant applications and major projects, such as enrollment management.

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst supports analytical and institutional planning efforts at the University level by conducting studies of post-secondary educational outcomes. The Research Analyst produces complex quantitative research analyses from developing appropriate methodology to interpreting and disseminating the results to a variety of audiences, including staff, collaborators and administrative executives. Other key duties include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Respond to mandatory reporting from federal, state, and local government;

  • Provide analytical expertise to expand OIRA’s in-house survey capabilities, including instrument development, oversight of data collection, and guidance for survey research to academic and administrative units;

  • Analyze a range of data including application, skills assessment, course registration, financial aid, faculty teaching load, wage and employment data, and census data;

  • Collaborate with other analysts and researchers on various studies and research questions; and

  • Prepare graphic, tabular and written reports and oral presentations of findings.



Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required.


The preferred candidate will possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Four years’ higher education research experience, including quantitative data analysis, interpretation, and presentation experience using various techniques and research methods

  • Advanced degree in a directly related discipline is strongly preferred, and may substitute for up to two years of the required experience

  • Formal training with both qualitative and quantitative research methods is strongly preferred

  • Experience designing and building complex datasets, spreadsheets, tables, and graphics, conducting in-depth analyses on multiple sources of data, and using sophisticated data models

  • Computer proficiency using statistical software including, but not limited to, Stata, SPSS, and R

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency using SQL, Oracle database, and Microsoft Office products, plus proficiency using administrative, financial or academic programs and systems

  • Proficiency using Qualtrics or other survey design and administration tools

  • Proficiency using Tableau or programming skills in other visualization tools a plus

  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong quantitative, analytical, research, evaluation, and writing skills

  • Proactive, flexible, and customer focused with strong interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with diverse members of the university community and external constituents

  • Strong presentation and group facilitation skills

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to develop and execute work plans, prioritize work, manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines


Oversees collection and assessment of data for Institutional Research purposes.

  • Compiles, maintains, and analyzes institutional data in various formats

  • Produces reports and metrics based on department's needs; responds to time-critical ad-hoc requests

  • Loads, extracts, edits, and evaluates data for reporting and analytics

  • Maintains selected databases and document libraries, updating and ensuring data quality and accuracy

  • May participate in internal and external surveys as needed

  • May consult with others in designing methodology for research projects

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


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Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications and experience


CUNY’s benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and resume online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined.

The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:


June 13, 2019


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.