Rhode Island School of Design is looking for an Institutional Research Analyst to join its Institutional Data & Research Services Office. This office is a central location for collecting, coordinating, and reporting data for and about RISD. It provides data to members of the RISD community in order to facilitate decision-making and campus planning and accreditation, as well as to external sources including the federal government, publications, and various other organizations. With demonstrated competency in social equity and inclusion, the ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of common institutional research and effectiveness measures and the ability to build effective working relationships throughout the college.
The Institutional Research Analyst is responsible for collecting, analyzing, reporting, and disseminating key institutional data. This includes defining and creating the data structures, conventions, methodologies, and display products that will allow rapid qualitative and quantitative analysis, interpretation, and reporting. The Institutional Research Analyst will define, carry out, and report on research studies in response to institutional needs and based on feedback from various stakeholders. The analyst responds to and coordinates internal requests for data and survey design/administration and provides consultative expertise to define, translate, integrate, store and process data that can be used in key performance indicators, compliance indicators, and for academic and administrative business analysis.
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Provide accurate and timely data and statistics to internal and external audiences in support of mandatory compliance reporting; government reporting requirements, such as Integrated Postsecondary Data Systems (IPEDS); and benchmarking with other national organizations.
Work collaboratively with departments across RISD to coordinate the design, administration, and analysis of national and institutional surveys. Utilize the centralized survey dashboard to disseminate summaries, custom analyses, and reports, as necessary.
Maintain RISD's Tableau data site and all internal dashboards, and update as needed.
Design and conduct analytical research and evaluation studies, including preparing interpretive analyses and presenting findings, clearly and concisely, in narrative and graphic forms. Disaggregate results for continuous improvement, both periodically and as requested.
Support the college by identifying and meeting data needs, as directed by the Executive Director and in areas identified by the Provost.
Respond to ad hoc requests from various institutional offices, departments, and committees in a timely manner and by providing consultation and expertise.
Disseminate key information to the RISD community through written and oral methods as well as the RISD website.
Contribute to an ongoing data governance process, conferring with offices across the Institution to create and ensure data standards and accuracy and to document data definitions and users. Continually evaluate and refine RISD data definitions, in order to meet institutional and regulatory requirements.
Investigate, plan and implement short-term and long-term Business Intelligence and reporting system solutions, in close collaboration with Information Technology Services, to support identified strategic plans that meet the needs for data, data processing, data analysis, and tracking and documenting KPIs.
Actively engage the Director of Academic Budgets and Resources in order to identify and implement solutions to meet dynamic analytical needs for institutional academic resource allocation and budgeting.
Provide a comprehensive view of enrollment data and student analytics at RISD based on feedback form and engagement with Student Enrollment.
PLANNING & ACCREDITATION SUPPORT
Conduct institutional research, policy analysis, and outcome assessment to support institutional planning and accreditation efforts, both periodically and as requested.
Prepare analyses, reports, visual displays, and dashboards and provide benchmarking to inform institution leadership and assess progress towards institutional goals, both periodically and as requested.
Provide data and analytic support for the institution and specific departments, in compliance with accreditation and program review requirements at the institution and discipline level, both periodically and as requested.
Research and continue to expand expertise on software products, best practices in Institutional Research, and significant trends in higher education, as assigned.
Completes additional related duties as required.
Strong knowledge of common institutional research and effectiveness measures required
Experience in research methodology, statistical analysis, trending, interpretation of data and findings, familiarity with data collection and preparation, processing, classification, forecasting/predictive modeling/simulation, and longitudinal analysis required
Competency in social equity and inclusion, and the ability to thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment is required
Experience with survey design, development, implementation, and reporting; demonstrated experience in the use of statistics and relevant applications, research methodologies, and knowledge of sound survey research practices required
Experience with querying tools, MS office, and quantitative analytical tools, such as SPSS or SAS required
Advanced spreadsheet proficiency especially with functions, calculations, pivot tables, and data features required
Ability to build effective working relationships throughout the college
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years of experience in higher education institutional research or a comparable field
Experience using Workday in a higher education environment
Experience with effective graphical information display and dashboard systems design and standards, such as Tableau, and Workday Prism
35 hours/week; 12 months/year
Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter (required)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.
RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.