Research Analyst @ Point Park University

February 19, 2020

REPORTS TO:           Assistant VP of Institutional Research and Planning

DEPARTMENT:        Institutional Research and Planning                                                 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:    Bachelor's degree with at least two years of full-time experience at a college or university.  Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and multi-task.  Proficient computer skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree, preferably in social sciences, information technology, math, statistics, or an education-related field.  Some experience in Institutional Research. Experience with database report writing, especially using either Sybase Infomaker or Crystal Reports. Basic level of experience with SPSS.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:    Responsible for gathering data, preparing reports, analyzing data, and related functions for the purposes of supporting planning, assessment, problem-solving, and decision making activities. Assists the Office of IR in all special projects, including the administration of surveys, report generation and presentations. The work generally requires consultation with faculty and all levels of administration.


  1. Prepares required internal, local, state and federal reports in a timely and accurate manner using the University student information system (Jenzabar EX) and other sources.
  2. Develops, maintains, and updates queries and reports to fulfill recurring data needs for internal and external reporting requirements; creates and presents dynamic reports and data sets to support timely decision-making.
  3. Responds to requests for data/information from internal constituencies (faculty, staff and administration) to support planning, assessment, problem-solving, and decision-making activities.
  4. Assists in maintaining compliance for reporting requirements, including IPEDS, NSLC, reports related to accreditation, and others as required.
  5. Supports accreditation and grant proposal information needs.
  6. Maintain a calendar of regular data reports and creates standard reports from a variety of sources utilizing technology, including but not limited to Microsoft Access and Excel.
  7. Performs periodic review of written procedures and updates as necessary to maintain a current, complete reference manual, including the maintenance of an institutional research calendar to ensure that cyclical project timelines are met.

8.   Performs other related work as required.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and resume via email to (preferred) or mail to:  
Point Park University
Human Resources Office
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

When responding via email please reference - RESEARCH ANALYST - in the subject line.

Please submit documents in Rich Text (.txt) Word document (.doc) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf).

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  Due to the high volume of resumes received, Point Park University will not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of your resume. If we determine that your skills and experience match the position requirements, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further. If you do not hear from us, we encourage you to revisit our website at for the status of the position and future opportunities. 


Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.