Research Data Analyst

Research Bethesda, Maryland


Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness to support the design and use of evaluation results and analysis to facilitate university-wide conversations on institutional assessment and
  • planning at NIU.
  • Consult with faculty and administration to conduct and use assessment; designing assessment tools and measures; analyzing and interpreting assessment; preparing studies and reports.
  • Inventory assessment information and instruments used at NIU for purposes of external accreditation, such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
  • Be responsible for maintaining assessment and evaluation databases; validating the accuracy and security of the information developed, merged, and reported.
  • Identify problem areas associated with the assessment activities of the university and recommend solutions and strategies for continuous improvement.

Education Requirements:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Business Administration, Education or closely related field


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • At least 4 years of knowledge and experience with both quantitative and qualitative data research analysis required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with higher education policy and research desired.
  • Experience with analysis of large survey data sets, survey administration, data analysis, and evaluation.
  • Strong analytical, critical and strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision- making skills.

Security Clearance: 

Candidates MUST have a current Top Secret Sensitive Compartment Information (TS/SCI) Clearance with SCI current within 2 years.