Enrollment Analyst

Staff Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Enrollment Analyst. The position will be housed in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and will work closely with the Office of Admissions.  Reporting to the Associate Provost, and in close support of the VP for Admissions and Financial Aid, the candidate will deliver accurate and timely strategic research and predictive analytics to support organizational decision making.  The candidate is responsible for organizing and reporting research data and analysis related to recruitment, admissions, enrollment management, scholarship, financial aid, retention, and persistence to graduation. The candidate will be informed and keep up-to date on federal and state policies and trends related to recruitment, admission, retention, financial aid, and enrollment of various student constituent groups.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
  • Develop and analyze predictive modeling and forecasting processes to inform decision-making and enrollment planning. Communicate significant patterns, trends, and stories with enrollment data; provide recommendations based on both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Leverage data management, analysis, and visualization skills to develop and standardize meaningful, user-friendly reports and dashboards for written and oral presentations to a range of audiences.
  • Monitor and maintain a current knowledge level about federal and state policy changes affecting higher education as well as competitor analysis.
  • Build queries to extract and aggregate data from various sources, including student database and CRM systems, other University offices, the University data warehouse, as well as external agencies and institutions.
  • Operate a variety of software packages for data management, statistical analysis, and graphics.
  • Assist OIRA and Admissions with study design, statistical analyses, and methodological questions related to projects and predictive analytics regarding program development and institutional outcomes.
  • Responsible for effectively collaborating with a wide range of institutional constituents at the University, College, Program, and Department levels.
  • Master’s degree is required with 4+ years of relevant experience or a doctoral degree in Higher Education, Statistics, Data Analytics, Marketing, Psychology or Sociology.
  • Demonstrated experience in Admissions and/or Institutional Research preferred, e.g., undergraduate and graduate populations, enrollment, admissions, IPEDS.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, SPSS, R, and Tableau.
  • Experience using analytical and quantitative skills including an understanding of statistical concepts and basic predictive modeling as applied to education, marketing, and/or social research.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Prior experience working effectively and collaboratively with diverse administrators, faculty, staff, students and community partners.