The Institutional Research Analyst (IRA) collects, synthesizes, and analyzes school data to fulfill reporting requirements and support decision-making.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Collection: Working with, and relying heavily on, systems architects and software developers in Computing the IRA develops and maintains data pipelines that transform multiple-sourced and differently organized data into databases for reporting purposes. Main point of contact for the data needs of the school.
Synthesize: Creates easy-to-understand and visually compelling reports and presentations for multiple audiences—some of which will be routine and scheduled, others will be ad-hoc and require customization and quick turn-around. Responds to approximately twenty annual surveys.
Analyze: Works with subject matter experts in areas such as academic affairs, faculty affairs, communications, course planning, and finance to analyze data to be used in surveys, reports, presentations, and in the annual financial planning processes.
The IRA also develops and maintains relationships with key stakeholders including: school leadership, the Office for Faculty Affairs, the Office of Academic Programs, the Communications Office, the Research Administration Office, the Office of Space Planning and Design, the Finance Office, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, the Harvard College Institutional Research Office, the FAS Registrar's Office, as well as similar offices within Central Administration of the University.
The IRA will collaborate with Computing and others to ensure that sensitive and/or confidential data is secure. Requests for data will often require consultation with the primary stewards of such data before being released. Ensuring that data is maintained and used in appropriate ways is critical.
Other duties may be assigned.
The work is performed in an office environment.
SEAS is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position.
Commitment to Diversity
SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
Many SEAS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
At least 2 years of related experience
Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required
Proficiency with Microsoft Access and SQL queries preferred
Experience with Tableau, QlikView, OBIEE or similar, and SharePoint.
Experience in a similar role in higher education preferred
Experience with statistics and/or statistical analysis
Self-directed, attention to detail, problem solver
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48146BR
About Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.