Assistant for Institutional Research

  • May 06, 2020 4:14 PM
    Message # 8951280

    Institution: SUNY Buffalo State

    Location: Buffalo, NY

    Department: Institutional Research

    Department Website

    Brief Job Description

    The Assistant for Institutional Research is responsible for coordination, preparation and the submission of Federal, State, SUNY mandated reports as well as external commercial surveys. The incumbent will maintain data integrity and accuracy to support the needs of Buffalo State many external publics, senior administration, and other internal constituents. The incumbent will utilize Banner, SUNY database systems, Tableau, Qualtrics, Slate, Starfish and other similar systems to extract, analyze and present data to the college community. The position is responsible for managing PC/Cloud based software systems to support campus decision-making and planning. The position will support strategic data analyses and interpretation as it relates to enrollment and retention studies. Accuracy, attention to detail, and the ability to work comfortably within many processing environments and executive strata are critical components of the position, as the information products created often have great impact on local, State and Federal policy decisions. The position reports directly to the Director of Institutional Research.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree

    Experience as a research analyst or related function

    Familiarity with research methods

    Proficiency in various software packages and systems (such as Argos, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Banner and SQL Query Language, Slate, Starfish, Tableau, Microsoft BI, Qualtrics)

    Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master's degree

    Demonstrated experience working in a complex, deadline driven office environment, preferably in higher education. This experience should include the capture, analysis, and presentation of information in support of institutional research efforts, including the rapid creation of Ad hoc queries utilizing modern desktop database tools to further support executive inquiry. Background in exploring data using modern visualization tools such as Tableau.

    Anticipated Date of Hire: 06/19/2020

    Application Deadline Date: 05/20/2020

    Open Until Filled: No

    Contact Person: David Marcinkowski

    Contact Email:

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution that subscribes to all federal, state, and SUNY legal requirements and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status (Nondiscrimination Notice). Any violation of this policy should be reported to the Equity and Diversity Office, Cleveland Hall 415, (716) 878-6210. Buffalo State is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Kawaler at or call (716) 878-4822.

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